More to the point, which books wouldn’t I buy…?
I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday post, and today I’ll be talking about something that I’m very good at discussing: books I want but can’t afford/haven’t got a hold of/for some reason, have not read yet. I’m a classic bibliophile – I always want the books I don’t have. Typical.
“Top Ten Tuesday” is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s prompt is:
Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card
1. Summer Days and Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins (amongst others)
I loved My True Love Gave to Me, but I’ve been so late to the game with Summer Days and Summer Nights, it’s actually embarrassing. Soon!
2. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
I saw that a lot of people picked up ARCs of this book at book conventions, and man, did I feel the waves of envy rippling through me! I loved the Shatter Me series, particularly Mafi’s writing style, and even reading the synopsis of this gives me shivers. Gosh darn it, I want this book so much!
3. On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Carrie is one of my favourite YouTubers ever, and she talks about this book so often, it’s hard not to want to read it! Also, watching her journey through writing this book, and getting it printed, and touring with it has been great, but has made me want to read this book even more! The plot is so intriguing, and I know it’s going to be expensive for a long time, because she’s a YouTuber, but that doesn’t stop me wanting it. Anyway, this mysterious gift card is fully loaded, so who cares about price?
4. All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Speaking of Carrie, I still haven’t read her first book, All I Know Now. Fake fan! I know, I’m awful…
I was actually really close to buying this novel a few weeks ago. Take me back to that fateful day!
5. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
As much as I loved If I Stay, I feel like Just One Day is much more suited to my tastes. I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet. Probably the price. It’s always the price!
6. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I’ve read every single Rainbow Rowell book except this one. That’s annoying. Especially since all of her books are amongst my favourites. I also want to be able to say I’ve read all of her books. That will be a happy day.
7. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
When I was on a historical fiction high, I read a lot of books about WW2, but – for some reason – I skipped Code Name Verity. I wish to rectify this! I also think it seems like a great book, and I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about it.
8. milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
Is this the most expensive poetry book in history? Quite possibly. But I hear Rupi Kaur’s writing is amazing, so I guess it’s worth the money. I saw this in Barnes and Noble when i was in New York, and I was so close to buying it, but I just didn’t. One day I will!
9. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare
This gift card can defeat time, right? Good, because I would not hesitate to claim Lord of Shadows for my own. I already feel like I’ve been waiting a lifetime!
10. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Speaking of defeating time, I would definitely tear Always and Forever, Lara Jean through the space-time continuum if I was able. After reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You back to back, I kind of wish I’d waited until Always and Forever, Lara Jean was released so I could read them all together. Gosh darn! Oh well, at least I have something to look forward to now.
Thank you for reading! What book would you buy right now if you had a fully loaded gift card?
Keep an eye out for more Top Ten Tuesday posts from me!