Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope I Find Under My Christmas Tree

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Like last week, I've taken this TTT topic slightly out of order. But this week, I'm highlighting some of the books that have been on my to-purchase list a little long and would be a delight to find under the tree for me next week!

The Queen's Diamonds: I'll be real, this one has been on my to-buy list so long because it's expensive. But I looooove jewelry books, especially royal jewelry.

Ida Lupino: I've been interested in reading about this early female director since hearing about her on the You Must Remember This podcast, so this bio seems like a perfect place to start.

Poland, The First Thousand Years: I've gotten super into Eastern European history lately, and my great-grandpa came over from Poland, so this would be a great book to learn about my heritage!

Dominion: I have the first four parts of this comprehensive British history, so I'd like to add part five!

Call Them By Their True Names: I love Rebecca Solnit's clear, incisive writing.

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Anne Helen Petersen is one of my very favorite pop culture writers...and classic Hollywood had drama to spare!

Waiting To Derail: Ryan Adams is my favorite musician and was a true mess during his early years, which this book chronicles.

The Female Persuasion: I enjoy Wolitzer's writing, and her latest got rave reviews from some of my most trusted bookish voices!

Gated: This YA fiction about a girl who grows up in a cult seems right up my alley, honestly.

Becoming: I listened to this on audio and it's soooooo good and I want it for my shelves!


  1. The wait list for Becoming is so long at my library, I don't know when I'll get to it!

    1. It's worth the wait...but also potentially worth buying if you think you might like it!

  2. I imagine Michelle Obama's book is pretty awesome. and Poland looks interesting too- I love European history and while we don't have Polish in our family we do have some Czech- and that whole region is so interesting!

    Hope you had a great Christmas!

    1. MObama's book did turn up in my Christmas presents, which was great because it's wonderful. And I agree, the history of central and eastern Europe is fascinating! Hope you had a lovely holiday as well!