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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library

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This week’s topic is just meant for a reader like me who prefers to “try it before you buy it:” Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library. I am aware that once my own manuscripts go out I will start wishing I bought every book I’ve ever read since I will want folks to buy MY books, but the sad truth is I’m a librarian and the pay is not fabulous. I was a single mother, too, so buying has not always been an option. Here are ten books (multi-book series counted as one) I hope to own someday. (These are not presented in any sort of ranked order).

 

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Shelby Foote’s Civil War books–all of them.

 

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Bruce Catton’s Civil War books–all of them, too.

 

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Winston Churchill’s History of the English Speaking Peoples

 

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Churchill’s World War II memoirs–though I’d prefer them to be hardbound.

 

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I collect on Churchill, but somehow haven’t yet acquired this one.

 

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I’d love to have ALL the books in this series, but they are sooooo expensive.

 

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The book that represents my childhood dream and became my favorite Disney movie.

 

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I collect on the British royal family. I want all three of this author’s Queen picture books.

 

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I also collect on the Roosevelt family. This one is pretty far up my wish list.

 

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I own most of this series, but would like to have them all finally.

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library

  1. I’ve never heard of a lot of these, but I can definitely see a theme here in the sort of books you like. xD It seems sort of silly saying it now, but I guess it had never occurred to me that Churchill had a WWII memoir? But now I’d love to read those, too, and I’m sure they’d make a lovely addition to any bookshelf!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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  2. It’s weird since I read so much, but I don’t feel the need to own all that many books (maybe since I don’t re-read too many?). Anyway, I love a lot of the ones you showed here, although I haven’t read any. The TRoosevelt one is adorable!

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  3. If you’re a Churchill collector have you come across The Roar of the Lion by Richard Toye, a professor of history at the University of Exeter. Its an examination of the effect of Churchill’s speeches – they’re considered to have had a tremendous impact on morale during WW2 but Toye argues this has been exaggerated

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    1. I haven’t heard of that one, but will take a look–thanks. I think the same is true of FDR’s Fireside Chats. People listened, sure, but probably in part because nothing else was on. I imagine the same was true with WSC’s speeches. Though having heard poor Neville announce war, I can see why WSC is the one remembered for speaking! lol

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