Here's an incomplete list of the books I've checked out from the library in the past year.:
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
Market Forces by Richard K. Morgan
Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries by Noah Levine
The Revolution Business by Charles Stross
Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life by Michael Krasny
Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan
Alive in Necropolis by Doug Dorst
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson
and right now I'm reading Spook Country by William Gibson.
As you can see, I find the library handy to go through someone's backlist once I start to like an author. And I love not having these books filling up my house, and the price. Plus, I can try a book for free, and if I don't like it, so what?