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Top Ten Tuesday | That Time We Bought ALL THE BOOKS

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday left me with one reaction: oy, with the poodles already! Does this exactly tie into today's topic? No. But it’s from one of my favorite TV shows (Gilmore Girls) and this bookish prompt is one dangerous examination for a book nerd. Can we say #Goals. 
 
Broke and Bookish August 2nd Topic | Ten Books You'd Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card
 
The truth is, my family purchases a lot of books. More than perhaps is practical, but we have never been extravagant vacationers nor do we travel period. For us, this is okay. Instead we indulge in books. As I’ve become a book blogger and discovered this world, I’ve been all the more anxious to support this pursuit because I’ve realized how important it is to support the authors who’s work we admire or the authors we have on our “auto buy” lists.
 
That said, today’s query is such a dilemma for us, am I right? If we were gifted a fully loaded gift card, what books would we buy? Well, here are ten ahem, I mean fifteen (clearly my overactive book nerd imagination was a bit greedy this week; I’m working on getting that in check) books I’d buy with this hypothetical gift card.
 

 
1. The Wrath and the Dawn Duology by Renee Ahdieh | I’ve heard good things about this series (especially book one), and I’m curious. Also, would it be wrong of me to buy both the paperback and hardcover editions? Amazon | Goodreads 
 
2. The ARC Classics Line | I’m totally going to blame my friend and fellow INSPYs Advisory Board member, Lydia for this one landing on my list. She posted THE most gorgeous Instagram photos of this line of reprints (from various classic literature authors like Austen and Dickens).  I don’t even read classics and I have book nerd envy. 
 
3. The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof | Okay, I realize adding this title is a moot point since I actually ordered my paperback copy last night. That said, I’ll take any and every opportunity I can snag to shout from the rooftops this novel’s depth and beauty. PS: this one officially released today. Go and buy a copy. Amazon | Goodreads
 
4. Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman | Anne’s novels always sound like stories with much depth and sometimes those are needed. Amazon | Goodreads
 

 
5. Until the Dawn by Elizabeth Camden | Usually I buy all of Elizabeth’s novels as they release (or I snag a spot on a review tour), but this one slipped through the cracks. Despite the fact that I’m woefully behind on my reading of Camden’s recent releases, I’ve zero doubt this novel is a beauty. Amazon | Goodreads
 
6. Gallagher Girls 10th Anniversary Editions by Ally Carter | I already own most of this series in its original paperback editions so re-purchasing them in these new editions wouldn’t be the most prudent way to spend money. But if I was able to, I'd snag these for this simple reason: adorable! Amazon | Goodreads
 
7. Doon Series by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon | This would be a “luxury” purchase (but then why wouldn’t you opt for some of those when gifted a fully loaded gift card?) since I do own all but the newest ‘Doon’ novel in their finished copies. But two I own in paperback, and one in hardcover. My OCD self is whispering the following, “Own the same format!” Amazon | Goodreads
 
8. A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund | Because I recently realized I don’t have a finished copy of this one. Amazon | Goodreads 
 
 
9. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig | A Hawaiian setting mixed in with time travel? I’m in. Amazon | Goodreads
 
10. Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan | I’ve not read any of Sophie’s novels (who recommends them!?), but I was drawn to this one because of its cover art. It looks intricate, and the story also sounds like a must read. Amazon | Goodreads
 
11. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows | I read The Orphan Queen earlier this year and quite enjoyed it. Needless to say, reading its sequel should be on my ASAP TBR. Amazon | Goodreads
 
12. Love Comes Softly Series (Reprints) by Janette Oke | Since I have such fond memories of this series, I wouldn’t mind owning the reprint edition of these. Right now I own the typical 80s style editions and they sure are worse for their wear. Amazon | Goodreads
 
 
13. Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie | Love the look and sound of this beauty. Amazon | Goodreads
 
14. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye | This HarperTeen novel sounds fascinating to say the least. Much to my shame, until I ran across it again on Amazon, I’d forgotten how curious I was about its release. Amazon | Goodreads
 
15. Almost Like Being in Love by Beth K. Vogt | Because all of Beth’s novels are pure sunshine. Amazon | Goodreads
 
Which titles would you go crazy buying if given the chance? Sound off down below with all the bookish comments! I’d love to read them, and look forward to chatting all things bookish (or other) related. 
 
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28 comments

  1. I've heard of several of these but the Girl From Everywhere gets my attention the most due to the time travel/ Hawaii element. That does sound like a pretty good combo. :)

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    1. Right!? I agree, Greg. The setting and time travel element left me most curious. :) Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I like the idea of using one of your books to buy a whole series. Almost like using one wish to get more wishes. Quite nice.

    Here's my Top Ten!

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    1. Thanks, Deb. Sometimes we need an entire series right!? Why not dream big!? :) Thanks for visiting - always appreciate that.

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  3. Oh goodness, that is a fun topic. I'll have to participate this week, too!!

    I have to echo #12. I don't own the series anymore, and would like to purchse the updated set! I think it would be fun to re-read them this fall. :)

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    1. Yay! Hope you did, Heather - and I agree. Such a fun topic.

      I own a "various" version set of Love Comes Softly, the primary of which came from my church library. Someday I wouldn't find having the prettier reprint editions because the series has lots of nostalgic memories. Hope you enjoy your reread! :)

      Thanks, as always, for visiting.

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  4. It would most definitely NOT be wrong to buy both the paperback and the hardback editions of The Wrath and the Dawn duology, they are so pretty! I personally own them in hardcover, and they are definitely worth it. The story is great, and you should give them a try!

    My TTT!

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    1. Thanks, Helle! I'm glad to know I'm not alone. They look gorgeous and I'm definitely curious about the books as a story too - I appreciate the encouragement to read this series. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  5. I've only read The Wrath and the Dawn, but it did quite enjoy it! The cover is certainly lovely! (I think I personally like the hardcover best, but the paperback is really stunning as well.)

    Thanks for stopping by Wandering Through Books!

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    1. I'm glad to know this, Kelly. I hear good things abut the series and am always excited to discover new authors. :) I like both covers so I'll confess, I'm being a bit selfish and adding both editions to the wish list. ;)

      My pleasure. Thank you for the return visit.

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  6. I really want to see what Doon is all about. Happy reading!

    Check out my TTT and my leg of the Launch Day Blitz + Giveaway of United by Melissa Landers.

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    1. Doon is lots of fun, Lauren. Plus - bonus! - now that the entire series is available, you can binge-read it. :)

      Thanks - and same to you: happy reading. Appreciate you visiting.

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  7. Hope you receive the books you want soon. Happy reading!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-id-buy-right.html

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    1. Thanks. We book nerds love our wish lists, don't we!? :)

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  8. How does one come across these ARC Classics?? I must know. ;)

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    1. I'd love to know as well, Carrie! The only place I saw them (without searching too hard) was Chapters Indigo: Here's Great Expectations and you can search "ARC Classics" to discover more. :) Hope that helps.

      As always, thanks for visiting, Carrie.

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  9. The Wrath and the Dawn is soooo good. I also just read The Crown's Game. I highly reccomend both! :)

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    1. Awesome! Thanks, Samantha. I'm so glad to read both books are good reads. Gotta' love it when we discover new reads. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  10. Yes to the Wrath and the Dawn! I've heard so many good things about it!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I have too, Krystianna. Here's hoping we both enjoy the duo in the series. :)

      Happy reading - and thanks so much for visiting.

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  11. Oh I really enjoyed The Wrath and the Dawn and the Crown's Game! Hope you do to when you get them. I have the first couple Doon books, Burning Glass, and I'm reading the Mirror King now! So many great books. I have not yet heard of this ARC classics list but I will have to check them out if they are as beautiful as you say.

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    1. Thanks so much, Eve. There never cease to be amazing and pretty books to pull us book worms in, right!? It's never a bad problem to have!

      Enjoy the Doon series and Burning Glass. I'm definitely looking forward to both and am glad to hear you like 'Dawn' and 'Game.' Thanks for sharing. Happy reading.

      ...and thank you for visiting.

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  12. Oh my, this is a fun but hard TTT because I would buy so many books with a loaded GC it would not even be funny. ;) I have to admit, I splurged and bought Wrath and the Dawn recently after winning a copy of the second. They are just SO PRETTY. Will most likely be buying Lady and the Lionheart soon too. Oh my goodness, I did not know that the Gallagher Girls series had anniversary editions!!! I’m in the same boat because I bought the whole series for my little sister’s birthday, so I probably shouldn’t buy them again but boy do I want to. #bookishprobs LOL, I have such a hard time owning a series that’s in both hardcover and paperback! They have to be the same! Glad I’m not the only one with those OCD moments. ;)

    AMAZING list, Rissi! This was really too fun!

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    1. Right!? There's a mixture of both feelings involved in putting this one together. And I agree: were I gifted a fully loaded car, it wouldn't even be funny how many books I'd snag. ;)

      Fun! Let me know what you think of The Wrath and the Dawn (to say nothing of letting me know your giveaway winning secrets!). Also, YES, you must snag The Lady and the Lionheart.

      Those Gallagher Girls editions are darn cute. I have most of the old covers, but heavens, I was tempted to buy them.

      You are not the only one, Bekah. We book nerds have lots of OCD problems, right!? ;)

      Glad you visited, as always.

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  13. The Girl From Everywhere, The Crown's Game, and Wrath are all MUSTS. I think that Reign of Shadows and Burning Glass are also ones I would buy with the big old gift card- but totally buy those others first 😉 I haven't read any of the Doon books, but the covers are pretty so who even cares, you need them! These are fabulous choices!!

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    1. YAY! Thanks so much for sharing, Shannon. I'm all the more excited now.

      'Shadows' and 'Glass' have interesting covers not to mention great synopsis' so yeah, I'd buy them.

      Right? The Doon series have pretty covers AND stories, so if you read them, enjoy! :)

      As always, I'm glad you stopped by. Always enjoy chatting with you, Shannon.

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  14. Oh goodness, if I got a FULLY LOADED giftcard, I'd go nutso in the bookstore! Buy all the books indeed!!! ;) YES to Joanne's Lady and the Lionheart. I'd buy at least a couple copies to give away! Because as you know, it is Just That Good. :D

    Lydia's pics of her classics always make me so jealous! SO so pretty.

    The Doon series fell through the cracks when I moved and I haven't gotten back to it yet. Clearly I should, yes? ;)

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    1. As would I, Kara. Depending on HOW fully loaded we're talking, I wouldn't hold myself to a mere 15 books. ;) *grabby hands*

      Joanne's latest (and all of the books I've read by here) are amazing!

      Right!? Lydia's IG feed is beautiful. She's got classy style.

      The Doon books are really fun. They've got a nice adventure pace and work really well as YA time travel books. Hope you enjoy them if/when you read, Kara. (You know, I have ARCs of the second and third books. If you'd like me to send them to you to read, I'd be glad to.)

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