Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

I haven't had the time to participate in The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday meme in quite a while, but I couldn't resist this week's topic: the Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me.  I thought I would have trouble coming up with 10 because I already have so many books waiting to be read here, but I came up with so many that I needed two lists!  So check out Book By Book for my Top Ten wish list for grown-up books.  And here are my Top Ten choices for kids/teen/YA books:
  • Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead - because I loved When You Reach Me.
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - because it sounds fascinating and I keep hearing rave reviews.
  • Son by Lois Lowry (and also Gathering Blue and Messenger) - because I really liked The Giver.
  • Every Day by David Levithan - because it sounds completely unique.
  • The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost - because I just read a review and it sounds great.
  • My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorheeve - because it is about an aspect of WWII I know little about (the kindertransport).
  • Paper Towns or Looking for Alaska by John Green - because he is one of the top authors in the world now, and I've only read 1 of his novels (and The Fault in Our Stars is already on my shelf witing!).
  • Safekeeping by Karen Hesse - because it sounds like a different, more introspective kind of post-apocalyptic novel.
  • Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus - because it looks at WWII from childrens' perspectives.
  • Ruins by Orson Scott Card - this one is kind of a cheat because we already have it, but I am dying to read this sequel to Pathfinder!
How about you?  What books do you want Santa to bring this year?


Somewhere Only We Know said...

New follower! I got Code Name Verity for review and still haven't gotten around to it. And I still have't read any David Levithan or John Green. Really need to! Great list!

Check out my TTT.

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Heidi’sbooks said...

A list of only 10 books would be difficult! There are a lot of great books out this year. I need to read a John Green-pronto. BTW, I'm looking forward to reading your upcoming review of Middlemarch. That book has been on my list for a while now. I really would like to dig into it.

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

I didn't love Code Name Verity as much as other people seemed to, and yet I still found it very, very powerful. Definitely worth a read!

( My Top Ten )