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Top 10 Tuesday 21st December

on December 21, 2010

Last Top 10 Tuesday before Christmas! Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish with a different topic every week. This week’s one is:

Top 10 Books I Hope Santa Brings

  1. One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I have a list of books that I put in a mental category of “books/authors I should’ve probably read by now” and Marquez and this novel fit perfectly into this. I have 2 of his books and intend to read both next year and I would really like this one too.
  2. The Iron King and The Iron Daughter, by Julie Kagawa. I’ve read both of these recently and really enjoyed them. I checked them out of the library on a whim as I’ve never really read much fey-oriented literature and I wasn’t too sure how I’d find them. Now I’ve decided I must have them for my own shelves. I’d also like The Iron Queen when it comes out. I have a copy I received through NetGalley but I intend to get a hard copy as well.
  3. Oryx & Crake, by Margaret Atwood. I’ve only read 2 Atwood novels so far and loved them both and plan to haul my way through quite a few more of hers in 2011. I’ve been wanting this one for a while now and I’ve dropped a few hints about it so hopefully that’s paid off!
  4. Weapons of Choice, by John Birmingham. This is the first in a trilogy and I picked up books 2&3 just yesterday in a discount book store so naturally I now need to get this one so I can read it first. It’s a kind of alternate history where a military experiment in the year 2021 sends an American led military fleet back to 1942 and right in the middle of WWII, thus changing the entire war. Matters are complicated when the other fleet involved in the experiment have also been sent back in time and may be aiding the Japanese. This is not particularly my ‘normal’ sort of book but I do find the concept really interesting.
  5. A Match Made In High School, by Kristin Walker. I’ve been wanting to read this for ages! It sounds really fun – a class that requires you to be ‘married’ to one of your class-mates. So much potential for drama, awkwardness and romance. I think that this would’ve been a nightmare to participate in when I was in high school, but will definitely be fun to read about.
  6. The Body Finder, by Kimberly Derting. Another one that’s been on my radar for a while now. I’ve read really good things about this book on so many blogs and I love the cover. A teenager who has the power to sense dead bodies? Definitely eerie. There’s a sequel out soon, so maybe I’ll have just managed to read this one before it gets published.
  7. The Everafter, by Amy Huntley. This novel alternatively fascinates me and wigs me out. Madison knows she is dead – and she is somewhere empty and alone with only these little luminous objects around her that turn out to be all the things that she lost when she was alive. And then she figures out that she can use these to re-live (and even alter) those moments from her life. I am equal parts loving/wanting this book and not wanting it because I like happy endings. And how happy can it be when she’s dead already? But I also -must- read it, lol.
  8. Matched, by Ally Condie. I may be the only person left in the blog-o-sphere who hasn’t read this one yet! I really, really want to. I’m on such a Dystopian trip right now, I’ve almost overdosed on it the last few months and it still isn’t enough. I’ve heard fantastic things about this one and can’t wait to get it.
  9. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, by Morgan Matson. I’m a bit of a road trip freak. I love going driving in the car, be it for an hour or a day and I remember my University days fondly where 4 of us girls took quite a few road trips together. In this novel a 17yo named Amy drives across America from California to Connecticut (seriously, there’s a c before the t in Connecticut? I never, ever knew that. I’ve been spelling it Conneticut for like, ever) with Roger, the son of her mother’s friend who she hasn’t seen for years. And who she isn’t exactly thrilled to have along in the first place. This novel utilises little mementos from the road like napkins, lists, etc. Sounds fun.
  10. Girl, Stolen, by April Henry. A 16yo girl is sleeping in the back of her step-mothers car while her step-mother fills a prescription in the pharmacy. The car is then stolen, with her inside. Although the kidnapping was unintentional, when Griffin, the car thief realises that she’s the daughter of a prominent CEO, he now has a reason to keep her hostage. But she’s ill – sick with pneumonia and she’s also blind. Really want to read this!

What are you hoping is in your Christmas stocking? 🙂

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day


16 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 21st December

  1. Sarah says:

    I’ve had One Hundred Years of Solitude on my list for ages. I hope you get/enjoy it!

  2. Risa says:

    One Hundred Years of Solitude ought to be in my to-read list! I don’t think I have heard of the others in here before…

  3. Epic Detour sounds fun. Hope it’s not a disappointment like Dare & Lily has been to me….clever idea for a book…started strong….midway, I just did not want to go on….

    My list of books I hope Santa brings is here.

  4. Serena says:

    Body Finder is on my TBR list too.. I’ve been reading a buncha creepy type books lately and it definitely fits right in.

    Check out my list at http://pensivebookeaters.blogspot.com

  5. Christa says:

    As a huge Margaret Atwood fan I hope you get Oryx and Crake! And potentially the Year of the Flood to go with it!

  6. What books am I hoping to get from Santa?

    1. Hunger Games triology box set by Suzanne Collins
    2. Millennium/Girl with the Dragon Tattoo box set by Stieg Larsson
    3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
    4. Matched by Ally Condie
    5. Vampire Academy box set by Richelle Mead
    6. Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama
    7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    8. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    9. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
    10. Strange Fate by L.J. Smith

  7. MJ says:

    Your list sounds great. Quite a few on there I wouldn’t mind checking out myself!

  8. Danya says:

    Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour is on my list too! The Body Finder is very creepy, and Matched is beautifully written. Hope you find these under your tree!

  9. Ingrid says:

    I’m reading One Hundred Years of Solitude right now and it’s AMAZING.

  10. cynthial11 says:

    We all seem to be wanting Amy & Roger, LOL! I’m hoping to get it for Christmas and hope you get it too. I love the Iron Faery series, one of my favorites of the year.

  11. Joni says:

    The Body Finder and Girl, Stolen almost made it to my list. Hope you get some or all of those books!

  12. Melanie says:

    I am hoping to get Girl Stolen and Match Made in High School at some point, too.

    Loved Amy & Roger and Matched. Hope you’ll enjoy them soon, as well!

  13. Meaghan says:

    I love love love Margaret Atwood. Oryx and Crake is a great novel. I also have The Year of the Flood that I have to read which is a book linked to Oryx and Crake. My list is here if you’re interested:
    http://bookworm-meags222.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-ten-tuesdays-5-dear-santa-please.html
    Happy holidays and Happy reading!

  14. Oryx and Crake is fantastic–hope Santa will bring it!

  15. Naj says:

    You’ve tons of great books here! Hope you get them under your tree. 😀

  16. Ashley says:

    You have some really good books on the list. I have yet to read the iron fey series, but I did buy the first one and want the others as well. As for Matched I haven’t read it either (so you’re not the only one) Although I do have it on my shelf at home. So many books, not enough time.

    have happy holidays!

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