If You Had $120 To Spend With Boomerang Books…

I’m turning this blog entry over to you in the hope you’ll let me pick your brains. I’ve got a $120 voucher to spend with this here good, carbon neutral, online bookstore but am completely stumped for which books to add to my cart. I have, quite incredibly, run out of ideas about books I want to buy.

It’s not exactly as though I’ve read all the books I’ve got—I’ve documented in previous blogs that I have so many books that I am both short on shelf space (and amusing people by stacking books in my pantry) and on time to read them all.

There have been plenty of awkward conversations where friends have asked for book recommendations and I’ve had to reveal that although I think books are good because I bought them and they’re sitting proudly on display on my shelf, I haven’t yet had time to read them.

I’m prepared to risk more of those conversations, though, because my need to buy books (and in fact, my need to spend book vouchers as soon as I have them in my hands) is greater than my need to get through the ones I’ve already got.

Yes, I’m acutely aware there’s something odd about that—I’d never buy this many new clothes or groceries or anything else you care to insert into this blog text in place of ‘books’. I’m also aware that the excitement of ordering the books and then waiting in breathless anticipation of their arrival is unrivalled. Is the sight of book deliveries poking out of your letterbox not one of the best sights ever?!

So, have you got any suggestions for me? If you had $120 to spend with Boomerang Books, which books would you buy? And which books would you recommend for someone who’s a massive non-fiction reader but who just might be interested in splashing out into other genres?

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Fiona Crawford

Fiona Crawford is a freelance writer, editor, blogger, proofreader, and voracious reader. She regularly appears as a book reviewer in Australian BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER magazine. Fiona is also (unfairly) known as the Book Burglar due to her penchant for buying family members—then permanently borrowing—books she wants to read herself.

9 thoughts on “If You Had $120 To Spend With Boomerang Books…”

  1. I would buy the For Dummies books in anything that interests you – they are great. You might like to start with Speed Reading for Dummies 🙂 (and yes it exists! LOL)

  2. Can you buy Those Across The River yet? I don’t think it comes out until October, but you can probably pre-order it… I don’t even know why I’m so keen for someone to read this book and tell me how it is. But the cover is sooo pretty. And I am won over by things like that.

    How about some older classics you haven’t gotten around to reading? I’m trying to work my way through the Odyssey right now.

    Also (this recommendation is probably getting annoying as you’ve gotten it from me about five times) but Confederates in the Attic is a truly wonderful nonfiction. Don’t be fooled by its hideous cover. And then there’s The Book of Awesome, which looks like it might be up your ally. More uplifting than what you’re used to, but maybe that’s one of its charms 🙂

  3. Firstly, I think you should plan to spend on 27th July, when there is 20% off the entire site. I also agree with Donna Battams, the Dummies range is excellent.

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