Another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by “The Broke and the Bookish.” Now that it is officially the holiday season, it’s time to think about what really matters. Books I want for Christmas!!! Normally, I don’t ask people to buy me books for Christmas because it’s hard to say which ones I want. And I also buy so many of them on my own. But if I had to compile a list, the books below would certainly be acceptable.
Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me
1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I have been meaning to look for this book several times, but I always forget to get it. I’ve heard lots of really good things about it.
2. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver – I read this book back in college. It’s one of those stories that really sticks with you. I’d like to read it again, but never bought a copy of my own.
3. The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble – Same as The Poisonwood Bible, really. The situation, not the story. The story is completely different. Another one I would love to add to my collection.
4. Anything about Broadway Theater – Not a specific book, but something I want regardless. I would love books about the history of Broadway. The behind the scenes stuff from shows, actors talking about their experiences. That sort of thing.
5. Anything about New York City – See previous comment about Broadway. History, interesting landmarks, stories. I love that place and want to know more about it.
6. Phantom by Susan Kay – This is one of my all time favorite books and I don’t own a copy. I used to, but it fell to pieces. Eventually, even duct tape wouldn’t hold it together again. I do have an ebook of it, but having a real book would be nice.
7. A Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray – I just realized that I have all of the Gemma Doyle trilogy except for the last one! This needs to be corrected!
8. Blackout by Mira Grant – I’ve already read Feed and just started reading Deadline with the lovely folks over at Mark Reads. This would round out the trilogy.
9. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare – But only if it’s out in trade paperback. I want it to match all the other Mortal Instruments books on my shelf.
10. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling – I haven’t even heard much about Rowling’s next book, except that it’s nothing at all like Harry Potter. That’s fine. She’s still an amazing writer and anything she does is worth reading.