This week’s prompt is “Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library“.
- The prompt
- Why I own different copies of the same books
- Queer Books to own in multiple copies
About Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Why I own different copies of the same books
I can’t even say I only do this with books I received as an ARC and ended up liking so much I wanted to financially support the author by buying a copy of my own because this has happened more than once with books I’ve bought for myself.
So what’s the appeal? Simply put, I want to be able to read my books in every possible situation so to say. So quite often I got the ebook version, either as an ARC or I bought it myself, and then I liked the book so much I wanted to have it on my physical shelf as well. Do you remember that post about eBooks? Since I got that Kindle I buy my eBooks from Amazon and Audible* has this nice feature where you can buy the audiobook for like 2,50 € if you own the ebook copy so… if I really liked the book and I enjoy the voice of the person narrating the audiobook, chances are high I’ll get that one as well.
I do have to admit though, there are certain books I have several print copies of. So far, they are not queer though. Without checking, I know I own both The Hobbit and the Lord of The Rings book set in both German and English. A couple years ago I bought Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in paperback because I didn’t know if I would enjoy it and then I liked it so much I treated myself to a truly beautiful hardcover edition* featuring seven novels.
Queer Books to own in multiple copies
Usually, I would check which books I own more than once but this time I want to write this from the top of my head. So the following list is just a small selection:
- Temper series by Lila Mina*: ebook, paperpack (as far as available as of now), I really want an audiobook version as well, but I don’t know if I would survive listening to it tbh
- Not Dead Yet series by Jenn Burke*: ebook, audiobook, when will there finally be a paperback available? I need it!
- Hazard and Somerset series (plus spin-offs) by Gregory Ashe*: ebook, audiobook (not every book yet), I really want to get the paperbacks too tbh. For reasons
- Borealis Investigations series by Gregory Ashe*: paperback, ebook (not every book though)
- All for the Game series by Nora Sakavic*: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat*: ebook, paperback
- His quiet Agent by Ada Maria Soto*: ebook, audiobook
- Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston*: paperback, ebook, audiobook
- Game Changers series by Rachel Reid*: ebook, audiobook
- Twisted Wishes series by Ann Zabo: ebook, audiobook
- How to be a normal person by TJ Klune*: ebook, audiobook
Don’t ask me how, things like that just happen. Please tell me you’ve also got some books in two or more versions.