Hi everyone! Only six days to go until Christmas, how excited is everyone? I know I’m incredibly excited. I’m actually writing this post ahead of time as when you all read this, I will be having fun with my friends from home, Hannah and Zoe as they’ll be in Scotland for our annual Christmas meet-up, I can’t wait to see them, I haven’t seen them since I left for Uni in September, so it will be great to catch-up!
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday (well Saturday, but it will be Tuesday when you all read this!), I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week, given that it’s so close to Christmas, we’re talking about the Top Ten Books We’d Love Santa To Bring Us. Now in my house Santa tends not bring books, in fact Santa tells me frequently throughout the year that I have too many books (no such thing) so this list is more wishful thinking, but if Santa were to bring me books, this is what I’d want:
- Alex and Eliza-Melissa De La Cruz
Given that I have been on a super Hamilton kick this year (and last year, but I actually have the soundtrack now, so I’ve been playing it obsessively since October), I would definitely love it if Santa were to bring this YA version of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler’s love story.
2. Talking As Fast As I Can-Lauren Graham
Being the massive Gilmore Girls obsessive that I am, I would be very happy if Santa brought me Lauren Graham’s autobiography for Christmas.
3. The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue-Mackenzi Lee
I have been hearing such amazing things about this book since its release in June, a historical romp around Europe with excellent LGBTQ+ rep (as far as I’ve heard)? Sign me the hell up! Hopefully Santa sees this and decides to finally let me jump on the Gentleman’s Guide bandwagon.
4. Stalking Jack The Ripper-Kerri Maniscalo
Not very Christmassy I know, but you have history, you have murder, you have a society girl being rebellious, basically everything about this book screams Jo and I would love it if Santa was kind enough to bring it to me.
5. An Enchantment of Ravens-Margaret Rogerson
This sounds like a very different kind of faerie story, plus that cover is to die for! I would love it if I found this under the tree on Christmas Day.
6. A Shadow Bright and Burning-Jessica Cluess
Victorian? Magic? Fiery girls? There is not one single thing that I’ve heard about this book that doesn’t tick some Jo box or another, so if Santa really loves me then this might be under the tree at Christmas.
7. The Star Touched Queen-Roshani Chokshi
This story just sounds absolutely beautiful and so different to anything I’ve ever read before, it’s apparently a mix of Indian and Greek mythology, which sounds so gorgeous and wonderful and I just need this in my life right now, okay Santa?
8. The Book Jumper-Mechtchild Glaser
This book is set in Scotland people! SCOTLAND. More books need to be set in Scotland okay? Anyway, this story is about a book jumper, a girl who can jump into stories and interact with the worlds inside and how amazing does that sound? What do I have to sell in order to get that power? Seriously. I’ll do it. Anyway, Santa if you could bring me this so I can figure out how to become a book jumper myself, that would be awesome!
9. Truthwitch-Susan Dennard
I know how much this book is loved and I’ve still yet to read it! It sounds so good but for some reason whenever I pick this book up in Waterstones, I never buy it. Maybe if Santa brings it for me, it will be the push I need to finally read it!
10. The Wish Granter-CJ Redwine
This is a Rumplestiltskin retelling and I’ve never read one of those before, but I really want to as I love the story of Rumplestiltskin and it’s something I don’t think I’ve seen a YA retelling of before. I would be very happy if Santa brought me this on Christmas Day.
So there we go, the books that I hope Santa brings me! Santa isn’t going to though, Santa spends the year complaining about the fact that I have too many books, so I’m doubting that Santa will be getting me more. However, Santa does bring money/gift cards, so guess what I’ll be doing after Christmas? Yup, buying some of these books! What are you hoping that Santa brings? Does your Santa spend the year complaining that you have too many books like mine does? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s TTT is the last of 2017, can you believe it? I certainly can’t! Anyway, next week, we’ll be looking forward to 2018 and talking about the Top Ten Books We’re Looking Forward To In 2018.
My friends will be leaving tomorrow, but my family is going to be arriving for Christmas at the end of the week, so I’m not sure how much I will get done before then (my sister arrives on Thursday and parents on Friday). I’m hoping to get up my review of The Crown’s Fate and maybe a discussion post before Christmas, though that might be overly ambitious!