This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection. I received a few books for Christmas that I wanted and I also acquired a secondhand via the library recently.
Beowulf: A Commentary and Translation and The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún by J.R.R. Tolkien: My dad got me both of these for Christmas and I’m excited to read them. I’ve found that when it comes to Tolkien books I’d rather own them so I can take my time reading through the dense parts.
William Shakespeare’s Avengers by Ian Doescher: I’ve probably checked my library’s catalog for this book daily for weeks, but nobody has it. So it was a nice surprised to get this as a Christmas present from my brother-in-law. I completely forgot I added it to a book wishlist that my husband passed along to him. The art is fantastic.
The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan, Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, and Persuasion by Jane Austen: My husband bought me these books so I was able to complete two series. The Persuasion copy is the Thomas Nelson seasons edition, which was on my wishlist last month.
All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman: So this showed up in the mail recently and I have no idea where it came from. I’m assuming I entered some kind of giveaway and won, which is cool.
Sherwood by Meagan Spooner, Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, Descendant of the Crane by Joan He, and Stealing Home by Becky Wallace: I bought all of these from the Friends of the Library book sale. They were all weeded from my library. I think the total haul was like 13 books but some of them I gave to other people as gifts or just because and others were books I’ve read before and just added to my collection. These four are the ones I got and haven’t read yet. Getting barely used copies of hardcover books for 50 cents each is amazing.