August 2, 2016 • Cee • Lists


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

This week’s topic is “top ten books I’d buy right this second if someone handed me a fully loaded gift card.” It would be the best thing ever if someone gave me a fully loaded gift card so I can buy all the books and comics I want to get! I cheated a little on this top ten; I count a full series of books as one. I couldn’t just pick one! (You simply cannot do that with a series.) I’ve put off getting many of these books because the timing was never right.

Let’s see what “ten” books I’d buy right this second if someone handed me a fully loaded gift card!”

From the lyrical prose to the relationship between the two boys, everybody I know loveeeees this book. I know I’ll love this book dearly, and it’ll leave me an emotional mess. I have an ebook of it, but I haven’t gotten a physical copy because I keep hoping to get the hardcover.

Why do I not own the hardcover of Illuminae? (I ask myself every time I see people talk about this book.) This is a book that deserves to be on my shelf purely because of SPACE! + the wicked use of mixed media. (I’m a sucker for books with mixed media. I liveeeee for them.)

Melina Marchetta is a goddess of my heart! I love every contemporary works she has written. When I saw this cover of Looking for Alibrandi, I knew I needed in my life. Like desperately. Every time I go to get it, the price goes up or I have already spent too much to buy it.

Ever since I read someone say Kate Kristopher is like an older Hazel (from Saga), I’ve been excited to read Shutter. Family mystery, exploror, different Earth, I need this comic series in my life.

I adoreeeee Catherynne M. Valente’s writing and Middle Grade. And combine them both? I’m convinced that I will fall in love with the Fairyland series. Absolutely convinced. Valente’s writing is nothing but magic for me, and I’m excited to see how that translate with these books marketed towards young readers.

After I read the first volume, I became mesmerized by this dystopian United States, where the Civil War never ended, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the land. It really is as badass as it sounds. I need more about Death and the different characters in this.

IT’S HARRY POTTER. DO I NEED ANY REASONS WHY I WANT THIS? (I’m soooo bummed out I missed the $9 on Amazon on Sunday. FOREVER TEARS.)

Black Canary is my girl. I’ve followed the comic series and collected the first arc issues, and they were absolutely magic. The art + the found family + the fight scenes = me in love. I need this collected volume of the first arc in my comic collection, so I can stare at it with heart eyes.

The art in DC: The New Frontier is so frickin’ cute! It’s a bunch of the Justice League members kicking ass during the Cold War.

In a previous Top Ten in January, I added this graphic novel to my TBR list because: “It is set in an alternate reality where Charles Babbage and Ada, the Countess of Lovelace, do actually build the Difference Engine. They use it to “to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and, of course, fight crime—for the sake of both London and science.” It should be a lot of fun!

Are any of these books/comics on your list? What books would you get right now if someone gave you a full-loaded gift card?


9 Responses to “TOP TEN TUESDAY • Books I’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed Me A Fully Loaded Gift Card”

  1. Yes, you will fall in love with the Fairyland series. It’s an amazing world, I love it!! Even though I have yet to finish it but I love what I’ve read so far!!

  2. Lori says:

    I have the illustrated HP on my list too. I really need that book in my life. Looking for Alibrandi is the only Marchetta book I haven’t read. I need it too!

    My Top Ten

  3. Gypsi says:

    The illustrated Harry Potter is on my list, too!

  4. Kelly says:

    Illuminae is fantastic, both as a story and visually, hopefully you get a chance to get your hands on a copy sometime soon!

  5. I need to have DC: The New Frontier now! The art is so cute :) Also, I don’t read as much Black Canary as I should, so I should definitely start ASAP!

  6. Krystianna says:

    The hardcover of Illuminae is so pretty! I got it for Christmas and I always just admire it on my shelf. It’s definitely worth having!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. I AM SO SURE YOU’LL LOVE ARI AND DANTE! It’s one of the most beautiful, honest and raw books I’ve ever read! It totally deserves all the hype!

    Here’s my list

  8. I’ve been dying to get my hand on Illuminae! It sounds like such a good read! And, I know, everyone loves Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I still haven’t read it, but everyone is a fan!

  9. Alexa S. says:

    The illustrated hardcover of Harry Potter is beautiful! I definitely hope you get your hands on a copy of that one soon ;) I also really like that edition of Looking for Alibrandi! I have yet to read it, but if I do end up buying it to read, that’s the version I’d want.

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