Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

So it's Top Ten Tuesday time, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and this week is all about the books I wouldn't mind Santa bringing  me in time for Christmas.  Again, this was really hard to narrow the list down to ten.  I've tried to include a mix of fiction, non-fiction, read and to be read and hope I've not missed anything out!

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!
For more info, click here.

2.  Cold Days - Jim Butcher

If you read my twitter feed then you may have noticed that Santa may have already given me a sneak peak of this must have for any fan of the Dresden Files series.
For more on The Dresden Files and Jim Butcher, click here.

3.  Bossypants - Tina Fey

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?


  1. What a wonderful and diverse list. I have Souless, but have not cracked it open.
    My TTT...

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy Soulless when you get round to reading it!

  2. Good list, The Gathering is a book I want to read as well but I'm waiting on starting that series until I finish The Darkest Powers series.

    1. Thanks! How have you found The Darkest Powers series so far?

  3. Wow! What a great list! Grimm Tales for Young and Old sounds interesting! The Diviners is SOOO GOOD, as it The Parasol Protectorate series! Hope Santa is good to you!

    1. Thanks! I've been having to avoid eye contact with Grimm Tales... in bookshops as I know my will power would vanish as would my cash!

  4. Interesting list. I love the cover for Blackbirds - and it's on my reading list too. I hope Santa hooks you up with at least a few (or all) of them :-)

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy Blackbirds when you get round to reading it!

  5. Great list! I'm waiting to borrow a friend's copy of Cold Days - really looking forward to it. Loved The Diviners (bought myself my own copy after reading the library's), and I'm a big fan of The Parasol Protectorate too. I hope you get all sorts of goodies under your tree this year!

    My TTT

    1. Thank you! I'm excited for Cold Days. Have been very tempted to read the whole series again before I start it but have wanted to read too many other books!