Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Genie, I Wish for These Books

Toady I bring you my book Christmas list! I would ask the book genie (AKA my mother) for these lovely, overpriced and/or hard to find books. I have been eyeing some of these for a very long time; some have been on my Book Depository wishlist for as long as I can remember. Which ones are worth the splurge? 

1. Texts From Jane Eyre by
I love the idea of books that make jokes about classics, this one sounds really cute.

2. Hark! a Vagrant by Kate Beaton  
Another book that makes classic lit. jokes, I have heard great things about this one, plus Beaton just came out with a second book.
3. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater 
This one is not really a splurge, just a need. I'm reading The Raven Boys right now and I'm going to need the next two books ASAP.
4. The Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery 
I owned this whole series at one time, but got rid of it. So naturally I desperately want to read it now. I have never read anything by Montgomery and this is the natural place to start.

5. Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes 
We all know I love poetry, but I have been hesitant to pick up any Hughes for a while. I'm a huge Plath fan and his actions just don't sit right with me, and I'm infinity bothered by the fact that he had control over all of her works after her death and controlled what was published and how. But I have heard some great things about his works, and I think it will be cool to read both Plath and Hughes as they almost addressed each other in their works sometimes.  
6. Watership Down by Richard 
I've been really interested in this children's classic for a couple of years now. I really love this anniversary edition by Penguin.
7. Orlando by Virginia Woolf 
I really need to read more Woolf, and this one sounds so interesting. I haven't been able to find an edition of it that I love in person, but I do love this Penguin Modern Classics edition. If only Penguin was easier to get a hold of in the States, sigh.

8. The Big Sleep and other stories by Raymond Chandler
Same predicament as above. I have watched and loved this movie, and this read is something a little out of my comfort zone, but I really want to read some Chandler.
9. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I can't find any editions of this in the US, but the Brits love this one. It's a coming of age story about a girl who lives in an old castle.

10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay 
Duh!  

16 comments:

  1. Texts from Jane Eyre sounds like it would be a fun read. And, I would really love a copy of the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter. Love this list, Mallory! I hope the Book Genie grants all of your wishes!

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    1. Both of them are very high up on my wish-list!
      Thanks for stopping by Teisha!

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  2. Hey, I have two copies of I CAPTURE THE CASTLE in my library and love it. Everyone must be hanging onto their copies.

    My TTT

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    1. Agh! I would love to get my hands on a copy of it!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. All of these! Particularly #1. Great list. My TTT

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  4. Nice wishes!! May they all be granted!!

    Here’s a link to my TTT post for this week:http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/10/top-ten-tuesday-10-wishes-id-ask-book.html

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  5. Great list, Mallory! I really need to get my hands on a copy of the illustrated Harry Potter and I'd like a copy of Hark! A Vagrant, too; I recently got a copy of Step Aside, Pops! and it's so much fun. :)

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed Beaton! I have seen a few of her comics online and always think they are so funny and cute!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. The Illustrated Edition's cover is simply beautiful. I cannot imagine what it contains inside the pages! I also had an HP thing on my list!

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    1. All of the pictures I have seen of the illustrations far are gorgeous! Beyond beautiful!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I read that edition of Watership Down last year and it blew my mind! Also, I Capture the Castle is one of my all time favourites and I couldn't recommend Ted Hughes' poetry highly enough. His book the 'Iron Man' is pretty awesome too!

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    1. Ah! So glad to hear you loved them all! Now I want to read them even more.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Me too! It's killing me that I haven't had time to buy or read it yet!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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