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10. The Assassins of Tamurin by
I have been meaning to get my hands on a copy of this book ever since the moment I read it all the way back when I was in eighth grade. And I don’t count e-book copies as owning a book, which is why this one still makes this list. I’ve had the e-copy for a while now. It’s a pretty good book, though not one that I think many people know about.
9. The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived by Daniel Errico
This one isn’t high on my priority list, largely because it’s a children’s book. You see, I don’t have any children myself and therefore don’t really have very much reason to keep a lot of these types of books at home. Sure, I teach children regularly, but ultimately my reading of children’s books often has more to do with what books I might provide my students. And those books typically don’t always end up on my shelves.
8. Calvin and Hobbes Set by Bill Watterson
I’ve wanted to own the complete set of Calvin and Hobbes since high school. These are some of the best and funniest comic strips I’ve had the pleasure to come across. I absolutely adore Calvin and Hobbes and one day I will manage to scrounge up enough money for the set. Until then, I’ll probably just dream about it.
7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradburry
This is another one that I’ve been meaning to pick up since high school. Fahrenheit 451 is one of the few books that I actually enjoyed from my high school classes and as such I always meant to pick up a copy. Somehow, though, I’ve just managed to never get around to it. And, to be fair, I have a crazy large number of books I want to buy and read so it’s never been too high on the list of priorities either.
6. To Best the Boys by Michelle Webber
I really enjoyed this story when I first read it; in fact, at the time I called it my best read of 2018. I don’t know if, now, after a bit of time has passed since I read it I’d say the same. But it remains to this day a novel that I was incredibly impressed with and continue to love. And while I’ve planned on getting myself a physical copy for some time now, I just haven’t gotten around to it.
5. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
I fell in love with this story, this life, a rather long time ago. I even wrote my college acceptance letter about Christopher McCandless. I don’t know why, exactly, McCandless inspired me so much, but I’ve always felt rather connected with a large portion of his story. Of course, I’ve always wanted to pick up a copy ever since I read it for that summer course, but as usual I’ve just never gotten to it.
4. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
I loved this book so much. It’s actually one of the first graphic novels that I went out and bought for myself. So, why would I need to buy a copy? Well, I happened to actually gift my copy to a friend of mine when he moved and thus was left copy-less. And honestly, I just don’t want to be without it.
3. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
I did not expect to like To Kill a Kingdom. I’m not sure exactly why I didn’t expect to enjoy this novel, but something had told me initially that I wouldn’t. And when I first began the story, I actually didn’t. But as I continued to read, I very quickly fell in love with the characters, the setting, and the plot. And really, I’ve never looked back.
2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I’ve been meaning to get myself a copy of this book for years, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. Of course, my dream copy would be for me to get that signed first edition being sold on ebay for 10K right now, but I’m definitely a long, long way away from being able to afford anything like that. Honestly, it’ll probably never happen. But damn, I would love so much.
1. Fullmetal Alchemist Series by Hiromu Arakawa
I am desperately in want for the Fullmetal Alchemist box set. Not only is it just absolutely gorgeous, but I genuinely do feel as though I need it. Of course, this is one of the more expensive items that I want to get for my collection and so I don’t see myself getting it any time soon. I definitely need to save up in order to gift myself with this.
BONUS: The Navigator by Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown
I almost didn’t include The Navigator because it’s coming out soon and I know I’m getting a copy from the authors already, but, you all know I need the sequel to The Wendy ASAP. Even if the book wasn’t utterly brilliant, which it is, I’d need it just based on how gorgeous this cover is.