Monday 3 December 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

Welcome back to The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesdays! Haven't done this in a while. Thought I'd try to get into blogging more frequently so I'm check my list of blogs about blogs again for inspiration. These are always fun. I love books so much!!!

Here are ten books I'd like to get for Christmas:
Cold Days by Jim Butcher {Scheduled for release Nov 27th! Ok, so I don't actually want to wait for Christmas to read this one.}

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell {Not the British comedian, the British author. As recommended by my cousin-in-law. Is that a thing? Hi, Richard!}

Snow Job by William Deverell {Canadian intrigue. Could be interesting!}

On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock by David Bedini {One of "Canada Reads" top ten of 2011. Plus I love Canadian music and adventure!}

Oryx and Crake by Margret Atwood {I've never read anything by her. A Canadian, female, speculative fiction writer. I know, right?!}

The Road to Andorra by Shirley Deane {Because few novel exist about Andorra.}

The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett {I really enjoyed State of Wonder so I'd like to read some of her other work.}

Finding Myself in Fashion by Jeanne Beker {I used to LOVE watching Fashion Television!!!}

The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo by Adam Roberts {It just sounds fun.}

The Duke of Dubai by Luigi Falcone {Dubai fascinates me.}

Hmm... I wonder what's up with that wintery theme for my first few choices...


  1. You have two of my absolute favourite books on your list! Oryx and Crake is brilliant, and i also loved the sequel. But even more of a treat is The Magician's Assistant - the most gorgeous story and so exquisitely written. If you like Ann Patchett you should also check out Bel Canto.

    I'm also gearing up to read Cloud Atlas. Here's my list:

    1. Bel Canto is on my to-read list as well! (Just didn't want to duplicate authors.) Thanks for the recommendation!

    2. I like Oryx and Crake too. And Blind Assassin by Atwood as well.

      I'm always scared about recommending Cloud Atlas...not for everyone (but you know it's my absolute favourite!)

    3. I love discovering new works and authors so I appreciate the suggestion!

      And it's ok if it's not for everyone. One of my absolutely favourite authors gets flak sometimes for his tangents. I adore his tangents. I'll recommend him but I understand when people can't get into his stuff. I refer to Neal Stephenson.