Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is: Books I’d Buy Right This Second if Someone Handed Me a Fully Loaded Gift Card. Which was a bit too long for my title, but that’s okay. I was pretty tempted to pick books I can’t get in stores yet, but that’s kind of cheating, so I’m not going to. Here are
- Any of the Penguin Drop Caps that I don’t already have. I’m obsessed with these books! They’re so pretty, and I am slowly collecting them (because the set of all 26 is way too expensive to get all at once). I think my next pick might be A, because it’s Pride and Prejudice.
- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Every time I walk into B&N, I pick this up and put it back. Because I’ve had John Adams on my shelf for like two years and have yet to pick it up, so I’m worried I won’t actually read it. Even though I want to. (And even though I have yet to listen to the musical – don’t kill me, I know I need to do it soon!)
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I listened to the audiobook and LOVED it, so I just need a copy of this on my shelves. I’m surprisingly cheap when it comes to buying books, and I haven’t seen this at a good enough discount yet.
- A special edition (not sure which) of 1984 by George Orwell. This is one of my favorite books, and I need something better than my little bargain paperback. Even though I do love that one. It’s a multiple copy kind of book.
- Literally all the books from Easton Press. I have a signed special edition of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere from Easton Press, and it’s one of the most beautiful books I own. Their books are ridiculously expensive (around $100 a pop), but they’re so damn pretty. If I had to pick one right now, it’d be Ready Player One. The cover is really cool and IT’S SIGNED.
- The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. I have the British box set bookmarked (they’re so much prettier than the US versions), and I think I might order them soon. Because I don’t have enough books.
- The Puffin in Bloom collection. I want all of these. I think I might ask for the box set for Christmas, because they’re really beautiful and not that expensive.
- Ulysses by James Joyce. Another book I might never actually get to, but I need to have on my shelf. If I had unlimited money, I’d probably spend it on a lot of books I just want to have, because that’s one of the most common reasons I convince myself not to buy books.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling… in Latin. I’m slowly (very slowly) learning Latin, and I think it’d be cool to read HP in Latin. Or put both copies side by side and read them together as a way of learning more Latin.
- The Library: A World History by James W. P. Campbell and Will Pryce. This is basically a book full of library porn, and I NEED it.
It was really difficult to narrow down this list, but I would be really happy to finally get my hands on any of the books on this list. Let me know in the comments: what book(s) would you buy if someone gave you a loaded gift card?