At this point in my life I’m pretty picky about which books I purchase. I usually won’t buy anything unless I’ve already read it and loved it. Even though I may outgrow these favorites as I get older, it’s so much nicer to look at my shelves and see familiar stories that I love to recommend than a bunch of books I may end up regretting having spent money on.
After many years of frequently moving house and a lengthy book-buying ban, my book collection is fairly small. It’s also missing some more recent favorites thanks to said ban, but here are ten books currently on my shelves that I bought after I read and loved them.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer
- The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver – I wasn’t planning to buy this series, but then the paperbacks came out and I loved the covers so much I decided to get them
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
- Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz – I owned this book when I was younger, donated it, then years later regretted getting rid of it and got another copy
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory – I read as many Chew volumes as my library had available, then bought the rest of the series so I could finish reading it. I’d like to own the entire series at some point, but at least I’ve read them all