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This week's topic is: Ten books you'd buy right this second if someone handed you a fully loaded gift card!
1. The Lunar Chronicles // Marissa Meyer (boxed set)
Okay I know you might think it's cheating to be listing five books in one go, but it's packaged all nicely! I listened to these books on audio, so I don't own any of the physical copies (except for Stars Above) and would love to reread them and cuddle them and guard them with my life.
2. The Wrath and the Dawn // Renée Ahdieh (hardcover)
I'm basically the only person left on the planet who hasn't read this. I've been waiting to buy the physical copy because the cover is gorgeous, but they changed the cover for the paperback so I must have the hardback. I must.
3. Nimona // Noelle Stevenson (paperback)
I've been trying (and kinda failing) to get into graphic novels lately. I've heard good things about this one so I thought I'd give it a go! And I know that graphic novels are available as ebooks, but do they work well in that format? I'm guessing no, but can anyone tell me for sure?
4. Blankets // Craig Thompson (paperback)
This is another graphic novel suggested to me by my sister-in-law. I don't know much about it but I trust her.
5. American Born Chinese // Gene Luen Yang (paperback)
Another graphic novel! This one has won just about every YA award ever (which is really uncommon for a graphic novel) and Gene Luen Yang also writes the Avatar comics so it's destined to be great.
6. The Night Circus // Erin Morgenstern (hardcover - UK edition?)
This is another audiobook that I loved but need the hardback because have you seen it? It is the most gorgeous book you will ever see in your life. I need it right now. (I think only the UK version has the black pages, though. Does anyone know for sure?)
7. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking // Susan Cain (paperback)
I've been interested in reading this for awhile, but I can't read nonfiction on my Kindle. I just can't do it. So paperback.
8. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry // Gabrielle Zevin (ebook)
Kristina Horner gave this one a great review and it's been such a long time since I read a Gabrielle Zevin book. And I prefer ebooks to be contemporary/YA/light reads
9. Everything Leads to You // Nina LaCour (ebook)
I don't know much about this except for good things I've seen on Goodreads. The cover is pretty but I don't think I've ever seen a physical copy, so I wouldn't mind the ebook.
10. Only Ever Yours // Louise O'Neill (ebook)
I want to give this one a try but I'm not crazy about the cover, so I'd rather have the ebook for this one.
Total cost on Amazon: $166. 54
(and why are ebooks more expensive than paperbacks now on Amazon? I know they're more convenient but they are probably a thousand times cheaper to make. And what if I just want to be environment-friendly? I have to pay more to not cut down trees? Not cool, Amazon. Not cool.)
So tell me now what books YOU would buy if you had a fully loaded gift card right now. And tell me if you own any of these! How do I get my hands on the special copy of The Night Circus with black-trimmed pages? Where do you normally purchase your books? How do graphic novels work on Kindles? Why are ebooks so expensive these days? How much do you usually spend on books in one purchase? (My answer: about $30-$50.) Let me know!