Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: A Bookish Christmas List

No need to read through an entire review in those crazy days before Christmas! Instead, let's compare notes about the books we hope Santa leaves under the tree for us. 

1. Books by Madeleine L'Engle
I have some of them, but Madeleine L'Engle is one of those few authors whose books I collect. I hope to have all of them, perhaps in multiple editions. 

2. All the Light We Cannot See
This was one of my favorite novels of the year (along with everyone else in the world). I would not be disappointed to have a copy of my very own. 

3. The rest of Ann Patchett's novels
I fell in love with Ann Patchett's writing when I read Bel Canto. I have a few of her books, but I need to finish my collection!


4. Hild by Nicola Griffith
This is one of those books that you immerse yourself in and don't come back out for a long time. I loved this historical novel and can't wait for the sequel!

5. The Chaos Walking Series
Anyone who says YA books are fluffy and only for kids hasn't read Patrick Ness. This series is about love, hatred, war, being a good person - all of the big important issues in life. It's also brilliantly written and will keep you frantically flipping pages. 

6. A Guide to Being Born
I don't read short stories all that often, but this collection is one I can see myself reading again and again. Ausubel is truly a writer to watch.


7. Incendiary and Gold by Chris Cleave
Cleave's Little Bee tore my heart apart in the very best of ways. I need to read his other books asap!

8. The Empathy Exams 
This was one of my favorite books of the year. This collection of essays will make you think about how you relate to other people in a myriad of circumstances.

9. Pretty Books 
Let's be honest here. We love to read books but we also love to look at them. I would love to have some beautiful books to make my home a bit prettier. Perhaps these hardcover classics or the gorgeous Drop Caps series?

10. Graphic Novels 
I read my first graphic novel this year. I don't really know which one to read next, so finding one or two under the Christmas tree would make the decision for me!

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What books are you hoping to find on Christmas morning?


  1. Patrick Ness.has been on my list for years, but I haven't read any of his books yet. Maybe I need to bump him to the top of the list. :-) I love the title "A Guide to Being Born."

    1. I loved that series so much. I was really sad it was over!

  2. I have the entire Chaos Walking set, and am officially ashamed that I haven't started them yet!

    1. They are so so good! I got the set for Christmas and I think a re-read might be in order.

  3. What a great list of books. I'm hoping to find some under my tree as well. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! :)

    1. Thanks Lark. I hope your Christmas was wonderful too!

  4. I don't know what books I will find, and truthfully I am happy to get any print books or e-book downloads. I like your list and have found a couple I'm adding to my wishlist. I've considered Patrick Ness, maybe it's time to read him. Have a joyous Christmas!

    1. These top ten Tuesday lists are always dangerous for my tbr lists too! I hope your Christmas was great. :)