Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books We’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed Us A Fully Loaded Gift Card


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Books We’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed Us A Fully Loaded Gift Card


1. Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz

old macdonald had a truck

First, I’d buy this book for my son. The premise of the book encompasses everything he loves. I registered for it for my baby sprinkle and am hoping he gets it.

2. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

the kissing hand

My son starts preschool next month, and I am really anxious about it. I plan to buy this book beforehand and read it to him. That way, he knows I am always there for him, even when I may seem far away. I registered for this book, too, and I saw someone bought it off of the registry (yay!).

3. Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker by José Manuel Mateo and Javier Martínez Pedro


I haven’t yet read this book, but the way it folds out is fascinating to me. I haven’t been able to get it from the library, so I may splurge and buy it.

4. Return by Aaron Becker


I’ve read Journey at least 50 times this month with my son. I recently won the second book, Quest, from Linda’s blog. I can’t wait to get it and surprise my son. I registered for the last book in the series and am hoping to receive it. We love these books!

5. Leave Me by Gayle Foreman

Leave Me

An adult novel by Gayle Forman? Sign me up. This book comes out the day before my birthday, and I am absolutely planning on putting it on my birthday wishlist.


I actually made this list based on the books I DID buy when I received Kindle money from the Apple lawsuits. Here are the 5 books I purchased with that free money:

1. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

the things they carried

Not often does a high schooler come back to me in love with a book they read in high school, but his is one that Victoria, my FPSer, raved. She was in such shock that I hadn’t read it, and was going to lend me hers, but I figured I should get my own.

2. The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah

Coldest Winter ever

While I was on my way home from DC, one of the flight attendants stopped me to ask me what I was reading. We began a discussion about favorite books and Black Lives Matter, and she recommended The Coldest Winter Ever to me.

3. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

between the world and me

I’ve wanted to read this since I first heard the premise. Then it won the National Book Award. During this time where we need to be having honest conversations about race, books like this educate us and help us have those conversations.

4. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

serpent king

I am in a Voxer group with some of my favorite educator and reader friends, and this is a book that has been recommended on there by everyone that has read it.

5. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

things fall apart

This is a book that I have wanted to read since I learned about it in my lit degree, but I never owned it. Now I do.

Which books would you buy right now if were given a gift card? 

RickiSig and Signature

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books We’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed Us A Fully Loaded Gift Card”

  1. Ricki – I couldn’t resist Return. I bought it yesterday and just love it! Hope it comes your way soon! Kellee, I love that you have already purchased these titles with free money. I am reading your comments carefully!

  2. I actually have a STACK of bookstore gift cards in my wallet – I am trying hard not to buy new books right now because my TBR shelves (I have an entire TBR bookcase plus another overloaded shelf) are groaning! Also, my husband gives me awesome books every holiday & birthday so they keep piling up!

    But…Leave Me sounds good (I’ve only read her YA before, I am dying to read Between the World and Me, and The Things They Carried so great – so powerful.

    Great lists!


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    • I think I need to borrow some of those cards from your wallet! 😉 Thanks for stopping by, Sue! Between the World and Me is fantastic. I recommend it highly!


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