Between temporarily living overseas, not working, and being a little obsessive about libraries, I don't buy many books. But whenever I buy gifts for others, or receive gifts, it's usually books. And any extra money I come into is usually spent on more books.
So I was thinking this week about some birthday money I had stashed away and started compiling a list of books I've been hungering after:
Young Samurai: Ring of Water by Chris Bradford (this is the latest in Bradford's series; I reviewed his other Young Samurai books here)
Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger (both this book, and Meminger's previous book, Shine Coconut Moon, have received excellent reviews)
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (I could easily get this from the library, but I've really loved Waters' previous books, so I think I'd like to own this one. Fingersmith was one of my top ten books of 2010).
Red Glove by Holly Black (the sequel to White Cat, which I reviewed here).
I'm a little torn about Red Glove. I'll need to preorder it. I can get the hardcover cheaper and earlier. But look at the UK paperback's cover! Love!
Have you read anything good lately? What books are you hungering to buy? Anything I should add to my list?