347/365: Top 10 Tuesday

Weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

 Top Ten Books I Want To Give As Gifts (and to who…even if you won’t actually give them!)

Hmm this is a tough one, since I probably would have bought them that very book if I wanted to give it as a gift. Instead, I’m going to take a fictional approach to this… what books would I buy for Harry Potter characters! (I may be in over my head on this one…)

  1. Eragon by Christopher Paolini for Harry Potter <– it’s about dragons!
  2. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger for Hermione Granger <– A beautiful love story with an element of time travel, without the use of a time-turner!
  3. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach for Ron Weasley <– A book about sports, that’s not his beloved Quidditch.
  4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett for Dobby and other house elves <– A heart-warming and possibly inspiring story for those who serve!
  5. Big Fish by Daniel Wallace for Gilderoy Lockhart <– Oh the tall tales this former professor would tell…
  6. Wicked by Gregory Maguire for Severus Snape <– Evil? or misunderstood…
  7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins for Ginny Weasley <– A book with a brave gal for an equally brave gal
  8. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for Luna Lovegood <– This whimsical Ravenclaw would love a magical, mystical story!
  9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky for Draco Malfoy <– “Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it” from the synopsis sounds pretty apropos for this young Malfoy.
  10. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien for Albus Dumbledore <– An epic tale of a wise old wizard, ’nuff said.
How’d you like my slightly-tweaked version of this week’s Top 10? Share your link and I’ll check it out too!


  1. OH WOW! That was really impressive! I love it!

  2. Big fish for lockhart? hahaha! Perfect!

  3. Hahaha love this!! Such a great idea and the books you chose fit perfectly!

  4. Nice idea! But what would you buy for Voldemort?

  5. Hah, what a great take on Top Ten Tuesday. I love that Dobby and the elves get the Help hahaha and especially the Draco Malfoy gift.

  6. Wow! That’s an awesome way of doing the list. Love it :)

    My Top Ten is here if you’d like a look :)

    Plus win a copy of Die for Me by Amy Plum!

  7. Great list! Some very clever choices. I think Ginny would be a huge fan of the Hunger Games. I wonder if she would be Team Peeta or Team Gale?!

    My Top Ten!

  8. Great gift choices. I am noting down a few of those. Do come and check mine too!!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  9. I loved The Time Traveler’s Wife SOOOOO much. I cried like a baby. That is a perfect gift to share with friends or your mom.

  10. Kate @ Musings says:

    This is a great twist on the list! Very imaginative!
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  11. This is the best list I’ve seen all day. Seriously. A lot of us serious readers were born into families/groups of friends that don’t read like we do, and sometimes don’t even understand. So, for you to have found books that would be PERFECT for the characters – it’s just very clever of you. : ) Ravenclaw it is for you.

  12. Cute gift ideas for Potter clan! I love it!

  13. Ooh what a clever way to do a Christmas list! I love your choice for Dumbledore especially – so on point!

  14. I have to agree with Jessica and Tanya – a very clever way to do your list, hilarious, and spot on! Thanks for making me smile a mile wide. You connected many of my favorite books to the characters in my all-time favorite children’s book. Bloody brilliant!

  15. I love this! Great picks for the characters! I love your choice for Hermoine!

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  16. I loved this!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  17. Great list – I’ve even read some of them. :)!
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

  18. I can think of ten people who would love The Help!

    Here’s my Top Ten Books I Want to Give as Gifts.

  19. Hahah! Wonderful choices, agree with the Harry one…I LOVE DRAGONS!

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  20. This is ridiculously accurate and funny. Amazing post idea!

  21. Wicked!! Such an amazing book for this list! I NEED to read the four following books in that series. I loved Maguire’s other works!

  22. This is the BEST. IDEA. EVER. Just saying. And I think you made perfect recommendations for each character you mentioned!

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