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This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is Books I Want More Merch For. I used to have a bit of an Etsy problem and I was purchasing a ton of merch, especially bookmarks, on a regular basis. I stopped doing this about a year and a half ago and I haven’t been paying that much attention to bookish merch since. This has been very healthy for my bank account, however, it makes this topic a bit of a struggle. Apologies if I list some books that actually have a ton of merch.
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston – I would love to have merch for Amari and the Night Brothers. This magical middle grade book is full of so many fantastic things and I think merch would be cool. Something like mini art prints for some of the different scenes would be neat, or an Amari funko.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – I already have quite a bit of merch for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but I would like more since it’s one of my favourite books. I already have quite a few bookmarks and some pins, but I would love more things that say “don’t panic” on it. It would also be cool to have some sort of mugs or glassware for this book, which is something I might have to make for myself with my cricut.
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch – This is a fun series and I would be cool to have some merch for it. Something like a map of London that shows where Peter’s adventures take place and where different supernatural beings reside would be very cool. I’d also settle for a mug or shot glasses, or something like that.
Agatha Christie in General – I would love to have some sort of Agatha Christie merch. Maybe something like a Poirot and Miss Marple funko doll, or a poster with different book covers on it, even bookmarks would be cool.
Romance Novels in General – I would love to have some general romance reader merchandise. Things that say “romance reader” or that plays around with popular tropes. Bookmarks for individual romance novels are also cool, especially ones that have quotes or illustrations of the characters on them.