Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: books i would buy if i had a million dollars

A habit all bibliophiles have in common, I am sure, is desirously stroking every book in a bookstore and whispering to it, "I will take you home someday, I promise, I promise, I just need to make some money because I am poor, but one day...!"

(I do that, anyway.)

And we can't help dreaming what books we would buy if we got a million dollars (because obviously we'd spend it on books). Here's my shopping list (since I got new shelves now YAY). It also has more than ten on it because pshh who follows rules.

(Covers link to Goodreads)

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

I finished The Raven King last week and OMG I LOVED IT. (Prepare for a flailing squeeing review soon!) But I don't OWN any of this series! THIS IS A SIN. I need them on my new bookshelves NOW.


The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

This one too... I reread it on Audible (which I really enjoyed - I think I'm going to do more audiobook rereads), and now I want to put it in my own physical collection <3


The Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo

I read this one a loooong time ago, but it was the first time I had ever read YA Slavic Fantasy. And so well written by someone who wasn't Slavic at all herself (as far as I can tell?) So yes please, put these pretties on my shelf, posthaste.

The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Don't kill me, no I don't own the Harry Potter books. And now there are so many editions, I don't know which ones to get! I'm thinking that I'll wait until all the new illustrated ones are out and buy those, because those are stunning. Though, by the time they're all out, I'll have kids of my own probably, and so I'll be buying it for them I suppose. :-P

Daughter of Smoke and Bone and the rest of that series by Laini Taylor

I desperately need a reread of these. I downloaded them as audiobooks, so I'm really excited to reenter this gorgeous world (which I realize I never reviewed on this blog. oops.). But I'd really love to have the physical copies on my shelves!

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

I'm going to see Marissa Meyer in November on the Heartless tour (if all goes as planned) so I can get this there and complete my signed Lunar Chronicles collection! (And also get Heartless of course *heart eyes*)

Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

How have I not read Six of Crows yet? I know I will love it. I'm also going to see Leigh Bardugo this fall on her Troublemakers Tour (hopefully), so I want to get allll her books for that. And dang those covers are stunning! The colored pages too... Maybe I'll get the box set!


My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand

I actually saw this when I was in Barnes and Noble last time, on a SIGNED BOOKS TABLE because it was SIGNED (duh) but I resisted buying it because I was there on a mission to buy a gift for my sister's birthday. (Unfortunately, I didn't buy her a book, but I did buy her a hovercraft, which is almost as good.) Everyone is saying that My Lady Jane is hilarious, and I love the cover, so please put it on my bookshelf?


The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

I heard this is Slavic-inspired. That is all I need to know to say GIVE IT TO ME NOW

Anything by Victoria Schwab

Everyone is raving about Victoria Schwab, and I am so slow in getting to her books! I KNOW I KNOW I MUST READ THEM

The Penguin Drop-Caps Collection

So I just spent a good hour looking at photos of this collection on instagram. Basically, it's a 26 book collection of (mostly) classic books, with each one corresponding to a different author representing a different letter of the alphabet. And do you want to know what the best thing is? When you put them in alphabetical order THEY MAKE A RAINBOW. I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE.

If you had all the money in the world - what books would you buy? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Hope you receive the books you want soon. Happy reading!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-id-buy-right.html

  2. Victoria Schwab is a new favorite of mine! I hope you like her books!

    Check out my TTT and my leg of the Launch Day Blitz + Giveaway of United by Melissa Landers.

    1. She's been popping up on my radar more and more and more, so I'm bound to read her sooner or later! Her books sound fascinating!

  3. If you had a million dollars, I'M SERIOUSLY HOPING YOU GET TO BUY MORE THAN 10 BOOKS. 😂 Ahem. But all of these omg aaall of them. Especially those rainbow Penguin books. <3 I would definitely buy them solely for bookstagram and no shame. Also audiobook rereads ARE THE BEST!! I just re-read The Scorpio Races on audio this year and ajfdksaafdsl i think I loved it EVEN MORE. Totally the accents tho. Like how is it even legal to have THAT nice of a voice??? Omg. *marries The Scorpio Races*
    also the Stiefvater and Schwab appreciation here iS VERY VERY GOOD AND I APPROVE.

    1. Well, the prompt was "a fully loaded gift card" and not "a million dollars," but it could have been a gift card loaded with a million dollars?
      My sister and I have planned that when we get our own apartment together downtown, we are going to put a feature-shelf up by the door just to present the penguin rainbow alphabet collection. People will walk in and be awed by beautiful literature. :-)
      Yes yes yes omg the people who narrated The Scorpio Races are just magicians. Also, the music that Maggie Stiefvater wrote herself? And incorporated into the audiobook? That is just cool. And how she read her own author's note? I want to do that when I am famous and published and have audiobooks.

  4. Great list! i definitely want all of these too, except The Scorpio Races. I started that one and couldn't get into it. :/
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Oh no that's too bad about Scorpio Races! But it sounds like you liked the other Stiefvater books?

  5. Nice choices...I know the good folks at The Broke and Bookish encourage us all to change the list to suit our desires, but apparently yours was the first of last weeks TTT that I read, and I just assumed it was the "authorized" version of TTT, and followed suit. Ah well...you get a mention for it on my list. http://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-is-original.html

  6. Approximately EVERYONE EVER says I need to read Schwab. It's gotta happen, sooner or later! And YES to the illustrated HPs. So far I only have Philosopher's Stone (as well as all the classic British editions of the novels, OF COURSE) but I cannot wait to grow my collection!

  7. The The Harry Potter series made my childhood much funnier and entertainment. It has a little bit of everything . Magic,school,fun,games,friends, enemies, love...


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