Top Ten Tuesday: What I Hope Santa Brings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme with a different themed book top 10 list for each week. It was started by The Broke & the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s one of my favorite weekly blog posts to write.

This week’s theme is “Books I Hope Santa Brings” so I went straight to my Christmas list (and added a few more!)

1. Crooked Kingdom Collector’s Edition by Leigh Bardugo

I love love love this duology!!! I already have the Collector’s Edition for Six of Crows so I NEED this one to complete my set!! It includes full color artwork, a new introduction, black edged pages, and end paper maps! (Insert heart eyes here!) Bardugo is one of 2 authors for whom I don’t mind having multiple book copies (which is good since I already have a signed version of the initial release)! (Also I’m super stoked for Shadow & Bone coming to Netflix in the spring!)

2. The Lives of the Saints by Leigh Bardugo

I figured I may as well cluster my Leigh Bardugo requests together on this list! I absolutely love books like this that extend their worlds. Bardugo already wrote a delightful book of fairy tales set in the Grishaverse and this looks like another fantastic find for my collection. It features illustrations and stories of the saints in the Grishverse. Looks gorgeous!

3. The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

This book looks like it’s definitely in my wheelhouse. It’s a Les Miserables retelling–described as a cross between that work and Six of Crows. It follows Eponine Thenardier as she tries to protect her adopted sister Cosette from a rival guild in the underbelly of alternate 1828 Paris. Yes, please.

4. Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker

One of my favorite reads this year was Middlegame by Seanan McGuire. I read it as part of voting for the Hugo Awards and it was my top pick. For most of the book, I was insanely confused and I’m still slightly unclear on some points, but hey, that’s what re-reads are for, right? Anyway–this book is also written by Seanan McGuire, writing as a character from the Middlegame world, and giving us the book that is oft-referred to in that book to explain it. I’m very excited to delve into it and see what happens and how it enhances my understanding of Middlegame before its sequel comes out. Also, the cover is beautiful.

5. That Inevitable Victorian Thing by EK Johnston

This book has been on my TBR for forever! It’s set in a near-future world where the British Empire still exists and follows the princess before she becomes queen. It’s a queer, alt-history historical YA fantasy. I am here for it! (Also, I loved Johnston’s The Afterward and want more of those vibes).

6. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

I’ve been hearing so many great things about this book! Also, it’s the book club pick for my book club on Dec. 28th, and I have NOT been able to get my hands on a library copy. I have an Amazon gift card–so I think I can ensure that this book makes it to my Kindle in time!

7. The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

I love books that analyze pop culture I love through different lenses and this book is highly of interest to me because of that. I want it so badly!

8. A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Black siren mermaids??? Yes! I keep seeing this book pop up and I want so badly to read it!

9. Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

I had this book on my list last year and still haven’t gotten it. I just adore Adam Silvera, even if I know his books always require me to experience lots of emotions–usually sad ones. I just want to read all of his stuff though, because it’s SO GOOD.

10. Shadowshaper Legacy by Daniel Jose Older

This series is amazing. It’s a really great YA urban fantasy. The second book in the series dipped into police brutality and violence and integrated those into the magic of the world, and I’m so intrigued to see how it turns out! Also, the covers for this series are all beautiful.

That’s my Top Ten Tuesday for this week. Fingers crossed Santa brings a few! What’s on your holiday list??

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: What I Hope Santa Brings

  1. Excellent list! I wanted to like The Afterward so much because I’m a huge David Eddings fan but it just didn’t do it for me. I was so disappointed. I just read The Midnight Library! It was so good!! Definitely use that Amazon card on it! It was my first Haig book but will not be my last! I too suffer from too many emotions while reading Silvera books. THEY ARE SO GOOD. I haven’t read Infinity Son yet but I do own it. And the Shadowshaper trilogy is amazing! I listened to them all and the narrator was perfection as Sierra. But I plan on buying them because the covers are so beautiful! And he ended the trilogy sooooo well!

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