Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a passionate reader do?
This week’s topic is: Books I’ve Read That I Wish I Owned
All of them.
Thank you for reading my blog post. Thank you and good night.
*waits a moment*
*peeks back around the corner and notices all three of you are still here*
Yeah….I didn’t think that cheater answer would work, either.
But I’m still totally going to cheat because I’m going to list series instead of individual books (for the most part) and you can’t stop me!
Everything Tamora Pierce has written: I have read everything but Tamora Pierce’s latest publication and she will forever be one of my favorite authors of all time. But I read all of these books in my early teens and I utilized our public library heavily (as I did with most of these novels on this list), since little me didn’t have an income to fuel my relentless reading habit and my parents were too busy spending their hard earned money on things like bills and food and our education. So I only own the first book that hooked me to Pierce in the first place: Alanna: The First Adventure. It’s one of my dreams to actually own all of her books (with matching covers for each series!).
Everything by Amanda Bouchet: She’s written one trilogy so far and started another, but I ADORE her romances and definitely want to own these beauties, so I can fall in love all over again and continue to support her!
Everything by Bec McMaster: McMaster is who got me into steampunk romance, a beloved genre now. I own half of her first series that I’ve read and now, she’s writing too fast for me to keep up, so I’ve been resorting to the library (though I’m still drastically behind in reading her books). I’d love to own them, though!
Everything by Brian McClellan: The library came in clutch for me, as I binged four of his books back-to-back-to-back-to-back, in order to read an ARC (albeit late) that Orbit so kindly sent me of his fifth novel. Now, these have got to be on my bookshelf and in my personal collection, one day.
Everything by Jim Butcher: Again, I devoured Butcher back in my middle- and high-school days. And even though I had jobs at that time, I didn’t make a ton of money and getting gas in my car or going to the movies with my friends is pretty much all I was able to use it for. So I read almost all of his books thanks to the library and now, I own his Codex Alera series and the latest three published books, but the first dozen of the Dresden Files? I NEED THEM.
Everything by Brandon Sanderson: I own about half of Sanderson’s works, but I don’t own any of the Wax and Wayne series. A travesty, honestly.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang: Because I want to be able to look over at this bookshelf and immediately cry. Ha.
The rest of Tolkien’s work: I’m pretty sure everyone is aware that I am a huge Tolkien fan (and scholar!), so collecting his works are a life goal of mine (including multiple editions of the same title, which I usually don’t do). I am doing pretty well so far, but nowhere near complete yet!
Selections from Tessa Dare: I love pretty much all of her books and although I don’t think I’ll ever be able to own all of them, I would like to own my favorites, at least!
First two in Chaos Queen Quintet by Christopher Husberg: I’m second guessing myself now, I’m pretty sure I only own the last two books in this series so far (four out of five are out), getting the first two from the library. Or, I may be missing the middle two, and own the first and fourth? I can’t remember (and I’m not near my bookshelf now) but I definitely don’t own all of them, that’s for sure.
And there you have it! Some series that I’ve read and loved, thanks to the wonderfulness that is multiple public libraries throughout my life, but I also hope to own personally, one day. What books do you dream of adding to your shelves? Let me know in the comments below!