Hello Bookworms! It’s Tuesday again, and thus time for another Top Ten list! Thanks to the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish, I shall never again have writer’s block on a Tuesday! Without further ado:
The Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Getting From Santa
1. Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher. I know it seems like I’m always saying “Sounds good, I’ll add it to my list!” Sometimes I actually listen to people! Lauren over at Filing Jointly…Finally has recommended this book to me… twice. Sure, she once dug a shallow grave for a bird using a sterling silver spoon… I still trust her judgement on books.
2. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I love historical fiction, and I’m particularly enthralled by the Tudors. It’s pretty rare that historical fiction gets such great reviews, so I’m pretty stoked to check this out.
3. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. It’s a continuation of the Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn saga. I want to go to there.
4. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. I’m currently on super secret nerd probation until I read these books. New Year’s resolution, methinks.
5. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. This is a classic and I haven’t read it. For this I am ashamed.
6. Matched by Allie Conde. Truth be told, YA isn’t typically my cup of tea. I read it from time to time, but my adoration is nothing compared to the YA book blogging community. However, Karen at Sassymonkey Reads recommended it to me after seeing my commentary on THE PILLS in The Giver series. Look at me, taking advice again!
7. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. This is one of those books I’ve been meaning to read for like 7 years. I always give it careful consideration and then pick a different book. 2013 will be the year! (Maybe.)
8. Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue. My readers are awesome, have I mentioned that? Turns out one of them went to school with Emma Donoghue- how crazy is that?! She’s a blogger too! She lives on the internet HERE and she thinks Slammerkin rocks. It’s like 6 degrees from Kevin Bacon. Only with Emma Donoghue. And bacon. Let’s throw that in there because it’s tasty.
9. River God by Wilbur Smith. My very dearest friend from childhood has promised me, and I quote, “literary orgasm.” From this book. Why do I trust her? I don’t know, really. She once screwed up my home highlights so badly that we had to go back to the drugstore at 2 am to get a second box of hair dye… She introduced me to Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett way too young, but dagnabit, she’s got good taste in books. River God is historical fiction, so odds are good that I’ll like it.
10. Santa, baby, what I really want… Are gift cards. Amazon, if you please. My kindle and I keep charging things to my credit card. It would be nice if that stopped, at least for a little while.