This week's Topic: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me
Well, I like to give Santa lots of options, to my list of 10 is a list of 20. I’m a list maker, but I’ve never been good at making short lists.
These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie, Christopher AndersenAnother. Kennedy. Book. But for some reason, this one calls to me.
Cooking Comically: Recipes So Easy You’ll Actually Make Them, Tyler CappsDo you know about this book? If not, check out his site. You’ll want it too!
Her Elizabeth the Queen was so good that I have high hopes for this one.
I’m very interested, after reading Elizabeth the Queen this year, but it is 1096 pages, and I’m not sure if I have the will for that.
Sounds like a sweet coming-of-age story.
This is a part of history that I remember studying in school and being very interested in, but I’ve forgotten so much of my school history. I look forward to this one.
To fill the void after Empty Mansions is over.
Folks are making Henson out to be a saint, but I have a feeling he’s not so much of one. Still, this book is being favorable reviewed, so I’d like to give it a shot.
When this one came out, I thought it was for a YA reading crowd. The writing seemed a little simplistic, but as I can’t seem to resist a book about Afghanistan, I’d like to give it a whirl.
Frankly, I wasn’t interested in this book when it came out, but it’s been so well-received, I think I would like it.
Another about the English court and throne.
See note for The Girls of Atomic City above.
I kind of don’t want to know the extent of Carson’s womanizing, but I’m a sucker for a biography, so I’ll read it.
This has been so highly recommended on Amazon, that I have to know what the fuss is about.
Although I’m a little Kennedy’ed out right now, Hill & McCubbin’s first book was so spectacular, I’m sure I’ll love this one.
I’m not at all interested in the subject matter, but I (a) love anthologies on a single theme, (b) enjoyed Kevin Young’s The Hungry Ear anthology so, so much, (c) need more poetry for next year, and (d) know that poems about death are always just a little better than poems about happier subjects.
Okay, I give. It’s all over the place, and it’s well-reviewed, so I guess I should read it. Even if it is about a hospital.
Innies unite! I’ve been avoiding this book for a while, dancing around it, ignoring it, then wondering about it. I read the first few pages the other day, and I was hooked. I don’t like books that get clinical and diagnose-y, so I really hope this one doesn’t.
I haven’t even seen a whole episode of Downton Abbey, but I think I could easily be hooked. And it seems the book is a well-respected companion to the series.
Oh my gosh, this book wasn’t even on my radar until a blogger said it was likely her favorite book of the year! It sounds like a wonderful must-read.
Have you read any of these? Which one should I start first?