The Top 10 Books I’d Buy Today with a Loaded Gift Card

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card. I’m usually very well-restrained when it comes to gift card usage. I try to stretch it out thin and really only get I want. So if you gave me a gift card today, chances are I’d make it last until January. However, let’s pretend for this prompt today that I am going to waltz right into a bookstore that has available for me all the books I could possibly want and I get 10 right on the spot. (I’m saying a bookstore over Amazon because (1) it’s more fun to buy books in bookstores and (2) so I don’t have to wait ten years for them to ship to me since I’m not a Prime member.) In no particular order…

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West


I usually wait to get Kasie West books from the library or buy an ebook of hers when it’s cheap, but this cover! If I saw it in store while I had a loaded gift card, you’d better believe I’d pick it up.

All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


I’ve been buying The Naturals books as the paperbacks come out, but I’m tired of waiting for All In! If I have a loaded gift card with me, I’m all in for buying this one!

The Book Thief (Anniversary Edition) by Markus Zusak


Once upon a time I loaned my copy of The Book Thief, only for it to never be returned. So I would totally gift myself with this anniversary edition with the better cover anyway!

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedwig


I’ve been interested in this one for a little while.

Shades of Milk & Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal


I’ve been interested in this for a while because of the Writing Excuses podcast, and my interest level went up even more when Charlene recommended it so highly. Why haven’t I gotten this yet?!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne


No, I don’t have this yet. I’m actually kind of waiting to see if I want to read it. The Deathly Hallows was just perfect to me. But if I’m already buying a bunch of books, I don’t think I would pass this one up.

The Anatomy of a Story by John Truby


One of my writing friends has highly recommended this one, so a loaded gift card is good motivation to finally check it out.

Starflight by Melissa Landers


This one sounds fun and worth checking out.

Something from the Jane Austen Vintage Edition Collection


Even though I technically own all the Austen novels, I want to collect all the Jane Austen books in this vintage collection, so I would go ahead and treat myself to at least one with the gift card!

The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove


I’ve really been meaning to look into this one for a while now.

Have you read any of these? What would you buy with a loaded gift card?

24 Responses to The Top 10 Books I’d Buy Today with a Loaded Gift Card

  1. I haven’t read any of these except Pride and Prejudice but I definitely want to buy P.S. I Like You and The Glass Sentence. Ah, I always have a ton of books I want to buy but for now, I’d go for Mistborn trilogy and print editions of Lumatere Chronicles.

  2. I’ve gone back and forth on reading “Shades of Milk and Honey” — I first discovered it a few years ago it when I participated in a writing event called LetterMo started up by the author and then I never got around to it, and I think I’ve taken it off my to-read list entirely. But maybe someday I’ll pick it up.

    I’m actually on a quest right now to buy a pretty copy of “Pride and Prejudice” for my first time reading it, and I’ve looked at that edition you have here. I love the cover, but I just soooo wish it were hardback!

    • When I decided to read P&P back in college, I picked up a Dover Thrift edition that is kind of pretty, but I definitely bought it for the price more than the looks. Of course, I think there are so many better options out there now for Jane Austen book covers than there were whenever I picked it up about 10ish years ago,

    • I was near B&N on release day and thought about it, but I wanted to hear more about it! I’ve seen some mixed things, but mostly positive. Hope you’re able to grab a copy soon!

  3. Some great choices here – I picked up my copy of the Cursed Child last Sunday and honestly it’s only made me want to see the play more.

    I’ve not heard of She Is Not Invisible, but I read other books by Marcus Sedgwick that I really enjoyed, so I might have to add that one to my wishlist too.

    Great list!

  4. I just finished P.S. I LikeYou (library copy) and I think it’s her cutest book so far 🙂 I might have “accidentally” reread a few parts a couple of times.

    I’m also not interested in The Cursed Child. Deathly Hallows was a good ending and I’ve read a couple of reviews that made me think I’d be more interested if it focused one new or secondary characters instead of pulling in the original characters the way she did. The world is strong enough to support different stories and a multitude of characters (like Star Wars).

  5. I had “P.S. I Like You” preordered from Amazon, so I already have a copy, now I just need to read it. I also own a couple of the “Jane Austen Vintage” editions. They’re so pretty, and of course, we like our bookshelves to be full of “pretty,” right!? 🙂 Great list!

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