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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Have Read That I Would Like In My Personal Library

Top Ten Tuesdays were started by That Artsy Reader Girl.  Check out her blog HERE

Today's Top Ten is books I would like in my personal library.

Hmmmmm.  This is an interesting category.  I do tend to buy books that I really, really like.  If it is something that was at least a 4 1/2 to 5 level for me - I usually buy it.  And right now I am buying a book that takes place in every country in the world to make a book shelf of those.  So that it taking up some significant funds.

So I am going to spin this just a bit.  I am going to go with "Fancy" copies of books that I would like to have in my library.  I am starting a collection of leather bounds, and those I am picking and chosing on a slow bases so I can get high quality books for the permanent shelf.

1) Edgar Allan Poe Collected Works:

Look at this beauty.  I am a big Poe fan, and I am looking forward to having this one on my shelf.  I own a few leather bounds of short stories/poems of other authors, and this one will go very nicely with those.

2) Moby Dick

I read this story quite a bit ago, but I really want the leather bound classics for the permanent shelf.  I am hoping a pretty book will make my kids want to read it.  Yes?  Probably not

3) The Phantom Of The Opera

Great book  and even greater musical on broadway.  This is a definitely for the shelf

4) The Wizard of Oz

I have read all the novels wtih my son a few years ago, and we really enjoyed the story.  It is so much more in depth than you realize, so if you have not read it - you should.

5) Les Miserables

There is no doubt this is an incredible classic.  Unbearably sad?  YES.  And not my favorite musical on Broadway.  (so depressing.  Ridiculously so).  But I do want the story on my shelf.

6) Jurassic Park

An extremely talented author and an incredible story.  Looking forward to this one being up on the shelf.

7)  To Kill A Mockingbird

I have read this book many times over the years, but have never owned even the paperback copy.  When I saw this beautiful leather bound hard back?  I put it on the list of must haves.

8) Gray's Anatomy

Okay - I know this is a weird one, but look at this gorgeous book.  I am a nurse and this one is a must have for the shelf.  Even if I am the only one who ever dares to open it

9)  The Devine Comedy

I am putting this one on the list even though I have yet to read the whole thing.  this book is an incredibly hard read in my opinion.  So I put it down and am saving it for later.  I did buy a cliffs notes book to go along with the read, and I think a beautiful leather version might push me to finish it.

10) Little Women

I love this story.  And again - it is one I have never owned, but read.  I think a leather bound is exactly what the shelf calls for.

So that is my list!  What would you put on yours?


  1. I love the Barnes and Noble leather editions!! I too hope their prettiness will someday entice my own little reader lol, I have to say every Black Friday I hit up their pretty editions to add to my collection lol

  2. Gray's anatomy was based on a book ?! Is that it ?! I honestly had no idea xd All of thoses covers are so pretty - I however haven't read any of thoses. (yep, even the wizard of Oz.. wierd, eh?)

  3. I love the B&N Collector's Editions, and have been slowly adding more of them into my collection. The Poe one is probably next on my list, my complete works is paperback and a MESS.

  4. Oh I've always loved the gorgeous leatherbound collection books! I have Wicked/Son of a Witch, Snow Queen and other Winter Tales, and Treasure Island, and I've read all of them except Wicked. :) They definitely make them more interesting and fun to read.