Merry Christmas, everyone! This week on Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Broke and the Bookish, we’re sharing a bit of our letters to Santa. Here are the Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings this year:
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert: If Santa were to leave just ONE book under the tree…. Please let it be this one! My most anticipated read of 2018, The Hazel Wood explores a supernatural world where fairy tales live true.
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell: Beautiful cover aside, this whimsical collection of fairy tales is written by my favorite BookTuber Jen Campbell, lover of all things curious and fellow champion of magical realism.
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders: An experimental novel and winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize, Lincoln in the Bardo is an easy win for Santa.
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang: The curious tale of an orphan raised by wolves, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is cited as one of the best books of 2017.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: The wonderfully talented Ms. Arden is coming to visit Houston this January. I’m going to need a book (or two!) for her to sign!
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry: Set in Victorian London, a local vicar and well-to-do widow are brought together as the mythical Essex Serpent awakes, stirring an ethical and mortal panic. With its graceful prose and beautiful cover, I’d be ecstatic to find this one under the tree.
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins: It’s a wonder I haven’t read this one yet. Santa help!
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien: A beautiful story of family and courage, I’d love the chance to finish reading this one (hint, hint…)
A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell #1) by Deanna Raybourn: Last but not least, a series collection I’d love to have in my library. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting the feisty Ms. Speedwell, I highly recommend it!
What’s on your list to Santa this year?