Santa, Can You Hear Me? Top 10 Books I Want Under My Tree

Clearly, I am channelling my inner-Britney, who knows that ranch makes pizza taste 1000x better.

This week on Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke And The Bookish, the list is Top 10 Books You Want Santa To Bring You. Well, I have a bajillion books already, but these ones couldn’t hurt.

1. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller (and all the subsequent books in series)

Batman: Year One Frank Miller Book Cover

Batman: Year One

Why? Well, A) I love the movies. B) It’s Batman. C) I have a hard time justifying buying comics for myself, even though I love them.

2. Fables: The Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Bill Willingham

Fables Bill Wallingham Deluxe Edition Book Cover


Why? See above. Also, it’s hardcover comics. I love my graphic novels in hardcover.

3. Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder

Fire Study Maria V. Snyder Book Cover

Fire Study

Why? I have read and owned the first two. I am a completionist and am dying to complete this series.

4. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

The Way Of Kings Brandon Sanderson Book Cover

The Way of Kings

Why? Brandon Sanderson, enough said.

5. Heir To Sevenwaters by Juliette Marillier

Heir To Sevenwaters Juliette Marillier

Heir To Seven Waters

Why? It’s the Maril-ster. I jest. She’s awesome and I’ve only read the original trilogy as far as Sevenwaters goes, and for serious I wouldn’t mind a return to that world.

6. The Absolute Sandman Vol: 2 by Neil Gaiman

Absolute Sandman Volume 2 Neil Gaiman Cover

Absolute Sandman Vol. 2

Why? A) Hardcover, SLIPCASED comics. B) Neil Gaiman. C) I already have the first Absolute Volume.

7. Sailor Moon manga by Naoko Takeuchi

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

Why? Nostalgia, mostly. Also, these were a bit of a gateway for me. Oh, and they are worth an obscene amount of money lately as they are out of print.

8. Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Dash And Lily's Book Of Dares Book Cover David Levithan Rachel Cohn

Dash And Lily's Book Of Dares

Why? Pretty cover plus the Christmas setting.

9. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Guns Germs And Steel, Jared Diamond, Book Cover

Guns, Germs, And Steel

Why?Β  I majored in history education and find this a fascinating theory of history.

10. Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

Theodore Rex Edmund Morris Book Cover Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Rex

Why? First off, Theodore Roosevelt is a BAMF. He is my favorite president EVER. Second, I want to be more knowledgable about how great he is.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Dash & Lily was great fun. I read it in one sitting and adored both charactesr.

  2. Sailor Moon! πŸ™‚ Nostalgia for the win! <3

  3. I read The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by the same author and it was excellent.

  4. Ahh I love TR too! I have a book about him, and all I need is the time to read it.

  5. Dash & Lily!!! Excellent choice! πŸ™‚

  6. YES! Get Dash & Lily. And I love that you put Sailor Moon on there. I always used to watch it on tv! lol

  7. I am *crazy* about Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. I loved the Christmassyness (that’s a word, right?) but I actually think it’s the kind of book you can read all year round in spite of that. It’s gorgeous. Hope Santa’s listening up.

  8. Jess Michaelangelo says

    I LOVE Juliet Marillier. So glad that I’ve found a fellow fan! πŸ™‚

    I hope that Santa is good to you this year!

  9. Loved Guns, Germs and Steel, also his book The Third Chimpanzee!
    Got Dash and Lily for Christmas, can’t wait to read it =)

  10. Emily R. says

    If you have any guilty pleasures like mine, you should read The Luxe series, by Anna Godberson. She is by far my favorite autor EVER. The saga is about people living in New York’s upper-class society in Manhatten. There’s love, betrayal, drama, gorgeous dresses, splendid details, and a complicated storyline, that’s eiasier to understand than you would think. Please, give it a read. πŸ™‚

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