Top Ten Tuesday #33

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

This week’s prompt is “Books I Love So Much I Bought a Personal Copy for my Library.” My library isn’t huge, but it isn’t small either. A lot of the books I have are ones I haven’t even read yet. LOL. However, there are quite a few that I bought because I loved them so much. Here are my top ten choices:

What about you? Which books did you love so much you had to buy a copy for your library? Do we have any in common?

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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  1. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    I’ve loved several of those and want to read a couple more of them. There are special books that I pick up to re-read certain parts or the ending.

  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    I have physical copies of the Twilight series of my shelf, too. I can’t imagine ever reading the series again (in fact, I’m sure I won’t), but for some reason I keep hanging on to them. πŸ™‚

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      My copies of the Twilight Saga are all signed by Stephenie Meyer. They’re well-loved. I still reread the series and/or watch the movies every few years. It and Harry Potter are what got me reading. They’ll always have a special place in my heart. πŸ˜€

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    I didn’t love Dune but I do like a lot of the covers for that series. that one in particular is awesome. Dr seuss also πŸ™‚

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Ha ha! πŸ˜€ I bet a lot of people would say their library is perfectly complete without Twilight. It’s okay, though. Those of us who love it can enjoy it for what it is.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That’s awesome that you donated it when you moved back home. Books are the hardest things to move. They take up so much space and are so heavy! πŸ˜€ I hope you do get the books you want back on your shelves!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I totally understand. There are so many books I know I’ll like that I just haven’t read yet. I don’t know why, but I haven’t. LOL. πŸ˜€

  4. BonnieReadsAndWrites
    BonnieReadsAndWrites says:

    I haven’t read the Dune books, but I’ve seen the movie and I just purchased the box set of books for my husband. I also enjoyed Twilight. Team Jacob. Edenbrooke looks really good.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’ve actually only read the first Dune book. It’s my all-time favorite book and because it’s on such a high pedestal, I don’t want to possibly ruin it by reading what could be (probably not) a subpar series. LOL. That’s an inside look at my neuroses. πŸ˜€

      I’m Team Edward. I like Jacob, just not for Bella, lol. Not necessarily for Renesme either, but I can get on board with that if I think of Renesme being in her late teens. πŸ˜€

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Leah! πŸ˜€ The Bear and the Nightingale and its sequels are definitely faves too. I love the characters and the world-building in them so much!

  5. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    So many great books. I read Midnight Library earlier this year and I already want to read it again. Same with Anxious People.

  6. Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
    Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) says:

    I bought Twilight before I owned a Kindle, so I have the series on my shelf as well. I don’t have Anxious People, but I did buy it for my mom. I could inherit it back someday. These are both great additions to your shelf!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I also had Twilight before I owned a Kindle. The first time I read it, though, I borrowed it from a friend. I bought it a week later, lol. Now, I have a Kindle version and audiobook version. πŸ˜‚

      I also love that you bought Anxious People for your mom. That’s definitely a book I like to recommend to the other readers in my life. πŸ˜€

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Louise! πŸ˜€ I love Green Eggs and Ham too. I honestly love all of Dr. Seuss’ books. Fox in Socks in my favorite, though, because it’s so much fun to read aloud.

  7. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits
    Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits says:

    I still need to read The Bear and the Nightingale! Though I don’t own a copy yet, and I’ve been trying to decide what format to get it in. I guess I should just pick one, and then buy multiple if I decide I need more copies later. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Mareli! πŸ˜€ It’s still in progress, but I’m loving the new look too. I hope you enjoy The Bear and the Nightingale as much as I do. I love the characters and world-building in that one so much.

  8. Georgia
    Georgia says:

    I keep forgetting that I want to see if my local library has any Matt Haig books, so thank you for the reminder. And I loved Twilight as a younger reader

  9. Dini @ dinipandareads
    Dini @ dinipandareads says:

    I bought a copy of The Flatshare before I even read it because it just sounded *so* good and I wasn’t wrong. Definitely a fave 😍 I had a copy of TBATN and loved it so much that I bought one of the special editions of it and although it cost a whole lot, it was worth it cos they’re stunning. Great list! πŸ˜ƒ

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed THE FLATSHARE. It was my favorite read last year. I’m also glad you loved TBATN. It’s such a great series. I love the characters and world-building. I’d love to get my hands on one of the special editions. πŸ˜€

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