We are diverging slightly from the Broke and Bookish this week. We are going to share the most coveted books on our wishlists. We have already read these and just want a copy to caress and praise and call our precious because we’re cool like that.
- The Principle’s of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman Because it is beautiful.
- Monsters by Christopher Dell I’m going to justify this as a research aid but truth is, I just want it.
- Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta The truth is, I could just the North American version for $20 cheaper. But I hate the North American cover and will covet this one until I can get it.
- Wild – Emily Hughes I loved this picturebook and need it for my collection.
- Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stifvater Another truth, I have this preordered. I regret nothing.
- The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw – Christopher Healy I love this series. I have the first two and I need to complete my collection.
- Through the Woods by Emily Carroll I don’t think I need to explain this.
- Quite a number of books by Diana Wynne Jones:
- The Merlin Conspiracy
- Cart and Cwidder
- The Spellcoats
- Drowned Ammet
- Conrad’s Fate
- The Pinhoe Egg
- A Sudden Wild Magic
- Mixed Magics
- Reflections on the Magic of Writing (preferably the blue or write cover)
- Unexpected Magic
- Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
- A few “Beauty and the Beast” picturebooks:
- by Max Eilenberg and Angela Barrett
- by Marianna and Mercery Mayer
- by Nancy Willard and Barry Moser
- The Arrival by Shaun Tan
(See? Look how beautiful and fitting the blue and white covers are… and then look at the black-and-red version.)
I believe mine are all beautiful omnibuses and collectors editions and picturebooks…
- The beautiful Sandman omnibuses that Yash has and that I am super jealous of. Actually, anything illustrated by Dave McKean, anyone?
- The wonderful Wasteland omnibuses (am I using this plural correctly? Is this even a word?).
- CLAMP! Everything by CLAMP!
- All of the picturebooks by Suzy Lee (pictured above). They are really lovely wordless picturebooks that play with the very format of the picturebook. Just clever and glorius and *drools*.
- All of the picturebooks by Oliver Jeffers.
- All of David Weisner’s picturebooks.
- All of Shaun Tan’s picturebooks.
- I just moved from Vancouver to Ottawa and I couldn’t bring many books… so the list can just continue on and on and on and on (Flora and Ulysses, that Frankenstein graphic novel,
- OOOH! Guy Delisle graphic novels! Informative and beautifully illustrative… and often funny in that sad way that life is funny.
- All the books.
- Just give me all the books.
Basically, all the books as Steph said, but if I had to prioritize, I would go with all the illustrated books: