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In case you couldn’t tell, I love books.
I love reading them, holding them, admiring the pretty covers, and even smelling them if they’re old!
Despite all of this, I don’t often buy books.
I am a big fan of local libraries, I go to ours almost every week, if not more. Being able to pick out all different kinds of books for free is super fun, and there’s no regret if you end up disliking a book, you can just return it!
On our recent trip to the National Book Festival, my husband and I saw tables and tables full of new books for sale. Seeing all of these new books of course, made me want to buy some books, but part of me held back. Maybe it’s just my desire to be frugal or my worry that I might not like the book, but either way, we left without purchasing anything.
Thanks to a post by Modern Mrs. Darcy about how she decides to buy or borrow a book, I started thinking about why I buy books versus just borrowing them and what books are worth buying.
Here is a short list of books that I often come back too, that I consider worth buying so that I can re-read them and continue to learn from them.
Okay, so technically this is more than one book, but I think every home library should have these books. The stories and adventures are so well-written and speak to all of us. I have read them all multiple times, and have also had them read to me. There is no way I could rely on the library for this classic series.
It has been some time since I have read this one, but I have read it multiple times. Elliott has a great perspective on what it looks like to be a godly woman and every time I read it I am inspired to live more fully and embrace being a woman.
If you haven’t read any of the Redwall series by Brian Jacques, go grab one now! These have been a favorite of mine since middle school and are perfect whenever you want a good old adventure of questing, riddles, and fights between good and evil. The audiobooks are quite good and are perfect for long car trips or your morning commute.
So, this may be a kids book, but I think everyone should have a copy on their bookshelf. I still remember my grandmother reading this to me when I was little and I have always loved the little story of Max who sailed away to be a wild thing. The illustrations are excellent, and I believe that this book can be appreciated by readers of all ages.
This is a the fictional diary of a woman that begins on her 16th birthday and continues throughout her life. I have so enjoyed the way it covers many stages of a woman’s life and accurately represents many worries and concerns that women have throughout these different periods. Definitely a re-read.
I hope you enjoy reading about these 5 books worth buying, maybe this week you can give one of them a try!
Have you read any of the above books? What books do you consider “worth buying?”
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