Saturday, July 5, 2014

Amazing Reads: Books I just bought

I'm the kind of person who has over 300 books on my Kindle and I've probably read about 30 of them. 

IF that. 

But I hoard books in general, so it's no surprise that I'm doing so electronically, as well, right? 

There are, of course, affiliate links throughout this post. Links will go to the hard copies of the books discussed, and there will be Kindle links posted at the end of each description. I'm just not sure which ones are more helpful - can you offer me some feedback on that, fair readers? If you are so inclined as to immediately purchase a book that someone recommends, would you buy a hard copy or a Kindle copy? Or - fine - electronic copy? 

I vary. If the Kindle version is on sale? I'm going for it.

If it seems like the kind of book I'm going to want to own forever? Hard copy. 

What say you?



Maybe it's the title. Maybe it's the cover? Maybe it's that I've seen this book a handful of times and each time I said to myself, I should download this?

I finally did. I have no idea if I'll be reading it anytime soon - but it looks like a good story that's worth a read. Have you read it? What do you think?  * Kindle edition *



Family relationships pull me in, and it looks like That Certain Summer has plenty of that throughout its pages. Family. Sisters. Distraught. Emotions. An ill mother. Loads of emotions. Mistakes. Men. Connections. All of these words jumped out at me as I read up on this book before purchasing. * Kindle edition *



Fine. I'll admit it.  

Maybe it was the skirt that made me buy this book. 

Or maybe it's because it is set in Manhattan?

Or because it seems like an old school chick-lit type of read I would have loved in my 20s?

Either way, it's mine now. We'll see how it goes. 

And lastly, this one doesn't look like anything I'd ever read - and yet - I got myself a copy. * Kindle edition *



It looks weird, but it looks good. Maybe it's the cover. Maybe it's the intro?

The main character has some weird "gifts" ... they seem to make her threatening to others. Enough so she's not to be trusted, and we open the story (at least the description) with a gun pointed at her. Weird enough to be interesting? I think so, but I guess we'll see. * Kindle edition *

So - these are probably books I'll end up reading next year. At this rate, with the number of books I have in waiting these will probably be among them. But it is kind of nice to have them electronically instead of cluttering up my house. Although, who can really call books clutter? They're more like lifetimes we haven't lived and friends we haven't yet met.

Happy reading!

4 comments:

Jen Lawrence said...

I can't believe you have over 300 books on Kindle! I have like 5-7. Lol! I have two book shelves at home full of books and still prefer the hard copy vs. electronic. Thank you for sharing these titles. I guess I can download a few more e-books! :-)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These look great! I love the skirt too.

Kari Crum said...

I am the same way! I have a ton of books on my Kindle. I just can't stop myself from getting the free ones.

Meg said...

"The Girl With All The Gifts" is amazing and unexpected, and let me know as soon as you finish so we can talk about it!

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