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?
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1. Texts From Jane Eyre by
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