Books Make You Lose Control
So, at the beginning of the 2020, I put myself on a book buying ban. I even told friends, family, colleagues, and a variety of Facebook book buying groups to not listen to me if I expressed interest. That ban lasted approximately five days. I started small though- used book stores and only getting books that had been on my wishlist for a very long time. In my head, I was doing great. Especially since I was slowly purging out my own library either through swaps, sell, or donation.
When February 1st rolled around, I said I would do even better! I had accumulated 30+ books from swaps, so I had a game plan worked out in my head for the order I would read all my books and ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NOT BUY MORE BOOKS (I know, what a funny joke)!
Target and Amazon knew what they were doing to my bank account when they decided to roll out their *Buy 2, get 1 free* book deal! Personally, I still am unsure as to what exactly happened. I blacked out for a week and when I woke up- I had one too many boxes at my house, excluding all the books I preordered for the next three months. So without further ado, I present you- (most of) my new and beloved books (a few are from book friends who graciously surprised me with book mails) that sent me into a panic attack to run two totes of books to Half Price to sell.
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie Grazer
Have you read any of these or are any of these also on your TBR? I’d love to hear from ya and what your thoughts are if you have! 🙂