Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme run by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is to list 10 of my bookish wishes with access to a wish list so that somebody might grant that wish for me, if they so choose. I’d rather abstain from that aspect of this list, while still thinking about what books I might especially want, generally speaking. I’m just not comfortable with doing that, personally, no judgment to those who do want to.
I feel like a list like this would have been easier for me 10 years ago when I still had many books yet to purchase. As I write this intro, I haven’t even completely figured out all 10 entries yet. I’m thinking, however, that at least a few of them will probably be books I have already, but nicer or deluxe editions. But who knows, let’s see what I come up with.
Star Wars Art Books
These are two books that I’ve been passively wanting for a while but don’t especially go out of my way to try and pick up. I don’t typically collect art books, but I really liked these films and I already have the book for The Force Awakens, so I’d like to get all the books for that trilogy.
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte, Folio Society edition
I have this book already, and I loved reading it a few years ago, so much so that I would absolutely love this edition of the book, just to have. I could not re-read it and I’d be happy just to have this edition. Folio Society books are so expensive though, so who knows if I’ll get one.
B.P.R.D. Omnibuses by Mike Mignola et al.
After collecting all the Hellboy graphic novels, I decided I wanted to read the B.P.R.D. series next. However, I really didn’t want to buy a whole other collection of trade paperbacks, so I decided I would pick up the paperback omnibuses of this series. Many years later, I still haven’t started reading it yet, but I do have the first four Plague of Frogs omnibuses. The other day I saw that the final omnibus in the series has apparently be released, which has renewed my interest in picking these up.
The Dark Tower by Stephen King
I have a copy of this book, which I settled on because I really wanted to finally finish reading this series back in 2017, but it wasn’t quite the cover I wanted. The copies I had of Song of Susannah and The Dark Tower just don’t quite match with the rest of my books in the series. I actually managed to find a copy of the former, however, so all I need is the above copy of The Dark Tower to be all the more satisfied with my collection.
Hellboy novels by various
Though my drive to pick these up has waned over the past few years, I’m still intent on collecting the random Hellboy novels that have come out over the years. They’re inferior to the comics, but they’re still pulpy fun. Picture above is the next one that I need, but not all of them that I still need.
Night of the Crabs by Guy N. Smith
I have a hard time believing I’ll ever find a copy of this book. Nevertheless, I think it speaks for itself.
Masks of God books by Joseph Campbell
These are books that hold my academic interest considerably, though I recall from reading the first book, Primitive Mythology, that I had a bit of trouble with the material; it was less engaging/stimulating than I was hoping, though a few things have still stuck with me all these years later. Hopefully I’ve grown as a reader since then, however, as I’d like to finish collecting these and read through them.
Missing 411: Western United States and Canada by David Paulides
I oscillate between finding topics like this fascinating and stupid, but I can’t help but have an interest in checking this book out. The author has compiled incidents of people going missing in forested areas and parks all across North America, each case being strange in some way, the author clearly suggesting something supernatural or yet to be understood is responsible. In all likelihood it’s complete bunk, but I really want to read it anyway.
Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report by S.D. Perry
This a book I’ve been thinking about picking up for a long time, but I guess it’s art book adjacent in my mind, so it’s not something I make a point to try and buy. I believe it’s written as an in-universe report on the infamous xenomorph, however, and that sounds really cool, so I can’t help but want it all the same.
Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini
This book is an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world by an Italian artist, written in an imaginary language. Simply sublime. It’s full of weird art and I want it really badly, but the price tag scares me away from trying to pick it up. Nevertheless, it’s an oddity I’d love to have and show off to people.
Until next time, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own list down below.