Top Ten Tuesday is an weekly meme created and hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week it’s the Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me. I think it’s far too early for Christmas, but I’m already eating the chocolates out of my advent calendar, so I guess I can stretch myself to a Christmas book list.
That list is probably an accurate length of how long my book ‘wishlist’ is, if not longer, but I’m having to strain myself in narrowing it down to ten. Here goes…
Darkfever by Karen Marie Morning (GR) – I’ve heard a lot about these books, and they are from one of my favourite genres the Urban Fantasy/Paranormal which is definitely the genre I read when I need to cheer myself up. I can’t believe I haven’t read these books yet because they sound so interesting, so I’d love to get a hold of this for Christmas.
Insatiable by Meg Cabot (GR) – Meg Cabot was one of my favourite authors when I was younger and whilst she’s not always the genre I read now with her being a more chick-lit author for the young-adult genre, I still really find her books classic. However, here she’s touching on vampires which sadly is a weakness of mine and I can’t help but want this book because I still love Meg Cabot!
Looking For Alaska by John Green (GR) – I’ve heard lots about this author, particularly from his recent book ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ but a friend recommended me this book saying they thought it would be my thing, and even though contemporary isn’t my favourite genre, I feel like I want to read it after the recommendation from a good friend.
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult (GR) – I’ve really enjoyed the couple of books I’ve read by Picoult which were ‘Picture Perfect’ and ‘Handle with care’ and this one really caught my interest. She always creates lots of intricate plots with different view points that really are emotional and moving and her novels tend to be pretty weighty and interesting. Picoult is also one of the rare authors of her genre from the adult section I actually read.
The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges (GR) – I would never have noticed this novel if it wasn’t for Savindi over at The Streetlight Reader and she really made me want to pick it up. It’s a historical novel and it has fantasy elements in and this is two of my favourite things and Savindi really sold me the novel, so I can’t help but want it especially since it’s set in Russia, somewhere that I’m desperate to learn more about!
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (GR) – The first Stiefvater book I read and only one to date was ‘Shiver’ and whilst I enjoyed it, I wasn’t blown away and this one has caught my attention at a better novel by her, so I want to try this one to see the different to her Wolves of Mercy series and see whether I’ll enjoy her other books better or I just don’t get along with her as an author because after all the brilliant reviews about her, I feel she deserves a second chance.
Fire by Kristin Cashore (GR) – I really enjoyed Graceling which is the first novel and I’ve been meaning to get my hands on ‘Fire’ ever since because I’m incredibly eager to see the adventure of the Graceling Realm continue and Graceling held lots of promise.
Finninkin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (GR) – I genuinely don’t think I’ve heard a negative thing about this novel and when scrolling through some people’s books on Goodreads, ya know, stalking shelves, my usual hobby (JOKES) I found this book and it’s premise sounds incredibly interesting and it’s been on my wishlist ever since!
Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly (GR) – Over a year ago now I read the first book on holiday, I taken it to Italy and stayed up late into the night, even though I was getting up stupidly early to visit Venice and it made me stupidly tired. However, this was one of those books that I was one more page, one more page and I have just never gotten around to purchasing the second and it’s a book I keep picking up and putting back down on the shelf without buying, so if Santa brought it me, I’d be a very happy girl.
Legend by Marie Lu (GR) – When I first saw this book I wanted to read it and I’ve heard many good things, and lots of different takes, but I first started my dystopia or what I knew of dystopia with ‘The Hunger Games’ and then I saw how big the genre was and this book really captured by attention, so for about a year now I’ve really wanted to read it and it’s really intriguing me with what is behind the cover.
What’s your Top Ten?