Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TTT - Books I Want to Read But Don't Own Yet

It's time to link up with the Broke and the Bookish again!

I found this week's topic really tricky, because I've been hoarding books recently for my upcoming 22 hour flight to London. Plus, there are quite a few books that I want to read but not enough to pay money for them, so I'm waiting for my local library to get them in. Anyway, I managed to come up with ten in the end. Hurrah.

1. The Colony - Grace Karskens
A history of colonial Sydney, this one's available on Kindle but I imagine it's a lot better in hard copy as I'm fairly certain it's full of illustrations and plates and maps. But the hard copy version costs a small fortune. One day, I'll get hold of a copy. One day...

2. Sisters' Fate - Jessica Spotswood
This one's just been released in the US but it's not out in Australia yet. And I AM DYING. Because I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed it. 

3. Blood of Tyrants - Naomi Novik
My library has every other book in the series, but they don't have this one despite the fact that it came out like FOREVER ago. Sigh. 

4. Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
I really want to read this, but the price for the e-book has been ridiculous up until now. $16??? I could get it in hard copy cheaper than that! And yet, every time I'm at the library or bookshop, I forget to look for it. 

5. The Crane Wife - Patrick Ness
I'm not sure why I've not bought this one yet because I've loved every single one of Patrick Ness' books. And yet...

6. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? - Maria Semple
I've heard AMAZING things about this one from a lot of people. But it's another one where the e-book is just sliiiiiiiightly too expensive for me to justify it at the moment. 

7. Masquerade - Kylie Fornasier
I want to read this one, but it's not at the top of my to-read list. It's more on the "I'll get to it someday" list. 

8. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock - Matthew Quick
Another one that's on the "Hahahahaha, I'm not paying that much for an e-book" list. 

9. Whispers Underground - Ben Aaronovitch
This one ALWAYS seems to be out on loan when I'm at the library. Sigh. 

10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
For some inexplicable reason, this one isn't available on the Australian Kindle store and my library doesn't have it. And I can't quite justify paying $20 for the paperback. One day, book. One day.

What's on your list?

K xx


  1. So, I feel like I should read Where'd You Go Bernadette because I've heard a lot of great things about it. But when I first saw the book I thought it was a biography about Bernadette Peters and when I saw it wasn't I super sad.

  2. I love your blog and Melbourne is amazing <3


  3. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" is quite fantastic. You should definitely pick it up soon.


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