Friday, November 4, 2011

Library Books

I'm going to start this post out by saying I love my library. Love it. The almost always carry the books that I want to read. And if the library that I usually go to doesn't have it, I can reserve it and pick it up there. I'm not going to lie (and this is terrible) I hardly ever buy books anymore. I know, I'm probably the only one. But I buy about one book a month, sometimes with several months in between without buying any. 
But, in my defense, I don't have a book store near me. I know, it's terrible. I'm not a big fan of ordering online because I just like going to the store and picking out a book. But I do order books from Amazon and The Book Depository occasionally. 

Anyway, that's not the point of this post. 

I have too many library books.

It's like an addiction for me. I go about once a week and get at least three or four more to add to my already huge pile. And if I don't get to them before they are due, I just recheck them out. Sometimes five or six times. 

So, I'm going to make it a goal to try to reduce that pile. It may never be completely gone, but I want to reduce it tremendously. The reason for this is because I already have so many on my TBR pile that own that I need to read, and I can't get through them if I'm always trying to read library books before they are due. 

So, for the next two or three weeks, I'm going to make it a goal to get rid of my huge pile. I think if I only read library books from now on, I can do it. 

Here's a list of all of the ones that I have now:
As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvator
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Soul Thief by Jana Oliver
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
You Against Me by Jenny Downham

Now, I have some that should be coming in that are reserved, so I'll get those, but other than that, I'm going to try to not check any more out. 

And, after I have reduced it, I'm going to take a bit of my TBR pile. 

So, on November 13, I'll check back in to see how I'm doing on this. 

Let me know, which books should I read first?


  1. Your not the only one! I hardly buy books either. When I do I usually only buy ones that I've already read from the library and know that I like. I love my library, I practically live there!

    I think you should read As I Wake. That one's on my TBR too =)

  2. I used to buy books all the time, but the library really is the key to saving major $$. So yes, I am in love with our public library too!! But like you, I seem to borrow way too much - and I end up returning them anyway because I'll pass the due date. Ahhh I guess at least it's free right?

  3. HA! I just recently fell back in love with my library and this scenerio is exactly what I'm afraid is going to happen to me. I've read amazing reviews on Daughter of Smoke and Bone and although I haven't read it, it is also on my tbr list. My problem is that when I have lots to read, I read. But end up not really reviewing many of those books. I hope you do make a dent in your pile! And enjoy Amplified :D

  4. I would read Beautiful Days first if I were you, but I am addicted to Anna Godbersen's books.

    I don't buy books too much anymore, either. I would if I could afford it, but right now, I'm paying for grad school, so books are not something I can buy unless people give me gift cards for bookstores. Plus, I just love my library and always have. I can't imagine not using it.