Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

I haven't had the time to participate in The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday meme in quite a while, but I couldn't resist this week's topic: the Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me.  Wish lists are always fun, and though I don't actually want to receive 10 books for Christmas (just because I have so many good ones already waiting to be read here), I got into the spirit of dreaming about the books I most want to read:
  • The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker - this is #1 on my list, just sounds right up my alley.
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.I. Stedman - my book group is actually reading this for January, and I can't wait!
  • Blog, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho - since my blogs have been a bit neglected this year and are due for an upgrade.
  • Because You Have To: A Writing Life by Joan Frank - I just heard about this one yesterday from Melissa at The Betty & Boo Chronicles - it combines two of my favorite things: memoirs and writing.
  • Love Anthony by Lisa Genova - because I loved Still Alice - I'd also like to read her novel, Left Neglected (does that count as 2?)
  • City of Women by David R. Gillham - because it sounds like a different kind of WWII novel.
  • The Red House by Mark Haddon - I have LOVED everything of his I've read.
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed - once again, I love memoirs and I also love hiking and backpacking.
  • Love and Fatigue in America by Roger King - because it is so rare that someone writes a novel about my illness, CFS, and everyone says this is a wonderful novel.
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - it got so many fabulous reviews.
Oh, is that 10 already?  I take it back - I want them all!  Plus a month-long vacation snowed in a lodge with a warm fire, good food, and nothing to do but read.  Yes, that will do the trick.

What books do YOU want from Santa this year?

((If you are interested in the kids/teen/YA books I want to read, check out my list at Great Books for Kids and Teens).


  1. I just found out about Blog, Inc and I really need to check it out too.

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. I'd love to get Wild for Christmas too! And the month to read all of the Christmas books sounds like a wonderful idea...

  3. Wild is definitely on my list - I am a memoir junkie.

    I read The Age of Miracles this year and loved it!