Top Ten Tuesday – I Read, I Loved, I Bought

This week for Top Ten is sharing books we loved so much we had to get them for our personal libraries. I have to say, this was an easy prompt as this happens to me a lot. Whether it’s a library book or ARC that I read and I knew I had to buy it, or the occasional ebook that I needed a physical copy of. I think I actually had to narrow down my list for this one, which the opposite of how these posts go.

10 Books I Loved So Much, I Had to Buy Them

1. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

I first bought this one as an ebook and it’s still one of my all-time favorite books. I love the characters and story so much. And when the new paperback edition of it was released, I had to get it because I loved the book, and because orange was my favorite color at the time.

2. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley and I wasn’t expecting to love it more than Love & Gelato, but I did. I didn’t buy it right away when it came out, I think I actually waited until the paperback was released, but by that time I was ready to reread it anyway.

3. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

The third book in this trilogy is what drew my attention to these books, but I knew halfway through reading The Eye of Minds that I was going to want to buy the books, so I did. Good thing too, because I had to throw the third book because of a thing that happened during it, even though I knew it was coming. I recommend the series though.

4. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

This was a weird one because when I first read the book, I didn’t love it as much as Dessen’s other books that I’ve read, but somehow it wouldn’t leave my mind. Maybe because of Dexter, since I loved him in this. Next thing I knew, I bought the book so I could reread it someday.

5. Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau

This was an ARC I got that I read in one day. It is such a good book, and I loved it so much that I actually pre-ordered it as soon as I could. I even got some bookish swag that came with the pre-order, including a signed book-plate sticker for the inside cover. I’ve read this maybe three more times since that first read, and I still love it.

6. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

I binged this trilogy a few summers ago, and I though I loved it, I was going to be good and not buy the books. But then the fourth book came out that same summer, so I waited a year and bought all four paperbacks and reread the series.

7. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

My first year working at my library, I took this book out and read it in two hours during a huge snowstorm. Then I bought it as soon as I saw a copy at the bookstore because I know I’ll reread it more than once.

8. Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

Like the Dessen book, this was another one that I didn’t totally love at first, but appreciated it more when I bought and reread it. And I’ll be honest, I bought it for the cover.

9. The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans

I believe this was the first Richard Paul Evans book I’d ever read, and it’s still my favorite. I’ve read it a few times, so it’s well-loved. This book is one of my go-to Christmas recommendations in December.

10. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories) by Chris Colfer

When I was in grad school getting my MLIS, I took a class on middle-grade literature (because the YA Lit class wasn’t until summer and I didn’t get loans for the summer), and one of the assignments had to do with middle-grade fantasy, so I picked this up at work and ended up reading the whole book when I didn’t have to. Then I proceeded to read the following five books within a week. I bought the last two first because the library didn’t have them, then I slowly acquired the first four afterward.

Have you read any of the books I listed? What are some of your books you had to buy because you loved them so much?

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Check out her blog for upcoming Top Ten Tuesday topics!

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