This is a list of the books (in alphabetical order by author last name) that are mysteriously missing from my shelf given that I love them so much. Feel free to send them my way if you happen to have a spare lying somewhere.
Fullmetal Alchemist (volumes 19-end) by Hiromu Arakawa
I started collecting these after college when I had a full-time job for a few months. I then stopped for reasons I care not to indulge, but I really want the rest of the series. Nothing can rub my feels the right way quite like Fullmetal Alchemist. Bonus: Hiromu Arakawa’s humor in the extras restores my faith in humanity mostly because she pokes fun at her own story and characters.
The Keisha’ra Omnibus by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
My favorites are Snakesharm and Wolfcry, and thematically the series as a whole is somewhat of a letdown, but I still want it because I love the concept of the world and teenaged nostalgia. I suppose I can write a whole post about this series, so keep a lookout for that.
Chime by Franny Billinsley
A young woman who thinks she’s a witch finds herself in an adventure that includes a magical swamp, a trial, a twin sister with secrets, and fanciful prose. It’s a wonder this isn’t on my shelves just yet. I think I swooned at the magical creatures, not because they’re overly romantic, but mostly because they’re so magical and clever.
Sailor Moon (volumes 8-end) by Naoko Takeuchi
Although I’m collecting these mostly for childhood nostalgia (Sailor Moon introduced me to anime), I am also anticipating the release of the new anime series coming out this summer. This is why the manga is being re-released, after all. Anyone else excited for the new anime series? Because I’m literally bouncing on my couch in excitement.
Arata: The Legend (volumes 3-end) by Yuu Watase
I only have the first two volumes on my shelves, but I read up to volume 10 from the library, and they’re fantastic.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
This book is mysteriously missing from my shelves as well since it pretty much embodies the epitome of everything I want to write. But telling you what I want to write means spoiling the story which I don’t want to do because this book is amazing and should be enjoyed spoiler-free. In fact, it’s best to go into it knowing very few details about it. All you need to know is it is set during World War II and is about two best friends, one is a pilot and the other is a spy.