Saturday, 30 November 2013

Pretty Edition Wishlist

Those of you who know me at all, know that I love me some pretty books. I especially like collecting pretty editions of books I've already read and adored. I thought I would share with you the ones currently on my want list. All of these are gorgeous but most of them I've been putting off buying for some time now since it's much easier to justify purchasing a new book you've never read, rather than one you have, only in a more appealing design. *sighs* Well, here goes.

Mary Poppins by P.L Travers

This beautiful hardcover is from Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc and ideally, I would like the entire series in these stunning editions. So pretty!

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

From the first time I read I Capture the Castle, I've been looking for a pretty edition. This one from  Bodley Head Children's Books isn't ideal but it's certainly the best I've found so far. Now I just need to decide if I should eventually fork out the $$$ for this of wait for something more to my specific tastes. hmmm

Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier

Ever since I first heard about Rebecca, this is the edition from Orion that I wanted. I think it's absolutely gorgeous! The only problem is it seems to be out of print and I can't find it anywhere. Makes me miserable. This book needs to find a place on my shelves.

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

I've wanted a hardcover edition of The Hobbit for some time now and there are many pretty editions on the market but I think the one I want most is this lovely copy from HarperCollins.

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
This is a book that I actually haven't read yet but if any edition is going to inspire me to do so, it's this one from Four Corners Books. Such a beautiful object! And from what I've seen the illustrations inside are beautiful as well. This book will be mine. Sooner or later.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I keep seeing this hilarious P&P edition floating about. I love the vintage inspired pulp fiction cover and the fact that they used Colin Firth's Mr Darcy for inspiration. Brilliant idea, Pulp! The Classics. You did good.

Well that's it for now. There are plenty of other titles I have my greedy little eyes on but these are currently at the top of my list. What pretty books are you currently lusting after?


1 comment:

  1. That edition of 'Vanity Fair' is stunning! Now it is has found its way to my wishlist as well!

    I by the way love the fact that you have started a blog. I adore your YouTube channel, but sometimes I do prefer reading about books rather than hearing about them. Sometimes things seem more substantial when they're written on your screen. I guess it's a part of being a reader.
    I also have a bookblog where I post videos and writing (both in Danish, however), and I find it works quite well to do both things.

    I'll be looking forward to reading your blog - and seeing your lovely videos, as always :)