Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Buy Right Now With a Gift Card

I love checking in with The Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday meme from time to time.  I think this week's prompt is a lot of fun, so I thought I'd give it a go.

What are the Top Ten Books I'd buy if I had a fully loaded gift card?

Truthfully, I don't show too much restraint when it comes to buying books.  This is a problem, and why I have been trying to keep a little focus on the #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks challenge this year.  I mean, I have over 200 books on my TBR bookcase right now.  Actually, they no longer all fit on the bookcase, and I also have two piles on the floor too.  But if I really could just go nuts in a bookstore - I think this is what I'd come home with:

1.  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling:  I am actually trying really really hard to not run out and buy this right now.  I neeeeed this.  At least I know I am not alone in feeling this way.

2.  The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson:  Actually, any compendium of the greatest comic strip ever would be sufficient.  I miss Calvin and Hobbes.

3.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:  The gorgeous Penguin Classics Hardcover edition though.  I've started collecting this beauties, and I think if I had free bookstore money, I'd be okay buying the books I've already read instead of new to me books.  So I guess in this train of thought, I'd also purchase the Penguin Hardcovers of
4. Actually, I'd probably just go for the Jane Austen Boxed Set from Penguin Classics Hardcovers
5.  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
6.  The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
7.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Now that I'm thinking in Boxed Sets, 8. The Puffin Hardcover Classics Set looks pretty cool too.

9 and 10 would probably be a hiking / camping / rail trail guide to New England that would be good for kids.  I don't know which ones, but they get pricey.

But I have to stop there.  I could go on and on, and really a lot of those Penguin books could be interchanged for any of the ones I don't have yet (which is easy because I only have a few).  I also think it would be easier if I were actually in a physical store...  I am very much an impulse buyer in a bookstore!

Thanks for going on this virtual shopping spree with me!  What does your shopping cart look like?


Song said...

Only today I was admiring the Puffin hardcover classics at the local book store! They're lovely indeed! Nice list.:D

Blogger said...

I got my copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book today.
I brought it from Amazon and I got it in just 2 days!
Check it out:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script

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