Last Book Purchases of 2011

I think back and still can’t believe the level of restraint I’ve shown in 2011 when it came to buying books in comparison to my complete inability to not splurge monthly in 2010. This year was all about pre-orders of the absolute necessities (books in series I’ve already read and books by my favorite authors). Surprisingly, I managed to keep that number relatively low.

The books pictured (and listed below) are the books I had to have between August and December. 10 books is the lowest amount in a 4 month span all year (see previous book posts #1 and #2). Sadly, because of a dry reading spell and NanoWrimo, I have only read 2 of these 10 books so far: Bloodborn and After Obsession. But I do hope to knock out at least one more before the years end. I’m leaning towards Sweetly or Vanish, as I’ve been really looking forward to both and they seem relatively shorter in comparison to the others, something that would feel easier to blow through quickly (as time is so limited these days).

The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, Book 2) by Pittacus Lore
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Vanish (Firelight, Book 2) by Sophie Jordan
After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven Wedel
Bloodborn (Other, Book 2) by Karen Kincy
Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles, Book 3) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Guardian (Dream-Hunter, Book 5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices, Book 2) by Cassandra Clare

What books have you fallen weak to buying lately?


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  1. edgyauthor

    December 9, 2011 at 5:04 am

    So. Many. Books. *drool*

    As you already know, I have After Obsession and The Scorpio Races in my TBR pile. I especially can’t wait to read After Obsession! (My TBR pile is so huge, though, who knows when that will happen, haha.)

    I recently bought the first two volumes of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. I remember loving the few anime episodes I’d seen when I was younger, so it’s going to be fun to revisit that world in manga form!

    Since you’re already tempted to read Sweetly or Vanish, I’m gonna go ahead and suggest Vanish, since it’s a sequel, and the anticipation to see what happens after book #1 usually makes reading speedier. Who knows, you might plow through it so fast, you’ll end up having time to read Sweetly, too. 😉

    • SarahWhisted

      December 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      I think you should read After Obsession sooner rather than later. The Scorpio Races might be equally as good, but I know first hand how perfectly awesome After Obsession is and I also know how much you LOVE-LOVE Carrie’s writing.

      I remember Sailor Moon from my childhood too! I’m pretty sure you’re already loving it in manga form. :)

      As for picking up Sweetly or Vanish first, I like your logic, but I’ve tried to pull them both off the shelf and immediately put them back. I guess I’m not ready to dive into something new just yet.

      • edgyauthor

        December 11, 2011 at 11:41 pm

        I’ll definitely be checking out AO before TSR! Even though I enjoy Maggie’s writing, for the most part, Carrie is the superior writer to me. Her books never disappoint me!

        Aw, that’s a shame you don’t seem to be in the mood to read yet! Hopefully one of those books–heck, maybe even another one!–will spark your interest soon so you can squeeze in at least one more read before 2012. 😉

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