How did it get to be just 2 days before Christmas already? I cannot remember Christmas ever sneaking up on me like this before.
Because I’m kind of bewildered that it’s even time for Santa to be packing his sleigh, I’ve decided to go ahead and participate in Top Ten Tuesdays as hosted by The Broke and the Bookish again. I’m not sure I have it in me today to come up with original blog material. So much wrapping and cleaning in my immediate future.
Anyway, I think I’ve been pretty good this year. So if Santa is still wondering what to bring me for Christmas, here are a number of books I’m hoping to find under the tree come Thursday morning.
1.The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport. I’ve read about the parents and the grandparents and now I want to know more about these children who’s lives were so sheltered and ultimately cut tragically short.
2. Landline by Rainbow Rowell. This was the year that I indulged in the YA and the pull of Rainbow Rowell’s adult fiction is too much. I must have it Santa!
3. My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead. Middlemarch was one of my favourite books I had to read in university. I love the idea of reading a spin on this one. And the cover is so gorgeous it would look so good under the tree.
4. The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison. Last year all the books I got for Christmas had to do with murder (I have issues, what can I say?) and I guess I want to continue that (sick) tradition.
5. The Procrastination Equation by Dr. Peers Steel. I have an issue with procrastination (as evidenced by the fact that I still haven’t read this book) but maybe if I read this book at the beginning of the new year, it will help me curb this terrible habit?
6. In Triumph’s Wake: Royal Mothers, Tragic Daughters and the Price They Paid for Glory by Julia P. Gelardi. I have never actually seen this book in a bookstore but I love Julia P. Gelardi’s work a lot and I need this book.
7. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. It’s our next book club book. I’d like to have it.
8. The Vacationers by Emma Straub. I’ve wanted to read this ALL YEAR. Make my reading dreams come true Santa.
9. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery. The whole series. In hardcover. I don’t currently have these books and that’s a bookish travesty.
10. When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning. I don’t know what to say except I love books and I love books about books and history and this book sounds like it has all of that.
What do you think Santa? Doable? I’ll leave out some cookies.
10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesdays: Dear Santa, Here’s a Bookish List”
I have never heard of When Books Went to War, but, you’re right, it sounds good! Also, how can you not have the Anne books? If you don’t get them for Christmas, you can always find many of them at used book stores (around here, anyway). I would also like to read The Silent Wife and The Good Girl. I hope you get some of these books, plus more! Have a Happy Holiday! 🙂
It’s about books! We love that stuff! I think it just came out recently – I think I read about it on the Huffington Post. I’m sure that there are loads of copies of Anne of Green Gables in thrift shops here too but I want the fancy ones! Have you seen the ones that Tundra books has just put out?? They are so pretty!
Hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas!
I don’t blame you. One reason I love mine so much is because they all match. Also, they’re the ones I painstakingly collected many years ago… The new ones are very pretty!
I admit I fully snorted at your Christmas/murder book tradition. that’s kind of hilarious. I haven’t heard of When Books Went to War – but now I want it! Landline is super cute!
It’s pretty twisted I know. I don’t know what it is about Christmas and murder…
Great list of books. I hope you get them all. (Or at least some.) Merry Christmas!
Thanks – Merry Christmas to you!
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