Top 10 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

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Top 10 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

When I was working on this list, I decided to go with books that are in TBR pile.  It might be wishful thinking but maybe having some of those books in my TBR pile would actually get me to read some of them.  It is a most random list, but there are a lot of books I really, really want!  I really am amazed I managed to narrow down to the following 10 books…

  1. Life And Death Of Anne Boleyn: The Most Happy by Eric Ives.  This is a book I’ve been meaning to read for ages, and I’m just too lazy to actually get my hands on a copy.
  2. Brian Froud’s World Of Faerie.  Actually, I’d be happy with anything by Brian Froud.  I love fairies and I’m impressed with his illustrations.
  3. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson.  I keep hearing good things about Tiger Lily, so maybe I’d actually read it if I had my own copy.
  4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.  Because I’ve never read it and I really need to.
  5. The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days by Tarek Malouf.  Because I love to bake and I don’t make enough cake.
  6. The Time Traveller’s Guide To Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer.  This could be helpful if I ever write that book set in Tudor England…plus, it seems like a cool book.
  7. Lola And The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.  Because I loved Anna And The French Kiss, and so now I need to read Lola And The Boy Next Door.
  8. Vicksburg, 1863 by Winston Groom.  Because I have a few books about the Civil War in my TBR pile, and I really want one of them.  I just randomly picked this one.
  9. In The American West by Richard Avedon.  Because I’ve really liked his photography ever since I saw an exhibit of his at the San Diego Museum Of Art.  It would be nice to look at his photographs all the time!
  10. Clara Bow: Runnin’ Wild by David Stenn.  I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while, and after hearing The History Chicks talk about her in one of their episodes, I’ve really wanted to read this one.

10 thoughts on “Top 10 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

  1. Don’t worry! You’re not the only one who hasn’t read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – it’s a series that I haven’t read, but I’ve been meaning to start it too. I hear great things about this book all the time.

    Also, for Undeadly, I thought the mythology was interesting. But I’m not too big a fan of the main character, and there’s really a lack of… something in that plot.

  2. Lola and the Boy Next Door is totally adorable. I do like Anna more, but I still really enjoyed Lola. I didn’t love The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, but you should totally read it. I know lots of people that did enjoy it.

    Hope you find some of these this Holiday!

    • Mara Dyer is definitely one of the holes I need to fill in terms of really popular books out there, and I loved Anna so much that I now need to read anything that Stephanie Perkins writes! Hopefully people I know pay attention to this post

  3. I love Civil War novels–probably stemming from my love of Gone with the Wind. One of my favorite YA Civil War novels (well, it’s post-Civil War) is Flight Into Spring, about a girl from Maryland (I think her family supported the north, but I’m not 100% sure on that…she may have had brothers who were on opposite sides, too) who marries a Northern soldier and her struggles to adjust to the very different lifestyle of her northern in-laws. I also have something called Shades of Grey (I think), which is supposed to be a very good Civil War novel on my Kindle.
    And now, of course, I want to dig out my copy of Flight Into Spring and re-read it.

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