Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Us This Year

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Us This Year

Today, some of us had more to say than others, lol. Are you guys wishing and/or hoping for any of these titles?? Let us know!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – The last time I read anything by Jenny Han was the Summer series and I think it’s time I read another one! Jenny has this incredible way of story-telling that is both sweet, charming and pretty breath-taking. The premise to this book sounds pretty disastrous… and embarrassing… and sweet, and I think it would definitely be worth my time to read. So Santa, I think I’ve been a good girl this year… bring me some Jenny Han!!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I’ve seen this book mentioned on a few TTT lists this year and decided to look into it recently. The premise of the first book sounds pretty intriguing and right up my alley! It seems to be filled with adventure, fantasy, romance, magic and the paranormal which are all the things I love in books! Santa must know how this book would be just perfect for me to read, right? I’m hoping it shows up under my tree!

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong – I recently binge-watched the Canadian television series, Bitten, that was created from this book series that Jess recommended to me, and the show was fantastic! I am curious to know what happens next and I must start reading this book series immediately. I’ll have my hands full for a while since this book series has 13 books!! But it will be worth it to find out what Elena Michaels is up to these days. Also, all those sexy werewolves!  Dear Santa, I would like Bitten to magically show up on my Kindle Christmas morning. Love, Lety.


This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – I love a good sci fi book.  I’m excited to read more about the amazing world created in These Broken Stars.

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski – I know this won’t be out by Christmas but a girl can dream. The Winner’s Curse was one of my favorite books this year. I read it in one sitting, and I can’t wait for the sequel.

Unleashed by Sophie Jordan – Another book that won’t be out but again I can dream. Uninvited was so amazing, I got really absorbed in that world and I need to know what happens next.


This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – Epic space action opera for the win! I got These Broken Stars last year and still haven’t read it. I know, I know! But this way, I can read the companion novels back to back if Santa/the Hanukkah Fairy* brings the shiny to me.

Jewel of the Thames: A Portia Adams Adventure by Angela Misri – I can’t remember where I found this book but I need it! The cover is so charming, it’s set in London, and it’s about a teenage girl detective who inherits 221 Baker Street aka the former offices of Sherlock Holmes! I love mysteries and banter, and this seems like it would have both.

Loop by Karen Akins – I’ve heard this book is super fun! I also love time travel, plus who wouldn’t want to take actual field trips into history? And find super cute boys? And travel to the future? And solve mysteries? Sign me up!

*The Hanukkah Fairy isn’t actually real but I couldn’t think of a Santa equivalent! My family I guess? The Holiday Armadillo? Happy Hanukkah ;)


Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour – 



Jess @ Gone with the Words

24 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Us This Year”

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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      Really?! This makes me even more excited to read it! Thanks for stopping by :D

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        Lauren at Bookmark Lit

        I was going to comment and say that your ideas about To All the Boys are SO spot-on. Embarrassing, sweet, charming – all of the above. I hope you get it and read it soon! (Plus the cover is absolute perfection)

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          Lety @ Gone with the Words

          YAY! I am all the more excited to read it and I do love the cover as well!! If Santa doesn’t come through I have some giftcards I’ve been saving for just the right books, and I think this is it!! :D Thanks for stopping by and for the awesome comment!

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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      I hope so too, those covers to those Starbound books really are incredible. I think I must have them! Hopefully we’ll both be on Santa’s ‘nice’ list!! :D

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    Wow, those are some really good picks! I’ve heard To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is fantastic and I was going to read it once but I left it too long on the reservation shelf and they took it away :C This Shattered World is also a book I recognize and because These Broken Stars was getting so much love C: I mean, that cover is not likely to be forgotten easily haha.

    Here’s my Top Ten:

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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      I agree, those covers are so beautiful!! Hopefully we’ll both get to read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before this year! Thanks for visiting!! :D

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    Ash @ Typing Tiara

    I wouldn’t mind Shadow and Bone showing up under my Christmas tree either! Some great pics on your lists.

    [And I really need to get around to reading The Winner’s Curse, it and its sequel are everywhere!]

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    Kel @ Booked til Tuesday

    This Shattered World looks like it’s going to be pretty amazing, and I’ve heard great things about To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I hope you all find wonderful books under your trees!

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    Alison Doherty

    To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han is one of my favorite books from this year. I loved the main character Laura Jean so much! Hope you get it and love it as much as I did!

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    Danielle @ Love at First Page

    I totally used bows on my graphics today too. :D
    This Shattered World – they had ONE copy at my bookstore today and you bet I’m the one who grabbed it. :) I love it to pieces.

    Hope everyone gets what they want this year! Merry Christmas, girls.

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    Amber Elise

    I’m actually making my list for “Santa” right now (because procrastination is my husband’s last name apparently).

    Thanks lady, I’m definitely using this list as inspiration!

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    anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    So many pretty books. I wouldn’t mind some surprise ones from Santa. Alas. He did not pull through. lol I did get some money for gift cards though and yeah that’s totally becoming books. ::snort:: Hope yall had a great Christmas!

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