I don't know what it is about walking into a book shop that is so inviting to me. For some reason ordering books online just doesn't do it for me and well, if there's something on Amazon that is less than half the price of what it is in a shop, I will purchase it that way as the money saved can go towards another book that I am lusting after (and lets face it, I'm not made out of money!). More recently though, I've found that bookshop retailers, particularly Waterstones, are standing pretty competitively with their online rivals and without a doubt, if the price is within my budget, I'd much rather go in store and experience the lost joy of purchasing a book in the flesh as I always fear that one day that privilege will be stripped away from us if we don't. I have gone a bit mad this year and bought a hell of a lot more books than I think I have ever purchased, and I will be honest, I haven't even gotten through half of them yet so I shouldn't reaaaally be thinking about buying some new ones, but I definitely know that they will all be read eventually, especially when I have more leisure time to delve into those beasts that are too scarily thick during a time where my uni work is proving so demanding! I don't drink, smoke, eat out at restaurants all the time or go to the cinema - so for me, buying a book is a little treat to myself... as well as buying make-up and flowers of course :P.
Right now, I think the top three on my wish list would have to be:
'Let It Snow' by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. I absolutely love John Green's style of writing and so I know that I'll always enjoy anything that he writes, regardless of the storyline, but then again, he does come up with some bloody good story lines! I've never read anything by the other two authors before, despite them being pretty well known (from what I can tell), so I think that a three way split book is the perfect way to inject a bit more John Green into my life whilst also checking out some new authors! Plus, Christmas is soon approaching and I thought that a book with the word 'snow' on the cover is probably going to help me get into the festive mood ready for December!
'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern. Once again I've never read anything by Erin Morgenstern, yet I have heard a painful amount of fabulous reviews about this book so I figured it only wise to give it a try. The description of the book doesn't really give much away apart from suggesting that it will be a very mysterious, interesting read so I'm looking forward to learning more about the 'Night Circus' and how, why and who for it appears.
'Eleanor & Park' by Rainbow Rowell. Nope, I've never read anything by Rainbow Rowell either although I have heard a lot of people talking about how much they liked this book after having purchased it as part of Carrie Fletcher's Booktober session. It has been criticised though for not really holding much substance and some have said that the characters are little "dull", which is odd because other reviews praise how interesting the characters are. I'm not 100% sure about this one but it seems to me like its a pretty easy and straight forward read which is pretty handy for someone like me who likes a light read during my morning and evening train journeys!
What books are currently on your wish list?