Wednesday, September 22, 2010

10 Ways That Fall 2010 Will Break My Bank Account

The idea for this post was inspired by Kristi's Books to Pine For. I probably won't do this regularly. Maybe once a season.

When I think about buying books, I get butterflies in my stomach. I think of all the beautiful covers I'll get to stare at for hours on end. I think of flipping through the pages, getting hit with that new book smell. And I don't want to borrow them or check them out from the library and give them back after a few weeks. I want to OWN them. I get excited at the fact that my poor little bookshelf is going to snap and buckle and creak everytime anyone so much as walks past it, because the books I'm going to buy are going to fill every possible inch of shelf space. I'm okay with my bookshelf breaking because, frankly, it's too small for my liking and I wouldn't be opposed to something a little bigger. I literally dream about buying books.

My husband has accused me of being a book hoarder, because even though I have a TBR of well over 75 books on my shelves ALONE, I still continue to buy more. I'm not a book hoarder, but I aspire to be.

Please tell me I'm not alone in this.

And then I take a look at the bank account and consider my mortgage, the utility bills, my car payment, food, cat food, gas, Starbucks (nom nom chai lattes w/ soy), my husband's Michigan football obsession (GO BLUE!) and my book dreams that I've stacked up so high come a-tumbling down.

But whatever. I'm still going to find a way to get these books. And these are a few that will be released in Fall 2010 that I'm almost literally jumping out of my skin to have and hold, until I've had and held them so much that the pages fall out or the spine breaks. Amen.

1. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
December 7, 2010
Do I even need to explain myself at all? There is so much riding on this last book. I'd like to say that I will shed no tears, but I know that regardless of what happens, I will cry. This is one of my favorite series of all time and to know it's coming to an end is almost more than I can bear.

2. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

October 16, 2010
;lamiAOR :Q*Juigmeau !!!! Pardon the keysmash, but there isn't much I wouldn't do to get my hands on this book. I don't know how to express my excitement for this one. Reviews have been swirling about the blogosphere for a few months now (yes, I've been suffering that long) and I'm excited to say that this will be out in stores in less than a month! UNF. I'm not going to lie, peeps. I love werewolves. But I love this cover more than werewolves. Quite possibly the most beautiful cover I've seen this year.

3. Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
October 26, 2010
First, I must gripe that this is in hardcover, completely throwing off the uniformity of my other MV books. PISSED. Now that that's out of the way: MYRNIN. In the last book, we didn't get to see much of my favorite eclectic, fanged bunny slipper-wearing crazy vamp. I wore my sadface the whole time. But I'm hoping and praying to anyone who will listen that Myrnin will be back in full force in book niner.

4. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
October 19, 2010
I know, I know. Patch is a total douchebag. But he sort of reminds me of Damon Salvatore from Vampire Diaries: he's belligerent, he's tactless, but he's also got a vulnerable side which makes him relatively om nom. Therefore, I want to read this book. Big time. And the cover is sexy time. Also, I'm hoping to get to know Nora better.

5. Pegasus by Robin McKinley
November 2, 2010
I am a cover slut and I'll be the first to admit that. But there's actually something more with Pegasus. I was that crazy little girl that loved My Little Ponies. I kept them all in a cardboard box. I dragged them everywhere I went and dumped them out daily to play with all of them. I'd brush their hair and make them fly. My favorite were the Flutter Ponies, which were pegasus horses with iridescent wings. This novel is about a girl and her pegasus. That, right there, tells you why I want to read this.

6. Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund
September 28, 2010
AGAIN with the ponies. Except unicorns were my second favorite. Here, the Little Ponies are the bad guy (THE HORROR.) I haven't read Rampant yet, but I've had it on my shelf for a long time and have been waiting until Ascendant's date creeped a little closer. That day has come, my friends. Rampant will be read in the next week.

7. Entice by Carrie Jones
December 7, 2010
I loved Need. Lurved, even. Captivate didn't so much do it for me. However, I'm invested in the series and need to read this to see if Carrie Jones makes it right. Zara is super fabulous. And could this cover get ANY hotter? I don't get the whole "blowing pixie dust" on the neck thing, but whatever. I love it anyway.

8. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
October 26, 2010
Ahoy, 20s flapper dresses. This book makes me think of glitz and glamour and 2003 senior year show choir, because we had to wear flapper dresses for several numbers. I kind of have an emotional attachment to them. At any rate, this book sounds fabulous and I cannot wait to read it. (Also, I saved this cover to my computer as BYT, which automatically makes me hum PYT by Michael Jackson. Score!)

9. Matched by Ally Condie
November 30, 2010
I'm borderline afraid to read this. There has been so much hype around the Interwebs that I feel obligated to love Matched. I've had bad experiences with hype before (Beautiful Creatures, sigh) so I'm afraid to want to read this. I'll probably end up buying it the day it comes out, but not reading it until sometime next year. But I have to own it. And the synopsis sounds really fudging good.

10. Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston
December 21, 2010

This is actually a Winter book, but it's released the day Winter begins, so it's cool. I'm dyyyyyying to find out what happens to Kelley and Sonny. I believe this is the last book in the series, so I must own it. Whoever created the covers and hired the cover model is an effing genius. This is EXACTLY how I would've pictured Kelley, you know, if the cover wasn't there to show me what she looked like already.

So those are the books that will inevitably summon me from my house with a wallet full of plastic. My husband will likely shake his head at me and make that tsk-ing noise that is cliche and everyone knows equals TRUBS, but he knows books make me happy. Happy wife = happy life! I'm looking forward to to strengthening my arm muscles whilst hauling these babies home.

What books are going to break YOUR bank this fall?


  1. I just went and counted my TBR pile...only about 30 books or so. If it wasn't for borrowing books from friends(thank you Katie!) or the library, my bank account would be in the negative. And my hubby would want a divorce. But his hobby is more expensive then mine, so he shouldn't be complaining.

    The book I want to read the most this fall is Matched. I'm hoping all the hype around the book is for a good reason. I'm excited for it and I don't want to be disappointed.

    The other books I'm looking forward to are Crescendo, Torment, Nightshade, The Replacement, and The Scorch Trials. I don't think I'm going to buy all of them since I have some on request from the library.

  2. That's awesome, Jacinda. I'm glad your library has awesome books in stock. Maybe I'm just lazy, but I hate going to the library. That, and I love to buy books :) We're not loaded or anything, by ANY means, but I think my husband understands my crazy habit. I keep telling him that it could be worse. I don't drink or smoke or have any other habit that is destructive, so book reading is pretty much the best addiction to have :)

    Also, I'm super jealous that you live around friends who share the love for books you like. No one around here reads what I do.

    Matched does look really good and the risk of being disappointed by not living up to the hype is always nerve-wracking. I'm excited for this fall! SO many good books :)

  3. I'm also excited for Last Sacrifice, Matched, and Nightshade. And I love the cover of Entice! HAWT, for real. XD