Top Books I’d Like Santa to Bring Me this Year
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
This is always one of my favorite (and one of the easiest) TTTs for me. I tend to give my dad an Amazon wishlist full of books and he goes by that for 98% of my Christmas shopping. I think last year he gave me every book except two. This year, my list-making for him was a little harder. I chose 10ish books for my TBTB Secret Santa list, as well as the 46 on my wishlist for my Secret Sister. Believe me, I’ll be cutting that list down for next round because it left me with not a lot of options for Christmas! I asked my family for some older releases or books that somehow weren’t on other lists. Here are the top ten books I’d like for Santa to bring me this year! Because I’m in the mood, I’ll also share some of the other items on this year’s wishlist that aren’t books.
Lola Carlyle’s 12-Step Romance by Danielle Young-Ullman | I think this book flew under the radar when it first came out, but it seems really cute. I’ve been admiring the cover for probably a year.
The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik | RBG is a badass and I want to know everything about her. This is a really cool-looking coffee table book, but I hope I learn a lot too!
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell | I hemmed and hawed about this one but ultimately decided to add it to my list. I wasn’t a fan of Fangirl (ha!) but was intrigued by the fanfic elements. Plus, this book is so gorgeous that I just neeeeed it.
Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Since they unveiled the updated covers for TJR’s books, I knew I needed to upgrade! I already own After I Do from my Secret Sister and even have this one on my Kindle… but these new covers are MUST for my collection.
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta | Told you all I wouldn’t give up on Marchetta! I have a feeling her fantasy series may be a better fit for me than Jellicoe Road was. We’ll see!
Every Breath by Ellie Marney | I’ve seen these books evvvvverywhere and I have to admit I’m intrigued. I resisted for a long time, but decided to give in. I’m ready.
The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas | This is a very random backlist book that I came across at one point. The premise sounds really interesting and it has good rating on Goodreads, so why not?
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland | I reaaaally enjoyed this book over the summer when Cristina and I read it for Book Buddies. I have this one on my Kindle but love the paperback so much that I need it. I have the second book in the duology on my Secret Sister wishlist to read at some point too.
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella | I used to love Kinsella before I started book blogging. She has such a funny, addictive way of writing. This one looks pretty interesting and relatable, so I figured I’d see how it is.
Things I Can’t Explain by Mitchell Kriegman | I haven’t heard the best reviews for this one, but I still need to check it out myself. I loved the show Clarissa Explains It All and am really interested to see how it became updated.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart | Yes, I did not enjoy We Were Liars. I’ve heard this one was a lot different. Some people count this as an all-time favorite… while others kind of hated it. I’m intrigued by the premise alone, but interested to see how it fares with me.
Because I can’t resist the urge to share a little more about me (and use cute Christmas watercolor graphics), here are some other things on my Amazon wishlist…
Cinderella’s Romantic Castle Lego Set | I’ve wanted this one for a while but still refuse to buy expensive Lego sets for myself. I’m excited to add this one to my Princess collection.
Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection | This is on sale for a good price! I had to add it to my wishlist. I love the show (who doesn’t?) and have always wanted to have the DVDs to keep. Netflix isn’t going to keep old shoes forever, and someday the repeats will be off TV. I can’t risk losing these things forever!
Greg Olsen Panthers Jersey | It’s a tradition that I get a new Panthers jersey every year. Last year was Kelvin Benjamin… and then he got injured in training camp… so I’m itching for this Olsen one! I told my dad to surprise me on the color 😉
Oster Rice Cooker | Chris is used to having rice with almost every meal when he lived at home with his parents… and I despise cooking rice. It always gets stuck to the pan and it’s either too watery or too hard for his tastes. This rice cooker (a) matches our kitchen colors and (b) would make cooking rice SO easy.
Smart House DVD | This is pretty cheap on Amazon as well, and I cannot resist it. It’s one of my favorite Disney Channel movies and I KNOW that these come and go very quickly. (Seriously, where is the DVD of Brink that I need so fucking badly?!?!)
Having a rice cooker will make your life 10 billion times easier, I promise! We used to cook our rice in a pan too, but once we invested in a rice cooker, we never looked back 😉 Also, yay for the books on your list! I definitely hope you’re going to enjoy The Lumatere Chronicles. It’s my favorite thing I’ve read from Marchetta!
I’m SO EXCITED for all the rice now! haha
Notorius RGB is a book that I would like. I haven’t read a Sophie Kinsella book in a long while, but I do like her. Merry Christmas.
Yeah same here!
LOL I knew you would have something Carolina on here! 😀 😀 😀 Also, that rice cooker though. I can’t cook rice to save my life.
SAME hahaha i burn it in the pan ALL THE TIME.
I actually haven’t heard of any of these books except Carry On. Eep. I love that you included non-bookish things too 🙂
Here is my Top Ten Tuesday!
Yes yes yes give in to Every Breath!!! Woohoo! I just got Carry On from the library, it really is a gorgeous book. And I loved Twenties Girl! It’s a bit different from her other standalones but it’s one of my favorites. I’m so bad, I buy the rice that you put in the microwave haha. A rice cooker would be awesome!
Chris is very picky about rice because he ate it with almost every meal at his parents house – I like microwavable rice just fine but he gets mad at me LOL
My favorite from E. Lockhart are The Boyfriend List books. But I also liked Frankie. I have Things I Can’t Explain and am going to read it soon… because CLARISSA!! I’ve heard some blah things about it too, but I’m going to lower my expectations and try it anyhow 🙂 Also Boy Meets World would be an awesome series to own. Now I’m thinking of all the series I forgot to ask for for Christmas 🙁
I agree – definitely lowering my expectations on it, but still excited.
Ok. I’m pretty sure I need that Cinderella lego set too. 🙂 Love your graphics!! My TTT
Carry On needs to be on my list as well. I absolutely love Rainbow Rowell and need to read that one. Great list.
Every Breath is one that I want to read too. Hope you get it for Christmas. Merry Christmas!
Thank you! Merry christmas
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