August 2: Top Ten Books I’d Buy Immediately If Handed A Fully Loaded Gift Card
This list is assuming the gift card is for books available in a store, and not an unlimited gift card whereby I could locate a 1/1 copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and happily pay £30,000 (I wish!)
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Deluxe Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling
At £135, this is a purchase I simply cannot justify, regardless of how insanely beautiful it might be.
2. Monsters by Emerald Fennell
One of my favourite panels at YALC was #MorallyComplicatedYA, featuring this and the following next book/author. I love anything that challenges perceptions, so this is high up on my “to buy” list.
3. Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
The book Louise was discussing at YALC was Asking For It, but I as I already own that I’ve put her debut novel on my “to buy” list.
4. The Jungle Book (MinaLima Signed Edition) by Rudyard Kipling
Appallingly, I have never read this novel, but MinaLima (the graphic designers of the Harry Potter movies) have released a beautiful edition that I definitely want to get my hands on.
5. The Geek’s Guide To Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
I can’t for the life of me remember where the recommendation for this book came from, but I added it to my “to buy” list – it looks very funny and appropriate.
6. One Shot by Lee Child
There are only a handful of the Jack Reacher books that I do not currently own, and this is one of them. I will complete my collection one day!
7. The Hogwarts Classic Boxset by J.K. Rowling
I already own the books within this boxset, so I’m loathed to buy it, but with that unlimited gift card, I’m certainly getting it.
8. The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy: A Trilogy In Five Parts by Douglas Adams
This book has nothing but positive reviews and it’s something I definitely want to read, but I just haven’t got around to buying it yet.
9. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
This has been on my Amazon wishlist for about a year and I’ve still not got around to buying it. I love YA road-trip stories, so I’m certain I’ll enjoy this one.
10. Harry Potter Page To Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey by Bob McCabe, Jody Revenson, Moira Squier
Another “I wish”. I remember when these were a Lightning Deal on Amazon and I missed it. Now they’re retailing at £500 or so. I want!
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