Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me



Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a Top Ten topic for you to create your list, then you share it on their post so others can find you. :)

Oh Santa, I promise I've been good!!! ;)

One...
The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)
I realize this is a weird one to put on here, namely because I own it already. However, given the nature of my love with this book, allow me a brief moment to explain. I bought it October 5 (yes, I'm nerdy enough to remember the date; but in my defense I was on vacation). I pulled it off the shelf in November to read it. I discovered a small tear with a bit of a wrinkle on the upper right corner of the dust jacket. My guess is it happened in transport from vacay to home, but still. Made me sad, especially once I fell in love with it.

Two...
Revolution
When I read this book I loved it, and it came as such a surprise to me. It includes historical fiction, so I thought for sure I wouldn't enjoy it as much as Malissa, who recommended it to me. Oh boy was I ever wrong. I loved it and I want the chance to re-read it whenever I choose. So, therefore, it must find a home on my shelf.

Three...
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
And by this I mean all four books in the Caster Chronicles series. Not that I'm greedy or anything. But really, I have been good this year. haha

Four...
 Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances 
I have not read this book, but how can it go wrong? :)

Five...
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories
I am currently reading this and *loving* it.

Six...

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares 
I have read this one and loved it. Since I want to be able to re-read it whenever possible it really needs to find a home on my shelf. :)

Seven...
The Fault in Our Stars
One of my all-time favorites. Therefore, I must own someday. Plus, if I don't own it, how will I share this amazingness with my children?

Eight...
Every Day
How could I not want this? I've yet to read anything by David Levithan that I don't like. :)

Nine...
Thirteen Reasons Why
Another one of my favorites that I feel sad I don't own yet.

Ten...
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
I've heard such great things about this one. I try not to shelve books in my home unless I have read and loved the book or absolutely love the author (and I've not read anything by Libba Bray at this point), but this one makes my list anyway. :)

What about you? What books should Santa bring you this year?

Smiles,
B

36 comments:

  1. Great list. I'm just reading TFiOS.
    I'd love to get The Raven Boys, Let it Snow, Every Day and The Diviners. Great picks :)

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Nice list! We have a love affair with John Green in common :) And I giggled at your reasoning for #1...I've been there! ~Amie Beamer www.ReadingYA.com

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    1. I suppose I can share. lol And it's good to know I'm not the only one... :)

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  3. I loved The Diviners! It was amazingly written. I wish its Book 2 would come soon >_<

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  4. Great list! I loved Let It Snow. The Fault in Our Stars and Thirteen Reasons Why are definitely worth owning too. I hope you get everything on your list this year!

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  5. Great list! I actually have copies of the Raven Boys and Every day but still need to read both of them!
    I just saw the trailer for Beautiful Creatures the other day and was like "How have I not read this!?"
    Excellent choices!!!

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    1. I imagine you will thoroughly enjoy them. :)

      Thanks for visiting! :)

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  6. Love all your choices. TFIOS was one of my favs this year, too. My son & I got to hear him speak & he's just amazing. Hope you get all your books!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner!

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    1. I would love to hear him speak! ;)

      Thanks for coming by!

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  7. Let it Snow is the perfect winter read! I loved it. I have Dash & Lily already, I just haven't read it yet. I'd love to get a copy of The Diviners too, but I might just end up treating myself to an early present, haha! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. Early presents are great! lol ;)

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  8. Good list, I have Raven Boys and The Fault in Our Stars on my list as well. I also loved Thirteen Reasons Why. I totally understand wanting to be different versions of books you already own because I want to buy a differnt version of Storm of Swords even though I already own that book because it's not the way I wanted it to be.

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    1. I'm happy I'm surrounding myself with people who understand me. :)

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  9. 3. I want to read this so bad! I heard about it for a while but then I saw the trailer and poster for the movie and saw Emmy Rossum and went "OH MY GOSH GIMME THAT BOOK!" I guess it sometimes takes a movie to push you :)

    4. I got this from the library! I'm excited because it's by John Green ;)

    5. Very cool cover.

    7. AUGUSTUS *swoons*

    9. Took me 3 different trips to Walmart to finish this while I waited for my dad to be done grocery shopping. Good book.

    10. I WANT TO READ THIS!

    I hope you get them :) I love your list! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love yours!

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    1. I've actually not watched the trailer for Beautiful Creatures yet; I'm a little nervous. haha :)

      Walmart can be good for some things, huh? LOL

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  10. Great choices! I really loved The Diviners - hope you get a copy soon! And John Green and David Levithan are on my "must read whatever they write" list -- I loved these books too. Happy holiday!

    Lisa
    My TTT

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    1. I've heard such great things about The Diviners; I'll most likely end up buying it if Santa doesn't bring it for me. :)

      Thanks for stopping by... Happy holiday to you too!

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  11. very nice list. i am a big fan of maggie stiefvater's, too, and have most of my books signed by her. i totally understand wanting a really pristine copy. i usually go through the stack in the bookstore looking for the perfect copy. well i hope santa brings you everything you want this year.

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that! haha I have a book plate signed by Maggie Stiefvater for my Raven Boys, but I haven't put it in yet since I'm debating getting a 'better' copy. lol

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  12. Oooh, great list! I hope Santa comes through for you. :)

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  13. I haven't read any John Green, but I've seen his books and reviews. I suspect they'll be on one of my "want" lists in the not-too-distant future.

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    1. I'd be surprised if you end up not enjoying them. :)

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  14. I was just thinking of rereading Let it Snow. Perfect this time of year :) And The Diviners is on my short list too. I've heard great things!

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    1. And now I get to read it soon because YOU are AWESOME! :)

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  15. THE RAVEN BOYS!! I can't even wait to read it! It's on my shelf....SO MANY BOOKS TO READ!

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read
    My TTT: http://yearningtoread.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-wouldnt-mind.html

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    1. Mine was sitting on my shelf for a month before I was able to get to it. I hate that life gets in the way of reading. ;)

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  16. Great books to pick!! And I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of The Curiosities!! your so lucky. :)

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    1. It's really interesting. Have you seen a copy? There's comments from the authors during the stories; it's pretty awesome (which is probably more than half the reason I want to own a copy!).

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  17. Great selection! I've come close to buying Dash and Lily's Book of Dares several times but I really can't buy anything else, so maybe I'll ask Santa for it too! I just read Beautiful Creatures and really liked it, and have much love for The Fault in Our Stars <3 it's the only John Green book I own. Great list! And thank you so much for visiting my blog :D happy reading!

    Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction

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    1. There's something special about The Fault in Our Stars; I definitely want to be able to re-read it any time I choose. ;)

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  18. Great list! I really liked Beautiful Disasters and 13 reasons why. Hope you get the books! :)

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