Top 10 Tuesdays: Bookish Wishes

This week’s prompt included a request for us to post a link to our wishlists, if we want to, in case people wanted to grant your wish. Theoretically I’d love to do that but I can’t really see how to do that without having my address publicly available, which seems risky. I’m not expecting anyone to buy me anything, but I thought it would be fun anyway for people to see more of the kinds of books on my list. I can’t really complain since I’ve already bought a ton of books this year, but there are still a few that I’ve been waiting to get that are just too expensive! I don’t know if it’s because of the pandemic or something, but I’ve found the cost of new books has just skyrocketed in the past year or so. New hardcover thrillers tend to be $36, and hardcover YA books are anywhere from $22-27. Even paperback books tend to be in the $20 range. I’m lucky enough to be in a position where I can afford to buy a lot of books, but even then, the cost sometimes puts me off. I hate the idea of paying close to $40 for a single book, even if I would be able to afford that. The other downside of buying so many of the books I want myself is that I don’t have too much left on my wishlist for when my birthday comes up this fall. I’ve been pretty actively buying all of my most anticipated books this year already, so it leaves some of the ones that I’m less excited for leftover. Obviously I’d be grateful for any gift I get, but it still feels a bit weird.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

For this week’s post, I decided to list the 10 books on my wishlist that I’m most excited for (even if they are super expensive since I specifically want the hardcovers!) and hopefully they will drop in price a bit soon so I can actually pick them up. I also decided to limit myself to the books that are already out or that are coming out very soon, since many of the others will likely make it onto my Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of the Year which is coming up pretty soon.

1) The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

2) Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater

3) He Started It and For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing

4) Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

5) This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

6) Perfect On Paper by Sophie Gonzales

7) Any of the books in the Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir (except for the first book, which I already have)

8) The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James (preferably hardcover, but only the paperback seems to exist)

9) Survive the Night and The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

10) Dear Justyce by Nic Stone


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