Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists and love to share lists with other bookish folk.
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- Each week they post a new Top Ten list topic.
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- Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings. Click on the title of each book in my list to find the Goodreads description.
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
Like lots of other people I enjoyed The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and I heard Rachel speak about her latest book at Henley Literary Festival (click here to read my review of the event). She made it sound completely fascinating and I loved the extracts she read from it.
The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien
As a historical fiction fan, I’d been aware of this author but never read any of her books. Then I heard her speak at Henley Literary Festival alongside Rory Clements (click here to read my review of the event) and concluded I would definitely enjoy her work.
A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré
I’ve read just about everything John le Carré has written and I love his George Smiley books so a new one featuring his most famous spy has got to find a place on my Christmas wishlist.
The Mistletoe Murder & Other Stories by P D James
I saw a review of this by the lovely Zuky, who runs The BookBum Club on Goodreads. It was her read for the December theme: Baby, It’s Cold Outside. I’ve been getting into short story collections recently and this sounds like a great one. Such a gorgeous Christmassy cover too…
The Runagates Club by John Buchan
I’m a huge fan of John Buchan and have amassed quite a collection of his books, both fiction and non-fiction. I do already own a copy of The Runagates Club but I covet this new edition published by Handheld Press, a new venture from Buchan expert, Kate Macdonald.
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence
Subtitled ‘A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life’, what self-respecting bibliophile cannot identify with a sentimental attachment to books?
The Booklovers’ Miscellany by Claire Cock-Starkey
If one of my favourite book bloggers rates a book highly there’s a good chance I’ll consider adding it to my wishlist, which was the case with this book. Described as a ‘cornucopia for bibliophiles’, it sounds like the perfect bookish gift.
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Although I didn’t completely fall in love with A Man Called Ove, I’ve read some fantastic reviews of this from other book bloggers so I’d be pleased to give this author another chance.
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Another book that I added to my wishlist due to the many rave reviews from other book bloggers. (Let’s be honest, our TBR piles would be a lot smaller if we didn’t read other bloggers’ reviews.) I’d be overjoyed to unwrap this on Christmas Day.
Surprise by No Idea
To be given a book I’ve not heard of but that someone has thought long and hard about choosing for me would be absolute perfection.
What ever bookish goodies Santa brings you, enjoy your festive reading!