Good morning bookworms!
Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is our last official one for the year!! (However, I do have a surprise for you all next week!!) And today’s topic is: “Dear Santa, I would like these five books.”
Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up!
Now, as much as I don’t want to add MORE books to my TBR, these are 5 books that I would sell my both of my kidneys for, so fingers crossed that Santa finds them for me!!
ARC of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Yeah, I know. It’s kind of a weird request. However, I have ARCs of the other two in the series, so this is more of a ‘completionist’ thing than an “I want to read this” thing (because I’ve already read it). Also, if I get a choice, I’d like the UK cover.
First edition hardcovers of Harry Potter books 1 and 3
Despite getting on the HP train later than some (I came in just before book 5 was released), I still managed to get my hands on hardcover first editions of books 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7. My copies are a bit all over the place as I was traveling when I got some. Book 2 is a Canadian version that I bought second hand, book 5 I got while in the UK, and books 4, 6 and 7 are Australian hardcover first editions. I have them all in the original UK cover images, and TBH those covers are my favourites. The only other copies I have of HP books are the illustrated ones.
B&N leatherbound children’s classic edition of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
This book is where my immense dislike of AbeBooks comes in. I have purchased two copies of this book from different retailers (one in the US and one in Ireland) and both of them were ‘lost in the post’. While the US retailed provided me a partial refund, the Irish bookseller just stopped responding to my emails, and the worst part was that I had ordered three books from them and none of them arrived. And Abebooks aren’t talking to me either. I’ve been chasing these for almost two years, and I just give up. But I’m sad because I would LOVE this edition and I can’t find it anywhere.
Darkbane by Isobelle Carmody
This, hopefully, is a book that I will eventually get my hands on. Isobelle Carmody, destroyer of my childhood, wrote the first two books of the Legendsong trilogy and published them in 1997 (Darkfall) and 2003 (Darksong). Darkfall, the third and final book, has been “coming” since then. Given that the seven books in the Obernewtyn series took almost three decades to be published (1987 – 2015), I’m really not that surprised, but I still want this amazing story of Glynn and Ember’s to end.
Requiem by Maggie Stiefvater
Look, if we’re going with wishes, then this one is right at the top!! In case you aren’t aware, Maggie wrote the first two books in a trilogy called The Books of Faerie (Lament, Ballad). She then went on to write several other books (all of which I love), and decided to not write the third book in this series. I’ve been told that you don’t need this book to read the series… but, how can more Stiefvater be a bad thing?