Once again, the lovely folks over at The Broke and Bookish have come up with a list idea that I couldn’t resist.
Since the vast majority of books that I read are library books, the concept of not reading a book because I don’t personally own it is rather foreign to me. Following is a list of books that neither I nor my library owns. It would probably be easier for me to do a list of Top 10 books I read from the library and still wish I owned.
Three books that are or were hard to come by:
The Secret Journal of Beatrice Hassi Barahal by Kate Elliott. Illustrated by Julie Dillon. This is a very small print run book with official art, based on Elliott’s Spirit Walker trilogy, which I loved. Such a small print run that it looks like it’s out of print now, and I really don’t think an ebook copy of an art book would be quite the same. Available only from Crab Tank
House of Sand and Secrets by Cat Hellisen.
When I read When the Sea Is Rising Red last year, I thought it was excellent, but this was only available as an ebook, and I usually want to be able to loan out books to friends if I’m going to take the extra step of personal ownership. But hooray, this has since come out in paperback!
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge.
Lots of my blogger friends love this, but the print version is only readily available in the UK.
Three books I can get in print no problem, but want on audio:
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta.
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas.
And (hoping it’s not cheating too badly), four books I really want to read that aren’t yet published.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.
Thursdays with the Crown by Jessica Day George.
Jinx’s Fire by Sage Blackwood.
The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde.
And one bonus… hopefully in the works Pegasus II by Robin McKinley.
I know there are lots more that are slipping my mind right now… but as I’m limited to ten anyway, this will have to do for now.
What about you?
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