In my latest email I shared a capsule view of 40 books I’d “saved for later” in my Amazon cart, spanning a wide variety of topics.
By my estimate all these books together would run me ~$900, probably > $1,000 if we’re looking at cover price, sans predatory pricing by the big A. Realistically I can see myself buying maybe half of these books in the near to medium term. The others, I’m happy to just have on the antilibrary list for now. That’s a big reason to have one, after all!
(Also a future post I want to do, maybe for a year-end roundup: a look at all my book buying for a year, as well as my annual reading results…will be interesting to compare the two.)
So, prompt for discussion—
Do you have a similar list? Current “saved for later” books to get to soon (whether buy or borrow)? Do you have sub-lists e.g. reading for fun vs. reading to learn something specific? What makes you want to buy a book now/soon vs. just vaguely have it on your list?