What’s on your book wishlist for the holidays?
Surprisingly, I don’t normally ask for books for Christmas.
I know, right? As much of a book lover as I am, why wouldn’t I ask for books for Christmas?
Well, one, because it’s so damn hard to choose which books to ask for. I have such a huge wish list, I can’t just give the whole damn thing to my family. They would have no idea. My Nana used to get me the latest Nora Roberts books, but I have long outgrown those, so she’s stopped with that. Now, I usually just ask for Barnes and Noble gift cards, which I hoard until I can figure out what I actually want to purchase.
The second reason is that my mom LOVES clothes shopping. And she loves clothes shopping with her girls. So, every year, we would do a pre-holiday (and birthday, since it’s in November) shopping spree. She’d come down to Indy, take me to lunch, sometimes my sisters would come along too, and we’d all go crazy. So most years, I’d know what I was getting. But, my wardrobe would be set for the year–and it would be fashionable! Haha!
This year is a little bit different–since I live so far away now, we couldn’t do our traditional shopping trip. I missed it terribly. Instead, I built an Amazon wishlist, and there were quite a few books on there. They are exactly what you would expect from me:
Harry Potter by JK Rowling–I KNOWWWWW…but I still don’t own them, and it’s killing me. I would love to own the new UK collection, but if someone gets it for me, it’ll be the US version. If I buy it with my Christmas money afterwards though…I will be ordering it from across the blue.
I got The Wise Man’s Fear and The Slow Regard for Silent Things for my birthday, but The Name of the Wind is still on the list to complete the collection. I suspect it has already been purchased though…
Not that Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham–I haven’t read this one yet, but I keep hearing about it, so I must.
The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry–That big gorgeous gray and red hardcover version.
Quiet by Susan Cain
Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis box set
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson
I can’t wait to see what books I get, and I’ll be sure to do a book haul post in January! Happy Holidays!