December 4, 2012

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the bloggers of The Broke and the Bookish. This week's prompt asked us to choose the top ten books we wouldn't mind Santa bringing us. 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone & Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor — I absolutely adored Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I borrowed my copy from the library. I'd love to own a copy myself, especially since I feel like it will take forever to receive Days of Blood and Starlight from my library. So if I don't receive these for Christmas, I'll probably shell out the money and purchase the copes myself.

Wolf Hall & Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel — I love a good historical fiction read, especially those that take place during Tudor England. And both the first and second books in this series have won the Man Booker Prize for Literature. Count me intrigued. I want to see what this hype is about. While I'm not sure about the first book being about Cromwell, I'm sure I'll enjoy the second, which is about Anne Boleyn.

The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander — I haven't done a reread of these for years now. It needs to happen. I remember reading and loving them back in sixth grade. And then I want to let my little sister read them so she can experience the magical beings and stories of Prydain.

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman — Grimms fairy tales retold by Philip Pullman? Yes, please! I can never read these tales in enough formats. These tales include a few annotations at the end too, which is awesome.

So technically that's already ten, but in addition to those I'd love to own some of Penguin's new clothbound classics. They're gorgeous! I really want to read Wilkie Collin's The Woman in White, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, George Eliot's Middlemarch...who am I kidding? I need to read them all! And I want them to take up a full shelf.

Let me know what some of the books you'd like Santa to bring you this year!
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Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.


  1. DoBaS is amazing! I loved it and I can't wait to see what you think of it! :)

  2. Days of Blood and Starlight is on my TTT too. New follower!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. From what I've heard, it's definitely worth the hype! Hope you get to read it soon too.

  3. Interesting list. I loved DOSB too - still haven't read Days yet. I hope Santa hooks you up with at least a few (or all) of them :-)

    Tanya Patrice

  4. I've seen the Laini Taylor books on a few people's lists. =) I love her writing style, although I wasn't as big of a fan of the first book as most people were.

    Hope Santa brings you some nice bookish goodies! =b

    1. Yeah, she's a pretty awesome writer. And thank you!


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