This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is about our most anticipated 2014 releases, but I decided to jump a few weeks ahead and do the 24 December topic: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me. Reasons being a) I’m not too phased about anticipating new releases because it takes a while to reach South Africa, usually and b) my family will be wanting to buy my Christmas presents before Christmas Eve… hint-hint, nudge-nudge, bash-bash.
1. PostSecret Books by Frank Warren – any of the books except for Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives and My Secret, as I already have these. They always make my list. I love these books immeasurably.
2. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki – I just finished reading We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo, and this is another Booker nominee I would love to read and own. I like reading books set in different countries, in case that’s not glaringly obvious.
3. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein – I read Code Name Verity this year (bought it at a massive discount) and it did not disappoint. I would love to read Rose Under Fire too.
4. Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith – please please please I neeeeed this one. For my 25 Before 25 project.
5. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – fiction about HIV in the 1980s? You know I need this book.
6. The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison – because. It sounds awesome.
7. The Infographic History of the World by Valentina D’Efilippo – this is one awesome hardcover book that would keep me occupied for ages.
8. Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro – because I haven’t read her and one should read a Nobel Prize winner sometimes, no?
9. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Newt Scamander by J.K. Rowling – I didn’t even know this book existed. Potter!
10. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan – the premise sounds great. Plus, I’ve never read a book in Greek Chorus.
So, those are some of the books I’m yearning for. But frankly, any book on my TBR list will be received with open arms (unless I already own it, hehe.)