All I want for Christmas are ridiculously rare books!
So, technically, this year I didn’t ask for any books. In fact, my family is more of the “Just tell me what you want and I’ll buy it for you as along as it is practical”, so books are never really a thing. This year I pretty much asked for Southwest Airline gift cards to help with costs for my Book Expo/Con trip next year. But I started thinking about the books that I’d love to find under my tree if rarity and price and existence were not an issue. I’m a mostly fantasy reader and these are books I’d own only in my wildest fantasies.
- ARC of Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – I have ARCs of Illuminae and Gemina, so I’d love to complete my collection. I don’t even know if there are ARCs out there, but if they exist, I’d almost kill for it. Almost.
- Crescent City: House of Blood and Earth ARC by Sarah J Maas – Oh, it’s just the most sought after 2020 ARCs.
- Book 3 of the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss – While I’m not one of those people who want to harass authors to finish their series, I desperately would love to finally have this book in my hands. I read book 2, The Wise Man’s Fear, back when it was released 2011. Everyday that passes without solid news of a publishing date for book 3 is a day I die a little more inside.
- The original edition of Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – I just…want it. I don’t know why. I don’t even like the cover, but there is just something about that edition that calls to me. If only people didn’t want kidneys or more in exchange.
- My original collection of Fear Street novels – I know that I have most of my original collection, but I know there are some that got lost along the way. I wish I still had all the ones I had when I was a kid.
- Strange Fate by LJ Smith – Any Smith fans know this need. The Night World series is incomplete, and the last book will never be published. It sucks, but it is what it is. I wish I could find LJ and ask for a brief sum up of what she was intending with that final story. I love those books with all my heart, but they will always be sadly incomplete.
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