Novel Treasures Wishlist

There are a few books that I have that I would absolutely love to get a special edition of. These books are favorites of mine and the special editions make such timeless pieces.

Here are a few books I want to upgrade:

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The Last Unicorn
I own and love the original book, but I am so excited about this deluxe edition. The illustrated comic rendition has me in awe. Peter S. Beagle is a fantasy author who also wrote the screenplay for the animated film version of “The Hobbit.” Looking at the preview of it, I can only imagine how stunning the rest of the art work is going to be! The story is so beautifully enchanting. I hope to one day add this visually rich book to my personal library.

The Princess Bride
An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure. One of my all time favorite books. So of course I want this beautifully illustrated edition. This books was created as the 25th anniversary. This book is such an amazing story, and now it gets illustrations! I hope I get to own this book in all it’s quirky swashbuckling glory.

 


The Chronicles of Narnia

Full-Color Oversize Gift Edition Box Set: The Magician’s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Amazon doesn’t even offer a preview of this editions, but I have no doubt that it’s contents are brilliant. Narnia is such a beautiful place and C.S. Lewis created such enchanting and magical things. Illustrating those creations further is a perfect extension of his work. I only hope it lives up to the brilliance of Lewis. One day I will own this book, I am over the moon at the very idea of it.

There are many other books I’m sure that have great illustrated editions, but for now this is my eminent wishlist. These books are true treasures, and I would be so lucky to be able to add them to my library one day.

Two other books I’m on the fence about:

The Hobbit
AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE FANTASY CLASSIC. The Hobbit was also adapted into a fully painted graphic novel, a classic in its own right

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1) Illustrated by award winning artist Kate Greenaway.
These are two books which I love, and these editions both look intriguing and well made. However for one reason or another I’m not necessarily ecstatic about them. I would be happy to own them, but they do not share the excitement I have for the other three books.

What Illustrated novels do you own, know of, and/or wish you had?

 

2014-12-23-09-00-54b Happy Christmas Eve everyone! 

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Enchanting Books

this1Among my favorite books you will find a similar theme; I love books that are enchanting. Books that are deep yet ethereal. So I made a list of these magical delights.

Here is my list of enchant worthy books:
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Beauty
This is a wonderful re-telling of the classic Beauty and The Beast by Robin McKinley. Beauty and The Beast is my favorite fairy tale story (go figure.) The tale itself is mysterious and beautiful. I love this adaptation, it captured the essence of Beauty and The Beast perfectly.
Rated: 4.6 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Matcha Green Tea
This book is less dark and eerie and more midsummer night dreamy.


The Gargoyle

I know I have mentioned this book before, but it’s my favorite so what can I say. This book by Andrew Davidson is so captivating and lovely. I read it and wanted to flip back to the front and start over. It was like a novel of pure poetry.
Rated: 4.3 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Cinnamon Dulce Mocha
Mocha with vanilla extract and sprinkled with cinnamon.


Sabriel
This is the first book in a series “The Abhorsen Trilogy” by Garth Nix. I loved this whole series. The world Garth Nix created IS so very enchanting. The writing was great, the story was enthralling, and reading it was blissful.
Rated: 4.7 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Dirty Chai
Either  a shot of espresso in your Chai or reverse it and
put a shot of  Chai in your black coffee.


The Chronicles of Narnia
Again yes I’ve mentioned these books before but I have to include them as an enchanting series. They are magical and delightful and I adore each book. When you read them you enter another world, from which you never want to return.
Rated: 4.7 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Peppermint Hot Cocoa
Add a little peppermint extract to your favorite cocoa or
use candies for sweeter twist.


The Secret Garden

I really love this story. It is very endearing and has great character development. It’s a story of self-discovery, friendship, and of making the best from hardships and adversity. I loved the message, it is one that has stayed with me through the years.
Rated: 4.6 on amazon.com
Book Bean:
Lavender tea with raw honey.
I love lavender tea and it is so good alone or with a drizzle of raw honey.

These books captivate me with an allure that make me want to read them again, just to experience the feeling and emotions time after time.

Have you read any of these? Share your thoughts.
What books captivate and enchant you?
 Fun Fact: “La Belle et la Bête” The traditional fairy tale was written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and published in 1756.