It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday and this weeks topic is bookish wishes, so ten books that I want to own. Part of the prompt mentions including a link to our wishlist in case someone wants to make a wish come true, however I’d rather anyone who wants to do that donate a book to your local school system or library in need. …And because it’s important to practice what you preach, I made my donation to one of the city library systems in my state. 🙂
Without further adieu, here are ten (plus) books that I want to acquire.
1. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones: I keep hearing about this book lately and ended up checking out the synopsis out of curiosity, now it’s constantly in my brain and I have to have it.
2. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: I don’t know a ton about this book because I want to go in it knowing as little as possible, but I always hear great things about it and I need a copy of it for myself to read.
3. Harry Potter Hardcover trunk box set: As if I need another set of the Harry Potter series, but seriously, the trunk of hardcover HP books is beautiful and I’d love to have it in my collection!
4. The Weight of a Thousand Oceans by Jillian Webster: I’d be lying if I said the cover of this book isn’t what originally brought it to my attention, however the synopsis is quite intriguing as well and I do want to acquire a copy of this for my collection.
5. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini: Speaking of books with beautiful covers and an intriguing synopsis…
6. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter: This sounds like the ultimate underdog going for the big move fantasy series and I can’t wait to pick up a copy.
7. The Perfect Predator by Steffanie Strathdee: This is a non-fiction that I’ve been wanting to pick up for some time. The authors husband picked up a horrible multi-drug antibiotic-resistant bacteria while they where on vacation and her determination to save him, which she managed to make happen via phage therapy – which for the record is amazing in its own right.
8. A Pleasure and A Calling by Phil Hogan: This is a mystery/thriller where the realtor who was super helpful when buying your house helped himself too… to a third key to the home he sold you… that he keeps. Totally creepy and I am here for it.
9. Penguin Clothbound Classics: I have some of the Clothbound classics, but I am far from having a full collection, but they are gorgeous and I’d love to have a full set someday… you know when I’m not paying student loans and the like anymore.
10. Penguin Drop Caps: I think everyone knows about the drop caps at this point, and they are beautiful books, but I won’t let myself buy any because once I start I will be determined to acquire the full collection.
What are some of the books that you really want to have? Are there any on this list that I should buy before the others?
Until next time, Happy Reading!
Looking down the spines of my stacked books (many, many stacks) its amazing just how often you see the little Penguin image. If I see a book is published by Penguin I’m *much* more likely to buy it knowing (at least mostly) that I’m in for a quality read!
I’ve got a fair amount of penguin books myself. I also love that they put out the collections like the Clothbound Classics and the Deluxe Editions because it’s nice to have a book that is pretty to look at! In all seriousness though, the little penguin logo is great branding, even people who don’t read super frequently know the logo.
If you read ebooks at all, I know Howl’s Moving Castle is frequently on sale!! It is a fantastic warm-hug of a novel.
Good to know! I’ll keep an eye out. I love your description of the book too! Now I HAVE to get it!
I’ve heard so many good things about Mexican Gothic and Howl’s Moving Castle.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-wishes-2/
Great list: I hope you receive all of these, but Howl’s Moving Castle is exquisite and charming, and I really liked Mexican Gothic! The Weight of a Thousand Oceans is a beautiful title and cover and going straight to my tbr!
This is my list this week, and a link to the wishlist!
The Weight of Thousand Oceans went on my TBR – you’re right the cover is gorgeous and the synopsis is intriguing. I haven’t read any dystopian themed books in a long time. Thanks for the idea. my list: https://www.bookshelfjourneys.com/post/ttt-books-i-wish-i-owned