Ten Books I’d Buy Right Now

Posted August 2, 2016 by Ely in Top Ten Tuesday / 15 Comments


Hello everyone, it’s me again! Michelle is still having internet troubles, so I’m still alone here. This week the TTT topic is books I’d buy right now if I had a loaded gift card. Anyway, let’s talk books!


1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’m rereading this for class right now, and I’d forgotten how much I loved it. I have the Penguin Modern Classics edition, but I’d love this snazzy one. I’d probably buy some of his other books in this design while I was at it.

2. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

I bought P&P in this gorgeous edition about a year and a half ago, and since then I’ve kind of been obsessed with them. Northanger Abbey is the only other Austen I’ve read beside P&P, but I love Henry Tilney SO MUCH. Again, if I had the money I would buy all of these.

3. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

I just recently finished this series, and I loved it! It’s one of my favourites, so I would really like to own this gorgeous edition. Just imagine how great they’d look on my shelves…

4. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I originally read this as an ebook, which means I don’t own it. It’s my goal in life to own and read every Michael Crichton book, so clearly I need to get this. I have actually almost bought it several times, but I kind of want this particular cover so it’ll match my other Crichtons.

5. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

I loved The Distance Between Us by Kasie West, so as soon as I saw this one it went on my wishlist. I love a good contemporary, and I’m definitely in the mood for one right now. I wish I already had this in my hands!

If I had a time machine I would go into the future and buy this book. I mean, not only is this by Patrick Ness (one of my favourite authors of all-time)…it’s inspired by Mrs. Dalloway (one of my new favourite books). I won’t actually be able to function properly until I own this book.

7. Nothing Tastes As Good by Claire Hennessy

This book sounds incredible, and it’s been on my radar for a little while now. And with Inge’s event for Shattering Stigmas doing up, I’ve been desperate to read some books about mental health. Also, I seem to really like Irish Literature? Thanks, Cecelia Ahern.

8. A World Without You by Beth Revis

I absolutely adore Beth Revis, so as soon as I heard about this one I was in desperate need of it. Plus, it’s a time travel mental health mix? Sign me up.

9. Smut by Karina Halle

I don’t read a whole lot of NA, but this one is a love/hate relationship in a creative writing class and explores the self-publishing industry. Am I the only one who is screaming right now?

10. Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee

I was told by someone (I don’t remember who) that this book featured a diabetic character. As a diabetic myself, that is really freaking awesome! There are hardly any books with diabetic characters, so I’m really, really excited about it.

And so we reach the end of another Top Ten Tuesday post. Are any of these on your wishlist?


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15 responses to “Ten Books I’d Buy Right Now

  1. I love that you love the His Dark Materials trilogy and actually cannot believe I own the editions that you want! I found them a couple of years ago after my latest rereading (from a library) at a Half-Priced Books They’re a little beat up though. ^_^

  2. I’m not a fan of The Great Gatsby, but I will agree that that edition of gorgeous 🙂 I haven’t read any of Kasie West’s books, but they do sounds like something I would be interested in, so I’ll definitely be adding them to my to-read list 🙂

  3. Ahhhhh Lucky Few sounds amazing then! I haven’t read any books featuring a diabetic character, so I can assume it is very rare. And you of course need to be represented <3 my little muncheroo.

    • I’ve read one, in which diabetes was mentioned maybe twice? It was mostly a way of giving the love interest ‘depth’ 🙁

  4. I really liked your list! There are quite a few on here that I would be happy to buy myself like A World Without You! A few of them I have but haven’t read yet. The Great Gatsby was pretty good as well 😉