Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I've Read That I Wish I Owned

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is: Books I've Read That I Would Like in My Personal Library

I really like this week's topic because it gives me a chance to look over books I've read either as a digital ARC, on Kindle, or that I checked out from my library, loved, and still want to own physically! A lot of these are ones I read via NetGalley, which I'm endlessly thankful for, and I still need to actually buy them! Here's a random selection/amalgamation of those books. :)

The Luminous DeadThe Girl in RedThe Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2)Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand #1)

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Sterling: I checked this book out from my library as soon as they got it in and I loved it so much! I really need to pick this up to own still because it's definitely one I'll want to revisit.

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry: I read this from NetGalley and still haven't managed to pick up the paperback! Hopefully soon.

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang: I read this from NetGalley also and I loved it as much as I loved The Poppy War, but I didn't pre-order it at the time because it was still a bit too costly for me, but hopefully the price might adjust at some point and I can pick it up!

Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell: I feel so bad that I haven't purchased a copy of this one yet, but I'm hoping to before the end of the year. I read this one as a review request for the author and it was absolutely incredible--highly recommended fantasy!

WanderersA Face Like GlassThe Witches of New YorkLord of the Silver Bow (Troy, #1)

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig: Another NetGalley read! This behemoth of a book was incredible and completely blew me away. I desperately need to add this to my physical collection soon!

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge: I loved this magical, quirky, highly imaginative tale by Frances Hardinge and I'd love to have my own physical copy.

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay: This was such a delight and I would really love to be able to have it on my shelves some time!

Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell: This was a book I checked out from my library years ago, but I sill remember enjoying it and wanting to check out more from David Gemmell because of it. It definitel deserves a spot on my shelves.

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)This House is HauntedThis House is HauntedIn the Forest

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody (and King of Fools!): I enjoyed Ace of Shades enough when I read it to where I wanted to read the sequel...and the sequel was more amazing! I would really love to start keeping this trilogy physically.

This House is Haunted by John Boyne: I think I got this for a free deal on Amazon years back and it was such a fun ghost story! It has a classic setup that I love and I foudn it perfectly spooky and entertaining--definitely something I'd enjoy re-reading around Halloween. (I included both covers because I can't decide which one I'd rather own!--what do you think of them!?)

In the Forest by Edna O'Brien: This was a weird, rather creepy book and I stil don't entirely know how I feel about it, but I do know that I'd like to own a copy so that I can pick it up anytime!

Have you reading any of these? What books do you still want to add to your library?


  1. You're making me so curious about Wanderers.

    My TTT

  2. Great list! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed The Witches of New York, it's one I really want to check out, and I need to read The Poppy War soon, too. =)

    1. The Witches of New York was really neat, I have fond memories of reading it in the fall and feeling so satisfied. :) The Poppy War is also incredible!

  3. I preordered Wanderers and I'm so glad I did. It's a huge book in physical form, and I'm actually glad I read it on my Kindle!

    1. Yeah, I'm thinking reading it on my Kindle probably helped me out a lot too--plus I was able to take it on vacation! I'm sure the physical edition is super hefty.

  4. I want to read The Witches of New York! Glad you enjoyed it.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  5. I have not read any of the books listed here. Some of them sound really good. Here is my post https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2019/08/top-ten-tuesdays-books-i-never-get-rid.html.

  6. The Girl in Red was really good- that would be a nice one to have a physical copy of, I agree. and In the Forest does look kind of creepy!

  7. I completely forgot about The Girl in Red or else it would have made my list this week. I want to add all of Christina Henry's books to my collection.

  8. The Girl in Red is on my TBR, I've only heard good things about it!