However, before it comes to that, I had a post idea floating around for ages, and I initially wanted to do a vlog but I ran out of time. But a post should do just fine.
Here are a list of books I'm bringing with me to Toronto (I always have a ton of books as carry-ons because they're so heavy!) My mum bought a Sony Reader the other day (it says it's red but it's totally pink) and found out it didn't support Chinese characters! So I offered to trade with her so she can keep using the Kindle and I could struggle profusely in figuring out how the Sony Reader works (I *think* I have it working now...). I do prefer the Kindle (much better screen, reading quality, no glare) but I can't complain.
Anyways, ramble aside.... a list!
Books I Can't Bear To Part With
-perhaps my favourite YA book ever. I have the Aussie edition (pictured) and I think I've praised this book endlessly since reading it. A must-bring... obviously
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
-A pick-me-up if I ever need one and she's far away from home, just like me! If only I could get a St. Clair of my own...
Books I'm Bringing 2000 Miles For Other Purposes
Can I just bring all my Sarah Dessen books? She's signing in Toronto September 21 and 22 and I'm definitely going to one of those!!!! I'm bringing Just Listen and Along for the Ride, by two favourites. And yeah, I know, I'll see if I have room for The Truth About Forever... I might just bring JL and TTAF because AFTR is a hardback.
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
-the sequel, Froi of the Exiles is released in October and I couldn't resist bringing this book to get caught up and refreshed on Lumatere. Have you read the excerpt for Froi? Uhm, ah-mazing.
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
-Revolution is still one of my favourite reads this year and I'm 90% sure I'll enjoy this one. It just looks amazing and everyone has the best things to say about it...
Freefall by Mindi Scott
-I got this as a RAK in July and I can't believe I haven't read it yet! I turn to it every single time it's time to pick up the next book but then pass over it for some lame reason... :p
Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams
-A Nomes from Inkcrush rec ;-) says it all. It looks simply fabulous.
^^ those are basically the books I'm expecting to enjoy the most :)
Review Books I'm Not Leaving Behind in An Effort To Be A Good Blogger
-looks awesome! I can't believe I haven't zoomed through it yet (I'm about a third of the way through)
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
-because it's been on my to-review pile for about a month... :/ Sorry, Penguin!
All my NetGalley and GalleyGrab books :) Yay!!! The Iron Knight!
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
-FML why haven't I read this yet?
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
-I got this recently and it looks like a great sci-fi :)
Books I'm Not Bringing and Feel Like Crying About
-WAAAAAH. I wanted to. I wanted to SO badly but then I'd feel bad about not having Saving Francesca and I mean.. I can't bring the entire works of Melina Marchetta with me, can I? Well, I won't be passing security with such a heavy bag. Might I add I have the prettiest cover (pictured)?
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
-only because I have this on my ereader. Or I would bring this just to pet the words. No joke.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
-this book is perhaps my ultimate comfort read. I love it.
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
-*sobs* I reread the entire thing the other day, I just love this book.
Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
-I won this in a contest and I was soooo stoked when it arrived a few days ago... however... it looks like I'm already bringing too many books :'( DAMN YOU WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS.
So it looks like I'm bringing 12 books, and I have a feeling I'll have to cut it down even more... *sobs* I hate parting with my books.
So my question to you is: if you're leaving for 4 months, what books do you HAVE TO bring with you?