Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday and Day 10 of the 12 Days of Book Blogmas


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers to list their top ten books we wouldn't mind Santa bringing this year. The following books are in no particular order. Today is also going to be a double feature on the Top Ten Tuesday and Day 10 of the 12 Days of Book Blogmas since the theme overlaps.


I was reading Ashley's Books to Tea blog earlier this month and I stumbled upon the 12 Days of Book Blogmas that Rachel at Parajunkee is hosting. I wanted to do something festive this month for the blog but haven't found the right Book Blogmas to participate in. Parajunkee's 12 Days of Book Blogmas is definitely right up my alley. The tenth day is today and the 12 Days of Book Blogmas will continue for 2 days until December 25th.

Day 10: All I Want/ Top Ten Books I wouldn't mind Santa bringing me this year

So Christmas is around the corner and there are so many books I am dying to get my hands on. I usually gift a lot of books around the holidays but I hardly receive them as presents. Here are 10 books I am wishing for this year.

1. Rebel by Amy Tintera is the second book in the Reboot Duology. I have read Reboot and it's an amazing dystopian. I can't wait to get my hands on book two! I need to know what happens to Wren and Callum.


2. This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Ester Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl and John Green is a book I have been wanting to read ever since I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars. I heard it is a terrific autobiography/memoir. It is also a Goodreads Choice 2014 winner.



3. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley sounds pretty badass. I heard great things about this book among the blogosphere and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.


4. Miss Mabel's School for Girls by Katie Cross is the first book in The Network Series. I am a big fan of boarding school books and the synopsis to this book sounds fabulous.


5.  The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton is magical realism with powerful writing about love and pain. It sounds amazing and everyone has been recommending it to me. Even Candlewick Press recommended the book to me on Goodreads.




6. Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson is a middle grade novel about a girl who learns what it truly means to be a princess. The book is also set in the Grimm's fairytale world and is the first book in a duology.


7. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson is a middle grade memoir written in verse. It's also a National Book Award winner. Everyone has been raving about this book so of course I have to see what the hype is all about.


8. Something Real by Heather Demetrios is Demetrios debut novel. I heard it's fantastic and I can't wait to read it. I am interested in reading Demetrios' other works as well. 


9. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black is a paranormal novel I have been wanting to read for quite awhile. I am finicky when it comes to Black's books but this one sounds amazing.


10. Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout is the first book in the Covenant series. The Greek mythology is what drew me in. I love reading books with mythology, especially Greek mythology. And it doesn't hurt that the book has a bit of action and a bit of romance. 



22 comments:

  1. I've had Reboot and Miss Mabel's School for Children on my TBR list for a long time! Maybe if Santa brought them, I'd finally get around to reading them!

    http://www.readingbifrost.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-wouldnt-mind-santa-bringing-this-year/

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    1. I hope Santa brings them to your house this week!

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  2. It seems like we read different books, but I hope you get all these soon! Happy holidays! :)
    Top 10 Tuesday
    A Thousand Pieces of You

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  3. Ooh I want to read Rites of Passage too! I heard so many good things about it, and a blog buddy of mine rec'd it for me to read. I also want to read This Star Won't Go Out too :D Great list. Love the books you put here!

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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  4. The Covenant Series is amazing. I just read and finished it this year.

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    1. I heard great things about it. Hopefully I can start the series sometime in 2015.

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  5. Nice list of books!! I'll have to check them out myself!! Here's my TTT list for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-wouldnt.html

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  6. Rites of Passage was an amazing read and I hope that you get to read it soon. Pennyroyal Academy looks fantastic - that cover is beyond gorgeous - so I'm definitely going to check it out soon.

    Great list and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Pennyroyal Academy's cover art is so cute! I can't wait to read Rites of Passage.

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  7. Looks like a great list! I've been meaning to check some of these out.

    My list.

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  8. #4 looks amazing! (as do some of the others on your list) I will have to check it out.

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  9. Oohh... I'd love to have Something Real on my shelf :)

    My Top 10^^

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  10. Ohh I'd also love to see The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Half-Blood under my tree! I am also a big fan of all things Greek/Roman mythology related. :D

    -Lety @ Gone With The Words

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    1. I would be awesome to get The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Holly Black is touring around my area so I would love to get it signed :D.

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  11. I read Half-Blood a couple of years ago, I loved it but I still need the other books in the series. I hope you get some of these books for Christmas!

    My TTT @ So Bookalicious

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get some of the books on your list too :D.

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  12. I love JLA. I keep seeing rites of passage everywhere. I also really want to read that one. Great pick.

    here's my wishlist

    Also, I still have my $30 giveaway going. Maybe I can help you get some of these on your list.

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    1. I still want to read the Dark Elements series too. I have the first and second book but haven't read them yet.

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  13. I got the pleasure of reading the arcs of Rites of Passage and Half Blood, and they are both fantastic!!! I hope you get your copies under your Christmas tree!

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  14. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is great! I would like to read Reboot - it sounds promising. :)

    Here's my TTT.

    Enter my Holiday Mixed Bag Book Giveaway

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    1. Good to know that The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a good read :D.

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