Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week they ask us to share lists on the following:
August 2: Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card
When I first looked at the topic for this week’s list my thoughts were piece of cake. Then I headed over to Goodreads to look over my to-read list and soon realized maybe not. It isn’t that I don’t have a healthy to-read shelf, 482 titles strong, it is a case of I no longer have to own the books I want to read. Working at a library, access to Net Galley, book exchanges, and thrifting finds have been great means for me to get my hands on anything I want to read. Also through working at the library weeding books has become something I am quite comfortable and I have criteria for books that permanently make it into my personal home library. It must be a book/series I plan to read again or it must be significant to me in some other way. There just isn’t enough real estate in this house to keep all the books I’ve ever read or owned. So this week’s list was a little more challenging than my first impression. I guess I should have realized that. I am still carrying a balance from the apple e-book settlement that came out earlier this year.
Ten books (or sets of books) that I might buy if someone gave me mad-money.
- If someone gave me quite a bit of no-strings-attached book funds I might go out and buy all the Molly Harper books that I have not read yet. This is an author that I enjoy but do not keep her books. They also never seem to be discounted and run on the higher end for e-copies. I know I can obtain most of them through the library so I haven’t made buying them a priority. With constantly being turned down for review copies through Net Galley I figure I will read them when I read them and have about six different titles to catch up on. Eventually.
- This is a book that is not available in any library in Iowa. I know, I tried to request an Inter-Library loan and there are none. So that means I will have to wait until one of them shows up on my book exchange site or suck it up and buy a copy myself. I will probably do that once I am ready to read it, right now I’m fine with waiting.
- If I had mad-money I might buy this book just for fun and all the eye candy. I’m talking about the cats of course.
- I have recently discovered the greatness that is John Scalzi and I desperately want to read more. This is another author that I might add to the shelves at home permanently. So I would go out and buy all the Scalzi books I want to read.
- This was the last author that I put on the list for the yet-to-read titles. I have fallen behind in the series and didn’t enjoy the book where I left off. If I had some extra funds and no other books I was desperate to read I might try buying this title to see if I was interested in continuing the series.
- On to the books that I have already read that I would buy just to have in my collection. All of the Chronicle of Nick books would top that list as it is the only part of the Dark-Hunter world that I do not own. We carry this series at my library and I have not felt the need to own them but eventually I would like to add them to my Kenyon collection.
- I picked up the first two books in this series for dirt cheap, like a quarter at some library sale. Then I scored a signed copy of the last book in this series at BEA and found book three on my book exchange site. Now all I need in this book to complete the set. I will probably find one somewhere eventually but if I had mad book money I might buy this one if nothing else looked better.
- I used to have this book and it still might be floating around the house somewhere, but if I had the cash I might buy this one that is missing from my Dark-Hunter collection. Then again I might wait and find it second-hand too.
- Okay now we come to the two books that I did buy when Barnes and Noble handed me an e-gift card with $40 on it from the Apple settlement. I bought this one that releases today!
- And this one to finish out the trilogy. I was gifted the first two copies for Christmas and then decided to buy this one so I can zip through them once I am ready to read them.
There you have my list this week. What books would you buy if you suddenly came into some mad book money? Leave them in the comments or link to your TTT list!