This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library. I’m going to take this a step further and mention books or series where I own more than one copy of the book and list how many copies of each. Some are because I want to collect as many different covers as possible and others are because they came out with special editions or pretty covers or something.
Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion by Jane Austen: I only have one complete set of Austen novels, but I also have the fancy Thomas Nelson Season Editions for Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. I need to get the Emma edition.
Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo: I’m lumping these together since they’re all connected. I own 3 copies of Shadow and Bone (hardback and both new special editions), 2 of Siege and Storm (hardback and paperback), 1 of Ruin and Rising (first special edition version hardback), 2 of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom (regular hardbacks and the U.K. special edition)s. I only own 1 copy of Kings of Scars and Rule of Wolves, but they’re both signed and have sprayed edges.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: I have three different copies of The Scorpio Races. I bought a paperback first, then found the hardcover at Half Priced Books, and purchased the Owlcrate 10th Anniversary Edition. I would love to have some of the foreign covers of this book but can’t justify buying them/owning them if I can’t read the language they’re in. XD
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: I own four different copies of A Wrinkle in Time, including the Barnes and Noble leather bound version.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: I also own four different copies of Alice in Wonderland. All with different kinds of covers!
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: I have five different copies of Little Women, including the Thomas Nelson Seasons Edition, Barnes and Noble leather bound classic, and the Puffin Blooms edition.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery: I also own five copies of Anne of Green Gables, also the Barnes and Noble leather bound classic and Pufflin Blooms edition.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: I have six different copies of The Hobbit along with an audiobook on cassette tape set that came in this cute little wooden box.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: I own 7 complete sets of the Narnia books along with various other versions of random titles.
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie: I own 10 different copies of Peter Pan. I just love finding interesting covers and editions. They’re so cool!