Top Ten Tuesday – No Touchy! No Touch!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. As a self-professed bibliophile and collector of books, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday gave me a pretty good chuckle. I immediately thought how do I even begin to answer this

Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

As of this writing, I currently have 486 books and I can probably tell how each one came into my possession and why. Each and every one of them holds a special place in my heart and that is why I have such a hard time parting with any of them.

I have had the pleasure/misfortune of lending books to others. Either, I’ve never gotten the book back or they’ve been returned to me in such deplorable condition, I’ve instructed the borrower to keep it and to buy me a new copy.

So, having said that. I will have to say that the vast majority of my books are off limits.

The reason these are off limits is that I love the covers or procuring it was a biatch.

  1. Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  4. Binti Omnibus by Nnedi Okorafor
  5. Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  6. The Good Immigrant by
  7. The Decameron by Giovanni Bocaccio
  8. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  9. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
  10. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I’m still looking for a          I felt like the luckiest girl            100% Cover Love
Middle-English                      alive when I spotted this

I literally had to go across the pond      This. Cover. Is.
to get the red sprayed. Thanks, Liz!         Amazing.

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – No Touchy! No Touch!

  1. Sammie @ The Writerly Way May 22, 2019 / 2:47 pm

    *whistles* That’s quite a collection of books! I’m afraid to count mine. I’m not sure I’d like the number lol. I’ve had the same experience with lending books as you’ve had, sadly. Mostly, I just never get them back. Love the cover for Pride, and all the Binti covers are so pretty! Have you seen the cover for Children of Virtue and Vengeance yet?! It’s even prettier than the first one (and I didn’t know that was possible).

    Here’s my TTT post.

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    • The Broken Spine May 22, 2019 / 10:54 pm

      I keep a spreadsheet now because I have the unfortunate pleasure of buying multiples, then having to return them.

      Ues, I have seen the cover of Children of Virtue and Vengence and it is gorgeous. I can’t wait for it to be released. And if they do a sprayed pages edition for it, I’m acquiring that one too. #BookNerdProblems

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      • Sammie @ The Writerly Way May 23, 2019 / 7:14 am

        Oooh, that makes sense. 🙂 I can totally understand that. I have to do that with Kindle (since I have a large Kindle collection and I sometimes go to re-buy things I already own). I just never thought of having to do it for physical books. Makes sense!

        Ha, the good sort of problems to have. 😉 I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book, so I probably won’t buy it, but man, I just want that cover on a poster. xD

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  2. Marti (Bookish Treats) May 22, 2019 / 12:58 am

    I love the Children of Blood and Bone editions you have! I understand the stress that comes when lending books to people, and totally agree.

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  3. Caitlin Stern May 21, 2019 / 11:34 pm

    I loaned a friend my complete Hitchhiker’s Guide, and he lost the dust jacket, so he bought me a shiny stamped hardcover I actually like better. 😉 My TTT

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    • The Broken Spine May 22, 2019 / 12:19 am

      That’s great when you get an even better copy. But it’s just so annoying when others don’t take care of your stuff like you do.

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      • Caitlin Stern May 23, 2019 / 12:12 am

        Agreed. He took the dust jacket off to keep it safe, and it vanished.


  4. lydiaschoch May 21, 2019 / 7:25 pm

    Yes, there is definitely something to be said for a book with a pretty cover!

    My TTT.

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