TTT: Top Ten Books I`d love for Santa to Bring

                                         TTT is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

I can`t believe Christmas is so near, how exciting! This year I`m very enthusiastic about it for two reasons: it`s my last Christmas in London and my last whilst I work in retail. I don`t think I`ve mentioned anything on this blog, but next year (September) I`m moving back to Romania. I`ll also continue on with my studies and get my Masters in Digital Marketing. I don`t know if my return will be permanently, but for the moment I want to spend some time with my family and friends. Also, as much as I enjoyed retail, I am tired of having to work on holidays. I can`t fully enjoy Christmas because every year I have to work on Boxing Day. I am so looking forward to 2018!

Today`s TTT is more of a little wishlist for Santa. Or for yourself, if you`re like me and you like to take matters into your own hands. Many of the books that I`ve included are special editions of books that I`ve read before. Most of the times I buy my books from charity shops, and if I`ve enjoyed a particular novel, then I invest in a fancy edition. Sadly, pretty books are expensive! Who knew? And since I`m not a millionaire, I can`t afford all of these at once. So Santa, this is your cue.

"Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" by J.K. Rowling
I am a sucker for the illustrated editions of Harry Potter, so I was over the moon when I saw the illustrated edition of this one. I am not going to lie, the original format bored me a bit. Please don`t have me! It just felt like a boring textbook. I have seen pages from the illustrated edition online and it`s marvellous. So I`m sure I`ll enjoy it a lot more this time around.

I would recommend getting this from Book Depository, as it is on sale. However, if you`re in the UK, you`ll be happy to know that it`s 12£ at Tesco. Here`s the link.

P.S. I don`t get anything if you buy it from there, I just thought it would be nice to share a bargain.

"Harry Potter - A History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition"
I`m not even going to explain myself: I`m a sucker for everything Harry Potter. Even my 4-year-old niece started to make fun of me. Though I`ll probably wait until she`s 7-8 and see what she thinks then. Cause at the moment, she likes Harry Potter but does not share my devotion. I wanted to book tickets for the exhibition on 20th of January when it`s my birthday. Sadly, they were sold out that date so I`ll have to go afterwards. Until then, I`ll hopefully have the book to keep me company. I actually saw it in Sainsbury's for 15£ but decided to get the illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", as it`s my favourite book in the series. It`s also on half price on Book Depository, so I really hope my husband is up to date on my wishlist:).

"The Grisha Trilogy" by Leigh Bardugo
I am finally a part of the Grisha Universe and OMG, this world is amazing! The story is not mindblowing by any means, but the setting and general atmosphere are so eerie and magical. If you love Russian culture, you`ll love this. If you love a charismatic villain, then the Darkling will be your ultimate BAE. I find him a very compelling character and I always second guess his motives.

My editions are from a charity shop and they`re pretty beat up, so I need an upgrade. I`m not sure if I`ll donate the old ones or keep them to annotate my favourite quotes, but I do need these in my life.

I found these editions on Amazon, click the picture for the link, in case you`re interested. Or if you`ve seen them somewhere else on sale, please let me know.

The Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
Like everyone else, I love collecting books, but mainly classics and modern classics. The Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions are by far my favourite and one day, I hope to own them all. They`re so aesthetically pleasing and the covers are so original! The prices are somewhat reasonable, though if you want all of them, it does add up to a hefty figure.

1 comment :

  1. Great list! I would really like to start collecting more classics, especially good quality and pretty versions!


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