Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!
This week’s theme is…
July 20th: Most Recent Additions to Your Wishlist
— Books you are dying to get your hands on for your collection, or if you are a library-exclusive reader, books you recently added to your list there.
I’m going to forewarn you, this is going to be the most random list EVER. Mostly because the second half of these books are books by authors who are going to be appearing at Books by the Banks, a book festival held in Cincinnati, Ohio that takes place in October.
» Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling & Illustrated by Jim Kay
Obviously J.K. Rowling will NOT be attending Books by the Banks. I mean its J.K. Rowling… and a small book festival in OHIO. I wish. I just really want to own the illustrated editions of the Harry Potter series… I really need to pick this one up soon since the illustrated edition of the second book is coming out in October.
» Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
People are literally losing their minds waiting for the sequel to this book, Crooked Kingdom, that is coming out in September. I decided I need to jump on the bandwagon and see what the fuss is about. Plus the cover is pretty awesome. This is the other book where the author is NOT going to be at Books by the Banks, but that I just wanted to read.
» Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Jenny Lawson WILL be attending Books by the Banks! I am really excited to read this book since I don’t tend to read ANY nonfiction except for a few memoirs. I am very picky about the memoirs that I read. They MUST be hilarious, or I guarantee I will fall asleep. I’ve heard that this book will fit my criteria though, so I have high hopes.
» Starflight by Melissa Landers
This cover is absolutely stunning! Melissa Landers is another author attending BBTB, so I want to hurry up and purchase/read this one. I am a little nervous though since I haven’t read much sci-fi in my lifetime, but this is the year of reading all different kinds of genres, so I am just going to dive on in!
» The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
This is actually a happy coincidence that this author is going to be at BBTB! Tiffany contacted me last month and requested that I read and review this book. I agreed, so I actually have an ebook copy supplied by the author herself. As soon as I agreed, I have started seeing great reviews pop up about it, then discovered that she will be at BBTB! I really hope I enjoy it so I can purchase a copy at the book festival to have signed by Tiffany.
*I’m not going to lie, after writing this post I went ahead and ordered the first three books off this list. I have no self control. NONE.