Sorry to get your hopes up about the splurge, not that any of you have a hard time splurging on books!! (haha!) Here is my splurge...I know the pic is backwards, the titles are below.
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Leopard by Di Lampedusa
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
Embers by Sandor Marai
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Snow Flower and the Secred Fan by Lisa See
It's Not About the Tapas by Polly Evans
The Map of Love by Adaf Soueif
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Danticat
Have you read them?