Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under the Tree

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

How are we only 6 days away from Christmas. It’s come way too fast for my liking. On the plus side, all of my Christmas shopping is done it’s just a matter of wrapping and organising them now. Everyone knows that when it comes to me, a book is an easy gift idea. So here are the books I wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under the tree this year.


1. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: One of my most anticipated books of the year and I yet to actually have a copy of it. I love Bardugo’s writing and I will take any excuse to immerse myself back into the Grishaverse.

2. Invictus by Ryan Graudin: You can definitely call me a Ryan Graudin fan and the concept of this book sounds like so much fun. A combination of history and time travel, what more could you want?

3. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett: This book has been on my to-read list for ages. I have no justification as to why I’ve not read it yet, but I promise you I will get to it.

4. Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman: I’ve been in a Young Adult contemporary slump as of late so I’m hoping that this book pulls me out of it. The themes explored in this book seems to be a perfect match for me.

5. The Queen and the Cure by Amy Harmon: I recently finished The Bird and the Sword and loved it. However, upon finishing it I realised that I didn’t actually have the next book on hand to read, which was so disappointing.

6. Your Name (light novel) by Makoto Shinkai: I ADORE this film and urge everyone to watch it. When I found out about this light novel, I was so excited. I just think the book would make a nice companion to the film and it’s basically just another way for me to experience the beauty of this story.

7. Beartown by Fredrik Backman: Everyone knows about my love for Ice Hockey. It’s such a dynamic sport to watch. I always find it fascinating to read about that small sporting town mentality. People are passionate about their sport, but there’s an intensity to it when the sports team basically comes to define the town. It’s a lot of pressure to take, especially when you’re so young.

8. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman: I absolutely adore Norse mythology. However, with such classic tales, it’s easy for the narrative to make the tales a bit lackluster. That will not be the case with Neil Gaiman’s take on these stories.

9. Half the World by Joe Abercrombie: I really should start committing myself to series again. I loved Half a King and have heard nothing but great things about the rest of the trilogy so I would love to finish this series.

10. Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy: I might just gift this book to myself. That way I know I have it and can devour it whenever I want.

Those are the books on my Christmas wishlist.
Which book would you like Santa to bring you?

31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under the Tree

  1. Ooh, great list! The Language of Thorns, Alex, Approximately, and Girl Out of Water are all wishlist worthy, for sure. I loved all three of them. I wouldn’t mind receiving Norse Mythology this year (I mean, I could always use more Neil Gaiman). I hope you receive all the books on your wishlist this holiday season!

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    1. Santa was definitely kind to me this year haha. My tbr pile is so long now I don’t know how I’m going to find the time to read all these books. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. 😀


  2. Oh this is such a great list, Lois, it made me so happy to see Girl Out Of Water on here! I read this book recently and loved it so, so much – I hope you’ll read it soon and enjoy it 🙂 I have Alex, Approximately on my TBR, it sounds so good 🙂

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    1. Your Name deserves ALL THE LOVE!! It’s such an incredible film. The illustrations in the Language of Thorns is incredible. I don’t read much poetry but I hope you were able to get the books you wanted. 😀


  3. I read Norse Mythology this past summer and it didn’t disappoint. Neil Gaiman is an amazing storyteller and this book was at the top of my Top Ten Favorites list for 2017! I hope you enjoy it when you read it!! Merry Christmas!

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  4. I hope you found at least one of these under your tree this Christmas! I was fortunate enough to attend Leigh Bardugo’s book tour for The Language of Thorns, so I have a signed copy…. now I just need to read it… I actually have a signed copy of Norse Mythology too, but have yet to open it either ((hangs head in shame)). My copy of Beartown is on its way because it is my book club’s February book selection… so at least I’ll be reading that one soon lol

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    1. Santa was definitely kind to me this year haha. I’m slowly making my way through The Language of Thorns and it’s a wonderful read so far and the illustrations make the story even more captivating. I hope you get the chance to read them soon. 😀


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