Top Ten Tuesday | Here Comes Santa Clause (aka Give Me All the Books *Grabby Hands*)
Christmas. It’s the one day a year we anticipate most throughout the year. Five days from now it will arrive and vanish again. But before it does, today we get to chat about all those books we’d like Santa to bring down our chimneys.
Broke and Bookish December 20
December 20: Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree
(or non-book bookworm items)
This is actually one of my favorite Top Ten Tuesday topics. Lucky for me, it’s an annual occurrence. Since I don’t ordinarily get books from anyone until after Christmas (it’s a long story, but suffice to say, our Christmas with my Dad’s sister is always late. Our record of how late is bad), I don’t expect to see any of these under the tree Christmas day. I was also surprised how “difficult” it was to come up with these. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing. Here’s why.
This must mean one of the following:
a.) I already own “all” the books I want? (Not a very encouraging thought because I did think I’d improved on buying ALL THE BOOKS!)
b.) There aren’t as many books out there that interest me
c.) I’m learning more and more which books suit my reading tastes and am honing in on this genre
For my sake, I do hope it’s the last option because perfecting this skill would be particularly helpful. What I did discover in looking at my list is that much of these are of the fantasy variety. This is odd to me since I’m not a 110% fangirl of the genre. It’s fine at certain times, but I have to be in the mood for fantasy. But despite this, I packed my list to Santa full of this genre.
Let’s have a look at what’s on this year’s list.
1. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | I bought Six of Crows this year after the flutter of excitement for the release of this followup novel to this popular author. Since I’ve not read ‘Crows,’ adding this one might be premature, but well, I’m adding it because why not?! Plus I have high hopes I’ll enjoy it! Amazon | Goodreads
2. Three Dark Crowns by Kedare Blake | This one sounds a little dark, but also really interesting. Needless to say, the concept of three sisters fighting for the rights of a throne intrigues. Amazon | Goodreads
3. Until the Dawn by Elizabeth Camden | Camden is one of the historical authors on my limited historical fiction list. She’s a must buy, but for some reason I’ve fallen behind on her list. This is one I’ve yet to own. Amazon | Goodreads
4. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess | This is one I don’t know a great deal about, but it does sound like a fascinating read. Plus the cover art is designed in some of the most beautiful shades and colors. Amazon | Goodreads
5. Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund | Another one I missed snagging when it arrived at the first of 2016. Hopefully this is something I can remedy with great haste. Amazon | Goodreads
6. Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry | Since I added Nowhere But Here to my bookshelf in 2016, I’m being anticipatory with my thoughts for it, and adding book two of this series to the list. Here’s hoping that anticipation pays off. Amazon | Goodreads
7. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows | Since I read The Orphan Queen last year, reading the sequel seems a good idea. It’s always nice to discover how everything ends. Amazon | Goodreads
8. Heartless by Marissa Meyer | Yes, ‘tis true I’ve not read any novel from Meyer. But with all of the positive things I read about her works, and the fact that Heartless was a hotly anticipated read, I figure, why not? It seemed a must add to any self-respecting book nerds Christmas list. Since making this list, I've actually already picked up Heartless. Amazon | Goodreads
9. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye | Again, this is another YA novel I don’t know much about, but I’ve heard really good things about this one. Plus it’s a debut and when the book intrigues, the appeal of giving a new author’s prose a shot, is always too good to miss. Amazon | Goodreads
10. Almost Like Being in Love by Beth K. Vogt | This wouldn't be a proper list without a contemporary novel. This is one I intended to get when it released this summer, but never did. Seemed like a good addition to today’s list. Amazon | Goodreads
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What books made your list for Santa this week? Have you read any of these or would you like to find any of these under your tree? Comment below with any and all bookish fangirl-ing. I’d love to chat with you.
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