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10 Books I’ve Read That I Want On My Physical Shelf

Hey y’all!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library.

I’m actually sick right now and I’m super tired but I just can NOT miss doing this topic. I have SO MANY BOOKS that I read as ebooks and borrowed from the library that I wish I owned. I want them on my shelf. I want to OWN. THEM.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted is a retelling of Cinderella but with ogres and spells and innocent, pure love. It has character growth, bravery, a girl who is brilliant at languages and refuses to be stuck knitting, fairy godmothers and so much more.

I first read this as a book from the library, back in MIDDLE GRADE. Since then, I’ve read it multiple times as an ebook. I cannot get over this book. It’s an all-time favourite of mine. I always recommend it to people and it has a special place in my heart.


The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

This is a comfort read for me. Reading this book always makes me feel cozy and settled. Reading The Wall of Winnipeg and Me while in bed feels like being hugged. I cozy up in my blankets and open to a random part in my Kindle, and it never fails to sweep me away.

I found the author through her book From Lukov, With Love. While going through the Goodreads reviews, I noticed that many readers say that it’s good but not as much as The Wall of Winnipeg and Me. I was intrigued because I LOVED From Lukov, With Love. Once I read Winnipeg, I totally understood those comments. This book is just a whole different level.


Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

This is, so far, my favourite book in the Shatter Me series. This is another comfort read of mine. I absolutely love Juliette’s transformation in it. I also love her and Warner, and this book made them THE. SHIP.

I’ve actually been keeping track of Ignite Me’s price on Amazon for OVER A YEAR. But it NEVER. GOES. DOWN. And I cannot spend that much on one book. I’m a broke student. I’m still waiting for that one sale when this book has a proper discount.


Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is THE BEST FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS BOOK I’VE READ. I love the characters. Hazel is so quirky and adorable. Josh is endearing and adorable. Together, they’re just one heck of an adorable couple. *chef’s kiss*

My Review | Goodreads

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

The Friend Zone is one of the books that I truly enjoyed and lost myself in this year. I laughed, I swooned, and I cried. Abby Jimenez wrote such imperfect, lovable and complex characters. I’m so surprised that it’s not more popular online. Only a few of the romance readers that I follow talk about this.

My Review | Goodreads

The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway

The Hooker and the Hermit took me by surprise. I started laughing only a few pages in and I laughed so many times throughout. The personality of the main characters charmed me to the core of my heart.

I truly enjoyed reading this book. It had been a while since I read a book that was just fun to read and which didn’t have heavy issues in it. The main character Annie was super relatable because 1) she is an anonymous blogger and 2) she’s a huge introvert. She is also super adorable and I loved reading through her perspective.

I can totally picture myself taking this book with me on vacations to chill and read and have a good time.


The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare

Although it’s been a while since I’ve read these books, they’re still dear to my heart. And I just want to own them, okay?! The (main) CC books in order of my liking are The Dark Artifices trilogy > The Infernal Devices trilogy > The Mortal Instruments series. I own TDA. I own the last book of TMI. More than TMI, I want TID.

They just look very nice. I want to reread them and highlight quotes with sticky tabs and maybe annotate. I just.. I want them on my shelf next to TDA.


The Siren by Kiera Cass

I quite enjoyed this book. It’s cover is quite similar to those of The Selection series books, but the story is completely different.

I’m going to be completely vain and materialistic here, though. I own all of The Selection books and I want The Siren just to complete the covers. I want to own all of them. Just imagine having all those pretty spines together on my shelf. *heart eyes* The Heir and The Crown were totally cover buys for me. I think I’ll nab The Siren soon once it goes on sale.


Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Do I really need to spell out why I want to own this?

  1. The cover is so prettyyyyy.
  3. I annotated quite a bit on my Kindle ebook but I really want to do it in a physical copy as well.

My Review | Goodreads

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Please allow me to be vain again but THIS BOOK IS TOO PRETTY TO NOT BE OWNED BY ME. My current favourite colour is also pink, so I want to own this book a little extra now.

Going past the pretty cover, Queens of Geek is an awesome queer Young Adult book which everyone should read. I loved it when I read it. It’s cutesy and adorable and light. It gave me happy feels.


You can bet that I’ll be trying to own these books for the rest of my lifetime, or until I save up and do manage to buy it. If the latter occurs, I’m sure newer books will find their way into this list because there are way too many books in this world, and awesome new ones come out every day.

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What are the books that you want to own as physical copies?

37 thoughts on “10 Books I’ve Read That I Want On My Physical Shelf”

  1. I haven’t heard of The Wall of Winnipeg and Me but the way you describe it means it’s totally going on my tbr list! I’ll have to check it out! Also I love the sounds of The Hooker and the Hermit, I’m going to have to check than out too. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I definitely agree with the order of liking for Cassandra Clare’s books!! and RW&RB is definitely one I’m very happy to own esp because I really enjoyed seeing the various formats the book occasionally had sprinkled in it! You’ve read some GREAT books so there’s a definite validation in wanting to own them!!

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  3. The boxed set of TID with the matching covers is so beautiful! My parents got me it for Christmas last year. I hope you’re able to get it at some point… although looking on Amazon I can’t even find it right now. I hope you’re able to get these soon.

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  4. Great list, Sumedha! I actually just read my first Zapata book the other day (Luna and the Lie) and tbh, the slow burn was so slow I didn’t think it was going to happen HAHA but since her books are on KU I decided to check out The Wall of Winnipeg and Me. I’ve got it downloaded but haven’t read it yet though. And omg, I’d love to add Josh and Hazel to my physical shelf too. How could I forget that one!?

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      1. There were elements I initially enjoyed but then it got sooo dragged out that I was wondering if anything was ever going to happen 😒 I heard Wall of Winnipeg is one of her more popular ones lol Thanks!

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  5. Ah this is such a great list, I hope you will be able to get all of these books soon! ❤ I LOVE Red White and Royal Blue so much, such a great read and I adore Queens of Geek as well, I wish I had a physical copy of that one as well because that cover is WAY TOO BEAUTIFUL haha 🙂

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