Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library

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A kindle surrounded by leaves, acorns, and yellow autumn flowers. I don’t own a lot of books due to how amazing my local public library is, but here are some I loved that I do own in ebook form.

If I’ve written a review for a particular book, the link will take you to my review of it. In all other cases, it will go to Goodreads instead.

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama

2. My Evil Mother by Margaret Atwood

3. The Visitor by Mark Lawrence

4. The Reluctant Familiar’s Guide to Christmas Tree Defence by Bethany Hoeflich

5. Safer at Home by Zoe Cannon

6. Boo and the Boy by Wayne Barrett

7. 1NG4 by Berthold Gambrel

8. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

9. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

How many of you also have wonderful local libraries? I hope all of you can say yes to that question!

67 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library

  1. I love my local library! Since I ran out of space for many physical books in my current flat, I have really got to using the library, and use my blog kind of as an e-shelf to display for myself what I’ve enjoyed…
    I haven’t read any on your list (yet!) but have my eye on The Testaments and The Paying Guests.

  2. We don’t HAVE a library. So I rely completely on Book Club, secondhand book shops and my kindle… I have lots of books!!

    I actually haven’t read any of the books on your selection day…

    Thanks for the visit earlier and I hope you will enjoy the rest of your week.

  3. Our library is pretty good plus I have a county card which includes a number of different libraries that I can visit and borrow from.

    I have so many books that I have bought and haven’t yet read, but library books keep grabbing my attention!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  4. I really want to read Becoming Michelle. She’s such a heroine of mine. I’m glad you liked it well enough to buy your own copy. 😀 Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

  5. I do have a fabulous local library. I have heard a lot of good things about Becoming, but haven’t ever looked into it. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today. Have a great week!

  6. I really miss the days when I lived somewhere that had access to a library. Definitely one of the perks of living on that side of the world 😂 I haven’t read any of these books but I do have Becoming on my TBR and after everything I’ve heard about it, I can’t wait to get to it. Great list!

  7. I don’t have a good library here and even before, I lived abroad and had to buy many of the books (I usually try to find used copied) and I always go for paperbacks but “Becoming” is one of the books I had to get right away and therefore even own a hardback.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

  8. Everyone says how great Michelle Obama’s book is but I don’t really read that many memoirs or nonfiction but I’m sure it’s a great book

    Being able to borrow books from the library is quite wonderful. So like you, I really don’t have the need to buy many books.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT. Have a lovely day.

  9. I have a wonderful library but it doesn’t stop me from buying books (or now downloading them on my kindle:) I haven’t read anything on your list but think that Paying Guests is on my knidle.

  10. I’m lucky enough to have access to two local library systems (city and county). But if it’s a book I think I may need quotations from for a review, I’ll order (from the library) a print book rather than an ebook. I know Goodreads saves my Kindle highlights even after a library ebook has expired, but I just like to be able to go back over the pages while composing a review (unless I’m just doing a summary rather than a full-on review). Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog, Notes in the Margin.

  11. It’s quite a compliment to a book when it’s one of only a few you’ve purchased! Even though I love dystopian books, I’ve never read anything by Atwood. I’ve tried with THE HANDMAID’S TALE a couple times and just can’t get into it.

    Yay for libraries! I have access to both city and county libraries. Between the two, I can pretty much get any book I’m looking for. It’s lovely, although I admit that I still buy a fair amount of books…the struggle is real 🙂

    Happy TTT (on a Sunday)!


    • Happy TTT to you as well!

      I’m glad you have access to such great libraries. Atwood has written plenty of non-dystopian books, but of course it’s totally okay if you can’t get into her writing style at all. 🙂

  12. I used to have, up to about the turn of the century.

    Well…my idea of a great library: I was talking with a successful business owner. I thought he sounded as if he’d gone to a good state university, so asked where he’d gone to college. He said, “I dropped out of school after grade eight and went to work in a coal mine until I was old enough to join the Army. I got my education from library books.”

    That is not the currently prevailing trend for public libraries in the US.

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