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.
How it works: Each Tuesday will be assigned a topic and then you post your top ten list that fits it. Feel free to add your own spin on the topic to make it work for you! For me, I’m not sure the type of spin I want to put on it, so for now I’ll post fairly straight-forward responses.
I put this month’s topics at the bottom of the post, but you can find the whole list on the host blog. If you don’t have a blog, you’re welcome to participate using other social media or even by putting your list in the comments.
This Week’s Topic: Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library (Maybe you received an ARC or borrowed from a friend/the library and loved it so much you wanted your own! Or maybe you read it in one format and wanted another format, like you read it in ebook and wanted a physical copy to display on your shelves or you read it the paperback and would love to re-read it on audio. Change this TTT title to fit your post best!) (Submitted by Alecia @ The Staircase Reader)
I ended up buying both this novel and the sequel, Tear Down the Throne, after receiving both as ARCs.
After completing the sequel, WIldbound, I ended up loving the series and bought copies of both.
While I did not receive the first as an ARC, I received the sequels beginning with the second, Love Not At First Sight. I have since bought all of them.
I received an ARC of the sequel, Redemptor, and went back to read the intro novel first. After reading both, I ended up buying both novels.
I received both this novel and its sequel as review copies at the same time. After completing the sequel, The Forgotten Kingdom, I ended up purchasing physical copies of both.
I loved the first novel and after receiving the sequel, The Ballad of Never After, as an ARC, I made sure to purchase a physical copy.
I received the sequel, Our Violent Ends, as an ARC and loved both enough to buy the physical copies of each.
Before even reading the final novel, I bought copies of this series after enjoying the sequel, Curse of the Celts.
While I loved this first novel, it was after reading the second, A Dance With Magic, where I decided to buy copies of the series.
For this series, I actually received the ARC for the third novel, The Court of Secrets, and then went to read ebooks for the first two novels. After completing the trilogy, I bought physical copies of all three novels.
- September 6:
Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library (Maybe you received an ARC or borrowed from a friend/the library and loved it so much you wanted your own! Or maybe you read it in one format and wanted another format, like you read it in ebook and wanted a physical copy to display on your shelves or you read it the paperback and would love to re-read it on audio. Change this TTT title to fit your post best!) (Submitted by Alecia @ The Staircase Reader)
- September 13: Books with Geographical Terms in the Title (for example: mountain, island, latitude/longitude, ash, bay, beach, border, canyon, cape, city, cliff, coast, country, desert, epicenter, hamlet, highway, jungle, ocean, park, sea, shore, tide, valley, etc. For a great list, click here!) (Submitted by Lisa of Hopewell)
- September 20: Books On My Fall 2022 To-Read List
- September 27: Typographic Book Covers (Book covers with a design that is all or mostly all words. You can also choose to do books with nice typography if that’s easier!) (Submitted by Mareli @ Elza Reads)
Happy first Tuesday in September!
For this week’s topic, I decided to feature ARCs that made me want to buy actual copies of the novels. To help me narrow down my list, I included novels where I bought the novels after reading a copy of an ARC of the sequel. While some of the series I loved after the second or third novels made me want to actually spend money on them, some of the others I wanted to buy from the beginning and ended up buying later on.
How about you? How did you interpret this week’s topic?