I don’t want a lot for Christmas There is just one thing I need: Top 10 Books I Hope Santa Brings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly CREATIVE feature hosted by The Broke And Bookish. It was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner because she is awesome and brilliant.

This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings. To be frank, I don’t want books for Christmas. In the immortal lyrics of Mariah Carey: I don’t want a lot for Christmas There is just one thing I need, and that thing is an iMac, and I have been asking all family, boyfriend, boyfriend’s family who oddly gets me gifts to just get me Amazon giftcards because that is where the cheapest iMac is. And I figure I won’t get the 1,124.99 plus tax that Amazon is charging, so I’ll make up the difference.

ANYWAYS, the supposed books I would not be adverse to:

1. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching Jordan, Miranda Kenneally, Book Cover,  football

Catching Jordan

Why? Bro, all my favorites gave Catching Jordan rave reviews. And my favorites are true blue, so I have a feeling I would enjoy this!

2. The Walking Dead Book 1 by Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book One, Robert Kirkman, Book Cover

The Walking Dead Book One

Why? Because I LOVE graphic novels and like zombies, plus The Walking Dead is a tv show, PLUS it looks like a book my boyfriend would enjoy reading as well.

3. The Door In The Hedge by Robin McKinley

The Door In The Hedge, Robin McKinley, Book cover

The Door In The Hedge

Why? I am slowly but surely collecting all of Robin McKinley’s books. I imagine this one will be just as wonderful as the rest.

4. And Only To Deceive by Tasha Alexander

And Only To Deceive, Tasha Alexander, Book Cover

And Only To Deceive

Why? Allison at the Allure Of Books raves about this series and I trust her recommendations, as she is usually spot on for me.

5. The Broken Kingdoms by NK Jemisin

The Broken Kingdoms, NK Jemisin, Book Cover

The Broken Kingdoms

Why? I loved the first book in the series The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and so would like to continue on.

6. Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ninth Ward, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Book Cover

Ninth Ward

Why? Gorgeous cover. Enough said.

7. Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder

Fire Study Maria V. Snyder Book Cover

Fire Study

Why? I am a completionist. I have the first two Study books and really want to read Fire Study and finally finish the series, despite Fire Study not being universally loved.

8. She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor

She Wolves The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth, Helen Castor, Book Cover

She Wolves The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

Why? Dude. I love history forever and ever. Especially women’s history and nothing screams BAD ASS like a real life powerful woman.

9. Sailor Moon 1 by Naoko Takeuchi

Sailor Moon, Manga, Vol 1, Naoko Takeuchi, Book Cover


Why? DUR. I used to LOVE Sailor Moon, like get up at 6 am to watch it on TV, borrow the mangas from the libary, dress up as a sailor scout to promote the library’s manga section, able to recite the speech ‘In the name of the moon I will punish you!” Yeah what! It pretty much made my week to see that this is back in print

10. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince, Cassandra Clare, Book Cover

Clockwork Prince

Why? Yo, I really enjoyed Clockwork Angel and so this is a series I could totally roll with. Plus I don’t want to be left out because all my friends are reading it and not me.

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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.
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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. Fire study is great! i love that series. Hope you get all the books you’re hoping for 🙂

  2. I’ve had The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms on my wish list for ever. I really need to get around to reading it. She-Wolves sounds really interesting as well.

    Hope you enjoy your iMac when you get it. I love mine. 🙂

  3. That Amazon gift card idea is the smartest thing ever! I hope Santa brings you everything you want and more 🙂

  4. I have to admit, I’m mostly excited about Sailor Moon! It makes me so happy that it’s back in print!!

  5. Haha I totally love Bunny too!! It is my favourite cartoon EVER! Clockwork Prince is AMAZING! I finished it this morning and OMG I love it <3 🙂

  6. i need to slap myself silly because i haven’t started snyder’s study series yet. i always want to, but when i’m thinking about what’s next, i always forget it.

  7. I have Catching Jordan on my wish too. And I think Fire Study is awesome. Glad you are into that series so far! Hope you get your new iMac and lots of books this year.

  8. ooooh The Walking Dead. fun times!

    YES SAILOR MOON. what a throw back.

  9. Great list! I already have Fire Study but I really want to read it soon, too, since I’m a completionist just like you! 🙂

  10. Catching Jordan and Clockwork Prince were AMAZING! My favorites of 2011! I’ve not read the others on your list, but I’m going to check them out.

  11. Hi loved the Poison Study series! I also love the question for this week, I should do it too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Amy @ Following The Reader

  12. Sailormoon! I loved that! I used to pretend to be Sailorvenus. 😀

  13. If you can’t get the walking dead book then yall should see the walking dead feature on the Zlango app! https://market.android.com/details?id=com.zlango.zms&feature

  14. I LOVE that you have Sailor Moon on here. I was such a huge fan. Def wanna check out the new mangas. 🙂

  15. So I JUST finished (okay, not just, it’s probably been a day (or three)(parentheses within parentheses, I’m very cool, hur)) The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and how hot is Nahadoth. I didn’t know whether to swoon or well okay, I swooned. I hadn’t heard of McKinley’s Hedge book. Have you read Sunshine by her? I wish she’d go back and write a sequel to it. And the Ninth Ward does have a gorgeous cover. Have you seen the cover for Inside Out and Back Again? Here, since I’m so kindly: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8537327-inside-out-and-back-again. Cover love is the best love (unless the book sucks).

  16. You need Clockwork Prince – it was EPIC. So much better than Clockwork Angel. I really need to finish the Study series – I only read Poison Study.

  17. High five for The Walking Dead! Sadly I’ve had this first volume on line for AGES and still haven’t read it. Which is sad because I blaze through GN’s like nobody’s business. And this is coming from a slow reader, which is also amazing.

    And high five to Ninth Ward! I want to read that one too!

  18. I love Robin McKinley! I actually just ordered The Outlaws of Sherwood yesterday! Fantastic list. I hope you have a great holiday weekend.