Happy Tuesday, everybody! You know what time it is…
“Top Ten Tuesday” is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s prompt is:
Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree
(or non-book bookworm items)
I’m very picky when it comes to book-giving at Christmas. Ideally, I would just direct people to my TBR and yell, “pick one!” However, people seem to not take to that method very enthusiastically, so I settle with giftcards. It’s not that I don’t want to explore and discover new books, but that my TBR is ever-growing and never-ending.
I want to tackle it if I can!
Thus, I know I won’t be getting any books this Christmas. However, I have compiled a list of books I will purchase with Christmas money. Hazar! Compromise! Let’s go!
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
At the beginning of December, I hosted a Christmas giveaway (for the first time!), wherein the winner would get a book off their choosing from The Book Depository, just as a little way to give back to my readers. I’ll definitely be hosting more in the future. My point is, the winner of this giveaway chose Heartless by Marissa Meyer as the book they wanted for Christmas, and it just reminded me how much I want to read this book! I would love to read it ASAP!
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I commonly talk about Rainbow Rowell and how she’s my favourite author, and how all of her books are amazing, and how I adore everything she writes. Today, I regret to inform you all that I am a fraud. I know. This seems to have come out of no where. Please, let me explain.
I haven’t read all of Rainbow’s novels.
I’ve read Fangirl, and Eleanor & Park, and Landline, and Carry On, and Kindred Spirits, and even her short story in the My True Love Gave to Me anthology. I have read and loved all of these novels. But I have never read Attachments. And it haunts me everyday.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres, and probably one of my most read genres this year. It is odd, then, that I haven’t read Code Name Verity. People rave about this novel! It has a 4.09 rating on Goodreads! I should have read it by now!
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Throughout 2016, I’ve been increasingly interested in poetry to the extent that I am now basing a school project on it! There are so many rave reviews for Milk and Honey, and you can never have too much poetry in your life. Thus, I’ll probably be buying this book in the near future.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
The more I hear and read about this book, the more I want to devour it in one sitting. It sounds creepy, it sounds exillerating, it sounds like just what I need.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
I’ve been really interested in literary fiction recently, and – though this book is very long, and my attention span is very short – I think I would really enjoy this novel. I’m really wanting some hard-hitting reading material, and this seems like it could be it.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
I’ve been wanting to read an Ishiguro novel for a while, and I feel as though Never Let Me Go would be a good start. Again, this is a novel with amazing reviews, and the synopsis just makes me want more and more.
Girl Up by Laura Bates
At school, I am currently learning about an array of things that are causing me to realise the inequalities between men and women an a much more prominant and visible scale. In short, female strength in literature is mandatory to teach young girls that misogyny disguised as normality is not equality. Thus, I’ve been reading more and more novels and poetry like this: a woman’s perspective and experience in an unequal world.
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
I’ll be honest with you: I am sold on this book just from the title. And, I guess, the idea of a Shakespeare retelling is pretty cool, too. However, I believe this book is yet to be released in the UK.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
There are so many amazing reviews for this book out there, and each one brings me a step closer to impulse-buying this novel. Most of all, though, reading Adam Silvera’s tweets is making me want to read this novel: he is such a down-to-earth, inspiring young man, and I can’t wait to read his work.
Thank you for reading!
Which books would you love to see under your Christmas tree? Tell me in the comments!
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