Book Buying Tally Results: 2011

About a year ago, I decided to do a little experiment to see why I buy the books that I do. Over the course of a few trips to the bookstore, I came home and wrote down the reasons why I bought those particular books over all the others. I thought it would be fun to do this again, to see if my habits have changed.

2010 tally results

Note: This also includes books I checked out of the library.

Already Read, Wanted to Own
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Bought because it was the only book in the series that I still didn't own.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak -- I actually read this some time ago, but I bought it recently because I loved it so much.

Book in Series

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares. Bought because it's the last book in the series and I have to know how everything ends now.

Demon's Covenant
by Sarah Rees Brennan. Bought because it's the second book in the series and the first one was amazing.

Rebel Angels
by Libba Bray. From library because it's the second book in a trilogy.

The Sweet, Far Thing
by Libba Bray. From library because it's the third book in a trilogy.

Forever by Maggie Steifvater -- Final book in the series. As scared as I am to read it, I couldn't not buy it.

Original Sin
by Lisa Desrochers -- Second book in the series and I needed it ASAP. Not to mention that awesome cover.

Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund -- Second book in the series. I couldn't wait any longer.

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. From library because it was the only Levithan book they had and I wanted to read something by him because of Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

White Cat by Holly Black -- I'm not actually sure how I heard about this book first. It was either author or summary that caught my eye. I've never read anything about Holly Black, but I've heard great things about her.

Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz -- I love Hannah, I love Break, the summary sounded good.

by Karsten Knight -- I found out about this book through the YARebels of which Karsten is a part of. The summary sounded awesome so I had to buy it.

Word of Mouth
The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle. From library because I heard amazing things about it from a fellow writer.

Eighth Grade Bites
by Heather Brewer. From library because I've heard good things about the series and it looked like a short, fun read.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I haven't heard one bad thing about this book and the summary sounds great.

Hex Hall
by Rachel Hawkins -- I've been wanting to read this for so long because of all the wonderful things I've heard about it.

Being Made Into Movie
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. From library because I heard about the movie and I have a habit of reading the book before seeing the movie.

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler -- I originally found this book soon after it's release while looking for books to feature on a new release post. Recently, I was reminded of it through great things readers were saying and also because it's being banned from a school library. That tipped the scales for me.

Tomorrow I'm going to analyze my results.


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