Top Ten Tuesday (December 4): Christmas Wish List

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish!

So today I had the following conversation with my husband via Gchat:

Hubs:  Jon’s [Christmas] party is Friday
me:  Yes
Hubs:  THIS Friday.
me:  yes
Hubs: since when is Christmas sooooo close?
me: I KNOW

And that pretty much sums up my feelings on Christmas this year. I realize it’s not ever a surprise that Christmas comes at the end of December every year, and yet, somehow, it kind of is. You know?

(Also, see how that conversation drew subtle attention to the fact that, occasionally, I have something resembling a social life and do not, in fact, spend all my time on my computer/shouting at fictional characters/being introverted and awkward? People invite us to things! There’s hope for us to join the world of normal humans! Except that I just pointed it out, so maybe not after all.)

Fortunately, now that we live in the world of Amazon Wish Lists (or at least…that’s where my family lives), it’s okay to procrastinate on Christmas shopping until the week before. So let me just skedaddle over to mine so I can tell you the…

Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me
(in no particular order)

1. The Demon King (The Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima.
You’re going to notice a theme with some of this list, and that theme is FANTASY. There’s several fantasy series/authors I’ve heard awesome things about, and I think it’s high time I became acquainted with them.

2. Finnikin of the Rock (The Lumatere Chronicles #1) by Melina Marchetta
I haven’t read…any…Melina Marchetta. [ducks flying rotten vegetables]

3. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
I do not own nearly enough books about dragons.

4. On Writing by Stephen King
I’ve been told numerous times by numerous people that this is a must-read, and I’ve put it off long enough!

5. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I loved Anna and the French Kiss so much.

6. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
I’ll admit, I had mixed feelings on Graceling, but I really liked Fire, and I want to see how it ends. Plus, Kristin Cashore’s writing is SO PRETTY.

7. Girl of Fire and Thorns and Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
I’ve read and loved both of these, but I checked out the first one from the library and received the second as an ARC. I really need to just own them.

8. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Yet another fantasy! I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one.

9. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I keep reading Maggie Stiefvater books and loving her writing, but not the actual story, and I think the problem is that I keep reading books that other people tell me are good, and not the kinds of books that would actually draw me in in the bookstore based solely on the jacket summary. This book, on the other hand, is one would pick up without other people having to tell me to.

10. The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa
Yet another book where I know I like the author, but haven’t read the series that actually seems more “me” yet.

So there you go. Santa? Do you have Internet up in the North Pole?

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (December 4): Christmas Wish List

  1. Great list! I also have The Iron King on my list. I’ve been hearing great things about this series forever but just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Also, I’ve had a similar issue with Maggie Stiefvater and absolutely loved The Scorpio Races. Hopefully you will, too!
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