Recent Acquisitions: Which One To Read First?

Monday, March 14, 2016

I rarely treat myself, but after working a bit and not buying anything for myself, I decided to treat myself and buy some books. These titles have been on my wishlist for a while now. Since our local bookstore was having a 40% off sale going on, I decided to take advantage of this.


As expected and just like any other reader, I am having a hard time deciding which one to read first. Should I pick the memoir of a neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis? I keep hearing how astounding it is. Or should I finally dig into this eerie classic by Shirley Jackson that I shamefully haven't read even though I should've by now? Or maybe I should start with H is for Hawk, which has been getting all the hype and accolades lately. Help!

14 comments:

  1. Hi Jillian, We have always lived in the castle is quite a quick read, and really creepy. Having said that I recently read H is for hawk and loved it so much. Tough choice:-)

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    1. Yes, reading that now and it is so eerie!

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  2. Nice sale! Love to buy books and getting a deal is even better. Great choices. I'd go with H is for Hawk too.

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  3. 40% off- awesome! Love sales like that. :) These all look intriguing but I'll agree with the previous commenter and say H is for Hawk as well. It just sounds really good and I imagine learning about such beautiful birds.

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  4. You got a great deal on those books. They all sound interesting. I'm leaning more toward We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I haven't yet read anything by Shirley Jackson, but I hope to at some point. Good luck deciding!

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    1. You should definitely start too. This is my first Shirley Jackson and it's so great so far.

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  5. That's an awesome sale! I actually hadn't heard of these books before, but going off your descriptions, I would go with When Breath Becomes Air first. That one sounds the most intriguing to me. Whichever you choose, I hope you enjoy them all!

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  6. I haven't read any of those, but I want to read all of them! When deciding what to read, I tend to read the first five pages and see what sticks.

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  7. All of those are on my wishlist so I don't know which one I would pick either. Maybe H is for Hawk?

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    1. I started with We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I'm always done!

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  8. I haven't read any of those yet! I've heard good things about We Have Always Lived in the Castle, but it really depends on what mood you're in. When I have a pile of books, I sometimes just pick by whichever one has the most interesting first sentence.

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    1. Yes, I try to do this too but all of them sounded awesome to me haha.

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  9. When Breath Becomes Air is on my must-read list, it sounds incredibly moving!

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    1. Yes, that's what I've been hearing from everyone!

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