TOP TEN TUESDAY
December 23, 2014
It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year
I have been SO fortunate to have such wonderful friends who have gifted me such wonderful books. (That and the fact that I can’t stop buying them.) So what am I asked Santa for this year? All of the REALLY HARD TO FIND ONES. Come on Santa, let’s see your magic!
I’m a collector of a few favorite series and The Grisha Trilogy is one! Aside from foreign editions, all I’m really missing from my collection is an ARC of Shadow and Bone! I was barely blogging when the book came out so I didn’t even know what ARCs were then much less qualifying for one getting sent to me! I’m still on the hunt for an ARC to add to my collection!
The Lunar Chronicles is the other major series that I’m obsessively collecting and now that I have all of the possible American editions (from paperbacks to hardcovers to ARCs) and the Spanish editions, I’ve become even more obsessed and I just want to collect MORE! Plus, have you SEEN some of the international covers? They are just gorgeous! (I pinned some to my Lunar Chronicles-designated Pinterest board!
Well, I actually don’t even own all of the hardcovers yet, so maybe I should ask for those first. I had the paperbacks of 1, 2 & 3 and the hardcovers of 4, 5, 6, & 7 but now I am only missing #2 in hardcover. Anyway. I bought myself that cool set of paperbacks with Hogwarts on the spines and now I just want to collect EVEN MORE (see a pattern? It’s addicting)!
Can we ask Santa to work his magic to grab me a copy of Six of Crows!? Leigh Bardugo’s new Grisha-based series comes out in October of 2015 (OMGGGGG it’s kind of far yet seems SO CLOSE) and especially with a description like “Ocean’s 11 meets Game of Thrones” well I am just dying. How soon is too soon to request an ARC…? (Come on, Santa!)
If I’m asking for pre-release books (that the author may not even be done writing), let’s add Winter in there too! Going with the Lunar Chronicles/Grisha-obsession theme here, I’m pining for the final book in TLC and I cannot WAIT to read it. I’m scared but excited and I know there will be no ARCs so unless some serious Santa magic happens, I am just waiting until its release date like everyone else! (Happily but anxiously)
I started out borrowing audiobooks from the library but I live in a smallish town and they don’t have a HUGE selection of audiobooks. I signed up for Audible but sometimes two credits a month would be helpful instead of just one! (Or maybe I just need to listen to longer books to stretch that one out!)
More special editions, I know, I know. But the special editions of Fangirl! I actually still need the hardcover (oops. I have two personalized ARCs so I haven’t bought a physical copy YET) but I also definitely want the gorgeous UK special edition and the new Fangirl special editions that are being released to celebrate the upcoming Carry On!
I mean, if Santa can really do all this, let’s get a hold of more unreleased books, right? Right? No, just being greedy? Okay.