Throughout this quarantine, I have been reading my way though a huge stack of library books that I had checked out before the Illinois shelter in place began, books on my bookshelf that I hadn’t yet read, and books borrowed from my dear friends. If you have been following me for any length of time, you know that I am completely obsessed with my local library. I absolutely love checking out library books and VERY rarely purchase books on my own. However, with our local library currently being closed and with no plans of reopening any time soon (insert sobbing emoji here)…I finally bought myself a brand new, beautiful book!
On Monday, I posted the following on Facebook:
That post received SO MANY great responses and some AMAZING book suggestions! I just love the Book Coffee Happy reader community so very much. 🙂 Some of your suggestions were books that I’ve read (and LOVED) and others were new to me titles. I read every single one of your comments and looked up the synopsis of every single book mentioned. I’m VERY happy to report that my To Read list has grown thanks to that post! Some of the books mentioned by you guys sound AMAZING. I love, love, love book discussions. Thank you so much to those of you who commented! If you haven’t read that post or it’s amazing comments, you can follow my Facebook page HERE.
I gave my decision as to which book I was going to buy lots of thought. Being the president of my daughter’s school’s PTO has been hard work…and receiving this gift card as a thank you touched my heart. I needed to spend it wisely! Although a few of those Facebook post suggestions reaaaaaaally got me thinking…I ultimately decided on a book that wasn’t even mentioned by any of you in that post.
I Bought A Book!
The book that I bought is a book I have been dying to read for MONTHS AND MONTHS…even before it’s release. I’ve been on my library’s wait list forever (before the book was even released) and my name isn’t even coming close to the top (especially now, lol). Every time I would walk into the library, I would desperately check the new release shelf in hopes of it randomly being there but it never was. The good news is that if you are on the wait list at my local library…your name just got moved up 1 spot 🙂
I initially thought of buying this book but then decided to see if any of your suggestions would sway me into thinking that maybe I should spend my gift card on a different title instead.
So after much thought (the minimalist in me does NOT take purchases like this lightly), I ultimately went on Amazon and thanks to Prime…it arrived on my doorstep this afternoon.
Here are some clues about this book:
- It was published in February 2020…a brand new release!
- It’s listed genres include: mystery, thriller, horror, fiction, and suspense.
- This is the 7th book written by this author but the first one I’ve ever read.
- The reviews on this book are INSANE….like….everyone loves it. I searched and searched and couldn’t find a negative review! People are LOVING this book which clearly explains why I couldn’t get my hands on a library copy.
As a fun follow up to yesterday’s post where I was burning a Christmas scented candle, here is the candle currently burning next to me as I type. Quarantine life has taught me not to wait for the correct time to burn the seasonal candles….there are no seasons in quarantine! Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
Off to rip open this Amazon box and wipe down my brand new book with these disinfecting wipes so I can start reading ASAP!
What book do you think I bought??? I’d love to hear your guesses in the comments below 🙂
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