If I had the money, I would want to buy a finished series all in one go. I want a nice pretty box set, even though my wallet will probably hate me for it. Why? Because I love it when all of the covers of that series match on my bookshelf. If not, it will bother me so much! Additionally, if I have a paperback of Book One, then all following books must be a paperback too. Thankfully, I don’t usually buy hardcover, or else my wallet would really hate me!
For example, I loved Melina Marchetta’s Finnikin of the Rock (review here on my old blog) and I really want to get my hands on the next two books in the trilogy. There’s two editions of this series, the one by Viking Australia which I don’t have:
Then there’s the one by Candlewick Press which I do have:
Both editions are pretty gorgeous, I’ll admit it. However, since my copy of Finnikin is a paperback by Candlewick Press, my copies of Froi and Quintana just have to be paperbacks by Candlewick Press too! Unfortunately, the paperback of Quintana comes in out in 2014. 😦 So I guess it’s time to play the waiting game.
Similarly, for my copies of the books from Gail Carson Levine’s Enchanted, I have the ones published by Harper. They’re the ones featuring lovely drawings of the main characters, and I much prefer them over the covers with photographs of models.
When I have a complete matching set, I’m always pleased when they’re together because they match, and all is well in my detail-oriented book world. 🙂 Now I want to hear from YOU, dear reader!
Am I crazy for wanting my books to match like this? Please tell me I’m not alone!