Christmas is next week, y’all. Seven days away.
Where has the year gone?
Let me just say that this has been the fastest year I’ve ever experienced. It’s also been one of the best years of my life (albeit one of the more stressful, between defending my thesis and getting an actual career). But you’re not here to listen to me talk about me (although I’ll be doing a yearly wrap-up post soon, so if you want to hear that, just keep an eye out!). You’re here to listen to me talk about books.
This week’s topic, brought to you as always by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, deals with the top five books on Christmas lists. I’ve always had a long list of books on my Christmas list, and I usually manage to read all of them within a few days after Christmas. That’s a little harder now that I don’t have time off like I used to (seriously, why did I waste that month off from school when I was younger??), but I’m still working my way through the books I get. (Although I never did finish Six of Crows or its sequel that I received last year…)
Here’s what I’ve put on my list this year:
The Bear & the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
I’ve put this (and its sequel!) on my Christmas list this year, although I didn’t put the third one (is it even out yet?) because I want them in paperback, and I need them to match. There’s nothing worse than having a non-matching set of books. I’ve seen so many good things about this book series, and I figured might as well get a head start on it this winter!
Various Redwall Books by Brian Jacques
I haven’t finished my Redwall collection yet, although I’m certainly working my way towards it. I started this series last July and I’m only missing about five or so books. I know I’ve let Steven see my wishlist (and I’ve linked it up there if you wanna see what I’m missing!). I didn’t put these on the list for my mom to get, because I didn’t know if Steven would get me anything or not. We’ll see!
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda
I thought this was something super cute. I think it’s a collection of Lin’s good morning/good night tweets/facebook statuses? I’m not 100% sure. I haven’t actually looked at the description, just the fact that it was written by Lin. I’m a fangirl, and I don’t deny it.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Man, if my parents saw this on a list, they’d probably freak out. But I think it would be interesting. It’s the fastest-selling memoir on the market, and I think I could stand to learn something from this. Who knows? It’s on my list, and maybe I’ll find it somewhere.
Anything by Rebecca Solnit
I read her for the first time in my Psychogeography (“the writer as walker”) class my junior year of college, and I loved her. However, I haven’t actually bought any of those books. We just read excerpts in class, but I loved her style of writing. At some point I’ll buy a collection of her books (mostly so they can sit on my shelf), but I can dream, can’t I?
And there you have it — multiple books (way more than five, of course) that I would like to see under my tree come Christmas morning (or eventually). Anything make your list, too? Let me know in the comments!
And as always, keep reading.