Top Ten Tuesday: Books for Santa to Bring

Actually, this one is surprisingly tough. Not because I don't want books—I always want books—but because my wish lists are always so carefully prioritized, and not necessarily identical two weeks running.

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Books I intend to get my hands on one way or another:

1. Everything by Shannon Hale that I don't already own. I have Princess Academy, The Goose Girl, and The Actor and the Housewife. The other Bayern books are first priority.

2. More of Orson Scott Card's work. I have Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. I'd like to get the rest of the Ender and Bean books, and the novel Pathfinder looks intriguing.

3. The Wheel of Time books I don't already own. I have #s 8, 10, and 11, which is what happens when you series-shop the paperback sections of your local used bookstore.

Books I'd like to get eventually:

4. The Emily books by L.M. Montgomery. I'm still miffed at book 3, but Emily was kindred spirit enough that I liked her story anyway.

5. The Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan. I'm just enjoying them too much not to consider adding them to my shelves.

6. The first three Time books by Madeleine L'Engle. The only reason these aren't on my immediate list is that my sister has them, therefore I can read them any time I want.

7. Alec Forbes of Howglen. I've got it in free Kindle version, but I'd like it in hard copy.

And now we start getting into a broader list, in which I include every new thing I want to read. This list changes so frequently that the three included here are specific to December 20, 2011, 12:56 PM PST:

8. Matched and Crossed by Ally Condie. Loved the first one, dislike dystopian so much that I'm not wholly confident of loving the sequel. But I will read it.

9. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. It looks fascinating.

10. Something by Brandon Sanderson. To feed my love of good, thorough high fantasy.

What books are on your Christmas list?


  1. Ah, but now you have the dilemma, do I get them in old fangled paper versions or new, state of the art eBook versions. :)

    I don't really have a Christmas wish list for books. I don't have a list at all per se besides an Amazon wish list. But usually if I see a book I want, I buy it. My wife does the same with her books. As long as we don't talk about how much we're spending on books, everything is good.

  2. Nice list! Matched is on my list too. The Percy Jackson books are awesome!

    My Top Ten

  3. I agree about Percy. I need to start collecting them myself. Someday. Here is my wish list http://wp.me/pzUn5-H2

  4. George says: "...usually if I see a book I want, I buy it. My wife does the same..."

    Now that's living! :D

    Susanne and rockyriverteenlibrarian, the more I read of Percy, the more I like him. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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