Top Ten Tuesday!!! 8-27-19

Hey guys!  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and this week’s prompt got me thinking.  Our topic?  Books I have read that I would like in my personal library.  This is a tough one for me, but a neat one.  My issue?  Most of the books I have loved are in my eBook library if not paper- I can’t help myself…. it’s an addiction.  Still, there are worse things.  On that note, let’s get started!

  1. The Library of Apollodorus.  Usually simply called The Library this is normally attributed to Apollodorus of Athens in the first or second century.  I have found part of this book for sale in the past.  It is basically an encyclopedia of Greek myth and legend- concise.  My copy had Greek on the left side and the translation on the right.  It was amazing… but it was only the first installment.  I need the rest of it (also, I may have lost this book in a move so I probably need all of it).  
  2. Where The Wild Cherries Grow, Laura Madeleine.   I fell madly in love with this author after reading The Confectioner’s Daughter and she is hands down my favorite historical fiction author.  The has a way of weaving a tale together that is…. unforgettable.  I actually bought this book and had it shipped from London.  It was impossible to find in town!  Well, I ended up loaning it out to a coworker about a year ago… she no longer works for us and I don’t think I will be seeing that book again.  I am definitely going to have to buy that book again.
  3. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott.  I lost count of all the times I checked out this book from the library and, yet, I don’t own it.  I never have… it’s shocking.
  4. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan.  Seventeen year old me loved this book.  I loved the layout, the collected stories and memories, the gorgeous descriptions.  I have bought several of her books since, and sincerely enjoyed most of them…. but I think this one was kind of a gateway drug for cultural fiction.  I am actually really surprised I don’t own this.
  5. Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling (Illustrated edition)  I might be cheating with this one.  I have read all the Harry Potter books, but the ones I want to own aren’t all out yet.  I want the illustrated copy in eBook with the interactive pictures.  Kindle did an amazing job with the first book, and I have decided that this is how I want to own them all.  I just have to wait for each one to be released.
  6. The Lightest Object In the Universe, Kimi Eisele.  I borrowed this one from the library recently and I loved it.  I need to buy this one, but all my book money is currently earmarked for September releases.  Seriously, though, it’s a gorgeously written Dystopian fantasy with an underlying theme of hope and help.  You don’t see that often.
  7. Don’t Lick The Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I’d Say To My KidsLeanne Shirtliffe.  Any time I am feeling the need for fast, hilarious antidotes, I borrow this book from Libby.  I must have read it four times now but it never fails to make me giggle.  I think I actually bought this for my mom for Mother’s Day a few years ago, but I need a copy for my bookshelf.  
  8. Shit My Dad Says, Justin Halpern.  I need this for the same reason I need Shirtliffe’s book- it’s hilarious.  I bought my dad a copy, along with a fishing lure called The Shiny Hiney (because, seriously, how many people can say they have a shiny hiney?), for Father’s Day years ago.  It resided in the bathroom for a year and I don’t know if that’s a good thing or bad thing- the book, not the lure.  I think he liked it(?)  Anyway, I need a copy of this.  I thought I owned the eBook, but apparently I was borrowing it from Libby.
  9. The Book Charmer, Karen Hawkins.  I received this one as an eARC from Netgalley and I loved it.  I loved the characters, the flow of the story, the town…. I not only need to buy a copy of this book, but I need to keep up with the entire series as it comes out.
  10. Where We Come From, Oscar Casares.  I borrowed this one from the library.  It was absolutely fantastic and I think I am going to want to read it again…. at the very least I think I have at least five friends that would want to borrow it, so I definitely need a copy for the bookshelf. 

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