Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My 11 Most Recent Bookish Acquisitions

Ah, books. Too many of them, not enough time! I didn't have to look back very far to compile my list for this week's Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Our prompt is the last 10 books to come into your possession, be they purchases, library books, free books for review or anything else.

I work at a library, so that's where almost all of my books come from. It just seems silly to buy books when I'm surrounded by perfectly good free reading material all day long (although I do admit to raiding the book sale cart every so often!). On any given week, every single book on this list would be a library check-out, but right now I'm reviewing a galley, I received a book as a gift and I won one from the adult summer reading program at my library. Way to go me, spicing things up just in time for Top Ten Tuesday! ;)

Where did the last 10 books you obtained come from? Were they spur-of-the-moment selections or were they already on your to-read list? 

Checked-out library books from my summer to-read list.

 Checked out library books. "The Last Bookaneer" is on my summer to-read list and "The Ice Twins" was recommended by two separate co-workers.

 Checked out library books. Both of these are on my to-read list, but I didn't have plans to get them right away. As fate would have it, though, they both came my way when I was processing new books -- and it's nearly impossible to resist taking home a brand-new library copy of a book I'm already planning to read. It's a special treat -- only a few people have touched the book besides me, and it's just as good as reading a newly purchased copy from the store!

 Read and returned library books (reviews forthcoming... one of these days).

"I Could Chew on This" was a gift from my secret pal at work (yes, my work is awesome). "Where They Found Her"was a prize from the adult summer reading program at the library (yes, my work is doubly awesome).

NetGalley advance-read book.
(D'oh! I know this makes 11, but I almost forgot about the book I'm currently reading! How could I leave that one off?)


  1. I have heard such amazing things about I'll Give You the Sun, it's a new addition for me as well :) Hope you enjoy all of your newbies.

    Our TTT

    1. I'm really enjoying "Circling the Sun" so far. It's nothing like "The Paris Wife," but the writing is just as good.

  2. Oh my gosh I would LOVE to work in a library. I love to volunteer in my boys elementary school library. The smell of the books...sigh.

    Great list! I've read Bookaneer and many of the others are already on my TBR!

    1. Haha, working in a library isn't always as nice as people think it is! Half the time I feel like I'm working at Blockbuster (soooooo many DVDs!) and at least once a day I have to wipe down something that's been returned in disgusting condition (usually after I've stuck my fingers in whatever nastiness it was). Still, though, I really enjoy it. It's great working with other people who love reading as much as I do!

  3. These all look interesting! My sister really enjoyed I'll Give You the Sun, which means I should read it one of these days. And I envy you the library job - definitely awesome! I know no job is perfect, but I would sure love to work in a library. I did work in and then manage a bookstore for about 5 or 6 years. It had its headaches, but I loved being around the books and getting to see the new titles as they came in. (Also the employee discount!)


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