Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Top Ten Tuesdays #5- Dear Santa, Please Bring Me The Following Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme found at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's edition is the top ten things I want Santa to bring me for Christmas. My list is a little late today as I spent the whole day baking. I got a lot done; I baked blondies, macadamia nut cookies, gingersnaps, sugar cookies and some lemon poppy seed loaves. Not a bad day to spend the day but other than that I didn't get much else done. Without further ado here is my list:

1. Room by Emma Donoghue- I have been wanting to read this for quite some time and I don't want to spend $35 for the hardcover. I haven't been able to get it for my Kindle yet either (a perk of being in Canada). Anyhow, I really really want this one.

2. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann- I have heard a lot of good things about this book. I put it on my wishlist so I guess we will see.

3. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay- I read her other book Sarah's Key and I loved it. It is a historical fiction novel set partly during the Holocaust. It was quite a moving and emotional book so I'm hoping this book is just as good.

4. The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha- This book is based on a blog and from what I have read is quite intersting. I have wanted this for quite some time but I haven't picked it up.

5. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins- I think I am the last person on earth who hasn't read this. I have heard nothing but good things but I don't usually read books that have a lot of hype surrounding them. I usually wait for the hype to die down before I read the book. It was like this for Harry Potter and also for Twilight.

6. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen- I haven't read The Corrections yet but I do have it on my bookshelf. I have only heard good things about Franzen and I would like this book.

7. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton- I read The Forgotten Garden and I quite enjoyed it. This is also a pick for my book club. I can't wait to read it.

8. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore- I have read a lot of good reviews on this book.

9. Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb- I just adore Wally Lamb. I have all his books and I am looking forward to reading this one.

10. The Bishop's Man by Linden Macintyre- This is another book club book and I am looking forward to reading it. It has been on the bestseller list here in Canada for quite some time.

Well this is what I want. What are you hoping for under your tree?


  1. Awesome list :) Room and The Hunger Games are fantastic. Both disturbing, both extremely enjoyable though. I'd love to read The Distant Hours too, and Freedom is on my TBR shelf. Hoping to get to it soon.

  2. I just finished The Distant Hours and loved it! I'm looking forward to going back and reading Morton's first two novels.

  3. I'll be interested in hearing what you think of Jonathan Franzen. I had mixed feelings about The Corrections. My husband bought Freedom, but I haven't been eager to start it.

  4. I have been wanting The Distant Hours, too. You have a great list! I hope you get some of them! Happy holidays!

  5. Thanks for all your comments. I did get a few from this list. You will have to wait til next week to see my In My Mailbox. How did the rest of you fair?