Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year


This is a difficult tag for me to do, since I just buy all the books I want 😛

Ok, not all. But I have bought a ton of books recently. Here are a few that would be lovely for Christmas. [List is not in order of want/importance. That’s too hard.]

  1. Iterating Grace. This anonymously written Silicon Valley satire was mailed to key players in the tech industry. It is apparently biting and hilarious. Also apparently not something my library stocks.
  2. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. I love to read about habits and productivity and also I love reading Rubin’s stuff. She’s funny and realistic and very insightful. She’s also doing some killer marketing, but that’s a totally different story.
  3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I’ll be honest, I don’t know a lot about this one [I don’t like reading about books beforehand], but the cover is super intriguing and other people in YA like it. Good enough for me!
  4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Eleanor & Park broke my heart. I cannot wait to see what Rowell does with a fantasy universe.
  5. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. Dessen’s stuff is always fantastic. Hopefully I’m not too old to enjoy some teenage girl feelings. I’ve read the synopsis, which makes me think this one will deal with some serious life stuff. Actually, most of her books do. Don’t be fooled into thinking they’re chick lit. [You wouldn’t fall for that anyway, would you? No, you’re a smart reader.]
  6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I should probably read this before Carry On. These books are never available at my library!
  7. Tamora Pierce’s entire Circle cycle (way more than 10 books!). I only recently became aware of Pierce’s Circle of Magic universe and now I want every single book. I was able to find several at a local bookstore, but I still need 6-8 more.
  8. The Unwanted by Jeffrey Ricker. Found Ricker through the blogosphere and I really want to try his YA novel about a boy whose mother is an Amazon. But I struggle with talking myself into spending money on a new author, especially on a grad school budget. Eventually I will, because I want to read the book. But getting it for Christmas would resolve that inner turmoil. 😀
  9. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old with Autism by Naoki Higashida. I know basically nothing about this book. But I’m fascinated by the way human brains work and the story of an autistic teenager promises to be illuminating.
  10. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. I have the first two books of this series sitting in my TBR stack and I’m so sure I’ll love them that I already want the third book.

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature/meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 🙂

What books are you hoping for this Christmas?

 

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