Usually, I don’t ask for books for Christmas because I typically end up purchasing them for myself anyways — as I usually have a specific edition in mind and it’s devastating sometimes to get the wrong one (I am such a drama queen, FYI) like if you ask for the Hunger Games and instead of the original cover, you get the movie cover. Sigh. THIS YEAR THOUGH, I actually did ask for books for presents, as I sent my parents my Amazon wishlist which is comprised of all books.
Without further prattling, here’s the top 10 books I would freakin’ love Santa Claus to bring me, if he has time, of course. If not, it’s cool Santa, I’ll end up buying these for myself anyway.
1. Level Up by Gene Luen Yang
Why?: This book has been on my Amazon wishlist for pretty much forever. I want it because I loved American Born Chinese. I collect graphic novels. And hello, video games are THE BEST!
2. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Folio Society Edition)
Why?: I collect various editions of To Kill A Mockingbird – so far I have 3 copies. This edition is gorgeous and I just want it on my shelf to look at. It’s got such a vintage/classic feel.
3. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (the hardcover green mountains edition)
Why?: I already own two versions of The Hobbit — a mass market paperback edition and the audio book through Audible. I love the way this cover looks and honestly, I would love to have it as a replacement for my mass market, which I could then pass on to a friend.
4. Touch Of Power by Maria V. Snyder
Why?: Y’all, I am a total Maria V. Snyder fangirl, so I kind of feel like an awful fan because I haven’t read this book yet, nor do I have it on my shelves. On the upside, it isn’t too terribly expensive. PLUS OMG ALL OF MY FRIENDS WHO HAVE READ IT LOVE IT. And I’m a lemming — if my friends like something, I will usually end up liking it too.
5. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Why?: Oh you guys, this was one of my first books read this year and I just want to hug it and proclaim it’s praises to all. Yet, I feel like a fraud because I have not yet purchased a copy for my bookshelf. Maybe Santa will buy me a copy?
6. Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge
Why?: Okay, so I probably should have read this book before reading Fly Trap which I fell utterly in love with. Anyways, Fly By Night comes before Fly Trap and it’s got characters that I already love and it is thick and glorious and of the middle grade genre and I’d just love to finally own a copy and read this!
7. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Why?: This is another of those times where I fail as a blogger, especially because I was approved for this on Netgalley way back when but I never read it because there wasn’t a netgalley send to kindle version and I suck at reading books on my desktop. I KNOW I KNOW. And I really want to read this book FINALLY and so perhaps Santa will see fit to set a certain pink covered book under my tree?
8. The Isle Of Blood by Rick Yancey
Why?: I loved the first two Monstrumologist books and feel that they are very underrated and are pretty much the perfect reads for horror aficionados young and old. So, because this green covered beauty doesn’t live in my collection yet, I might as well cross my fingers and hope it’ll end up there soon!
9. A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Why?: So, Christina at A Reader Of Fictions has recommended this book to me and I trust her recommendations without question because she’s read like a million books and usually her taste is good. PLUS THERE ARE SEXYTIMES and they aren’t gross. AND the main character is snarky. Count me in, yo. Ya heard, Santa?
10. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Why?: I was head over heels in love with the audiobook of Amy And Roger’s Epic Detour and you know this is an odd habit but, I wanted to listen to Second Chance Summer via audio and just my luck it looks like there isn’t an audiobook forthcoming because the world does not always do what I want. SO, I suppose I’ll have to read this the old fashioned way via print. However, Santa Claus, if you are truly magical you will conjure me an audiobook version of this, preferably narrated by Emma Galvin.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.