Books I Want to Buy and Why #4

Welcome back to Books I Want to Buy and Why! I can’t believe this is my fourth of this series. I think these are some of my favourite posts to write actually, there’s something about writing when you’re excited about the books that makes it so much fun. You can read the first post here, the second here and the third here!

And here are the books I picked for the fourth post!

If You Meet Buddha on the Road, Kill Him by Sheldon Kopp
You may remember the Fringe book I mentioned in the last Books I Want to Buy and Why post. This is a book that was actually mentioned in the show as Peter Bishops favourite book. Now he has a (fictional) IQ of 190 so his favourite book is probably good. And he liked it as it tells you to look inside yourself for answers, sounds like something I’d enjoy.

Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris
Charlaine Harris has four completed and one ongoing series. I have three of the four completed series and- you guessed it- this is the first book in the series I don’t have. It’s a mystery series like the Aurora Teagarden books so I have high hopes!

Written by Rebecca R Curran
This has been on my wishlist forever. I can’t remember why either but it’s the story of a writer so that probably has something to do with it! It has some pretty questionable reviews too so I’m not sure if it’ll stay on my wishlist but it’s on it for now.

How To Be A Heroine: Or, what I’ve learned from reading too much by Samantha Ellis
I like reading about reading; blog posts, articles, so a book about books sounds good. This looks at the heroines in books, how they shape the way you think and how it changes when you grow. When I re-read books I read when I was a kid, sometimes I like certain characters more/less then I did, and Samantha Ellis explores this.

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory is an author I keep seeing recommended when I look around for historical fiction recommendations so I added the first book in The Cousins War series. Now this is only £2 on Amazon but the entire six book series is on The Book People for a tenner! Gosh, I’m tempted!

Men Explain Things to Me: And Other Essays by Rebecca Solnit
Ever since I got Tinder, I’ve had a lot of mansplaining aimed at me. This is when a guy feels the need to explain something in a really condescending way even if you already know what it is. Really irritating, and the inspiration behind this book. It’s a collection of Feminist essays that I can’t wait to get my hands on.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I’ve never read a Rainbow Rowell book before! Honestly with a lot of them, I have just been put off by the hype but Attachments has the aspect of the internet being involved that I really enjoy in love stories.

2001: A Space Odyssey by Sir Arthur C. Clarke
This was a book I saw on /r/books a while ago and I honestly can’t remember the context of it being recommended. I don’t know much about it apart from that it’s a Science-Fiction classic so I’m always excited about that genre.

What do you think of my picks? Have you read any of these?

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