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Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Items I’d Like to Own

It’s time for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday — and it’s a really good one! As much as I enjoy topics that result in lists of awesome books, I absolutely loved making this week’s list. It’s perfect if you’re already making your holiday wish list or just looking to add more bookish things to your life. Without further ado, Ten Bookish Items I’d Like to Own. (Friends and family, take note!)

Keychains are the perfect way to keep books close to your heart as you travel! I’ve been meaning to get one for myself for awhile now… and haven’t gotten around to it. These are a couple of my favorites, but there are tons of options out there! They make wonderful little stocking stuffers.

In order, you can find these (and others like them) on Etsy: Library CardBook NerdLouisa May Alcott Quote


Mugs are a must-have accessory for any bookworm. Whether your drink of choice is tea, coffee… or wine. You can’t go wrong with any of these.

Bookworm Stripe MugBook Lovers MugGo Away Mug


There are lots of bookish shirts out there, it’s honestly so hard to choose, but this is one of my favorites.

Feminist Jane Eyre T-Shirt


Every bookworm needs a tote to carry all their books. As with t-shirts, there a bajillion options,  each one cuter than the next — honestly it’s just as hard to stop buying bookish totes as it is to stop adding to your TBR list! I like this one to accompany me on my library trips:

Paradise Library Tote Bag


I love decorating my Christmas tree with ornaments that are special to me, and lately I’ve been gravitating towards bookish ones. I keep missing this little guy whenever it comes back in stock, but he’s too cute to not post.

Bookish Snowman


Bookworms are never short of bookmarks, but that doesn’t mean we stop stocking up! I’m a fan of this set around women writers.


Bookish pins are awesome because they can be used to decorate pretty much anything. Like mugs and bookmarks, there are tons of great options. Here are a few of my favorites.

These are all from the same adorable shop on Etsy. Find them here: Handmaid’s TaleDrink Tea and ReadJane Austen Quote


Candles are a wonderful way to make your book nook cozy, especially in chilly weather. I like ones that remind me of bookstores and libraries, though there are tons of options out there more specific to bookish locations (lots of Harry Potter and Jane Austen…).

Burning BooksDusty Bookshelf


Of course, any reading nook also needs comfy pillows. I recently came across these library card pillows and think they’re absolutely adorable.


Warn away any potential concentration-ruiners with these to-the-point bookish socks. Thermal wool should keep you plenty warm in the winter too!


For those of you who also love grammar and punctuation, these quote earrings are perfect. I’m dying to own a pair myself!

Looking for more bookish goodies? Don’t forget to stop by The Artsy Reader Girl for alllll the Top Ten Tuesday lists with lots of things to choose from. I’ve already bought a few things from other lists! 🙂


Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly blog meme that was created at The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted over at The Artsy Reader Girl. I participate about once a month, but each week there is a fun new bookish topic for bloggers to create literary lists about. If you’d like to know more about it, check it out here.

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  • Reply Astilbe November 13, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Yes, those keychains are very cool. I didn’t know such things existed.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  • Reply Rachel @ Never Enough Novels November 13, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I love when my book lover gift guide turns into a “ok, I’m just going to get this for myself” list 🙂 I’ll be starting my 2018 one soon! Those quote earrings are adorable.

    • Reply Megan November 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      Oh, I know – it’s so dangerous! But fun to discover new stuff you “need” 🙂

  • Reply Melanie November 13, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    The keychains and earrings are adorable! Great list.

    My List: https://tbrandbeyond.com/2018/11/13/top-ten-tuesday-1-bookish-merch-we-wish-existed/

    • Reply Megan November 13, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks! You have a cute take on the topic this week!

  • Reply Kelsey November 14, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Oooh I never thought about ornaments! That snowman is especially cute. 🙂

  • Reply Katheirne @ I Wish I Lived in a Library November 14, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Oh I love the quote earrings! And bookish mugs, bookmarks, and candles always call to me. I’ve bought a few that I’ve loved but haven’t bought any in awhile. Great list!

  • Reply Brittany November 14, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    That snowman is adorable <3 and I love the book nerd key chain <3 good choices!

  • Reply Sarah @ SWB November 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I love the library card keyring and pillows!

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday

  • Reply Aj @ Read All The Things! November 15, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I have keychains all over my backpack and luggage. I don’t have any bookish ones, though. I would love a bookish ornament. A whole bookish Christmas tree would be fun.

    • Reply Megan November 16, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      A whole bookish Christmas tree would be fun! I’m considering making a “book tree” this year… I’ve never done one of those before

  • Reply Rita Viana November 16, 2018 at 10:02 am

    The paradise is a kind of library bag, I want this painted on my wall

  • Reply Erica Robyn November 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Oh my gosh! That snowman is so cute!

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