1. Blackbirds - Chuck Wendig
I got this from the library not expecting much and ended up falling in love with Chuck Wendig's bizarre tale of Miriam Black. I bought the sequel, Mockingbird, as an early Christmas present for myself so I need Blackbirds to complete my set. Plus I would love to display those amazing Joey Hi-Fi covers somehow!
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2. Cold Days - Jim Butcher
I read Bossypants over a year ago and at the time was very tempted to steal it from the library. I was good and returned it, but would love my own copy either in paper back or as an audio book as I've heard Fey reading it is hilarious! For more info, click here.
4. Grimm Tales For Young and Old - Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman and Grimm fairy tales? I'm already intrigued but then there's that cover and it was love at first sight. For more info, click here.
5. Hell Train - Christopher Fowler
Another one I got out of the library and enjoyed so much I would read it again and again. Click here for more info.
6. The Parasol Protectorate - Gail Carriger
Technically cheating here as The Parasol Protectorate is comprised of five books (Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless) yet it is one of the most consistently well written and exciting series that I have ever read and I really want to own them so I can relive my adventures with Alexia and Co. all over again. For more info, click here.
7. The Gathering - Kelley Armstrong
I'm a big fan of Kelley Armstrong but have been putting of reading her latest YA series until all three books are out as I like to read them in one go. The Rising, which is the last book in the trilogy as far as I'm aware, is out in 2013 so it's finally time to go back to an off-shoot of the Otherworld. For more info click here.
8. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
I love all the covers for the Penguin Essentials collection and would happily buy them all! However, if I had to pick just one, it would have to be Breakfast at Tiffany's. To have a look at the rest of the gorgeous collection, click here.
9. The Diviners - Libba Bray
Again! I had a library copy, really enjoyed reading and would love to give it to my friends to see what they think! For more info, click here.
10. Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journals - Karen Falk
Imagination Illustrated is my most wanted Christmas gift this year. I would be very happy if it was the only thing I had wrapped under the tree this year. It came out on my birthday but I was unaware of its existence until this week! I'm a huge Muppet fan (a lot of my Christmas traditions involve The Muppets) and I would be really thankful if I received this for Christmas. For the brilliant blog that inspired the book, click here.
So that's my list, what's on yours?