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I am trying to be VERY good and not buy these books for myself so close to Christmas.
Top Ten Books I'd like Santa to leave under my tree!
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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.