Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Books I Loved So Much, I Got TWO Copies

Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! I struggled with this week’s theme, as I don’t have a library subscription, and I don’t tend to purchase multiple copies of books–unless they’re all-time favourites, being released as special editions with extra content, it seems wasteful to the little space I have to get a book I’ve already got, just for the sake of collecting a pretty alternate cover. And then I remembered a time in 2020 when I tried to get into audiobooks (spoiler: I could not) and that reminded me that I do, in fact, own multiple copies of some books–some in very differing formats!

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1. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Hardback and audiobook
Ultimately, I’m not an audiobook fan (I zone out if someone’s talking at me for too long), but Daisy is a book that’s perfectly primed for the audiobook format. It’s told almost entirely in interview format, so hearing different actors perform the dialogue was utter serendipity–and so well done, in places, it gave me goosebumps.

2. The Illustrated Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay
The illustrated Harry Potter books definitely meet my ‘provides new content’ requirement of owning additional copies of the same book: they offer an entirely different visual perspective. I can’t wait for the long-anticipated Phoenix version!

3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Hardback and audiobook
See: above mention of trying to get into audiobooks. A failed experiment, but this one’s read really well by the beloved film cast!

4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
Paperback, hardback, illustrated, screenplay, and audiobook
It’s just occurred to me this has to be the book I have the most copies of! I couldn’t resist each new edition, because they do provide something new, whether illustrations, new animals, or a new story–but the original (annotated ‘by’ Harry, Ron, and Hermione) is still my favourite. Go figure!

5. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
I have a bookseller friend who thought I’d enjoy Moxie, and scored me an ARC as a gift–and I LOVED it, so much so I bought a copy. It felt like an incredibly important book to support.

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Do you buy multiple editions of the same book? Why?

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  1. I also really enjoyed Moxie but I only have the one copy which was also a gift! I generally don’t get multiple copies of the same book either, though I did get the collectors editions of the Shades of Magic trilogy for the bonus content (which I still have yet to read) and the collectors editions for the Six of Crows duology, which had no bonus content but are very pretty!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/09/06/top-ten-tuesday-384/

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    1. That makes sense to me! I can’t get into audiobooks, but I do love being able to make notes on Kindle–it’s nice to have highlights to look back on without having to commit the sacrilege of writing on a book, haha!

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  2. OMG! I love all your HP Funkos! Right now, I have the main three, Ginny, Dobby, Hedwig, Fawkes, Snape, Gambon Dumbledore, and Law Dumbledore. They’re so fun to put by my various copies of HP. If I had done today’s list like you, Harry Potter would definitely be on my list. I have seven copies of just The Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone, lol. Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

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    1. Thank you! They’re so photographic, and there are SO many to collect! Before I ran out of space, I went a bit overboard, so I have a LOT but the Snape as Neville’s grandmother one is definitely up there with my favourites!
      Seven copies of PS is astounding! What copies do you have?!

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      1. I have the original US hardcover, the US leatherbound, illustrated, UK anniversary house edition for all four houses, ebook, audiobook, and UK signature edition. When I counted before, I forgot about the ebook, audibook, and my illustrated edition. So, I actually have 10 copies, lol.

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      2. 😂😂 I love that it keeps growing! I have the original UK, all four houses anniversary edition, and the UK illustrated, and I thought *I* had a lot. 😂 the US ones look beautiful, though!

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  3. I have a physical copy and the audiobook for Daisy Jones as well. It’s such a fabulous audiobook and it definitely changed up my whole reading experience (cos I was reading/listening simultaneously)! Such a good story 😍

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  4. Like you, I also don’t really see the point of owning multiple physical copies of the same book – why waste that shelf space? 🤣 Sometimes, I’ll get gifted multiples, but then I’ll just pass them on… HOWEVER – Harry Potter is an exception 😁😇 I own those in the original UK covers, the new US covers (The spines make Hogwarts, okay? Besides, there are slight textual differences AND the US versions have chapter header artwork that I’m extremely nostalgically attached to!), the illustrated Chamber of Secrets edition (my siblings and I have been gifting them to each other in turns) and all seven audiobooks… So I guess I’m a hypocrite 🙃😂 I also have two copies of The Giver (my “normal” copy and one with annotations and vocabulary explanations for teaching it at school), but don’t think I own multiples of any other book… While I have bought books I loved as audiobooks before, I never tend to buy the audiobooks but simply make the most of my Scribd subscription! 😎

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    1. 😂😂 Harry Potter is definitely my exception too! I have been SO tempted to get the US versions for those chapter artwork pieces alone–every time I see them pop up I get envious, so you do not have to defend yourself here 😂😂 love that you and your siblings have been gifting them–what a beautiful idea! Whoever has the Azkaban is lucky, because that’s my favourite one with the Sirius illustration 😂 I just can’t get into audiobooks, but I do want to hear Stephen Fry’s Dumbledore–I think he’d be perfect!

      I SO understand having multiples to annotate, too–I’ve been enjoying that with Kindle, because it saves marking the actual physical books!

      I keep meaning to look into Scribd–I was going to ask if it’s worth checking out, but I have a feeling you’d say yes. 😂😂

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  5. The Fantastic Beasts books are all so pretty! I think I might own several copies, too. I just forgot about it. The original “textbook” version, the new covers, the screenplay… I also own a book that looks like Newt’s suitcase which is a behind the scenes of the movie but I don’t know if I count that as being the same book as the others.

    Great list 🙂

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    1. They are! But they’re also (mostly) small enough that you don’t really notice them, so they just sort of grow without you realising haha. I bet the suitcase one is beautiful, even if it’s not the story! The textbook is still my favourite.

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  6. I generally don’t buy multiple copies of the same book, I’ve done it a couple of times where I’ve got the e-book and decided I want the physical copy, and I think I’ve bought a hardcover because I was impatient, remembered I don’t like hardcovers and then bought the paperback when it comes out. But I can completely understand your reasoning of when it’s got additional content

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    1. I think it’s a really interesting idea to get a physical copy if you like an ebook–then your physical library is just full of favourites, and doesn’t take up unnecessary room! I’m just a sucker for additional content, haha.

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