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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 14

Day 14 – Celebrate Hardbacks

Let’s celebrate the beauty of hardbacks because we all love beautiful books.

I just picked a few of my favourite hardback books that I own because I own a lot, not all of them as nice. I also haven’t included Pans Labyrinth in this because I’ve mentioned a few times in other posts but just know that it’s up there with the beautiful hardbacks.

So let’s celebrate hardback books!


I love, love, LOVE these editions of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Unfortunately, they are also very hard to get a hold of without spending over £100. But I found these beauties second hand in an Oxfam charity shop and got the whole series for less than £30 which is a huge win considering. Brilliant series in beautiful bindings.

This one isn’t as exciting as the others but I love it nonetheless. A second-hand copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. I got it in the world’s largest second-hand shop in Boston, MA. It was like $6 so I was very pleased with my find.

One of the Barnes and Noble leather-bound editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It’s so cute. It’s so vibrant and quirky, very Alice. The pages are also edged with gold metallic. I own a good few of the B&N leather-bound editions and I love each one of them uniquely. They are so hard to get in the UK without paying a fortune on postage. So I get them when I have the chance.


Three things need to be appreciated in this hardback edition of The Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. First, it’s cool because it features pictures of the peculiar children on its dust cover. Second, it’s signed by the author. Third, underneath the dust cover is a hidden gem. The book is covered in the names of the book’s characters, namely the children.

Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King. I can’t wait for the third book to be released to complete the series. The covers are perfect for the story and I would definitely choose to read these books purely because of their covers. They depict the world inside them so well.

These are just a few of my favourites and I know there will be many more lovely editions to come. I love a hardback book because they are much easier to keep safe and they often have more attractive covers than paperbacks do. That isn’t to say, however, that paperbacks can’t be equally as lovely.

Until tomorrow.


"We live and breathe words." I'm Louise and this is my place for all things bookish. Here is a place for reviews and recommendations and discussion. Send me any book recommendations for reviews.

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