Wishlist as a life hack for buying less books

I just recently grasped the full power of wishlists. Apparently my mind has completely given in to the illusion of digital book covers and digital book shelves (which are, actually, nothing more than pictures on a screen) that’s why I no longer need to buy a book to have a feeling that I got it.

A wishlist is, basically, just another digital shelf. I simply add a book there and then go back to reading whatever I was reading, because, as we all know, the wish to get a book are the wish to read a book are two different wishes. 😉 Most of purchased books continue their undisturbed lives on shelves, some of them eternally.

Here are the books from my wishlist

Have you read any of them? Would you recommend them?

1. House of Glass by Susan Fletcher

a cover of the House of Glass by Susan Fletcher

The book has everything I love: a gothic story, an old stone house, an eerie mystery. That’s about as much as I know because, I stay away from descriptions in order not to accidentally spoil a book for myself.

2. The Parentations by Kate Mayfield

A cover of The Parentations by Kate Mayfield

Sarah, a fellow book blogger, suggested this book to me. She said it’s really beautiful and magical, but for some reason not many people read it yet. So its place is secured on my wishlist.

3. The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

A cover of The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

It’s a modern story about a fictional reality show, and the characters dealing with an unexpected situation while trying to carry on with the show. I want to get a physical copy of the book because of the shiny font on the cover (I’m a bookish magpie).

4. Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates

A cover of Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates

It’s a short story collection with quite an intriguing description about lovers, vengeful wives and some murders.

I first saw the book when Bookish chat posted the photo on Twitter. I hope to get a physical copy of the book because I like the cover, even though the woman seems slightly clumsily photoshopped into the armchair. I’m also worried by the book’s unflattering rating of 3.33 stars on Goodreads.

These are all the books I have on my wishlist so far. Do you have wishlists too?

6 thoughts on “Wishlist as a life hack for buying less books

  1. I just trimmed my wishlist, so it’s around 40-50 books now only… 😀
    I’m always swayed by ratings on goodreads lately. Even though some of my fave books are rated 3.3 – 3.4 there. So it really shouldn’t mean anything.

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    1. Good to know about the ratings. There were a few times when I rated a book higher than Goodreads. (I think it happened with du Maurier and The Little Stranger.) But often I rate it lower than Goodreads. So the 3.3 makes me really suspicious about the book.

      Can you share a few from those 40-50 titles? 😊

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      1. Sure 🙂 I dunno if you like this kind of stuff, but my top 10 priority right now are
        Sadie – Courtney Summers
        Vox – Christina Dalcher
        The Au Pair – Emma Rous
        The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah
        The Cheerleaders – Kara Thomas
        Skyward – Brandon Sanderson
        The Consuming Fire – John Scalzi
        Thin Air – Richard Morgan
        Artemis – Andy Weir
        Golden Son – Pierce Brown

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