Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That I Want Santa To Bring Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  I'm excited to participate; after all, I am pretty much obsessed with making lists.  This week's topic focuses on books that we want Santa to bring us this year. Here are some that come to mind:

1. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi- This is one dystopian I haven't gotten my hands on yet and I hear it is incredible. I had an ARC for my library classroom and it kept flying off the shelves!  

2. The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead - I have yet to pick up this second book in the Bloodlines series and I love Richelle Mead, so I don't know what I am waiting for!  

3. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund - I've heard such great things about this novel which is inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion.  Yes, please!

4.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor- This book has won a ton of awards; I need to read it!

5.  The Diviners by Libba Bray- I love Libba Bray and I've heard this book is a great combination of historical fiction, mystery and suspense.

6.  The Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare- I loved Clockwork Angel, so I should definitely continue with this series. Plus, Cassandra Clare is one of my favorite authors.

7.  Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand- I adored Unearthly and had an e-galley of Hallowed through NetGalley, but it expired last year when I was too sick from morning sickness.

8.  The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly- I heard this book is something I should check out since it's historical fiction, which I love; plus, it's Jennifer Donnelly who is an awesome writer.

9.  Sirens by Janet Fox- Anything that takes place in the Roaring Twenties is a story for me!

10.  Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter- I've heard that this is one of the best adult fiction books of the year and take a look at that cover.....to-die-for!

What you think about my bookish Christmas list? Let me know what books you want this holiday season in the comments below.


  1. Fantastic list! I actually have some of the sequels on my list. I definitely want to own The Indigo Spell (I loved The Golden Lily and have a feeling you will too). I also want to own the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The Diviners was fantastic and I hope you get to read it soon. I loved For Darkness Shows the Stars too.

    1. I'm hoping someone will get me a B&N gift card, so I can pick up copies of all of these fabulous books. :) I think you are right about The Golden Lily- I will have to check it out. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

  2. I loved Beautiful Ruins. It will definitely make you want to be on the Italian coast while reading it.

    1. Excellent. Maybe I should get a copy and read it this winter when I am longing for some sun. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Fabulous list! Hallowed was great with a crushing end! I've had Clockwork Prince on my shelf for some time and I still haven't read it yet. I want to though! I'm gonna have to look into The Diviners now. Check out mine @ YA Vixen's Top Ten Tuesday!

  4. I really liked Clockwork Prince. Great list!

  5. Nice. I think I want Beautiful Ruins in audio.

  6. Ooooo you've got some of my favorite books on this list Christina! I absolutely LOVED For Darkness Shows the Stars, it was fabulous. I still need to read The Clockwork Prince as well, I've fallen behind on that series! Must catch up as I loved the first book too:)

  7. So much reading goodness on your list! I certainly wouldn't mind if Santa mixed up our presents this year. He can bring me all of these awesome books!

    Nikki @ Imaginative Adventure

  8. I love Libba Bray! I am going to see her at an author event this Sunday. I'm so excited. I haven't read The Diviners yet, though.

    I haven't read For Darkness Shows the Stars (not really into dystopians) but I just found out the author is writing a book based on The Scarlet Pimpernel!!!! I have read that book, and, honestly, it isn't the best (way too many negative stereotypes), but I love the movie with Anthony Andrews. So I thinking I should give For Darkness Shows the Stars a try.

    Clockwork Prince is great, and Clockwork Priness will be out this spring! Yay!

  9. For Darkness Shows the Stars is SO GOOD. I love that it's a quiet romance, and I think that the world this retelling is set in is absolutely FAB.

  10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a phenomenal book! I cannot say enough good things about it. I hope you get it and read it ASAP! Hallowed is also a very good book, I love Hand's writing. I hope you enjoy it.

    Happy Reading,

    My TTT

  11. What a fantastic list! Daughter of Smoke and Bone...I just bought it and can't wait to read it! And For Darkness Shows the Stars was a great read!! The rest I haven't read but want to.... :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read
    My TTT: http://yearningtoread.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-wouldnt-mind.html

  12. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was hands down my favorite book of 2011 and its sequel was just as mind-blowingly amazing. Clockwork Prince was super good too. Hope Santa is good to you this year! :]

  13. I want to read many of the books you mentioned. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was fantastic!


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