Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope Santa Brings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! With Christmas coming next week, true blue book nerds are always looking for book-shaped presents under the tree (and bookcases to put them in, and room for those bookcases, etc). While I can feel my husband cringing at the thought of bringing even more books into our apartment, there are definitely more that I want! Here are ten I'd really like to get my paws on (once they're out in paperback, if they're not already):



Scoring the Screen: I love a good film score, so of course I'm interested in a whole book about how they're put together.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: I loved Arundhati Roy's first novel, so I'm biding my time until her long-awaited follow-up is released in paperback to read it!

Lower Ed: I've followed the author's online presence for a while, and her writing about how for-profit colleges prey on the aspirational dreams of the poor definitely has me interested enough to read her book on the subject.

Young Jane Young: With so many stories about sexual misbehavior in Congress lately, this book about a 20-something who has an affair with her married Congressman boss and the ramifications on her life seems very timely.

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: This real story, about a WWI-era codebreaker (and her husband) was recommended to me by a friend and seems VERY much up my alley!

No One Cares About Crazy People: My mom has worked in and around the mental health field for decades, so I've heard about it from her perspective and my own undergraduate background in psychology gave me some more information, so basically I'm the target audience for this history about psychiatric treatment in the modern world.

Hiddensee: I can be a little hit and miss on Gregory Maguire, but with my sister's ballet I sat through endless performances of The Nutcracker so I am curious to read about his take on the story!

A Different Class of Murder: Upper class British true crime murder thriller basically checks every box I have.

Jane Seymour: I will never apologize for my Tudor-craziness, and this is supposed to be one of the best books on Henry's third wife.

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Having lived through the Beanie Baby craze, I remain astonished and how wide and deep it went before just vanishing, so this book about it seems like it'll be fascinating reading!

10 comments:

  1. Wow, that Hiddensee cover is absolutely stunning! I'm right there with you on Gregory Maguire, but the Nutcracker is just such a timeless tale, I might have to take a peek at it too! :) Great list!

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  2. Haha definitely never apologize for your Tudor-craziness! ;) Hope you'll find some of these under your Christmas tree. Happy Holidays!

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    1. I've got a whole Tudor England shelf on Goodreads! Happy holidays to you too!

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  3. There's never any need to apologise for Tudor-craziness! I think Jane Seymour gets forgotten about way too much, so I may have to check this one out, and I'm super interested in The Great Beanie Baby Bubble. Merry Christmas, I hope you find all of these under your tree!

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    1. There's not a ton of documentary evidence about her life, as far as I understand, so I'm super interested in a book dedicated to just her!

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  4. I remember Beanie Babies. I had a whole tub of them as a kid. I hope you get all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. They're still all buried in closets or in the attic at my mom's place...I always manage to come across some because we had SO MANY

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  5. Young Jane Young looks like a really great book! Love the cover of it. I hope you get all of these books!

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