If you had money to buy a book today, which book would it be?
It should come as no surprise that I have a list. And that list is quite long – it’s also known as my ‘to-read’ shelf on Goodreads. However, I’ve been trying (unsuccessfully) to save as much money as possible until I’m able to find a job so quite a lot of books are out of the picture at the moment. I’ve rediscovered the library and ebooks which have slightly softened the blow but the itch to buy new releases is still very present – the fact I recently caved and purchased Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo attests to this weakness. The unfortunate fact about new releases is they are often hardback and therefore more pricey than their lovely paperback counterparts which take months to be released, by which point I’ll definitely have been spoiled because I watch booktube reviews with no regard for spoiler warnings! These hardbacks are also often the prettiest designed things you might ever own, or at least the most tempting of them are.
And, on that theme, if I had the money to buy a book today it would be either a pre-order of Slade House by David Mitchell, Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho, or the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by (do I even need to say) J.K. Rowling. Why? Well just look at them.
(My birthday is this weekend if anyone’s feeling generous, just saying)