Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want to Own

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I modified this week’s prompt to include books I’d like to own.

Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library (perhaps you checked it out, borrowed it from a friend, received it for review, etc. and want to own it yourself.) (Submitted by Annemieke @ A Dance with Books)

  1. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas is on my TBR. I enjoyed The Hate U Give and she’s an author that I think I want to stick with
  2. Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee – I’m currently reading this now. Not sure I want to own it, but I do want to own just for the cover art. It’s gorgeous
  3. I Am Enough by Grace Byers is one I’d like to own because I mean WOW just look at that cover. I also love the story and the artwork inside
  4. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera is one I checked out from the library for Pride Month and want to own it to continue by LGBTQIA+ diversification
  5. The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa – I tried to get an ARC of this but to no avail. The premise of this sounds really interesting. Remembering is a crime. What the what!?
  6. 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak – First of all there’s a character named Tequilla. Second of all the premise of this book is   how the main character’s consciousness ebbs and flows for 10 minutes 38 seconds prior to her death
  7. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead – I absolutely loved this book. There were gut punches throughout. It was an emotionally hard read, but the writing was exceptional
  8. The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty – Well, in my world it only makes sense. I have The City of Brass, which is the first in the trilogy and I really can’t stand having incomplete series
  9. The Deep by Rivers Solomon – I loved An Unkindness of Ghosts and I feel they are an author I’d like to stick with and it will help expand the LGBTQIA+ part of my library

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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want to Own

  1. Devour Books with Dana August 30, 2019 / 12:49 pm

    I really need to read On The Come Up. I just recently read THUG and it was amazing!!


  2. susanblogginboutbooks August 27, 2019 / 2:09 pm

    I saw I AM ENOUGH at Barnes & Noble the other day and *almost* bought it. My daughter is adopted and bi-racial, so I get excited any time I see a book with someone on the cover who looks like her. She’s 10, so a little old for picture books, but I’m still tempted to by it. It looks incredible.

    Happy TTT!



    • The Broken Spine August 27, 2019 / 2:15 pm

      Oh my gosh, Susan definitely buy it. I’m buying it for myself. For me it’s not about it being a picture book. It’s the message and the illustrations.


  3. Book Admirer August 27, 2019 / 9:36 am

    I had to read “The Nickel Boys” for book club and so happy that I decided to purchase the book. It was so good. I plan to read “On the Come Up” soon. “The Hate U Give” is another book I purchased and so glad that I did. I have no doubts that many of the book clubs I am in will end up reading it. It was so powerful and brought a whole new perspective to this controversial issue.


  4. lydiaschoch August 27, 2019 / 8:10 am

    I really need to read The Nickel Boys soon. It sounds great.

    My TTT.


  5. Astilbe August 27, 2019 / 6:52 am

    I’d like to own On the Come Up, too.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.


  6. Diana August 27, 2019 / 6:32 am

    Great list! I completely agree with you regarding “The Nickel Boys” – it is such a perfect, powerful book. I am also amazed how some people got an ARC for “The Memory Police”. I think I spotted two or three bloggers on wordpress who do not have that many followers but got this ARC. I so wanted it to. I cannot wait to read “Everything Here is Beautiful”, too. It is high on my TBR list.


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