Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. This week is all about the books you’d buy if someone handed you a fully loaded gift card. I could go on for ages with this topic, but I’ll try to stick to 10.
Age of Myth (Legends of the First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan // I love Michael J. Sullivan, and had been anticipating this book for ages before it was released. However, I haven’t gotten around to purchasing it yet. I REALLY WANT IT.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton // Alicia has been recommending this book to me for a while, especially because I asked for magical realism recommendations. And this cover is so pretty! I need to have it. And read it.
The Once and Future King by T.H. White // This is a classic, and I feel like as a fantasy/mythology fan it is a shame I haven’t read it yet. I really want to give this one a go. I’m trying to read more classics, and I feel like fantasy/mythology classics may be the best way to start reading more.
The World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin // While it’s been years since I read A Song of Ice and Fire last, this book ha been on my wishlist since it was announced. I need something to help me survive the wait for Winds of Winter. But this book is so expensive, I can’t make myself buy it. I could buy 3 other books with that money…
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen // First of all, look at this cover. It’s so beautiful! The reason I chose this one for this topic is that I would purchase it with a gift card. I don’t have a great track record with classics. I hated The Great Gatsby, and thought The Picture of Dorian Gray was just okay. So I’m hesitant to buy them with my own money.
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin // I recently read two of her other books in the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms series and really loved them. This more recent release has received a lot of buzz, and I really want to own and read it.
Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (Song of the Shattered Sands #1) by Bradley P. Beaulieu // When this book came out, I was so excited. It looks absolutely epic. But it wasn’t cheap. Still isn’t, I think. So I’ve been waiting, hesitant to buy it.
Fallout (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda Bond // I love Lois Lane. That’s no secret. I watched Smallville when I was young, and Erica Durance was just an amazing version of Lois -in my opinion of course. So I want to read this! Plus, I haven’t seen this around the blogosphere much.
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski // This book is just unique. I have no idea what it’s about, if I’m honest. But it looks like such a different and intriguing read, I want to give it a go. Yet I’m hesitant to buy it. If I don’t like it, I’ve spent money I could have used to buy a Rick Riordan book.
The Last Wish (Witcher #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski // This is really intriguing to me, because it inspired The Witcher games. I haven’t played any of them yet. I’ve only just started gaming, really, and am not very good at anything yet. But I bought Dragon Age: Origins, have played a few hours, and really liked it. But before I buy/play Witcher, I want to read the fantasy series behind it!
Those are 10 books I would immediately purchase if I were given a gift card. Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think of them? And of course, which books would you purchase?