Monday, December 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I'd Like Santa To Bring




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This week's top ten topic is: 
  Top Ten Books I'd like Santa to leave under my tree!
   I am trying to be VERY good and not buy these books for myself so close to Christmas.

Click on Each Book Cover to go to its Goodreads Page 


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"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Illustrated Edition" by J.K. Rowling-Who wouldn't want this GORGEOUS thing in their hands? I've nearly ordered it for myself a hundred times.

"Percy Jackson's Greek Gods" by Rick Riordan - I'm such a fan of Rick Riordan and his reimaginings of myths and legends in a modern setting. Percy Jackson's "Greek Gods" has been on my wish-list since it released!

"Trigger Warning" by Neil Gaiman - It's Neil Gaiman. If you read even one single post on this blog you're bound to notice how ardently I admire the man. If you haven't noticed, don't worry yourself. My gooey adoration will soon become apparent. Gaiman is a phenomenal author and if you don't know of him or have never read any of his works, get thee to a library.
"Islands of Chaldea" by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones -Another author I'm all goopy over. I haven't read this book yet and I don't own it for one very important reason - I'm too sad to. I'm not ready for the last Diana Wynne Jones book. Even years later I'm not ready to fully acknowledge that my favorite author of all time, my hero, will not be writing anything more. Despite those sad feelings, lately I've been aching to read this. Santa could definitely leave me this one.

"Court of Thorns and Roses" by Sarah J. Maas- I've already read this but I LOVED it. It was honestly the first NA book I ever read and actually liked. I'd given up on the NA genre with all of its predictable and cliche contemporary romances. Sarah J. Maas broke down the door, though, and I can hardly contain my excitement over the next one releasing in 2016! (I stand by my belief that this is more of a Tam Lin retelling than Beauty and the Beast, but it's possible that I might just be obsessed with Tam Lin.)

"The Wrath and the Dawn" by Renee Ahdieh - This particular "want" is easily explained. Haven't read it. Somewhat interested. Not so interested that I would buy it for myself, but wouldn't mind getting it as a gift. Hm.

"Reawakened" by Colleen Houck -Look at it and tell me it's not one of the most gorgeous books you've seen in 2015. I mean, really.

"The Night Gardener" by Jonathan Auxier -How many times have I passed up buying this one!? And for what reason?! I honestly can't even tell you. WHY?! This one gives me angst because I want it but I just haven't been able to bring myself to buy it and I don't know why!

"The Perilous Journey of the Not So Innocuous Girl" by Leigh Statham -Because the title is brilliant and the cover is gorgeous and thatgirliswearingatophatforcryiingoutloudidontevenneedtoreadthesynopsis. *gasping for breath* Yes.

"The Burried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro - I'm expecting this one to be magical, moving, and truly amazing on all levels. There, simple answer. I can do it.


What would you love Santa to drop at your door this year?



 

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Auggie is the 29 year old whirlwind owner of Auggie-Talk. A bibliobibuli by nature and a (potentially obsessive) lover of Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman. Not so secrety secret: She's been known to consume too much caffeine leading to hyperactive rants about her heinous lack of shelving and the high likelihood that Hermione Granger is her spirit animal.





34 comments:

  1. I've had The Buried Giant on my shelf for months... I need to get to it! Happy holidays!

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    1. I know!!! I so rarely go in to the regular fiction section, so it skips my mind every time I waltz into a bookstore. Eeeegh.

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  2. I'd like Trigger Warnings, too, but I usually wait until books are available at the library, so I don't ask for them for Christmas. My TTT, I'm off the board.

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    1. I love libraries! My issue is I'm horrible at returning books once I borrow them, especially if the library s far away. Currently our library isn't close by and it's WAY out of the way. Also, they don't always carry the books that I want and I'm horrible at waiting.

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  3. I'm reading The Wrath and the Dawn right now and it is wonderful! I hope you find these under your tree!

    Check out my current giveaway.

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    1. I can't wait to start reading this one! I did snag it over the holidays and am looking forward to getting started!

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  4. I hope you receive all the books on your list this year!!

    Here’s a link to my Top Ten Tuesday list this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-wouldnt.html

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    1. I got quite a few off of my list! Very excited to get started on them!

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  5. The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl cover is SO PRETTY. I don't even read steampunk, but I want it anyway lol. Actually, I say I don't read steampunk, but I feel like I need to give it another try because the one book I did read was just a terrible book all around, and I might be unnecessarily hating on the genre. So maybe I'll try it again with this one!

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    1. I KNOW, RIGHT?! I love that cover to the moon and back. I've been very happy to see more and more steampunk filtering in to YA recently. Hopefully this one will be as enjoyable as Illusionarium was. Definitely give "Illusionarium" a try!

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  6. Oh yes!! The illustrated HP looks amazing! So many great books on this list that I still need to own. Ha ha!

    Here's my list if you're interested-

    https://behindonbooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-wouldnt-mind-santa-leaving-under-the-tree/

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    1. Still haven't picked that one up! It's much cheaper online but ordering online is such a bummer because you have to WAIT. I'm silly. I need to just buy it already.

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  7. The Wrath and the Dawn made my list too, mostly because I read A thousand Nights this year and didn't like it too much so everyone kept telling me that I should read TWATD because it was better. But I still haven't read it so really hoping I get a copy this year.
    I LOVE the illustrated HP book, I would love to have that on my bookshelf, along with the other 6!
    I hope you get everything you asked for, and everything you want. Merry Christmas!

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    1. I heard about some of the disappointment with A Thousand Nights. I still have to read that one (even though I got it as a galley. Yikes). Thank goodness for read-a-thons in January!

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  8. I would love to read The Night Gardener as well, and I just purchased my first Diana Wynne Jones book last month - A Dog's Body. I am taking Christmas gift money from my grandfather and purchasing the Harry Potter book myself. Hope you get all your wishes.

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    1. Oh oh oh! "Dog's Body" is SO WONDERFUL! I hope that you absolutely love it. DWJ is my absolute favorite and DB is close to the top of the list for books of hers that I enjoyed the most. I also recommend "The Game", "Fire and Hemlock", and "Enchanted Glass". Well, I recommend ALL of them, but those are great ones to get started on!

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  9. I just got a copy of the Illustrated HP! It is such an awesome edition!! I would love a copy of The Wrath and Dawn as well!

    Our TTT
    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. Am I the only one who doesn't have a copy of IHP yet?! Yeesh!

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  10. Trigger Warning and The Night Gardener! Lovely list. I hope you get a lot of what you are wishing for. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Managed to snag "Trigger Warning". "The night Gardener" is still not yet a member of my bookish family. Must remedy! A belated Merry Christmas to you!

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  11. Merry Christmas! Okay so ACOTAR Is amazing and I hope Santa brings it to you ASAP! Oh and I love my HP Illustrated copy. I think I need that Percy companion to go along with my reading the series for the first time next year..oh Santa

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    1. Santa had QUITE a big job this year with book lovers! I will admit that I didn't actually TELL Santa (or anyone in my family) that I was drooling over IHP. Though Big-Guy did make it a Very Harry Potter Christmas for me this year. Maybe I can suggest a late Christmas present? HA.

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  12. I solved the Harry Potter problem by buying it for my daughter - see how generous I am? I promise I won't steal it from her - often. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Oh sneaky sneaky sneaky! But brilliant! Such a generous mum. ;)

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  13. Omg I ordered Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Greek Heroes just last week and I can't wait for them to get here! I'll definitely be flipping through them as soon as they arrive!
    Jenna @ Reading with Jenna

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    1. You ordered Heroes too?! Eeeeeee! Please devour them and then post a review! I can't wait to get my hands on those beauties!

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  14. The Wrath and the Dawn is INCREDIBLE. It's like afjdaskfld it's one of the most perfect books in existence basically. :') Particularly if you like epic fantasy that isn't all knights and armour and stuff. YAY FOR PERSIAN RETELLINGS. *hyperventilates a little with love for it* Ahem. Needless to say...great list! My goal is to read more Neil Gaiman next year!! :D

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    1. Your excitement about TWATD is getting ME more excited! I'm so glad I own it so I can read it ASAP!

      And yes yes yes. You must read more Neil Gaiman! He is brilliantly brilliant and I love all that he writes (Except Sandman. I cant' read Sandman. I'm too squeemy.)

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  15. I have heard so many good things about The Wrath and the Dawn! And I love the cover for the Night Gardener

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    1. "The Night Gardener" does have an INCREDIBLE cover, right? That's what originally drew me to it. Still don't have it on my shelves at home. Must fix that.

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  16. Ooh I hope you got some of the books on your list! :) The Harry Potter illustrated edition is gorgeous.. hopefully you've picked this one up now if you didn't end up getting it for Christmas! :P

    Thanks for swinging by my TTT!

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    1. I haven't yet! It's definitely on my list, but I got sidetracked by a few series that I've been wanting to read and picked those up first. Also, ordering it online is considerably cheaper than buying it in store, but I hate waiting for book to arrive so I'm caught in a conundrum!

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  17. Trigger Warning was my first book by Neil Gaiman and it was very good! I hope you can read it soon <3 I would also love to find The Buried Giant under my Christmas tree as well :3

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    1. I'm so glad that you picked up some Neil Gaiman! I highly recommend everything he's written, especially his Children's Fiction and the adult novel "American Gods". His other stuff is great too but all of those in particular are fantastic!

      Reading "Trigger warning" now. Loving it so far!

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