If you’ve tracked this blog over the past year, you’ve probably read about me complaining about all the work I’ve been doing on the house. It’s been kind of terrible, but happily it’s just about at a close for now.
What that means, my friends, is that I CAN FINALLY MAKE MY LIBRARY A REALITY! One of the most exciting things about buying the house is that my partner and I would each have room for our spacious hobbies (his: music production, mine: reading, both: gaming). So he gets a studio setup downstairs, and I get a library upstairs. 😍
Predictably, one of my favorite things to do in the past year has been to make a list of all my favorite books that I definitely wanted hard copies of for my soon-to-be personal library. It’s so indulgent, and I am so so lucky and grateful that I’ll get to set one up. So here’s my list of 15 books that I’m DEFINITELY going to get for my library!
Standalone standouts (single books)
Hart & Seoul by Kristen Burnham
Because culture shock when shared is one of my favorite things to read about, and especially when I have my own experiences with it to relate to!
The Cat I Never Named by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess
Along with complaining about house work, this is another thing you’ll have heard a lot about in the past year if you stop by regularly.
THIS BOOK IS SO IMPORTANT!!!
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden
So good that I’m listening to it on audiobook after reading it a first time. I wanted to get a new experience of it, because oooooh is it good.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Hooooooo BOY did this one surprise me. And really blow me away. Absolutely a top read.
Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin
I passed over this book many times because of it’s absolutely hideous cover. Eventually I heard a bit of what it was about… and now it’s one of my favorite reads that I pick up at least yearly.
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez
So filled me with bafflement and rage that I couldn’t even do a full review, because it just turned into “HOW CAN THIS POSSIBLY BE TRUE?! THIS IS INSANE!!!!”
K-Pop Idol Diaries by Go Futa
I smiled my whole way through this book, and smile now thinking about it again. ^.^
We’re better together (series titles)
The Fox & Little Tanuki, Vol. 1-3
IT’S SO CUTE AND WHOLESOME!
World Of Warcraft: Chronicle, Vol 1-3
An incredible and gorgeously illustrated compilation of lore from the World of Warcraft story
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, all of them!
This was an absolutely winning find last year, right when I needed it most, and I definitely want to have this source of light and joy easily at hand. ^.^
Anna K & Anna K Away
This wonderful series combo based on Leo Tolstoy is so impressive just for that fact that I definitely want to include them!