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 Santa Brings.” I have started making Christmas book lists these past few years because although the people in my life know I love books, they pretty much have no idea what kinds of books I like. But hey, I am not complaining. I love getting books that I want. Covers are linked to Goodreads.
If you are able, please consider donating to this fundraiser which will help Indigenous communities in Nicaragua impacted by Hurricane Eta.
1. Hide and Seeker by Daka Hermon – I was so close to buying this for myself so many times. Picking this one up might start a trend where I read a ton of creepy middle grade books. I tend to pick up fantasy and contemporary and haven’t properly explored middle grade horror.
2. Running by Natalia Sylvester – My library hasn’t had this one available and now that it finally has, I have to wait because I put it on my Christmas list and I am pretty sure it’s waiting for me under the Christmas tree.
3. Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark – I was originally going to check this one out from the library, but the more I hear about it, the more I want it.
4. Montress,Vol. 5: Warchild by Marjorie M. Liu, Illustrated by Sana Takeda – Can you believe that I reread the first three volumes because I wanted to read the fourth this year and then I just didn’t? I am behind on this series but I still need the 5th volume. I will catch up in the new year.
5. Love, Sugar, Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano – I own the first book in paperback, so I need to complete my collection starting with this second book. The third book won’t be out in paperback until February.
6. Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro – How long have I been saying that I need to read this one? I need to finally make myself read this one in 2021.
7. The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk – I have kind of a thing for quiet fantasy books, and this one feels like one to me. I am continually on the lookout for more adult fantasy books specifically by authors of color as well. I also fully admit that the cover is very much appeals to my personal aesthetic and I cannot wait to photograph it.
8. The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado, Illustrated by DaNi – I feel like I don’t pick up enough graphic novels and I am really intrigued by this one because of the author. Also I am always in the mood for horror stories.
9. Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao – Why am I so weak for the fake dating trope? I am and I need this one bad.
10. Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland – This one had me as soon as I learned the title. If I don’t get this one for Christmas, it will be the first book I check out from the library in 2021.
Hope you and your loved ones enjoy the holiday season! Be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!