Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings.
In my opinion there’s no better Christmas present than books (except maybe money or vouchers to buy more books). That’s why, when my friends and my family ask me what I want for Christmas, I already have a list of books for them on hand. That’s also why when I post my December/January book haul it will be packed with books I either got for Christmas or brought with Christmas money.
Shadowblack by Sebastien de Castell
I brought the first book earlier this year and while I haven’t gotten around to it yet it does have some good reviews so I’m confident it’ll be a good read for me. Plus having the second one will make it easy to jump into the story straight away once I’ve finally read Spellslinger.
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell
This is one of the most gorgeous covers I have ever seen, and I would actually buy the book solely to have that cover sitting on my bookshelves. Luckily the blurb makes it sound like my kind of book, because although short stories are hit or miss, magical realism is always a big hit for me.
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
In order to have my copies of Rick Riordan’s books match I need to wait a year after his most recent releases are out in order to get the paperback copy. It’s not all that bad though, because I’m not going to read the Magnus Chase series until all the books have been released.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
The first book in this series was an unexpected favourite of mine, and while Down Among the Sticks and Bones is a book I still need to read the whole series is one I need to buy. Really my list this week should include Every Heart a Doorway as well.
It Devours!: A Night Vale Novel by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
I am a huge fan of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, so a few years ago when they released their first book I was so excited because it was combining two of my favourite things; books and their podcast. I’m sure their second book will be just as crazy and just as amazing as their first one was.
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
There have been a few mixed reviews for An Enchantment of Ravens, and my excitement levels are seriously yo-yo-ing. With every great review my hopes rise but with every bad review they fall again. I guess I need to read this book for myself and finally see what I think.
Almost Midnight: Two Short Stories by Rainbow Rowell
I have already read one of the short stories in the Almost Midnight collections, but hearing this book described as “two wintery short stories, decorated throughout” in the blurb just means it’s the perfect Christmas present in my mind.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic by J.K. Rowling
The History of Magic exhibition is now open at the British Library, and I have tickets to go and see it in the new year in February. This book is the companion guide so either way I’ll be buying it, the only question is whether it’s better to have it before or after the exhibition.
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
This is kind of cheating because I already know I have La Belle Sauvage for Christmas. My sister buys her Christmas presents really early so I knew mid-October that she already had this book brought and wrapped up for me. The only downside is I’ve had to wait ages to read it.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
I’ve been hearing great things about this book, everyone who’s read it has loved it, and for some reason it strikes me as the perfect gift for Christmas. The perfect story to curl up with when the days get darker sooner. This is one I’ve asked my friend for so fingers crossed it’s one she buys for me.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what books you hope Santa will bring for you this Christmas.