This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I Hope Santa Brings/Bookish Wishes. Like before, I’m not going to link to Amazon or anywhere for anybody to purchase. I also don’t usually focus on what I get/don’t get for Christmas. But I will make a list of books I’d like to own at some point, whether I get them for Christmas or not.
The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum: MinaLima came out with a lavishly illustrated version of this classic, and while it’s not a favorite classic, I’d love to own a copy to add to my growing collection. They are so stinking pretty.
Fable and Namesake by Adrienne Young: It’s kind of surprising I haven’t bought these yet but it’s been hard for me to buy books full price this year unless I really wanted it. Maybe someone will get them for me someday… or I’ll wait until I can find them on sale.
Thomas Nelson classics: A few years ago Thomas Nelson came out with these “seasonal” versions of classics with beautiful covers. I have Pride and Prejudice and Little Women, but I would love to have Anne of Green Gables, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and any of the other Austen titles. They are expensive and limited though, so I probably won’t get them all.
Barakamon and The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan manga: I’m still trying to complete my collection for both of these manga but some of the volumes aren’t easy to find anymore and can be pricey on Amazon.
Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan: While Trials of Apollo isn’t my favorite Riordan series, I might as well add the last book to my collection.
I Speak Boy by Jessica Brody: This middle grade retelling of Emma is fantastic. I’d love to have it someday, but I don’t need it immediately. I could wait for the paperback, too. I’m not picky about this one.
Out of Time trilogy by Nadine Brandes: I haven’t read these yet but I added them to my Christmas list anyways because I want to read them and they aren’t easy to find through my local library system.
Tolkien’s Beowulf: I have yet to read this and I have several of Tolkien’s other non-Middle-earth works so I figured I might as well add this to the list.
Anything else by Tolkien & Lewis I don’t already have: Basically, I’ll take any copies of any of the books by Tolkien or Lewis that I don’t already own. And even double copies if the edition is interesting.
Anything anybody decides to get for me: I love when people give me gifts because it’s like “Hey! I saw this and I thought of you and that you might like it or I want you to experience this lovely story just like I did.” It’s such a great feeling! So bring on the random book recommendation gifts!