Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn't Mind Getting from Santa Claus

Dear St. Nicholas,

December 6 is just around the corner, which means expensive shipping. I'm terribly sorry about that. Also, I don't think any of these books will fit into my shoes. Even if I do wear a size eleven. Maybe if I put out my old riding boots...

Oh, all right. I'll write this letter to the popular Americanized version of the legendary character.

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Dear Santa,

NB: Our chimney has been long since blocked off by one of those tin plates, now painted over in a rather ugly brownish lavender. But since you've the magic to be everywhere at midnight, I don't doubt you can find your way in.

Do you like your chocolate cookies with coffee grounds in, or without? If I don't hear otherwise, I'll put them in. I am convinced that coffee has magical properties. Oh, but if anyone in my state leaves you brownies, I recommend caution. We just legalized marijuana.

All right, here's the list.

1. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. I read all these from the library, and am madly in love.

2. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. A classic I adore but do not own.

3. The last two Bean books by Orson Scott Card: Shadow Puppets and Shadow of the Giant. These I have not read, but must.

4. A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. No, it won't be here by Christmas, but I wouldn't mind having it on pre-order. And just as a hint—eventually I'd like the whole series, and I've only got 8, 10, and 11 thus far.

5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. A book so lovely that I'd like to have a copy.

6. The Shannon Hale fantasy novels not yet on my shelves: Enna Burning, River Secrets, Forest Born, and Book of a Thousand Days.

7. I'd love to get ahold of something else by Brandon Sanderson. Maybe Mistborn.

That's only seven list items, but it's well over ten books, so I'll stop there. Thanks! I can leave you some oats for the reindeer if you think they'd like it.

Very truly yours,


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Now you all should post your Christmas lists. :)


  1. Love this list! Percy Jackson, Wheel of Time, the Night Circus, Mistborn -- so good! Hope you get them all!

    Kate @ Epic (Chocolate) Fantasy

  2. I love your list! Percy Jackson, Shannon Hale, Brandon Sanderson... all awesome choices. I absolutely love The Blue Castle; it's so nice to know there's someone else out there who's read it too. And I don't know if you ever read it, but another good book from Brandon Sanderson is Elantris.

    Thanks for checking out my TTT!

    Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything but Arithmetic

  3. Interesting list. I loved The Night Circus, and I hope Santa hooks you up with at least a few (or all) of them :-)

    Tanya Patrice

  4. What a great list! You definitely need to read Mistborn. I finished the series this year and it was simply mindblowing.


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