Top Ten Tuesday #1: Bookish Merch We Wish Existed

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s topic and our very first Top Ten Tuesday (November 13th, 2018) post is:  Bookish Items/Merchandise I’d Like to Own.  We decided to change it a little to: Bookish Merch We Wish Existed.  It’s going to be hard to narrow this one down!

Since there are two of us running this blog (Melanie and Mireille), we’re going to break these memes up between us and each pick five!

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An Illustrated Edition of A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) Guide
Yes, I’m one of the people who is trash for Maas, so I would love to see a nice hardcover guide book to the ACOTAR world.  I think someone like Charlie Bowater would be perfect to illustrate it.

Bookish Funkos
I know there are a lot of people doing amazing custom Funkos, but those are quite hard on the wallet and most of us can’t buy many (if any!).  It would be awesome if some of the bigger young-adult books got some Funkos.  I’m surprised we don’t have any for Mortal Instruments even, I mean it has a television show.

My Lady Jane Fandom
I know a lot of people loved the book My Lady Jane, but there really is almost no fandom for it.  I want some wall hangings or something! There aren’t even any prints – illustrators need to get on that!!

A Middle-Grade Sub Box Aimed at Adults
Hear me out on this one! The wonderful people over at Owlcrate are doing a fantastic job on their monthly middle-grade box, Owlcrate JR.  I love the stories they pick and so on but they have a lot of practical fun things for children in the box (which is fantastic).  I would just love to see a box that only does fandom things with MG such as mugs, prints, household items, etc.  I know there probably aren’t enough adult readers to make a sub like this work but a girl can dream, right?

Illustrated Editions of The Chronicles of Narnia
We have this for both Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, so why has this not happened yet? They story is perfect for getting the illustrated treatment and popular enough that it would still sell.  The books in the series are also not very large, so again perfect! Make this happen someone!

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Bookish Colouring Books

I know there are a couple of these like A Court of Thorns and Roses or The Lunar Chronicles, but I wish there were more out there. I would absolutely love an Illuminae Files or Nevernight one. There is so much amazing fanart out there that it would be so fun to put in a colouring book.

Bookish Soundtracks
A couple authors put playlist together for when they write, I did find a couple on Spotify. They are really cool to listen to while you read the book and they help set the tone for the book. How brilliant would it be to get one for your favourite book?

Bookish Coffee
I cannot function without coffee it’s the source of all my power. There are a couple of companies out there that do it but I wish there would be a bit more fandoms available.

Cooking Book with Recipes inspired from Books
I love to cook (and eat lol).  A lot of times when I read a book that has a description of food, I wish I could taste it. I’ve found some recipes for Harry Potter or Lord of the Ring inspired meals but nothing official. Wouldn’t be fun to put a A Court of Thorns and Roses or Heartless inspired cookbook out there?

Fandom Inspired Bookends
I’ve seen a couple ones but again, not that many. I would pay a lot of money to get a well-crafted Nevernight or Six of Crows set of bookends. I could display my special editions between them,  it would make my shelves way more pretty.


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