Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “Books I refuse to let anyone touch”, and this could be interpreted in different ways – “books so bad I refuse to let anyone read them”; “my favorites books I wouldn’t let to anyone” or, something I decided to talk about today – “the most gorgeous books I refuse to let anyone touch with their greasy fingers!”
I don’t own that many beautiful hardcover books because (A) Paperbacks are way cheaper and (B) I don’t really care to collect all the hardcovers. I mostly pick up the books I’m really interested in over the pretty covers. But if I would have an unlimited budget for my book shopping sprees, I’d definitely get all those gorgeous hardcovers I always drool over at the book shops!
LET’S TAKE A LOOT AT THE 10 MOST GORGEOUS BOOKS I OWN AND WILL NEVER LEND TO ANYONE:
«Circe» by Madeleine Miller. (in hardcover!) This is by far the most beautiful book I own. It has all attributes to win the beauty book contest – bright and shine dust jacket, beautiful print on the actual cover, light orange insides with a map! (that featured on my Instagram next week *wink wink*).
«The Bear and the Nightingale» by Katherine Arden. Or better, all three books in that series! I first discovered «The Bear and the Nightingale» through NetGalley when I was lucky enough to receive the E-Arc of it. After devouring it and falling in love with Vasya and cold Rus’, I immediately ordered the actual hardcover because it was so beautiful. The Publisher didn’t disappoint and kept up with the same illustration theme for all three books!
The first three Illustrated Editions of Harry Potter. Of course, I couldn’t resist the pull to purchase new HP book editions. Hopefully, the 4th one will come out this year to add to my collection. I haven’t read them, and I don’t think I will. But I’d love to have more bookshelf space to put them up on display.
«Pax» by Sarah Pennypacker. This book is very precious to me. First of all, its the most heart-wrenching story (I bawled during the entire time I was reading it) and secondly, look at the beautiful cover illustration! I’d like to have this poster framed on my bedroom wall.
«The Nest» by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. I first saw this book in PerusePrejoect youtube video and fell in love with the color and art of this book. This was one of the books I bought solely based on the cover. The story does sound appealing, but the cover sold it to me!
«The Fantastic Beasts Screenplay» yet another book to put on display. The shiny gold foil and deep blue color always catch my eye.
At the beginning of this post, I said I don’t have that many books I bought because of the cover, and by the end, we found at least 2 that were pure cover buys. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯