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!