Top Ten Tuesday: July 14

The Water Babies - Charles Kingsley The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum THE LITTLE PRINCE (A HARVEST BOOK) - ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY, KATHERINE WOODS Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse - A.L. Kennedy The Heart Goes Last: A Novel (Positron) - Margaret Atwood On the Origin of Superheroes: From the Big Bang to Action Comics No. 1 - Chris Gavaler The Collected Essays And Occasional Writings Of Katherine Anne Porter. - KATHERINE ANNE PORTER We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction (Everyman's Library) - Joan Didion, John Leonard Un Lun Dun - China Miéville People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks

(Original Top Ten Tuesday concept from The Broke and the Bookish)

 

Today's Top Ten Tuesday clashes with my usual Fabulous Finds Friday: The Last Ten Books to Come into My Possession. In order to preserve my usual (not very reliable) patterns, I'm limiting this list to bought and ARC, and saving this week's library haul for Friday. Not that you really care, but I'm trying to post more regularly to keep myself engaged, so I'm using a lot of repeating pattern posts.

 

The first few were acquired for my son's growing library (he's too young to appreciate them yet, but I have high hopes):

 

-The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

 

-The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

-The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (very nice leatherbound B&N edition)

 

The rest were for me:

 

-Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse by A.L. Kennedy (ARC)

 

-The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (ARC)

 

-On the Origin of Superheroes by Chris Gavaler (ARC)

 

-The Collected Essays & Occasional Writings of Katherine Anne Porter

 

-We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion (This is a marvelous find- this book has been on my must-have list for over 3 years, but I just couldn't fit the gorgeous, hardcover Everyman's Library edition into my miniscule budget. I went into my used bookstore by chance one day, and found it for $3 in brand new condition. SO VERY HAPPY.)

 

-Un Lun Dun by China Mieville

 

-People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks