Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It combines what I love most in this world into one—lists, books, and blogging. It couldn’t be any better suited for me! Today I’m going to be talking about the books I would buy this instant if someone handed me a fully loaded gift card. Let’s get started!
1. All the Barnes and Noble Classics
Yes, this really does count as one book (in this imaginary world where someone hands me a gift card for no apparent reason). I’ve always wanted to read all the classics like Great Expectations and Guliver’s Travels but I’ve never wanted to spend too much money at once since it’s a pretty big investment.
2. Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
I tried to read this book at the dinner table when I was about 10 and my brother thought I couldn’t. I read one page and deemed it boring. I have since changed my mind and have decided to give it another chance. (Thank God.)
3. You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
I loved her in Supernatural, and I know I’ll love her book. It chronicles her life and her rise to stardom. It claims to be incredibly funny and inspirational, just like her.
4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This science-fiction book tells the story of a player in OASIS, a virtual universe with thousands of worlds, who is trying to find and egg that has been hiden by the creator of OASIS. If one finds the egg, they win the creator’s fortune and control of OASIS. This is extremely different from many of the books I usually read and seems like just the thing to spice up my bookshelf.
5.The Martian by Andy Weir
One of my great friends said he flew through this in like three days. Nothing makes me want to read a good book like an amazing recommendation. The book features an astronaut that’s been stranded on Mars and has to survive on his own creating shelter, growing food and providing water for himself.
6. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
If the writer of Grey’s Anatomy writes a book, I will read that book. She spent a year saying yes to every opportunity, and this is the catalogue of that year.
7. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
My friend wrote a research paper on the difference between novels and movies when we were in high school and A Clockwork Orange was on her list. Ever since I heard her talk about the dystopian novel featuring a violent teen and state authorities, I knew I wanted to read it.
8. I am Having so Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum
This funny love story is all about appreciating what you have and realizing that you have the power to make the grass greener on your side. I think it’s fun to read books like this and can’t wait to get my hands on it.
9. Another Day by David Leviathan
I read the original Everyday which features a person who doesn’t inhabit his own body, but the bodies of others every day — and it’s never the same body. It’s all about the day he finds someone to fall in love with. I was really hesitant to pick up Another Day until one of my friends said it was amazing, which was all I needed to convince me to put it on my TBR list.
10. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Ever since I found out Anna Kendrick was writing a book (about a week ago) I knew I wanted to read it. I think she’s an amazing actress and person, and I can’t wait to see what she had to share with the world.
What books would you like to get your hands on right now? Let me know in the comments below?