Since I got a Kindle and discovered that I could borrow books from the library for the Kindle, it's very hard to force myself to buy books. Or read anything that isn't available from the Kindle library. I mean, why should I pay for a book when there are just so many that are available for free? That said, there's a short list of books that I have been meaning to read for years, but I haven't gotten around to it because unlike most of what I read, they're not available for free.
1. This won't hurt a bit: this is the book by Michelle Au, of underwear drawer fame. She is hilariously funny, and I know the book is probably great. I just somehow can't make myself read one more medical autobiography.
2. My stroke of insight: this is a book by some sort of neuroscientist who suffers a stroke. It's been recommended to me by multiple people, but I just haven't gotten around to reading it.
3. Still Alice: I loved Lisa Genova's other book, and this one seems right up my alley, about a young woman who experiences early dementia.
4. The Room: this bestseller was one of the first books I recommended to my bookclub. Unfortunately, one of the members had already read it, so it was rejected, and I haven't gotten around to reading it on my own.
5. Gravity: this is a book by Tess Gerritsen, who is one of my favorite authors. I recently read all her books that are available in the library, and she has a few medical thrillers that are not available in the library, but I can get on the Kindle for only five dollars. It seems like it would be worth five dollars for a book that I really enjoy, but somehow there's always something that's free that I can read instead.
6. The perks of being a wallflower: this is a book that kept coming up when I was reading stuff for young adults. The first chapter wasn't compelling enough to get me to buy it, but I do think I would probably like it.