So I can maybe be a little choosy. Also maybe a little indecisive. Also maybe a little clutter-phobic.
Hush, you. I hear your derisive snorting. So maybe it might not be maybe, and maybe it might be a little more than a little. Whatever.
The point is, I don't usually buy a book till I know I like it. Same with music or movies. I only want ones I'm going to want to keep around. So to make the list, it's already passed a few tests. Here's what's there at present.
Atonement. I haven't read it, but I did love the movie, and I've heard the book is better.
Status Anxiety. I loved Alain de Botton's The Art of Travel, found this when I went looking for How Proust Can Change Your Life, and it's completely fascinating.
The Art of War and The Prince. Surreptitiously borrowed from my brother. (Matt, I'll totally mail them back to you, I swear.) Now I want my own copies.
Dear Catastrophe Waitress. Karen made me take this, and she was right - I adored it.
I'm always looking for new ideas. What's on your list?