It’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least where I live. The decorations are out, the sales are on, and there’s chocolate everywhere. So it’s entirely appropriate that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is 10 books you’d like to receive from Santa. Here, in no particular order, is what I’d like to see under my Christmas tree:
1. Jasper Fforde, The Last Dragonslayer — I am a huge Fforde ffangirl (see what I did there?), and this is his only U.S.-published book that I don’t have yet. I must own it immediately!
2. Jude Morgan, A Little Folly — I adore historical fiction set in the Regency era if it’s done well. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of subpar stuff out there, but Jude Morgan is great!
3. Jennifer Echols, Such a Rush — As previous Top Ten Tuesday posts have established, I’m a big Echols fan, and I think this book is one of her best. The paperback comes out on the 18th — just in time for Christmas!
4. Charles Finch, A Death in the Small Hours — I really like the Charles Lenox series, and this is the latest installment. I’m looking forward to catching up with all the secondary characters, who barely appeared in A Burial at Sea.
5. Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity — I LOVED this book when I read it earlier this year, so I definitely need to have my own copy!
6. Amanda Grange, Henry Tilney’s Diary — Because it’s about Henry Tilney. Need I say more?
7. M.M. Kaye, Death in the Andamans — I really like the “Death in…” books, and this is the only one I don’t have yet!
8. Rainbow Rowell, Attachments — It’s such an adorable romantic comedy! I really liked it when I read it earlier this year, and I know I’d enjoy rereading it multiple times.
9. Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) — I think Mindy Kaling is funny, and I’d really like to read her book — but my library doesn’t have it! So it looks like I have no choice but to buy it. Funny how that works out…
10. Stella Gibbons, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm — I need to have at least one Christmas-themed book on the list! Cold Comfort Farm is so funny and adorable, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy these short stories as well.