Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: The Ten (only 10!?) Books I Hope Santa Brings Me!

I know I've been MIA for a while, but life has sorta swallowed me up the past few weeks. But I'm making an appearance for this special holiday Top Ten Tuesday! The top ten books I hope Santa brings me this year are:

1. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. I must say I have officially been bitten by the buzz from this book. I must have it-there will be no waiting for the paperback!

2. Room by Emma Donoghue. This sounds so original and engaging-I must have it.

3. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. This would take a Santa miracle because it hasn't been released yet in English translation, but Santa can do anything, right?

4. A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin. While we're on the subject of miracles, could Santa get Martin to finally finish this book already? I've been waiting like 5 years. 

5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I read the review in Bookmarks magazine and am completely intrigued. 

6. World Without End by Ken Follett. If Santa brings it to me I just might get to this book.

7. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Another book to feed my obsession with the court of King Henry VIII

8. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay. Samurai and fantasy-ooo it sounds good!

9. The Egyptian by Mika Waltari.A richly written novel of 14 century BC Egypt. Right up my alley

10. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Having them all together in one set will greatly increase my chances of reading these books, which have been recommended to me over and over.

So there they are! Please please please bring them Santa!


Tribute Books Mama 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

Red said...

Hitchhiker's Guide set. Nice! Hope you get everything on your list!

GREYZ said...

I want room too but didn't include it in my list. Great list. Here's my TTT.

IngridLola said...

YAY for Freedom! You're gonna love it!!

1girl2manybooks said...

I'm seeing Room a lot today! It's an amazing book, one of the best I've read in a while.

I have Freedom & Wolf Hall on my TBR shelf. Just need to get to them.

breadcrumbreads said...

7, 8 and 9 on your list sound very, VERY interesting!....especially The Egyptian!


bibliophiliac said...

What a good list--some books on your list are on my must read soon list.