Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books Santa Should Leave Under my Tree

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It’s Tuesday again so The Broke and the Bookish are hosting Top Ten Tuesday.

This week it’s 10 Books Santa (or Father Christmas if I’m being English) should leave under my tree. My wishlist is over 180 items long, most of them are book, because every time I see a book I want to read I add it to my list, but then when I’m shopping I see other books I want, so I only tend to get books from my list as presents. Some things have been on there a long time, the oldest item was added in 2006, the oldest book in 2009. So my problem isn’t pickig 10 things but narrowing it down to 10!

As always in o particular order

1) Where My Heart Used to Beat- Sebastian Faulks

I have been a bit disappointed by the last few Sebastian Faulks novels, but I also have loved past novels, so I shall keep going, this one sounds like it will be a good ‘un.

A man looking back on his life which includes some of the biggest events of the 20th century



2) Yes Means Yes- Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

Maybe not really a present book, but one I am really interested in all the same.

It’s about approaches to women’s sexuality and rape. How approach to a woman’s sexuality leads to the type of victim blaming which is often seen in rape cases, and how things need to change.


3) Moranifesto- Caitlin Moran

What can I say, I love Caitlin Moran. Another collection of her columns, and a few unique to the book pieces.



4) The Lake House- Kate Morton

Another favourite author. I’ve loved everything my Kate Morton. With all the usual intrigue, a missing person, an abandoned house, and an old woman with secrets The Lake House promises to be no different.

5) Career of Evil- Robert Galbraith

 I have somehow yet to get my hands on this third Cormoran Strike book.



6) Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage- Haruki Murakami


It’s been too long since I read any Murakami (I read Sputnik Sweetheart a few months ago) and I really like the sound of this one. Tsukuru had four best friends in school, but one day they decide they don’t want to be his friends anymore. Since then Tsukuru has been adrift.

7) Migraine- Oliver Saks

 A psychology one, always high on my non-fiction lists. This one is about migraine, and manly interests me because I get the

8) The Closed Circle- Jonathan Coe

I mainly want this one because it’s a sequel to The Rotter’s Club. This time about the characters who were teenagers in The Rotter’s Club now living in the Britain of ‘New Labour’

9) A Recipe for Bees- Gail Anderson-Dargatz

I read A Cure for Death By Lightening a few years ago and really loved it. This book, by the same author is about a normal woman with gifts she can’t quite cope with. I very much doubt this will be under the tree, it doesn’t appear to be in print anymore

10) A new Kindle.


I haven’t even asked for this because I don’t know what kindle I want. I just know my current one is getting tired and I could really do with a new one before it completely conks out on me.



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5 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books Santa Should Leave Under my Tree

  1. Greg Hill

    I hope you get a new Kindle or that current one hangs on for a while. And those look like some interesting books too- I’m curious about A Recipe for Bees.


  2. “Career of Evil” is definitely a good choice, it was my favorite book in the Cormoran Strike series so far and I’m already impatiently waiting for the fourth one!


  3. I’ve never read anything by Caitlin Moran, but everyone seems to love her work. Great list! 🙂


  4. I adore Kate Morton but haven’t gotten around to reading The Lake House either which is too bad because it looks so good! I’ve heard fantastic things about the Caitlin Moran book too.


  5. Curious Daisy

    I’m currently reading Career of evil. I really like it so far hehe 😀 Happy reading!


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