Tuesday, December 20

Dearest Santa, Bring Me These Books... OR ELSE


Hello everyone! There are 4 days for Christmas Eve when we, Hungarians, receive our presents. Eep, I'm SO EXCITED to see what I'll receive and how people will react to the gifts I picked out for them. 

If you still need ideas, check out my Holiday Gift Guide for Booklovers!

But back to today's Top Ten Tuesday (a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) topic - it's all about wistful thinking, a.k.a. some books I wouldn't mind Santa leaving under my Christmas tree. (Or, in my case, the angels, because they bring Christmas presents in Hungary, while Santa arrives on the 6th of December, mostly with chocolate, not big presents.)



   
Little Women / Going Bovine / Vixen / Reconstructing Amelia

   
Someone at a Distance / The Magicians / Fairytales for Wilde Girls / Burn Baby Burn

 
Unspoken / Born of Illusion

What books would you like to see under your Christmas tree?
Have you read any of these lovelies? :)

HAVE THE MERRIEST CHRISTMAS, YOU ALL.

21 comments:

  1. It's always interesting to hear about different traditions for the same holiday around the world. Your Santa is like the Befana for us in Italy - she's an old lady who brings sweets to children on January 6th...if they behave, that is. If not, they might receive coal! well, except it's usually a sugar-based cookie shaped into coal LOL.

    OK, angels...please bring Vera the books she so desperately needs ;). I'll try and summon Castiel for the task LOL.

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    1. I've never heard of Befana, but googled her and she sounds so much cooler than our tradition lol. My explanation was kinda bad there, though - it's more Jesus (I just didn't feel like going into it lol) who brings the presents and the "angels" decorate the tree. I'd love to get some of that coal, though! :D

      OMG, YOU STILL HAVE ONE DAY TO SUMMON HIM. DO IT.

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  2. I've had The Magicians on my shelf for waaaay too long. I really need to read it! I hope Santa brings you all of these books! Have a happy holiday.

    My Top Ten

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    1. Me too, I feel so ashamed for not having read that to this day. :( Hope you'll get all the presents you desire & have a merry Christmas! :)

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  3. I love that it's angels that bring your gifts in Hungary! That is so wonderful! :)

    Interesting that you have several "older" titles listed... not super new releases. Hope the angels bring you some of these! :)

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. I'm totally making a fool of myself, but the angels only decorate the tree, while Jesus brings the presents. I was tired when writing this post *hides*

      Haha, I picked these because I feel like I never talk about backlist titles on the blog.

      Thank you! Hope you receive everything you want & you'll have a wonderful Christmas! :)

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  4. I haven't read any of these but a lot of them sound like something I would love. The cover of Unspoken really draws me in.

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    1. Unpsoken is supposed to be pretty unique and fun, or so I heard. :)

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  5. Great list! I hope you get everything you wished for ! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you'll get everything you wished for too & have amazing time throughout the holidays. :)

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  6. I am going to read Going Bovine this year for a book club and am SO excited because I love Libba Bray. I hope you get these books :)
    I would personally love to own A Thousand Splendid Suns or Catch-22.
    Kate @Read and Dream

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    1. Eek, really hope you'll love it! I love Libba Bray, too, but haven't read Going Bovine and Beauty Queens, so I'm super-excited to see what she creates in Contemporary.
      Catch-22 is another one I really, really want to have. Hope you'll get your hands on these titles soon! :)

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  7. I love hearing about different Christmas traditions!
    Going Bovine is the only Libba Bray book I haven't read and I really need to at some point! Fairytales for Wilde Girls looks intriguing as well - I've never heard of that one!
    Here's my TTT

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    1. Me too, it's so interesting how different countries celebrate the same holiday.
      I'm so excited for Going Bovine!! Fairytales for Wilde Girls is super-underrated, but everyone who's read it seems to love it quite a bit, PLUS IT'S GORGEOUS! *heart eyes*

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  8. Awesome list and that Fairy tales for Wilde Girls looks interesting!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Thanks! I've heard nothing but amazing things about that one!

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  9. The only one of these I've read is The Magicians and honestly I preferred the tv adaptation. Otherwise, I'd like to try the rest of these particularly Burn Baby Burn. :)

    Check out my TTT and my current giveaways.

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    1. Tbh, I'm not even THAT interested in it, BUT THE HUNGARIAN COVERS ARE TO DIE FOR, so naturally, I have to get them.

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  10. Happy holidays! I actually haven't heard about any of these books, but I do hope you get to read them soon :) Thanks for sharing!
    Benish @ Beenazai

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    1. Thank you! Happy - belated - holidays to you too! :)

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