This week’s Top Ten is on “Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet.” To me, if I really want to read a book, either I go on a library borrowing spree or I procure an ebook or borrow from a friend. So owning the books is not really necessary for me to read something I want to read (heck, I have a ton of books I own that I haven’t even read yet, so…).
In any case, I do like getting physical copies of books to add to my library. Reading physical books has always been what I prefer to do, so if I love a book or really love the cover and idea of a book, I’d try to get myself a copy. So I’ll just list a few books I want physical copies of, whether hardcover or paperback.
Top Ten Books I Want Physical Copies Of
Phoenix Rising (A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #1) by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris – Loved this book! I need to continue the series, but yes, I am severely lacking in my steampunk collection, and I should have bought this book ages ago.
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer – It looks like a stunning collection of illustrations and short stories, from artists and authors I completely respect. The VanderMeers usually come out with very nice collections, and I own The Steampunk Bible, which is probably one of my favorite of Jeff VanderMeer’s projects.
Eon by Alison Goodman – Haven’t read this yet, but it looks like a book I’d enjoy. So I’d probably get this and its sequel, Eona.
Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers by Margaret C. Sullivan – One of those things I want a physical copy of, because yeah. Jane Austen awesomeness.
Art of the Mass Effect Universe compiled by Casey Hudson, Derek Watts – As a Mass Effect fan, I want this. Really badly. It’s been perpetually on my Christmas list since I came across this in a Barnes & Noble.
Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs – I mentioned this in my ARC review of the book. While I do have an uncorrected version, I really want the hardcover of this because it’s so pretty. That being said, I probably might want to start a paperback collection of the rest of the Mercedes Thompson novels as well, since I only have them as ebooks.
Soulless by Gail Carriger – It’s weird that I do not have a copy of this book, since I really liked this, and I have a copy of Etiquette & Espionage. I also want the graphic novel version of Soulless, but I don’t think it’s fully done yet, so I’ll wait until it’s released in one or two full volumes.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I read the first book already, but I do not have a copy of it, which is a shame, because I loved book 1. I understand the third book of the trilogy is coming out (or will be out), so I might get the entire trilogy in one go.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman – I have not read this book yet, which is a shame, because yeah. Gaiman fantasy. I have Neverwhere and an assortment of Gaiman stuff, so I probably should add Stardust in my collection at some point. Well, that and The Graveyard Book.
Abhorsen series by Garth Nix – I have Sabriel, but I want to complete the collection with Lirael, Abhorsen, and the upcoming Clariel. I loved the first three books, and I cannot wait for Clariel to come out so I can read that, too!
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Soulless is on my list as well. I also just recently bought Lirael & Abhorsen but don’t own Sabriel.
I’ll probably end up getting another copy of Sabriel so the covers are all nice and consistent with the other books, lool. Lirael might possibly be my favorite of the books, though. But Sabriel was ❤ as well, hmm…
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Really want to read Shifting Shadows!
I adore Alexia, too. I’ve read that the Soulless manga ended at book 3, though.
Ohh. Well three volumes I can do (I was a little afraid it’d be as massive as the Game of Thrones graphic novels, but that’s kind of a silly fear, considering how massive the difference in textual pages is). And yeah, Alexia is fabulous.
And YES to Shifting Shadows. I enjoyed that muchly.