Monday, December 23, 2013

The Books I Asked Santa For

The theme for this week's Top Ten Tuesday list at The Broke and the Bookish is the top 10 books you'd be happy for Santa to leave you. I didn't want to repeat my Winter TBR list from a few weeks ago, so I didn't quite make it to 10. But, let's be honest, I'd be happy to see any and all hard, rectangular wrapped items under the tree!
"A Discovery of Witches" was my favorite book from 2012 and I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the final book in Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy this summer. I don't re-read books all that often, but I have a feeling these will become favorites. And I already know I want to read them again before I delve into the series ender.

I've been wanting to read this memoir for ages, but I seem to never get to it. And now it's been selected as the Big Read 2014 book for Dayton (a library-sponsored program in which people across the city are invited to read the same book and come together to discuss it -- possibly [hopefully?!] with an appearance by the author) and the hold list at the library will most likely grow exponentially soon. I am 99.9% sure I'm going to enjoy this book, and it wouldn't hurt to just own it.

This book of canine-themed poetry by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver just looks so stinkin' cute! I'm expecting it to be heartwarming, humorous and touching, and I'm planning to read it with my best friend/furry son, Conan!

I'm planning to at least start George R.R. Martin's epic series this winter, and I'd kind of just like to own the entire brick (err, box) set. I love the TV show, so I'm pretty positive I will think the books are the best thing since sliced bread and Harry Potter.


  1. "Dog Songs" looks cute. You will have to let us know if it's as good as it looks.

  2. My friend has been recommending me 'Wild' for MONTHS now. hopefully i can get to it soon! did Santa come through for you on that one?


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