With Our Last $20 is a feature here at The Broke & The 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 and forgo other things for a new book!
Jamie's pick: The Crown Of Embers by Rae Carson
While on my honeymoon last week I read The Girl of Fire & Thorns and I was DYING that I didn't have my ARC of Crown of Embers with me. I would totally spend my last $20 to rejoin this adventure. I don't typically read fantasy but I really enjoyed this book so I'd be sure to pick this one up when it comes out this month!
Jen's pick: Looking for Alaska by John Green
I've been in a horrible reading slump latey. But I've heard such great things about this book that I think it would be perfect in helping me get over this slump! I think a trip to the bookstore this week is necessary!
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
My college roommate and fellow Harry Potter nerd just reminded me the other day that JK's new book comes out this month (September 27th)! I pre-ordered it the other night and wouldn't you know it, on Amazon it's almost exactly $20...but with one-day shipping it was almost $40. Sigh. Looks like I'm giving up a week (or two) of Dunkin Donuts breakfasts at work, but it'll be SO worth it!
Julia's pick: The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James
I love Eloisa James! She is an auto-read author for me. Her romance novels are always so well thought out and well written. The story sucks me in immediately. This current series is a romance novel play on traditional fairy tales. This one is The Ugly Duckling, so it has quite a lot of potential to fit into Romancelandia. Apparently there are pirates, too!
Daisy's pick: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
I've been dying to read this for YEARS! (Ok, 2 years) I love her Tea Rose series and when I found out she'd written a YA historical I was SO excited. And then I never actually read it. This is very sad. And I should remedy it my next book buying spree!
I actually quite literally did spend my last $20 on these. I bought the Hassler book in the hopes that it will help me figure out what I'm doing and what I want to do instead of feeling a bit lost like I tend to get. And the Hoffman book is self-explanatory. My finances will be super tight this year and I want to figure out how to manage it better so that maybe I can save a bit.
I need the last two books of The Mortal Instruments series NOW! The wait list at the library is never ending, so much so that I'm considering just buying the last two books. The only reason I'm skeptical about that is the fact that I only own the first book of the series....and it feels a bit weird only owning three books out of a series of five. I like balance in my life - but I like these books even more!