I Need Help

Well its that time of year when I get an additional 10% discount on books. They call it employee appreciation and I call it torture. How can I not buy books when they are 45% off? Most book lovers would kill for a discount like that. This time I am narrowing it down to 8 to 10 books, last time I bought 15 and because my reading has slowed down a bit this year I have not finished them all from December. The problem is there are so many books I want to buy... please help me decide, here is a list of the books I have already pulled. I need to make a decision on which ones to buy by Friday! Ugh!

Candy Everybody Wants- I read this author's previous book, I Am Not Myself These days and enjoyed the ride- yes its kind of trashy but its summer.

The Secret History of the American Empire- this book counteracts the trash but I am not sure if it will be as good as Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Seeing by Saramago- I loved Blindness (except for the ending) I think I want to give him another chance to impress me

I Was Told There'd Be Cake- The cover blurb compares this author to David Sedaris, I love David Sedaris, as a matter of fact I am reading his new book now. Could this book live up to the praise?

Drown by Junot Diaz- this book is supposed to be amazing I am just not sure its for me.

Better- Gawande wrote Complications- this is his newer book. I liked Complications but I was even more afraid of hospitals and doctors.

A Short History of Nearly Everything- Bill Bryson is a god, I love his stuff, I always buy a Bryson. Don't try to talk me out of it.

All The Pretty Horses- Cormac McCarthy is another god (a much different literary god, Bryson is just hilarious and if you are laughing at McCarthy you are sick) but I may still be recovering from Blood Meridian.

So please help me decide what books to buy, write your suggestions in the comment section I need help!

2 comments:

Bibliolatrist said...

Dude, you can't ever accept my advice on this stuff. If my husband knew how much money I truly spent on books he'd probably strangle me. Clearly, my motto is "get 'em all."

JUST DO IT.

Theresa said...

If you enjoy David Sedaris, you should read "I Know You're Out There" by Michael Beaumier, who used to be the personals editor for a Chicago newspaper. I don't know if you've read it yet, but it is very funny.