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This week’s theme is ‘Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library (perhaps you checked it out, borrowed it from a friend, received it for review, etc. and want to own it yourself.) (Submitted by Annemieke @ A Dance with Books)’.
I have to be honest: if I want a book, I’ll buy it. I want to try and use libraries more, and when it comes to audiobooks I’ve been using Scribd, but for the most part if I’m reading a book it’s because I’ve bought a copy. Something I do a lot more nowadays though, because it takes less money and less space, is buy ebooks for my kindle, but when I really love an ebook I end up wanting a physical edition for my bookshelves.
So today I’m going to talk about the books I’ve enjoyed as an ebook or an audiobook that I’d like to own hard copies of!
The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan: Funnily enough I DNF’d the first book in this series the first time I tried to read it, and it was only listening to the first four books, narrated by the brilliant Kate Reading, that made me fall in love with this series. The final book I read on my kindle because the audiobook was only available as a fairly expensive CD and I’m still a little heartbroken that I couldn’t listen to the end of Isabella’s journey because these books as audiobooks are fantastic. Now that it’s without a doubt one of my favourie series, though, I’d love to one day own the hardbacks – the covers are beautiful.
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett: I received this book via NetGalley and therefore read it on my kindle, but I loved it and I’d love to one day own a hard copy. I want the American edition, though, because I think the UK cover is kind of hideous.
The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by Holly Black: I read both of these on my kindle and will also be reading The Queen of Nothing on my kindle, because they take up less shelf space and they’re cheaper and I wasn’t sure I’d like The Cruel Prince before I read it. If I enjoy this trilogy’s finale as much as I’ve enjoyed the first two, I’d love to own the hardbacks one day!
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin: The first book in another of my favourite series and another book that I read on my kindle. I’ve since picked up paperback copies of The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky after finding them for The Works for £2 each – bargain! – but unfortunately they didn’t have the first book in stock. I can’t justify buying it for £7.99 when I already own the ebook (and I don’t have any shelf space!).
Jane Eyre’s Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine’s Story by Jody Gentian Bower: I read this book four years ago, and it was the first non-fiction book I read after university that made me realise non-fiction was a genre I could enjoy. I read it on my kindle, and while I find it a lot easier to highlight things on my kindle, I’d love to one day have a hard copy of this that I can flick through and re-read.