Is space limited? You bet. Does that cross my mind when I make book-buying decisions? Nope.
However, because paperbacks are more expensive, I tend to do most of my reading in ebook or audiobook.
(I buy most of the ebooks I read, but I listen to audiobooks via Hoopla free through my library!)
No matter what format I first experience a book in, if I love the story, I like to get a physical copy of it for my bookshelf.
Another reading quirk of mine is that I like to read new-to-me authors. As a writer, I find it interesting and helpful to see what writers are writing and readers are loving. There are so very many authors I have yet to discover that I don’t often camp out and read multiple books by one author.
That said, there are a few authors who have hooked me so I keep coming back to their books—and investing in paperbacks.
Given my reading and book buying habits, I tend to only collect 3 or more paperbacks by one author if they’re among my favorites. Who’s hit that status on my bookshelf?
Toni Shiloh – I love her blend of faith and romance! I haven’t started The Love Script yet, but I enjoyed (and own copies of) In Search of a Prince and To Win a Prince.
TI Lowe – If you’re looking for moving romances that tackle some tough subjects, TI Lowe is a great option. Lulu’s Cafe is one I just had to have in paperback. I still would like to get a paperback of Under the Magnolias because I also loved that one, but I do own Beach Haven, Sea Glass Castle, and (still on my TBR) Indigo Isle.
Me – Maybe you saw this coming, but a writer has to invest in herself too, right? I keep copies of each of my books, mostly for pictures and pulling quotes, since I already know what they say. :)
Becky Wade – I loved True to You and Falling for You so much that I’ve been buying paperbacks of her full-length novels (and one novella collection she’s in) ever since.
I made a reel on Instagram about this and included even more books/authors, but focused only on the Christian romance authors for this post. If you’d like to see the rest of my 3+ authors, you can see the reel here.
Do you own three or more paperbacks by any particular authors? Do we have any favorites in common?