Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings This Year


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers to blog about their top ten books they hope Santa will bring this year. The following books are in no particular order.


1. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu is recommended by my friend Emma from Missprint. It sounds like a great read about female empowerment.

2. Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains by Tieghan Gerard is a well put together cookbook. I am a huge fan of Teighan's food blog online and I would love to have many of her wonderful recipes in a bound book.


3. Harry Potter: the Character Vault by Jody Revenson is one of the Harry Potter visual books that has been on my list. Not only does this book include loads of information about each character, but there are many photos from the movies and also costume design sketches.


4. Harry Potter: the Artifact Vault by Jody Revenson is a Harry Potter visual book with everything about the objects within the Wizarding World from the sorting hat to the Marauder's map.


5. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria is another book that Emma from Missprint has recommended that I cannot wait to read. Set in 1919 in Boston, Ada and her sister have "afflicted blood" which allows them to have the ability to create illusions through art, weave magic.


6. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby was recommended by my friend Rachel. She always raves about this book and I cannot wait to read it. It recently won Printz award and it's a National Book Award finalist.


7. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill is a middle grade novel that I have been wanting to read ever since I heard about this title. A baby girl who is fed moonlight instead of starlight becomes a girl with extraordinary magic. Not only have I heard great things about this book but it also won the Newbury Medal.


8. A Beautiful Mind, A Beautiful Life: The Bubz Guide to Being Unstoppable by Lindy Tsang sounds like a charming read! I have been a huge fan of Lindy aka Bubz on YouTube for many years. Unfortunately I missed out on meeting her when she had a book event and signing in NYC. However, I cannot wait to read more about her life and her inspirational words.

9. Far From the Tree by Robin Benway is a contemporary novel about three adopted siblings and the relationships they have. I haven't read too many books about adoption but this sounds like sincere book. Also, the novel is a National Book Award winner.


10. The Raven's Prophecy Tarot by Maggie Stiefvater is stunning beautiful. Not only is Miss Stiefavater an author but she is a Renaissance woman! Her artwork among the tarot cards are whimsical and mysterious while being colorful at the same time.



What books do you hope Santa will bring you this holiday season?

16 comments:

  1. 1. that cookbook looks gorgeous! (I do believe I've visited the author's blog/Instagram a few times) and 2. Far from the Tree does sound really good. Here's hoping we both enjoy it in 2018. :)

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    1. I love the blog and the cookbook. I was gifted the cookbook for Christmas! I cannot wait to read Far From the Tree one day. I heard nothing but great things about it. I hope your 2018 is going well.

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  2. I've heard incredible things about Moxie and Far From Tree. I hope Santa brings you all these lovelies!

    ~ Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover

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    1. Same here. I heard nothing but good things about both the books.

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  3. Those Harry Potter books sound like fun, and Iron Cast sounds really interesting as well. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. You can never have too much Harry Potter books.

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  4. Far From the Tree has SUCH a stunning cover. I love the perspective effect it has! Thos Harry Potter tomes are fantastic, too. I saw the Fantastic Beasts illustrated book at my local bookstore the other day and browsed through it. It was so beautiful! But I still would prefer to get the other illustrated books in the Harry Potter series. A History of Magic looked gorgeous too. I just LOVE Jim Kay’s style and how intricate they are. It was just the new addition we needed to the Harry Potter fandom! It certainly enhances the experience, and it is so worth it.

    My TTT: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/12/19/Blogmas-19-Books-I-Want-My-Future-Children-To-Read

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    1. Everyone seems to be raving about Far From The Tree. I am a huge Harry Potter fan I agree with you how Jim Kay's style is superb.

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  5. I just got FAR FROM THE TREE from my Secret Santa!!! I can't wait to read it. Also, I have those tarot cards and have been debating if I want to open the plastic and take them out or leave them in there. I mean, I KNOW I should take them out, but the irrational side of me wants to leave them mint. I'm weird. Anyway, happy holidays Nicole!!

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read it! The tarot cards are so stunning! I hope your 2018 is going well!

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  6. I would love Santa to bring Far From The Tree. I hope you get all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you got a lot of books for the holidays as well.

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  7. I'm super excited to read Moxie next year, it sounds so good!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/top-ten-tuesday-138/

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    1. It sounds amazing. I hope you received a lot of books during the holidays.

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  8. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Iron Cast and Moxie when you get to them. I love Maggie's Raven Cycle tarot deck. It's been my go to while I'm trying to teach myself more about Tarot.

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    1. I'll let you know my thoughts once I read Iron Cast and Moxie. There is so much to learn about tarot and I cannot wait to read up more about tarot and also look through Maggie's gorgeous set of artwork.

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