Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet


Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic is a dangerous one: books I want to read but don’t yet own. Because something happens to me when I start thinking about books I want to read but don’t yet own. That something is that I end up click clicking and next thing you know, I do own those books! They are wending their way to South Dakota and I am wondering why I can’t pay off my credit card this month. Books. Books would be the answer.

julias house

Julia’s House for Lost Creatures, written and illustrated by Ben Hatke

everything leads to you

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

sam and dave dig a hole

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen

hana hashimoto

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, written by Chieri Uegaki and illustrated by Qin Leng


Telephone, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jen Corace


The Troublemaker, written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo

right word

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

girl and bicycle

The Girl and the Bicycle, written and illustrated by Mark Pett


Quest, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker

ivan remarkable true story

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla, written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by G. Brian Karas





4 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet”

  1. carriegelson Avatar

    The Girl and the Bicycle was just on a wish list of mine and presto, I now own it. Don’t know how that happened (it did have something to do with a promotion card someone passed on to me so no credit cards involved . . . )

    Great list! Some I think are non-negotiable!

  2. Crushingcinders Avatar

    I love picture books and sharing them with the students that visit our school library. I don’t know any of these but love the look of Julia’s House for Lost Creatures…

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  4. Heidi Avatar

    I love that you talk picture books!! I’ve had the pleasure of reading some of these already. Love Julia’s House for Lost Creatures (huge fan of Ben Hatke’s Zita books), and of course Quest is just as breathtaking as Journey was. I liked Girl and the Bicycle too.

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