TOP TEN TUESDAY
Ten books I want Santa (or anyone) to bring this year
Happy Tuesday fellow book nerds! It’s December 19th which means TOMORROW IS MY BDAY Y’ALL!!
I’m turning the ripe old age of 28. WOOOOOO!!! Officially out of my mid-twenties and into my late twenties. Aging like a fine wine AM I RIGHT?? With my birthday tomorrow and Christmas right around the corner, my holiday wish list has been transformed into a Birthmas list!
1. A New Harry Potter Set
By THE J.K. Rowling
Before anyone panics, I HAVE read these books. Complete HP fan and Hufflepuff over here. They’re not on this list because I haven’t read them yet, but I am in desperate need of a new set. I have my original first three, but the others have magically disappeared through my many moves and I can’t tell you how much that irks me. It drives my brain up the wall knowing I have an incomplete Harry Potter set just sitting around. Right now I’m pretty torn between the two of these and one day soon I’ll just say “SCREW IT” and splurge for one.
2. The Raven Cycle Audiobooks
By Maggie Stiefvater
JUST when you thought I’d go one post without mentioning this series IT’S BACK AGAIN. MWAHAHAHA!!
Originally, I listened to the first three audiobooks through Overdrive, but didn’t feel like waiting for the fourth to become available. Instead I ran out and bought all four books because, let’s face it, I would have bought them anyway. Now I really wish I owned all the audiobooks because Will Patton gives such a stellar performance and I know I would listen to them all the time. Plus, it still kind of bothers me that I’ve read Raven King but haven’t listened to the audiobook yet. I have an Audible account, so I’ll probably dedicate four months to collecting them at some point, but who wants to wait that long??
3. His Dark Materials Omnibus
By Philip Pullman
I read this series AGES ago and have been wanting to reread it before diving into The Book of Dust. Recently I stumbled across this pretty collection randomly on Amazon and now I have grabby hands!
4. An Ember in the Ashes
By Sabaa Tahir
The first two hardcover books are already part of my library, but tHEN THEY WENT AND CHANGED ALL THE COVERS MID-SERIES. 😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠 Now when I buy the third one, they won’t match and my eye will never stop twitching, so I need to get the NEW covers for my own sanity.
5. Southern Vampire Mystery Set
By Charlaine Harris
I won’t lie to you, this one made the list only partly because I love the series, but mostly because all the books put together MAKE A RAINBOW. The covers for these are so awesome and I’ve been dying to get my hands on them!
6. Illustrated Harry Potter (Books 1 & 3)
By THE J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay
For Christmas last year, one of my friends gave me book two claiming that she couldn’t find the first one anywhere. Now I’m strangely in need of books one and three??? They’re so freaking beautiful though, I’m determined to get ALL OF THEM.
7. Fables (Vol. 6 and above)
By Various (there are so many books, I didn’t know who to list!)
I don’t read a whole lot of graphic novels (something I want to be better about in the future), but this is a series that I’ve become obsessed with! It’s so good!! One of my best friends gave me the first three for Christmas a few years back and I’ve added a couple to my collection. There’s like 25 of these books though, so I have a ways to go.
8. My Favorite Thing is Monsters
By Emil Ferris
Since I want to be better about reading graphic novels, I’ve been trying to pay more attention to the genre and take note of things that catch my eye. I’m dying to get more involved in the Marvel universe, but I get overwhelmed on where I should start… ANYWAY, I saw this one at my local bookstore not too long ago and IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL. Someday soon I’m getting a copy for myself and reading it, because the art in here is amazing.
9. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
By Rick Riordian
I love this series!! I read it several years ago when it first came out and loved it, but it’s been a hot minute. Rick Riordian has so many books out now that I want to read, but I feel like I need to reread this series again before I do. Even though they’re not all directly related (and correct me if I’m wrong here), each series makes some heavy references and I want to make sure I get all the jokes!
10. Lord of Shadows
By Cassandra Clare
I have yet to read Lady Midnight OR Lord of Shadows, WHICH IS A SIN. I’m planning to remedy this soon. Right now I already have a copy of Lady Midnight and I need to get a copy of this book so it’s ready. Knowing me, I’m going to want to dive into this book THE MOMENT I finish the first Dark Artifices.
TALK TO ME
Have you read any of these books yet? What did you think?
What are some books you’re wishing for this holiday?
Do you have a Harry Potter set? Which one do you have??
Holler at me in the comments!!