Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a great weekly meme from the folks at The Broke and the Bookish. I've been a rather infrequent Top Tenner for some time. Most of the time I don't have time to participate, but occasionally I manage to check out the schedule before hand and get myself organised. This makes two weeks in a row!

I'm trying to tone down the book acquisitions, mainly due to the overflowing bookshelves filled with books that I haven't read yet. Still there are so many new books all the time that I want to read. I often give away books now once I've read to help this process- to the local library, local schools, or Lifeline for their fund-raising book fairs. 

Still I would be very happy to unwrap any of these gems.

I haven't read John Green yet.
I must fix that.
I've heard so much about this one.
I can never get through really thick doorstoppers
read from the library in time.
I'm too slow a reader, but I know it would sit
on the shelf a long time before I can get to it.
Another doorstopper.
I loved The Secret History so much.
I'm intrigued by this one. 
Although I haven't read The Casual Vacancy yet

Walliams is a genius, I want to read them all.
I will read them all. 

Rainbow Rowell was everywhere on
last weeks Top Ten New Authors lists

I've heard so many good things about this one
It sounds intriguing.
My Paris shelf definitely needs this one

There's always more to know about Paris

I do have to get better at reading books that were presents. I don't always get them read, and so Mr Wicker is reluctant to buy me books. I have to fix that. 

Merry Christmas to you. I hope it is filled with great books. And great bubbles.

26/12/13 Santa Update: Santa came through and brought The Fault in Our Stars and Burial Rites. And some mighty fine bubbles!


skiourophile said...

And cheers! to you too, Louise - one can never have too many books about Paris for inspiration. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

The Fault In Our Stars is a popular book today! I've already got my own copy or else it'd be on my list too! Great picks :)

Here's my TTT!

Christine said...

I bought Goldfinch for my husband and figure I'll borrow it sometime. I've always wanted to read The Secret History as well.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Merry Christmas from Oxfordshire .. hope you have a lovely time. Absolutely , so much to find out about Paris , so they would be two books for me .

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I like the update. Happy Santa came through for you.

Rudejasper said...

I so relate to your comments about not wanting to acquire to many books but never being able to get through the big tomes on the library's timetable. I find myself sometimes halfway or 2/3 of the way through a book and have to return it to the library because its requested - I get so frustrated with myself! Glad you did get a couple on your wish list!

Anonymous said...

On my wish list this year for Christmas were books by Matthew Quick and Sarah Zarr, along with author memoirs. I received two by Zarr and a couple memoirs. I've scheduled myself to review the latter in January, so that I know I'll actually read them in a timely fashion. :-)