Monday, December 19, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday -- Santa Claus is coming to town

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks Top Ten -- Books I hope Santa Brings

Books I've read and want on my shelf forever...

I have a horrible fantastic habit of buying books I know I will love. However, every so often, I read a book that I didn't expect to fall for and then desperately want need my own copy to occupy its proper space on my bookshelf (or as my apartment allows -- windowsill, tabletop or any surface available).

1.    Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: This was one of my favorite reads of 2011. I checked it out from the library after reading rave reviews, but didn't expect to like it that much. I was so wrong. I loved it. And I want everyone I know to read it too, which means Santa needs to bring me my own copy for my bookshelf so I can share the love (and read it over and over and over).
2.    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: I love this book soooo much. This is another one that I checked out from the library. It is adorable, quick and full of Etienne St. Clair -- thus -- worth owning a copy.
3.    Harry Potter Box Set by J.K. Rowling: I have a mishmash set of Harry Potter books, but I think this is a series that is worth having your own to keep as a collectors item.
4.    The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare: I already own these on ebook, but there is something so great about cracking open the pages of a book. And a book with Jace inside is worth owning.
5.    Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead: I bought the first four books when Borders went out of business (so sad, but such great deals). I wish I would have known that I would love this series because then I could have finished my collection. As it is, I am missing the last few, which just is not aesthetic. 

Books I have yet to read thus need Santa to bring them to me...

6.    Half-blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I have read many reviews saying how great this book is then they go on to compare it to Vampire Academy. Thus, I want to read this. And I probably also want to own it.
7.    Anything else by Richelle Mead: I have read that some of her other series are also great. I believe it.
8.    Legend by Marie Lu: This is a new Dystopian. I love dystopian. I need this one.
9.    Where She Went by Gayle Forman: I loved If I Stay, but have not yet read the second installment. Santa needs to bring it to me so that I can get on that.
10.    Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: Time off work = need for a new show to watch. I chose Game of Thrones. I am loving it and am curious if the books are equally as good. Though they are not young adult (gasp) I have interest in reading them. 

What books did you ask Santa for this Christmas?


  1. Thank you for the wonderful comment, I'm also following you now and I like your blog too! You also have some wonderful books on you TTT! I would love to read Half-blood and Anna and the French Kiss. Merry Christmas!

  2. You have a lot of really awesome books listed there. I have Legend on my list too. And though I did not list it (how did I forget? I'm *obsessed* with Obsidian...) I need to get my hands on Half Blood.

  3. Thank you for your comment!! I have been wanting to read the Scorpio Races for a while, glad you liked it. Legend is another one I didn't put on my list, but I want to read as well. Great list!!

  4. oooo such great books!!!!!! i too want anything my Miss Mead!!!!! i think i might have to expand my list!!!!!
    thanks for stopping by my list!!!!
    New Follower! :)

    Tara from Tater’s Tall Tails

  5. I definitely want The Scorpio Races, too! I've got the first 2 Mortal Instruments books and the first Vampire Academy.

    Oh, and I need to read A Game of Thrones, also. I've never seen the TV series, but I just want to read the book and see if it's as great as everyone says.

    Great list, and thanks for visiting my blog! I hope Santa brings you all these cool books for X-mas.

  6. I just got Half Blood a few weeks ago and I really need to read it!

  7. Oh, awesome list :D And yeah, The Scorpio Races is the best. <3 Hope you get your own copy of it :D *I need lots of copies of it* Hih :) And oh, LEGEND is awesome! :D So good. A must read :) I got the first 5 Game of Thrones books last week, I just need to read them sometime ;p
    Thank you for commenting on my top ten, and for following me. <33 :D
    God jul :D

    Love, Carina

  8. Where She Went must be read!! It's so... amazing.

    I'm super excited to have Half-Blood coming in the mail to me - I read Obsidian and it's blooming brilliant! I also need to read the VA series ASAP!

    Fingers crossed that all these books make an appearance for Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  9. I also have The Scorpio Races and Game of Thrones series on my list.

    Anna & Where She Went are both amazing and I just read Legend recently and thought it was good too.

  10. Great list! I loved Legend! It was my favorite dystopian of 2011 hands down. I hope Santa brings you lots of books. Merry Christmas!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  11. You've got some great ones on your list. I hope Santa's nice to you.

  12. I don't typically read a lot of YA, but Anna and the French Kiss seems to be such a popular choice this year that I think I might check it out! Thanks. New Follower!

    You can catch my Top Ten list at Books Are My Heroine

    - Genny @ Books Are My Heroine

  13. I totally love your wishlist! Awesome books! :)

  14. Thanks for stopping by! OMG! I completely forgot about Half-Blood! I've heard nothing but great things about it and I wanna read it so bad!!! Lol. Great top ten!

  15. The story is AMAZING! These books are extremely unique in the fact that there is not just one point of view that comes from the protaganist. Instead there are many many different characters that you see the seven realms through. Each one is so different and each has both theyre "good" and "evil" moments. Even though these books are fantasy they posess a certain quality of realism


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