Since I got wind that Jeffrey Eugenides had a new book out called The Marriage Plot late last year, I began listing it down as the first book that I want to receive for Christmas. I was in no hurry to receive it, but I thought it would be really nice if someone would gift me with it. As evident from this post, no one did, but that's perfectly okay, because I also knew that I could get a copy for myself if I want to, anyway.
So, for my first brand-new book purchases for the year, I got from FullyBooked a trade paperback copy of The Marriage Plot, pluuuuus a trade paperback copy of another book I've been curious about, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. I didn't want my little girl to go home empty-handed, so I bought her another board book, My First Book of Letters (Baby Einstein) which I found very educational and to have a unique approach in teaching the alphabet. For my darling husband, who is a high fantasy genre snob, I offered to buy any title he likes, but he declined. He just loves his Kindle. ;)
So those are my first books bought for 2012. Will attempt to include either Eugenides or Keyes in my February reading; I'm just too excited! :D