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

Helllllo readers – it’s so close to Christmas and I’m hoping Santa will be bringing a couple of bookish surprises, although maybe E-book versions. I have bought too many books over the past few weeks and my suitcase ‘book-shelf’ is threatening to keel over and flood my room. I really need to have a sort out my bookshelves and make some more room – so please Santa bring these but tiny, versions for my incredible stuffed bookshelves!

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion


I’ve seen this book all over the book blogging community but I’m yet to read. Maybe something to get finished over the Christmas Holidays!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han


This is an odd one but the reviews I have seen so far have ranged so differently I really want to stick my nose in and see whether it’s good or just really awful. #nosyreader

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


THIS JUST LOOKS AND SOUNDS SO FANTASTIC. (If someone is lost as in what to get me this would be brilliant k thnx bye.)

The Girl Who Slept with God by Val Brelinski


Not only have the reviews of this been wonderful but I’ve recently been enjoying books that don’t quite fit genre profiles and I think this would be a perfect follow on for my current bookish ‘hangover.’

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George


Looks and sounds perfect for me – a book about a bookshop on Paris? GIVE IT TO ME.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Goodreads Author)


I haven’t seen this at all over the bloggersphere – I’m sure it is I’m just looking in the wrong place but an author I adore Holly Kerr said this about it and that’s enough for me to place in on my Christmas Wish List.

This was an amazing book. It’s the first time I had read anything by Kristin Hannah and I was been converted to a huge fan by the end of the first page. The Nightingale was everything I want from a book. Read it!

Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian


When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather Kemal—a man who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs—is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But Kemal’s will raises more questions than it answers. He has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in an Armenian retirement home in Los Angeles. Her existence and secrecy about her past only deepen the mystery of why Orhan’s grandfather willed his home in Turkey to an unknown woman rather than to his own son or grandson.

^ This blurb immediately fills me with bookish urges. There’s so much intrigue woven in there, it sounds like a really exciting and interesting read.

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

I think this book could be a really weepy read and I haven’t read one in such a long time. It sounds like a beautiful read and one that will be really lovely to review for MLBB.

Days of Awe by Lauren Fox


If you haven’t seen this book on Goodreads go and have a wander – the reviews are brilliant, the quotes are wonderful and I think this would be perfect in my stocking!

The Heart Goes Last (Positron 0) by Margaret Atwood


This final book popped up on Goodreads and I just thought the premise was so new and exciting and like nothing I’ve read before it will (hopefully) give me a book to gush over again and again! This might me my most excited book to read that’s why I’ve left it till very last!

If any of my friends or relatives are stuck any or all of these books would be perfect gifts! Now someone pass the eggnog.

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    • December 23, 2015 / 11:00 am

      I still haven’t read anything from Neil Gaiman – I am such a bad reader!!!

      Will have a look at your list now!! Have a lovely Christmas and a festive New Year lovely 😀 xx

    • December 23, 2015 / 10:57 am

      I know I’m so so so so so excited!

      Will definitely take a look at you list – I’m sure it’s brilliant! Have a wonderful festive holiday by the way lovely 😀 xx

  1. December 22, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    I loved the Rosie Project – I hope you do find it under your tree 🙂 My TTT

    • December 23, 2015 / 10:51 am

      Fingers crossed – I’ve heard some wonderful things about it 😀 Will have a look at your TTT now! Have a wonderful Christmas and NEW YEAR – hope it’s full of festive fun 🙂 xx

      • December 23, 2015 / 2:15 pm

        Thank you!! I wish the same for you!

    • December 23, 2015 / 10:48 am

      I’ve seen mixed reviews on Goodreads – it’s seems a little like a marmite books! I’ll go have a look at your TTT now! Have a wonderful Christmas and NY BTW! xxx

      • December 23, 2015 / 8:24 pm

        Thank you xx

  2. December 22, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Great list, I could almost duplicate it myself! Here’s to hoping you get at least one of them for Christmas!

    • December 23, 2015 / 10:46 am

      Oh that’s awesome – great minds think alike I like to think 😉 I hope Santa brings you all your bookish wants this christmas! Have a wonderful christmas and New Year 😀 xx

  3. December 22, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    That Little Bookshop in Paris book has me super intrigued just from the title!

    • December 23, 2015 / 10:44 am

      It’s got really really really mixed reviews but it sounds just perfect to me! 😀

  4. December 22, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Ooh. It seems that we share similar book tastes. I would read any one of these. I really enjoyed The Nightingale. Merry Christmas.

    • December 23, 2015 / 10:43 am

      Ah I’ve seen so many really good things about it! Cannot wait to get it read 😀 hope santa brings all your bookish desires this year 😀

  5. December 22, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    The Rosie Project is really enjoyable and very cute. The Nightingale is on my list, too, I’ve heard its really wonderful!

    • December 23, 2015 / 10:42 am

      *eeee* fingers crossed Santa brings me all these bookish presents! It’s odd because although I’m a book blogger I never ever get books for Christmas I think it’s because I’m always harping on about them people prefer to avoid them for Christmas!

    • December 23, 2015 / 10:38 am

      Thank you!! Loved creating this list – now they just have to appear under my tree!

  6. December 23, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Great list – I’m planning to read the Margaret Atwood one over Christmas, and The Little Paris Bookshop has been on my Amazon wish list for ages!

  7. December 23, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    Great list! I adored To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, it’s a very cute book. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane sounds like an epic title, and the cover alone makes me want to read it! Hopefully you’ll find a couple of your picks waiting under the christmas tree. Merry Christmas!

    My TTT.

    • January 2, 2016 / 4:13 pm

      Glad you liked the list! I’ve seen mixed reviews on All the Boys I’ve Loved Before so I’m glad you enjoyed it – even more reason to bump it up my TBR!

      It looks amazing although didn’t end up under the tree though – must be one for the christmas money 😉

      Hope you had a lovely christmas!

  8. December 27, 2015 / 6:27 am

    I keep seeing Neil Gaiman pop up and am always intrigued, so I reckon I’ll hafta buckle down and make a purchase! Haha, though also like you, I feel like I can often go a bit overload with book buying xD

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