Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

Posted by on December 4, 2012 1:34 pm in Book talk | 8 comments

Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week is posted a new Top Ten list idea that all bloggers are welcome to discuss.

Today’s Top Ten is “Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Brining Me” – which will also be known as “A Barely Subtle Attempt at Begging for Some Christmas Gifts” after I accidentally send the link to the Man of the House.

It’s hard to select only ten, but I went with books that would suit my mood right now.

1 – Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan : This has been compared a few times to McEwan’s Atonement, which I loved, but the little I know about the book would have intrigued me anyway : London, Cold War, romance and spies, oh my!

2 – The Lucky Ones by Anna Godbersen : Already, the conclusion to this series! While I didn’t enjoy it as much as The Luxe, I’m still really looking forward to more of Godbersen’s entertaining brand of historical fiction.

3 – The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken : YA, dystopia, kids with unique abilities. Heard great things about it and definitely want to read it!

4 – Redshirts by John Scalzi : A humorous take on science-fiction. I really want this one, as not only would I probably enjoy it, I think the Man of the House would, too (this is getting more subtle by the minute!)

5 – Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff : A Japan inspired fantasy YA novel. This one has had some great reviews, as well as some very critical ones (mainly about staying true to its inspiration, I believe). Still, I can’t wait to read it too!


6 – The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress : I’ve been wanting this one ever since the cover was revealed and I got to read the summary. It’s a December release so Christmas is the perfect time to finally get it, right?

7 – Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama : This sounds like a darker take on the Little Mermaid. Read amazing reviews about it!

8 – Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier : I have a long love affair with Juliet Marillier, so I’m excited about reading her YA novel.

9 – Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson : I haven’t seen many YA novels inspired by Norse mythology, so this sounds very intriguing!

10 –Renegade by J. A. Souders : This one has such a great premise (underwater utopia!) that it has to get on my shelves!

So, what are some books you wouldn’t mind getting under the Christmas tree?


  1. I like the way you think. What a great list.

  2. Ooh, I need to read some more Juliet Marillier. The cover to Shadowfell is just beautiful.

    Totally know what you mean about the “barely subtle attempt at begging for some Christmas gifts.” 🙂

  3. I’m not really into steampunk but the Friday Society looks so fierce.
    My TTT

  4. I love all of the covers, so I would add them to my collection based on that alone. Sweet Tooth is one that keeps popping up everywhere on blogs, making me think that I need to read it next year too!!!

  5. I just read a great review of Redshirts. I hope Santa sees your list!

  6. Interesting list. Redshirts and Storm Dance are 2 I want to read next year too. I hope Santa hooks you up with at least a few (or all) of them 🙂

  7. Great list! I also “accidentally” made sure that my list went to certain people who will (I hope, haha) be buying me gifts! I’ve got Sweet Tooth and am looking forward to reading it (though I couldn’t get through Atonement) – and I’m DYING to read The Friday Society.

  8. What a wonderful idea! Loved your choices! I really need to do a list like that (:

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