TTT: Ten Books I’d Buy with an Unlimited Book Budget

Posted August 2, 2016 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Link Up / 9 Comments

Unlimited money for books. It’s what every book lover dreams about, right? Just last month I published a post describing my dream library, so I was all set to continue fantasizing about more books when this Top Ten Tuesday prompt came up. In fact, I’ve been saving books on my Amazon wishlist for ages, so I just had to pop over and see which ones I wanted most. Here’s my dream book haul master list!

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Ten Books I’d Buy with an Unlimited Book Budget

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Unicorns are Jerks

Why not start with something a little unconventional? I saved this coloring book a while back to send to my best friend. Because who doesn’t want to color a generally inconsiderate unicorn? 😉

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Locke & Key

This is an audiobook of the Locke & Key graphic novels. Though I haven’t read the originals, I was intrigued the plot summary, and I was sold when I saw that Kate Mulgrew voices one of the main characters (she plays one of my favorite Star Trek captains— Captain Janeway forever!).

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This Savage Song

I haven’t read anything by Victoria Schwab, but I’ve seen bloggers reviewing This Savage Song all over the place. And it sounds fantastic! The book’s combo of monsters, intrigue, and danger piqued my interest. Plus, the idea of music that literally steals souls sounds awesome-scary!

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Carve the Mark

Sure, this book hasn’t been released yet, but in my magical land of unlimited book money, I like to imagine I’d have access to not-yet-published books too. I really enjoyed Divergent, so I bounced around my house when I found out Veronica Roth was coming out with another book. I’m also intrigued by the unique twist on powered characters. Instead of superpowers making the main characters feel unstoppable, Akos and Cyra’s capabilities make them susceptible to the power of others. Buying this one for sure!

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The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Tales

I HAD to add this one to the list. It has a turnip princess! Plus I’ve reread the classic fairy tales so many times that it would be nice to have some “new old ones” to give me my fix without turning to modern retellings.
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Smaller and Smaller Circles

What first caught my attention about this book is that the two main characters are priests. I feel like no one writes MC priests anymore! Plus, I love a good murder mystery, and this one came highly regarded. It’s not super long (clocking in at 368 pages), making it a great summer read.
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The Passenger

This book is a combo of two genres I love: historical fiction and paranormal/sci-fi! The idea of men trapped on a submarine with a dangerous supernatural force sounds deliciously spooky. Maybe a good Halloween read?

Jane Steele

I’m not big into the writing styles of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, but a reimagining of Jane Eyre as a serial killer caught my attention. It’s a running joke in my house that I was only able to finish Pride and Prejudice by reading the zombie version, so maybe dark retellings of classic romances are just my jam. 😉
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Infomocracy

 This sci-fi dystopia novel caught my attention because of its focus on the power of politics and the potential outcomes of the Information Age. Plus, I love that it follows the stories of three characters with opposing goals, all of whom are involved with a different part of the political machine.
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The Creeping Shadow

 I LOVED the first three Lockwood & Co. books, and they just keep getting better. The characters are believable and lovable, the ghosts scary and mysterious, and the danger real. I’ve had this one on my must-buy list ever since it was first announced last year. It doesn’t come out until September, but I’ve waited this long. I suppose one more month won’t kill me! 😉

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What books are on YOUR wishlist?

 

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9 responses to “TTT: Ten Books I’d Buy with an Unlimited Book Budget

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Ohhh these sounds AWESOME. I’m totally intrigued by the submarine one, but also terrified??? Being like trapped underwater with dark supernatural forces? Noooooo THANKYOU. XD (But still would make epic reading!) And omg This Savage Song is BRILLIANT. Absolutely brilliant!! *flails about it for a gazillion years* I think VE Schwab can do no wrong these days omg. :’)

    • Yeah, I think the claustrophobia of being on a submarine makes The Passenger sound super extra scary! 🙂

      I wish my library had an audio book of Savage Song! I’m way behind on my reading since I had the brilliant idea of trying to read three huge books at one time (The Federalist Papers, Arabian Nights, and Moby Dick). So I’m afraid I won’t get to it for AGES unless I find a version I can listen to. Then again, it’s come so highly recommended by everyone, I may just go on Audible and buy it!

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