Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Book's I'd Buy Immediately if Given a Giftcard

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly book blog meme hosted by the lovely girls over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the top ten books we would buy right away if given a fully-loaded giftcard.
This list was hard because I have such a mix of books that I've read and want to own, but also those that I haven't read but really want to buy and read. So I just picked some of my top ones from each category. 

Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy, #1)
Ancient Greece. The Trojan War. Fantasy/Speculative Fiction. Need I say more? 

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
I need more fairy tales, damnit!

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected NonfictionThe View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Non-fiction
I've already read this one, but I loved a lot of the essays/speeches and would love to just have this around to pick up from time to time to read through. 

The Crimson Petal and the White
Again, I've already this one, but I would love to own it because it's amazing and I love Faber's writing.

The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
How is it possible that I love this trilogy so much and yet don't own a physical copy of the second book?

The Fox and the Star
This is one of those that sounds so enchanting that I want it really bad, but I don't want to buy it unless I know it'll be as beautiful as it sounds, which is really quite silly. It's about a fox searching for his favorite star that went out and left him alone - ugh, I want it. The cover also leaves me feeling rather breathless. 

The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
I'm counting this all as one since it's one series, but I would love to own the entire Sandman collection. Right now I only have the first one, and I would like to re-read them sometime.

Stoner was one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking books I've read in a while, so I really want to read some of his other works. Augustus sounds perfect for this.

Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)
I am somewhat (extremely) daunted by the Malazan series, but since it's considered one of the top fantasy series of all time and it sounds pretty interesting, I want to try it. From what I've heard, it seems I'll either love it or hate it (we're shooting for 'love it' here). 

Yep, that's right. Here I am anxiously awaiting the sixth book in the series and I don't even own a physical copy of the first book. This needs to change.

Bonus: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
 I am in love with the movie Coraline, and thus I need to read and own the book. Now.

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  1. I like that book cover with the fox and the star too. I am following your blog now. Hope you'll check mine out too
    You can see my review here https://runwright.net/2016/08/02/ten-books-id-buy-right-this-second-if-someone-handed-me-a-fully-loaded-gift-card/

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to head over and check it out. :)

  2. I've never heard of Lord of the Silver Bow, but it sounds so good and I love anything to do with Ancient Greece. Definitely had to add it to my TBR. I also REALLY want The Fox and the Star but mostly for that gorgeous cover. ;) Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Holly @ The Fox's Hideaway

    1. Sometimes when covers are that beautiful I have to stop and have a serious discussion with myself to make sure I'm buying it for the right reasons... ;)
      And hope you enjoy Lord of the Silver Bow when you get to it!

  3. I love Patrick Rothfuss's (that's a lot of s's..) series, you definitely need a copy!

    1. It is quite challenging to say that word aloud, that's for sure...
      I can't wait for him to finish the third book!

  4. I loved Throne of Glass! I still haven't checked out the rest of the series though. :/
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Awesome! I definitely recommend them if you have the time. :) I think I recall parts of the second or third being a little weak, but the majority of the books are all wonderful and definitely worth the read.