Tuesday, August 2

15 Books I'd Gift Myself With If Someone Handed Me A Fully Loaded Gift Card


Hello everyone! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and today's topic is - Ten Books You'd Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card.

I made two lists for today's topic: 

  • 5 gorgeous editions that I'd love to have, but likely will never buy (already read from library/friend or own another edition)
  • 10 books on the top of my to-buy list




5 Gorgeous Editions I'll Likely Never Buy



Jane Austen Box Set (Penguin) - I already own 4 of the 6 books, and so I'd much rather buy new books. 

The Book Thief (Anniversary Edition) - I borrowed the novel from a friend, but I do plan on buying it, only in a cheaper edition. 



Harry Potter (Special Edition Box Set) - I mean, who wouldn't want to own this beautiful box set, with the spines portraying Hogwarts, rather than the old and boring hardcover editions I have. 

The Mortal Instruments (Redesign) - I borrowed all the novels either from the library or a friend, and even though I'm not a huge fan of the series anymore, I'd love to see the redesigned covers on my shelf.


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman (hardcover) - I bought the paperback edition before I saw how cool and unique the hardcover was, and now I'll never have it. 


10 Book At the Top of My To-Buy List


  
  
  
(Alright, this is not a real book, but I'm dying to finally get my hands on it!)

Do you have any of those gorgeous editions? Would you like to have them? 
Have you read/want to read any of the ten books at the top of my to-buy list? 
Leave a link your TTTs in the comments!

36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous books! I will have to check into the Austen editions.;)
    The Shakespeare coloring book looks like fun!
    My list:http://amandanicolle.blogspot.com/2016/08/take-ten.html?m=1

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    1. The Austen editions are sooo pretty! It sure does! :)

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  2. You and I were thinking a like on our wanting the hardcover series of favorite books.

    I was thinking about way more expensive books. Check out my silly list. My TTT shopping list

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    1. Haha, it only makes sense to buy the expensive ones, if we were given a fully loaded gift card, right? :)

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  3. The Lie Tree was wonderful. It's so dark and mysterious. I hope you get to read it! I bought The Cuckoo Song just so I can read something else by Frances Hardinge, I even have that edition :)

    I love all the special editions you've chosen they're so beautiful, if only books were free.

    Happy Reading
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune

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    1. This is a bit awkward, but I actually had no idea those two novels were written by the same author... OH WELL.
      Aww, if books were free my house would be covered in books. :D

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  4. I had some of the same on my list! I did buy the hard copy of Illuminae--such a great book! Have you read it yet?

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    1. I've read it, and it was SO GOOD - incredibly unique, too, which is why I'm sad I don't have the equally unique hardcover. :(

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  5. I love The Thirteenth Tale so much. I love to lend it to friends and family, but I would be very grumpy if I didn't get it back!

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    1. I can't wait to read it. Totally understandable - some people have the tendency to damage books without meaning to.

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  6. I'M CRYING THESE ARE SO GORGEOUS. I especially love the Penguin editions of Jane Austen's books -- they are so pretty! *heart eyes everywhere*

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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    1. IKR? Also, I just found out that there are like 30 popular classics published in matching editions to the JA books. *-*

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  7. I've had Am I Normal Yet? since Christmas and I STILL haven't read it! That needs to change and soon! Great Top Ten! :D
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. I've heard so many awesome things about that novel! Hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks. :)

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  8. Everyone seems to feature those penguin classics! Ive seen them around so much. they do photograph incredibly well, I can't blame anyone for wanting to.
    - Jen from The Bookavid

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  9. Coloring books are completely legit. In fact, they should probably have their own list on my blog because I have so many I want to try out. Cool list! :)

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    1. So true. I'd love to have many-many coloring books, even though I'm no way near completing even half of Enchanted Forest. Thanks! :)

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  10. Hope you receive the books you want soon. Happy reading!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-id-buy-right.html

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  11. I really want the HP box set too! It's so pretty to look at on your shelf and I actually don't own any of the HP series except for GoF. I'm going to have to go on a book buying ban for the next month to stock up to buy it!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Hope you'll be able to get it! Tbh, now that I looked through other lists, I've found the Slytherin edition and now I want that. :'D

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  12. I have a hardcover of Illuminae and I absolutely loved it. It's even more pretty in person!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Thanks so much for making me even more desperate for it. :P

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  13. Ah the tenth anniversary Book Thief is so pretty!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/top-ten-tuesday-68/

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  14. These special edition boxed sets are too gorgeous for their own good! I want everything but I can't afford anything!

    Here's my list

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    1. IKR? SAME! It's so painful to look at all these editions I'll likely never have *sobes*

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  15. Oh oh Not a Drop To Drink and Reboot are both AMAZINGLY DELICIOUSLY DIVINE. Totally recommend. :') And I don't even read classics but I wouldn't mind owning those special Jane Austen editions. They are GORGEOUS. Basically pretty books = my weakness XD And no regrets heheh.

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. I can't wait to read them! Oh god, SAME! I bought so many novels because they had a beautiful cover *hides in shame*

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  16. The Harry Potter boxset is beautiful and so gorgeously designed! I wish I knew there was a boxset of all the Penguin Clothbound editions of Jane Austen but I own them in the Penguin English Library so I can't really justify buying them, right??
    And is that a Shakespeare colouring book? If so, I NEED IT IN MY LIFE OH MY GOD!

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    1. Tbh, I found the Slytherin edition today and now I want that more than anything. lol
      IT IS - it's supposed to have quotes from his plays, too + it's pretty cheap on TBD. :D

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  17. I highly recommend Am I Normal Yet? It was such a funny and feminist book, while also describing really well what it's like to live with OCD.

    I bought my Harry Potter books as a box set, and the box has Hogwarts castle on it. I love that. ♥

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    1. I can't wait to read Am I Normal Yet? because I heard so many amazing things about it. YOU'RE SO LUCKY. *-*

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  18. There are so many gorgeous editions of of Jane Austen's books. I can't get over it. I already have a beautiful boxed set as well but the one you chose is also gorgeous!
    This TTT was soo fun to follow. It's our dream to buy this many books. If only we could afford it. D:

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    1. So true! I'd love to have like 5 different editions, but - like you said - not enough money for that + I wouldn't even have enough place to put them lol.

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