Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #80

Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish!

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving 
Under My Tree This Year


Before I start, let me thank Creative Market for having freebies every week. They have had some very good holiday ones, which is what I used for my graphic today! (Seriously, take advantage of those weekly freebies!)

So, this TTT is really "All the books Val wants and will 100% buy after Christmas and NOT buy them off Amazon tomorrow because Christmas hasn't happened yet and what happens if her presents were the books she bought off of Amazon and then there would be DUPLICATES and Val would feel bad and everyone would just sigh."

So Santa. I want all the books. I hope that is not a problem. Yes? No? Too bad. 


There is actually a decent amount of diversity in genre when you look at my ultimate wishlist (which I came up with in the past 10 minutes. Don't worry Dad you didn't have to get me any of these, maybe).

First, Holly has been urging me to read Play On, which is CONTEMPORARY. As you all know, I'm not a huge fan of contemporary, but I will make the exception because I've been hearing wonderful things about the author.

And then there's the normal WWII book for the WWII obsessed reader. Ely swears she will disown me if I don't read Anne Frank next year!

In preparation for Remembrance, I will be collecting all the books in the Mediator series. So I need #2 next, and then the rest onwards.

WINTER. NEED THIS IN MY LIFE. It will be read soon. Definitely early next year.

I read an eARC of Blue Lily, Lily Blue, but in preparation of The Raven King (!!!), I need this book physically to complete my collection of it. I don't know if you have noticed, but I tend to buy books I have already read just because I need complete series.

Nimona is a graphic novel, and it was nominated in the Goodreads Best Books of 2015. I think it's the same artist as Adventure Time (??), so it definitely needs checking out.

I also need my Batgirl. I also need the first volume.

I read The Kiss of Deception and loved it, so now I need to buy The Heart of Betrayal. Or I guess I could wait until the library gets a copy and put it on hold. If I buy the second book, I HAVE to have a copy of the first book as well.

So this is a weird one, but I've been meaning to get into poetry for a long time now, but never knew where to start. Someone recommended me Catalog of Unabashed Attitude, and it is SO COLORFUL. The theme is life on the farm and in the countryside, I'm pretty sure.

Lastly, who doesn't want Heir of Fire? I mean sure, haven't read Crown of Midnight yet, but might as well complete my collection now.

How about you? What do you want Santa to bring you? (Yes he is real). Did you discover anything new on my list? Maybe add that to YOUR list? Or TBR, that works too