Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read That I Still Don’t Own?!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library.” I usually buy books I really enjoy, but sometimes I’m waiting for a really good deal or fool myself into thinking I already own them. At some point I would like to own the following books, but technically I’m on a book buying ban, so it won’t be anytime soon. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – I’ve read more Adam Silvera books than I own and the one I do own is the one I haven’t even read yet. I’ve failed.

2. A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano – I’ve technically bought this book, but it was a gift for my niece. I’ve had it in my online cart for months and months, but haven’t bought it yet.

3. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older – I really want to revisit this series and continue it, but I feel like I have a better chance of doing so if I actually owned the first.

4. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco – I have a Bone Witch ARC and own the hardback for the sequel. I really want to own the first in hardback so the series can match on my shelf, but last time I checked it was no longer available 😦

5. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero – This is one of my favorite books by a Latinx author, but despite this, I don’t own it. What a shame.

6. Sadie by Courtney Summers – I think because I’ve heard so many good things about the audio, it has me hesitant to buy the physical novel when I could purchase the audio instead.

7. The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan– One of the most underrated novels I’ve ever read, The Hollow Girl deserves all the praise and my money. Maybe I’ll gift myself this one for Christmas…or Halloween.

8. The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork – One of the first YA books I read by a Latinx writer that really stuck with me, I don’t know why I haven’t purchased a copy for my personal library.

9. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour – The was a such sad but beautiful novel. I really wish I would have bought the hardcover, but it looks like I will end up settling for the paperback.

10. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire – I’ve only read the first two in the novella series, but I adore them and am hoping to own them at some point. But I can also see the publisher redesigning these covers in the future, so maybe I’ll wait just a little longer.

Which book do you wish you had purchased when you read it?  Any book you wish you owned but is now hard to find? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read That I Still Don’t Own?!

  1. Well as I want to read in English and don’t have any library lending them in ly country I have to buy them all! So I would end up with zero for this post!

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  2. I feel like I’ve seen the ‘Doorway’ books on lots of lists at various different points, but I’ve never really looked into them. Love the titles and the interesting cover design though! 🙂

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  3. Oh I like this twist. I also buy most of the stuff I want, so I had no idea what to do for this one – I just did something entirely different. I’m excited you talked about The Hollow because it’s been by my bed forever and I keep meaning to read it and now I’m bumping it right up to the top for being read in Sept or Oct! I had a good feeling about it but now I’m extra excited.

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  4. I looked, and a new hardcover copy of The Bone Witch is expensive! The cheapest I could find was $61. Amazon has used hardcovers in good condition for a decent price though (through 3rd party sellers). I know how it is to want pretty matching hardcovers though. I love it when my parents buy me books for Christmas, but sometimes they send me a paperback when it’s a series I’m trying to get in hardback.

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      1. As long as you pick one that has a lot of reviews and a good reputation, you’re usually pretty safe ordering from them. You can usually find one in good condition (which is important to me for a lot of books).

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  5. I don’t own any of these but you did remind me I want to read Hollow Girl eventually. My husband is really good about asking me what books I want for Christmas and then he goes to the bookstore and hands them my list. It’s no surprise but I get what I want 🙂 I tried one year telling him to just pick a few off the list but he bought the list anyway. Hope you get copies of these soon!

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  6. It’s terrible that I own Bone Witch, More Happy Than Not, and Gabi a Girl in Pieces, but I’ve yet to read them! I know, I need to get to reading them! I hope you get to own copies of these books!

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