Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

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Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

I've always been fascinated by the Salem Witch Trials, but haven't read a ton--fiction or non-fiction--about them. Check out Goodreads for more info on this book.

Many years ago I read a middle grade series by Yvonne Prinz. I would love to read something for an older audience by this talented author. Check out Goodreads for more info on this book. 

My daughters and I read Cinder together and then started Scarlet. Just about that time, my oldest daughter decided she was too mature to read with Mommy anymore. Sigh. I would really like to read Scarlet all the way through and then pick up the story with Cress. See Goodreads for more info.

Proving my theory that if I ever get interested in a TV show it is destined to end, Downton Abbey's final season starts in January. I'm hoping they wrap it up nicely and don't leave too many loose ends. This book looks like a new way to celebrate my favorite current show. See Goodreads for more info.

The only thing better than a sweet romance is a sweet romance set during Christmas. Check out Goodreads for more info on this book.

This sounds like a fascinating story, and I love a book that moves between the past and present and ties them together. Check out Goodreads for more info on this book.

I have been intrigued by this book since it first came out, especially because it is set in post-communist Russia and I have read nothing else set there during that time period. This is on my Amazon Wish List, so I hope Santa is listening. See Goodreads for more info.

Not only do I enjoy McCullough's work, I've been to the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC. Much of what we see in the Outer Banks when we vacation ties into their strong history in aviation. As we drive by the enormous sand dunes, I can almost imagine Wilbur and Orville Wright out there running test flights. Check out Goodreads for more info on this book.

The premise of this book creeps me out just as much as it intrigues me. A girl starts writing to a dead person for a school assignment. She decides on Kurt Cobain because her sister had loved him so much. As a result, she learns more about what happened to her sister and who her sister was. Check out Goodreads for more info on this book.

This is another book that has been on my Wish List for a long time. As a character-driven reader, I really consider why people act the way they do. What is Huguette Clark's story and what drove her to become so reclusive? As a lover of history, the thought of diving into a long, lost era enthralls me even more. See Goodreads for more info. 

What books do you hope Santa will leave under your tree?


Anonymous said...

I hope that you're lucky enough to get some of these books for Christmas!! :-)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

The Wright Brothers is quite good. Hope you get it and all your books on your list!


Anonymous said...

Oh Downton!! I'm so sad that it's ending! I didn't know they were releasing a book in celebration of the series though. Cool!

Great list. Merry Christmas!


Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Ooh nice! Cress was probably my favorite out of the series! Loved it! Hope you get all of these this Christmas!

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Anonymous said...

What a wonderful varied list! I hope that you find some of these bookish goodies under the tree. Merry Christmas.

Cheryl Malandrinos said...

Thanks for visiting, everyone. Sorry I am so slow on responding.

Deb, I am glad to hear The Wright Brothers is good.

Behindonbooks, it is a bummer that DA is ending. I am hoping for a movie or two.

Hope all of you had a great Christmas.