Top Ten Books I’d Buy THIS Second…

What would you buy if someone suddenly gave you a gift card to your favorite bookstore!? This might seem an easy question, but believe me, it’s not! I’m already quite the kid in the candy store when it’s my own money, but the second I get a gift card, my measly list goes out the window and I grab all the books I’ve been waiting, and waiting to buy. Most are books I’ve already read that I know I’ll read again, some are simply for the beautiful cover design, and of course, there’d be a few books bought on a whim (those aisle ends are always right on point!). What would you buy??

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Not only a beautiful book cover, the story is one of the best I’ve ever read. Beautifully written, with unique and heartfelt characters, this will be a novel I’ll read again and again.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Hands down, the best series I’ve read this year. Wait, make that ever. Thank you Sarah J. Maas for opening my eyes to the wonderful world of fantasy and new adult genres.


The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

While not my favorite novel, the cover is gorgeous, especially the spine!


We, the Drowned by Carsten Jenson

I just cannot make it through the audio version, with a dreamy narration and too many characters to count, and at 688 pages to boot, I’m going to need my own copy. Not to mention, the cover is absolutely amazing!!


Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Another WWII novel that’s been on my TBR for way too long! Plus, it’s rumored to beย  series in the making… I’d have to buy it!


The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

One of my favorite reads from last year and an insta-classic. You bet it’s on my list!


The Major Works of Charles Dickens

This has been on my list forever! Dickens will always be one of my favorite (if not most favorite) author. His stories are beautiful and timeless, especially A Tale of Two Cities.


The Hike by Drew Magary

This novel is strange and unique, and I’m sure I’d see it on the new shelf and grab it the second I walked in the door.


The Muse by Jessie Burton

Possibly one of the most anticipated novels of the summer, I’m still waiting for my local library to acquire its copies…and even then I’m pretty far down on the wait list. I really should just buy a copy already!

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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’d Buy THIS Second…

  1. Great list! I have All the Light We Cannot See on my list too! I love Charles Dickens and have read many of his major works but not all. I’m still working on that.
    The Muse sounds like a fascinating read. Just added it to my TBR list! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Trisha Jenn Loehr says:

    You have some seriously beautiful covers in this list! All the Light We Cannot See is one of my favourite reads – so gorgeous. And ACOTAR and ACOMAF are fabulous! And the Goldfinch – I tried it first in audio and had to switch to print. Such a crazy story. The other books you’ve listed are definitely being added to my TBR for their covers alone. Thanks!


  3. rhoffnagle says:

    I think I have to find The Court of Mist and Fury somewhere. I keep seeing it pop up! I’m in the middle of the Red Queen series right now. Have you read that?


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