We've decided to start a new feature here at the Broke and Bookish wherein we answer the prompt of which book we'd purchase with the last $20 left in our pocket for each month -- be it new releases or older books..basically which ever book we'd be so excited to read that we'd be willing to spend the last $20 in our pockets on. I mean, we are The Broke and the Bookish after all. We'd no doubt live up to our name.
Jamie's Pick: Rift by Andrea Cremer
I've only read Nightshade but when I had listened to Andrea Cremer talk about this book on a tour stop for Breathless Reads I KNEW I had to have this one. It's a prequel to the Nightshade series and is set in the 15th century..which RIGHT THERE made me giddy. It sets up a lot of the world and how it came to be in the Nightshade series. There is swords, magic and knights...and more! It kiiiinda makes me a little too excited!! I'm hoping I can read this one without reading the rest of the Nightshade series or else I'm going to have a binge reading night to finish the series so I can start Rift.
Julia's Pick: Undone by Lila DiPasqua
I have been staring at this book on my TBR list for a few months now, desperately itching to buy it. It is a retelling of Rapunzel in a more historical romance novel type of way then a blind love looking for his baby momma type of way. I really don't know what I am waiting for. In fact, excuse me I need to go to the Nook Book store...
I know this is Oprah's newest pick, but that's not why I chose it. It's about a 22-year-old woman who, feeling lost in her life and with nothing to lose, embarks on an epic hike on the Pacific Coast Trail (spanning most of the west coast of America) on her own. What really attracts me to this book is 1) it's a memoir, which I really enjoy, 2) I really like reading about the American landscape and how people experience it, and 3) it's about a woman who thinks she's lost everything and does something about it, for herself. I like true-life adventures, and this sounds like it could be a great read.
Paula's Pick: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
I've been making my way through A song of Ice and Fire series this year. And I finished Book 2 back in June. I've heard Book 3 is a pretty heartbreaking read- but I think I'm ready for it. If I get any where near a book store this month I will definitely be purchasing it and it will be skipping everything else on my to-read list.
Jana's Pick: The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
I read I've Got Your Number earlier this summer, and adored it! Sophie is hilarious. I've heard great things about this one of hers, and I really can't wait to get my hands on it!
Daisy's Pick: The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
It's described as an homage to and modern variation of Jane Eyre. COUNT ME IN!!! It sounds like just my kind of novel!
Jen's Pick: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I actually got this book from the library a couple months ago, started reading it...but then life got busy and I had to return it before I was even close to finishing! I've heard such great things about the book and really enjoyed the little bit I was able to read.