Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Buy if I Was Given a Loaded Gift Card

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If I was given a gift card good for any ten books, I’d head straight to the bookstore and probably spend hours agonizing about what books to buy. I tend to really limit my buying of new books to highly anticipated new releases, or only buy new/full-price books if I have a gift card; most of my bookish purchases are from library used book sales (although lately I’ve been binging on BookOutlet since the prices are so great). So my list has a lot of pricey and/or new hardcovers on it, because it would be such an indulgence to hit the bookstore and pick up a bunch of new releases all at once!

The Age of InnocenceArcadiaBats of the Republic: An Illuminated NovelIn the Night Garden (The Orphan's Tales, #1)

I’d love to get a really nice edition of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence; from what I’ve heard about this book I think it will be a classic that I’ll end up loving.

I’ve heard that Iain Pears’s Arcadia is a creative book about traveling between worlds, and that there are multiple ways to read it; it’s definitely one I have my eye on but probably won’t get around to buying unless it pops up on BookOutlet.

Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson is an illuminated novel that contains illustrations and different documents; it sounds like such a cool reading experience but it’s definitely a bit pricey.

Yes, I have 2 unread books by Catherynne M. Valente on my physical TBR shelf already, but In the Night Garden just sounds so good, and I haven’t seen a copy of it anywhere.

The Last OneSleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)The Regional Office Is Under Attack!All the Birds, Singing

Three new releases I’m really interested in are The Last One by Alexandra Oliva, Sleeping Giants by Silvain Neuvel, and The Regional Office is Under Attack by Manuel Gonzales; I also think All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld sounds amazing, but I haven’t seen it around at many bookstores.


And I know this is cheating, but I love these colorful editions of the Harry Potter books; my hardcovers are completely falling apart! I’d love to pick these up someday. I counted these as my last 2 books even though it’s really 7 🙂

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