Top Ten Tuesday: Please Bring Me These Books, Santa

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books I Hope I Find Under My Christmas Tree.” Is there ever a time when a bookworm doesn’t have a wishlist? Here are ten books I wouldn’t mind receiving for Christmas this year. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado – I loved this short story collection. It was weird and it was eerie and at times it felt like it was written just for me. I was really sad when I had to return my library copy.

2. Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda – I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed this horror/scifi novel. I said at the time that I didn’t know I needed to see a Latina in space until I read this one and now I’m itching for more while also wanting very badly to reread this one.

3. Montress, Vol. 3: Haven by Marjorie M. Liu, Illustrated by Sana Takeda – This is my favorite graphic novel series, but I still haven’t gotten my hands on this third volume. 

4. Mirage by Somaiya Daud – Mirage was another novel that really surprised me this year. You ever read a debut and feel like the author is going to be a force to be reckoned with? That how I felt while reading Daud’s novel.

5. Jade City by Fonda Lee – I really want to read this novel. I’ve heard how wonderful it is on Twitter and am always looking for adult fantasy reads that would be a good fit for me. This one sounds perfect. 

6. Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas by David Bowles – I only recently started following this author on Twitter, but he’s incredibly informative about Mexican culture and history. I’m really curious about this collection in particular.

7. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand – I don’t think I’ve come across a single negative review of this one. I’ve had it in my cart more than once. I love atmospheric reads so much and am itching to get my hands on this one.

8. Corazón by Yesika Salgado – Because I apparently read poetry now, I need to add this one to this list. I still haven’t read it because my library doesn’t carry it. And I fully admit I struggle when it comes to spending full price for a small book of poetry.

9. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – This is another adult fantasy I see praised left and right. I haven’t had a chance to look too much into this one, but it’s one i have a feeling I would really enjoy.

10. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi – It is a crime that there is a Roshani Chokshi book out there that I haven’t read yet. I am so ashamed.

Have you read any of these? Any also on your TBR? Wishing you a Merry Christmas if you celebrate! Leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

35 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Please Bring Me These Books, Santa

  1. With exception to ‘Sawkill,’ I don’t think any of these are familiar to me. I do hope you find all of these from Santa, Alicia – and that you enjoy them all!! 🙂

    …and right you are! I always have a wish list. Merry Christmas to you.

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  2. The Poppy War looks so good. I got it on sale this summer, even scheduled to read it and write a review, and then a bunch of library books showed up and it took a back seat. It’s in my January TBR jar so maybe it will get picked. I got Sawkill Girls on sale over Black Friday weekend… gotta read that one too. My boy read the Aru Shah book this summer and liked it a lot.

    Hope you get some of these for Christmas!

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  3. Merry Christmas! The Poppy War is so deserving of the hype so I hope you get it and enjoy it 100% because it was just brilliant. I’m so curious about Sawkill Girls and you are so right. I don’t think I’ve heard anything negative about it yet which is so rare and it’s definitely got me intrigued, too. I do hope you get all of your most wanted titles from your wish list and enjoy them!

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    1. Thank you so much, Melanie! Hope you enjoyed the holiday as well! I love a good reread. Sometimes I have the urge to reread for an entire month, but then I’d be behind on all the new releases. I did get Her Body, Monstress, and Jade City. This year I gave out a list, haha.


  4. I have Aru Shah, The Poppy War and Jade City on my shelves and I hope to read them this coming year (but I say this of every book at the moment). I hope you’ll end up getting some of these books. ❤

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