Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

It's that time of year!  I don't know about you guys, but our tree is up and a good chunk of my holiday shopping is done.  Now, even though I own plenty of books as it is, there's a few more I wouldn't mind adding to my collection this holiday season.

 1.) Everneath by Brodi Ashton

I decided not to get this one when it first came out because I just wasn't sure that it would be good. Thus far, however, the reviews have been pretty decent.  Recently I realized it's a retelling of the Persephone story, so now I want it even more.

2.) The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Guys, Allison at The Allure of Books has dubbed this a fantasy worth reading. Now, sometimes my taste differ from Allison's, but I always trust her taste when it comes to fantasy.

3.) Easy by Tammara Webber

Not only has Easy gotten rave reviews, it falls under the category that some dub "New Adult" (although I'm not sure how I feel about the existence on this genre, as the jury is still out).  At any rate, it's set at a college, and I think that would make it an interesting pick.

4.) Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan

I'm super dubious about these books because paranormal books can be hit or miss with me, but Misty over at The Book Rat won't shut up about how good these are.  Now, Misty is often right about these things, so I suspect I may need to give this one a shot.

5.) The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Confession: I have never read anything by E. Lockhart. I know, right? Absurd.  Reviews of her books seem to fall on every end of the spectrum, so I'm just not sure if I'll like them.  I do love a good boarding school setting, though, so maybe this one would be a good place to start.

6.) Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set by Brandon Sanderson

More fantasy books that have gotten rave reviews.  I'm trying to expand the amount of fantasy I read that's written for adults, and I have high expectations for these.

 7.) Goblin Secrets by William Alexander

In addition to wining the National Book Award, this book sounds incredibly quirky and delightful. It may even be a little too weird for me, but I want to find out!

8.) The Arrival by Shaun Tan

I don't know tons about this one, but it has loads of positive reviews.  I need to just pick up a copy and read already.

9.) Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud

I'll admit it: I mainly want this one for the cover.  It's just do delightfully pink! The fact that's it a retelling of one of my all time favorite novels also helps.

10.) The Lord of the Rings 50th Anniversary Edition/Paperback boxed set

As evidenced by my last book haul, I am complete Tolkien nerd.  Right now I've got mass market paperbacks of the series because I read them as the movies came out.  I don't think I'd give those up, because it would've taken me much longer to get into this series without the movies. With that said, those little paperbacks are very beaten up and I'd like some nicer copies.  How about a leahtherbound edition to look pretty on my shelves and a boxed set that I can reread whenever I please? Sounds good to me!
What are some of the books you're hoping for this Christmas? Let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Nice list! Mistborn is one of the best fantasy reads everrrrr...so I hope you really do get to it one of these days!

    As for Lies of Locke Lamora, it is pretty... different. If you aren't scared off by how vulgar and irreverent it is, then go for it, I say!

    The Arrival really does sound good, I'd actually forgotten about it. It's been awhile since I've seen it mentioned. I hope you get it and love it!

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