top ten tuesday: books I hope santa brings!

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I knew going into this entry that I wouldn’t be able to come up with a full list of 10. Why? Because I buy books on a whim usually, and much of my reading comes from books checked out of the library. For a while, I thought I wanted to own certain books that I’ve already read and loved, but I’ve moved past that. (With the exception of completing some series, and in that case I usually wait for the paperbacks. Examples: I need the last Percy Jackson book in PB, and I need the third Moon Trilogy book from Susan Beth Pfeffer in PB as well. Neither are out yet in paperback though.) Most of the books I like to own are “gifty” or “reference” or “writing” books, really.

Below are 7 books I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing under the tree or in my stocking, though it’s not the end of the world if I don’t get them.


1. On Stranger Tides, Tim Powers

Title sound familiar? It should because it’s the title of the 4th Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Tim was one of my writing professors in grad school, and I am so excited because he has a “suggested from the novel by” credit on the movie! Anyway — swashbuckling pirates, Blackbeard, mermaids, zombies, and the Fountain of Youth. What else can I say?

2. On Writing, Stephen King

This is one of those quintessential books for writers, or so I’ve been told. I love reading writing books, and even though I’ve never read any of Stephen King’s fiction, he must be doing something right. I feel like I can probably trust him to give me good advice.

3. A Bride Most Begrudging, Deeanne Gist

I can’t find this at the library, which is frustrating. It’s been the one book that keeps popping up again and again and again when someone gives me a Deeanne Gist recommendation. I’d really like to read it.

4. The Lady Most Likely, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway

I read everything by Julia Quinn, and I have a library of ALL of her books, even her compilations, like this one. So I need this. It comes out after Christmas, so hopefully if I get any B&N gift cards, they’ll be put to good use for this book!

5. Batgirl: Year One, Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon

I’ve read this already, and I don’t own many comic books / graphic novels, but I kind of wish I was Batgirl, so I feel like I need to own this. Ha ha.

6. Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors, Bill Bryson

I have a pretty good Bill Bryson collection, so any that I don’t already own are great gifts for me on my reading wish list. I put this one in particular because, as I mentioned above, I love writing books. And I love grammar books. And I love word books. This is all three, so it’s a win-win-win.

7. Book Lust To Go, Nancy Pearl

Really, I could go with any of Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust/Crush books only because I don’t own any of them. This one appeals to me because it’s “recommended for travelers, vagabonds, and dreamers.”

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

What about you? What books do you hope to unwrap this Christmas?

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