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Meme: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa brings

Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme organised by The Broke and the Bookish. Visit them and click on the links to visit some of the other participating blogs to see more Christmas wish lists.

To compile this list I took a look at my Book Depository and BookMooch wish lists and decided which books I would like to most to get for Christmas. These are mostly wishlist books I can’t get from the library and am unlikely to get through BookMooch, plus a couple of new or newish books I can’t wait to read. There are no Icelandic books on the list, but I am looking forward to reading the latest books by Arnaldur Indriðason (which my parents will in all likelihood get for Xmas) and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (which one of my friends will buy for herself if she doesn’t get it for Xmas), and several other Icelandic authors not known in other countries.

1. The Songs of Love and Death anthology. This has stories by several of my favourite authors.
2. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais. Foodie read - I love those.
3. Just Kids by Patti Smith. I have been wanting to read this since I first heard of it. Patti Smith rocks!
4. August Heat by Andrea Camilleri. I am following this series.
5. Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan.
6. The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby.
7. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson. Loved the movie, would love to read the book.
8. Vol. 1 of the Questionable Content comic book by Jeph Jacques. My favourite web comic.
9. Knife Skills Illustrated: A User's Manual by Peter Hertzmann. One for the kitchen.
10. Any Culinaria book I don’t have, especially the ones on Italy, Spain, France and China. These are gorgeous coffee-table books full of photos, recipes and information.


Anonymous said…
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - I watched the movie and loved it too! I learnt that it was based on a book by the same name only about a week ago when I was going through some list or the other.

All the Nick Hornby books of reviews are fabulous! I love his reviews over his fiction.

My list of books I hope Santa brings is here.
Anonymous said…
What books am I hoping to get from Santa?

1. Hunger Games triology box set by Suzanne Collins
2. Millennium/Girl with the Dragon Tattoo box set by Stieg Larsson
3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
4. Matched by Ally Condie
5. Vampire Academy box set by Richelle Mead
6. Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama
7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
8. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
9. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
10. Strange Fate by L.J. Smith
George said…
I've read The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby. Hope it shows up under your Christmas tree! I'll read anything by Nick Hornby.
The Patti Smith selection is on my list as well :)
iubookgirl said…
You'll love The Complete Polysyllabic Spree! I've read the individual volumes, but would still love to have them gathered into one.
IngridLola said…
Bahaha I love no. 9
danya said…
Aw, the movie of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is so much fun!! I haven't heard anything about the book but if it's anything like the movie, I'm sure it will be quite enjoyable :)
bibliophiliac said…
Patti Smith does rock! I love how eclectic these lists are!

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