Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me
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Friends, I don’t mind ANY book that Santa might bring me, so this list should be easier than it actually was to put together. I think this is because I actually bought a lot of books for myself this year, so I’m finding that I have fewer books that I’m missing/still wanting. But don’t you worry. If there’s anything I can scrape together at a moment’s notice, it’s a list of books I want to buy!
Decked With Holly by Marni Bates
Guys, have you read AWKWARD? It’s super cute. Funny, fun, sweet, and…well, awkward. But the adorable kind. DECKED WITH HOLLY is the companion novel, about a super nerd named Holly, and it’s a CHRISTMAS BOOK. Sounds adorable, and Marni Bates is hilarious.
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
So, I’ve actually read this book already, but the copy I have is an ARC. This is one of those books that I loved so hard that I want a real, actual copy to have forever. If you love historical fiction and VIKINGS, don’t be a ninny and pass this one up. It’s got this great tension and mystery and is basically awesome.
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Fairyland #2) by Catherynne M. Valente
The first book in this series was SO ENCHANTING and imaginative, I can’t even tell you (even though I kind of just did). I can’t wait to see what’s in store for September and Saturday in this installment.
If I Lie by Corinne Jackson
You know how I love books that have military themes? Well, this one has them but indirectly: Quinn cheats on her boyfriend, Carey, who is deployed and basically gets ostracized from her town. But there’s other things going on, all secret-like. I’d be happy with this one under the tree.
From What I Remember… by Stacy Kramer
This is one of those fun-sounding contemps that I totally knew was out there but also totally missed. It’s not in my library, so I’ll have to get it somewhere else. It basically sounds kind of like a high school Hangover, which sounds hilarious to me. I get such a kick out of drunk teens being stupid. I don’t know what it is.
The Serpent’s Shadow (The Kane Chronicles #3) by Rick Riordan
Because I have 1 and 2, and can’t have incomplete series on my shelves. If I’m being honest, I like Rick Riordan’s Greek/Roman mythology series’ better, but these books are good, too.
The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1) by Maureen Johnson
I only have an e-ARC of this, and I loved it. It was creepy and smart and I really, really liked it. I still think about it, even though I read it months ago–wait! Over a YEAR ago! I can’t wait for THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH to see what’s up next.
Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1) by Juliet Marillier
Sigh. I need to read more Marillier. Like, badly. I’ve heard things about this book and this series that get me so excited to read it. High fantasy, magic, fairy tale retellings–all Amy things. I don’t know why I’m slacking. Santa, help a girl out please.
Eon/Eona by Alison Goodman
YOOO. These books are so good. They’ve got lots of amazing fantasy elements, not the least of which is that, even though this series is a high fantasy like DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST, they’re nothing alike. Alison Goodman’s series is Asian-based, with dragons and politics (gender and societal). I need these books on my shelf.
Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen #1) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Aww, guys! I love DJ Schwenk. Have you read these books? They’re great. DJ Schwenk is one of my all-time favorite characters because she’s not a person who hides things. She doesn’t have it in her to be deceptive or sneaky or anything like that. She’s frank and funny and AWESOME. I’m actually a little bummed with myself for NOT actually asking for these books for Christmas.