The other week I had a really wild Friday night... I spent my evening cross referencing the books on my wishlist with my local library catalogue. Wild, right?! Well, my reasoning behind this task was to cut down my wishlist in a bid to continue buying minimal books this year, and for the future in general. I figure if I keep the books I hope to read bound by what my library stocks, then I have no reason to purchase books really. That's not to say I'll never purchase another book again, but that way when I do buy books I'll be buying them with intention whilst still being able to browse and soak up the atmosphere found in bookshops - as I spoke about late last year.
Today I thought I'd compile a list of all the books I hope to read, that my local library currently carries.
If you've read any of these books and think I NEED to read them, and soon, be sure to leave the title below.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith (CURRENTLY BORROWED)
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Collected Ghost Stories by M.R. James
The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango
Florence & Giles by John Harding
The Girl Who Couldn't Read by John Harding
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Burton on Burton by Mark Salisbury
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton
Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories by Audrey Niffenegger
When We Collided by Emery Lord
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Love from Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother by Donald Sturrock
Blame by Simon Mayo
My reading isn't confined to these titles however, this is just books I know I want to read that my library carries. I'll still continue reading from my unread shelf, wander the library for books to borrow and browse the bookstore every now and again.