This week, Broke and the Bookish asked what ten books we would buy right now if we were handed a loaded gift card. Ooh! So many choices! But I was able to quickly put together my dream shopping cart. Here it is!
Children of God by Mary Doria Russell- I read The Sparrow, not knowing there was a sequel, but know that I know it's out there, I want to know what happens in it!
The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz- Similar feeling here. I didn't feel like I needed another adventure of Elisabeth Salander, but if someone wrote it, I want to check it out.
A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan- A not food related book! Instead it's the story of Pollan building his own adult playhouse. That may sound taunting, but in actually, I love the idea of having a seperate little place of ones own. I still miss the playhouse my brother and I had as kids that my dad had built us.
The Bat by Jo Nesbo- This one made the list because I want to start reading the Harry Hole series, but feel like I need to start with book one.
The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey- I know just enough to know I want to read it. I purposefully stay away from it because I don't want to read a spoiler, but I believe it was Printcess or Page a' Vu where I first read a review and I've been on the lookout for it ever since.
Hunting Eichmann by Neal Bascomb- Nonfiction and involves Mossad. I found this book at a Goodwill but they wanted like $7 for it, so I passed. I am fundamentally opposed to paying more than $3 for a used book at a thrift store. A girl has to take a stand. But, I still really want to read it.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert- Love books that foster creativity and independent thinking. I hear it's great!
Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield- I loved The Thirteenth Tale, and while this book wasn't as highly rated, I'm willing to see what Setterfiled was cooking up this time.
Dead Mountain by Donnie Eicher- If you aren't familiar with the Dyatlov Pass Incident you should really listen to the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast regarding it, unless you are home alone and scare easily or are prone to nightmares. It really is a mystery. In 1959, a group of Russians ventured into the Ural Mountains for skiing and camping and where never seen alive again. Their remains would make it appear that something very wrong happened up in the mountains, but what? No one seems to know.
The Trespasser by Tana French- I know this one isn't going to be out until October, but I would be snapping it up on preorder if I could. Tana French is a favorite and this one features Antoinette Conway. I'm interested to see how she's holding up in Murder. She's tough, unbending, and no nonsense, but you still love her.
Total cost according to Amazon, for all ten books: $127.29.
So what's on your list? Share some of the titles or the link to you post below. I'd love to check it out! Or head over to The Broke and the Bookish to check out the link up.