Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday --- Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year!


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I wouldn't mind receiving the following ten books from Santa this year:

1. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers --- I've read the 1st two novels in the His Fair Assassin Trilogy. So, I'm really looking forward to reading the last novel in the His Fair Assassin Trilogy.
2. For All The Tea In China by Sarah Rose --- I love just about all things tea related, so reading about the history of tea is going to be interesting & educational for sure!
3. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult --- Ms Picoult was one of my favorite new to me authors this year. I'm looking forward to reading Leaving Time as it is the follow novel to her short story, Larger Than Life, which I loved reading earlier this year.
4. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys --- So many book bloggers have been raving about how wonderful this book is... So, I want to check it out for myself!!
5. The Story of Sushi by Trevor Corson --- I love eating sushi and want to learn more about one of my favorite foods!!
6. Life in Motion by Misty Copeland --- I love ballet!! I don't see live ballet performances very often. With that said, 2.5 years ago, my hubby and I had the wonderful opportunity to see American Ballet Theatre perform at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa, California. We saw soloist ballerina Misty Copeland perform and she was amazing to see dance!! So, when I learned her memoir was coming out this year, I knew that I wanted to read it.
7. Sekret by Lindsay Smith --- Who can resist a novel about the Soviet KGB and psychic spies!?!?
8. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo --- This book sounds awesome!! Who wouldn't want to read a "novel infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpected supernatural twists."?
9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell --- Everyone online in the book blogging community has been raving about Rainbow Rowell... Seriously, am I the only person left on Earth who hasn't read one of her novels??
10. Beauty Queens by Libby Bray --- Gotta have a good satire in the mix!! This is another one of those novels that everyone seems to have enjoyed reading.

What books are you looking for to receiving this Christmas from Santa Claus?!?!

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  1. I hope Santa brings you all the books on your wishlist!

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  2. I really enjoyed Mortal Heart and Out of the Easy! And Fangirl as well. You have a great list, I hope you'll receive them :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. Leaving Time and Sekret are both on my TBR list! I've heard great things. And I loved Fangirl. Best read in as few sittings as possible!

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  4. Great list! Mortal Heart made my list, too, and I'd love to read Beauty Queens. Don't worry! I didn't read any Rainbow Rowell until this year, and I still haven't read Eleanor & Park or Fangirl!

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  5. Fabulous list. I wasn't a big fan of Fangirl. I think she's got better books! :-) I hope you get your hands on these books soon though! Merry Christmas! My TTT

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  6. You MUST read Fangirl. I hope you get at least that book because it is one of my all time favorites! Hopefully you will like her other books as well :D.

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  7. I haven't read any of Rainbow Rowell's novels either, so you aren't alone.;) I need to though!
    Beauty Queens looks interesting too.
    I love that you have some non-fiction on your list! What fun.

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  8. Great list! I'm familiar with many of the titles but I've only read Fangirl (which I really enjoyed!) :) Hope some of these make their way under your tree in a few days ;)

    My TTT

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  9. I really hope I can start on Grave Mercy soon. I heard nothing but great reviews on it ^^

    My Top 10^^

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  10. I actually haven't read anything by Rainbow Rowell either. I'd like to at some point; both Eleanor and Park and Fangirl look like awesome novels. :)

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  11. I hope you get to Rainbow Rowell and Libba Bray this coming year! I really enjoy both of them (Fangirl and Beauty Queens are terrific!) I'd really like to read The Ghost Bride as well. Happy holidays!

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  12. Oh, I loved Fangirl. It was hit or miss with some of the people I know, but I think it's great. Also, Out of the Easy was on our school's Fall reading list as a choice book. Everyone seemed to really love it, and no one came in to switch it for something else. I think it was one of the most popular books on the list.

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  13. You aren't the only one left on he planet who's late to the Rainbow Rowell party. I almost asked Santa for Fangirl, but I was afraid he'd call me naughty for not reading it yet! I definitely want to though. I own Eleanor and Park, but need Fangirl. I definitely wouldn't mind finding these books under my tree! Thanks for stopping by Michelle's Minions!

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  14. I have Mortal Heart, but haven't picked it up because I don't want to say goodbye to this wonderful series. Have a lovely holiday!

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    1. I'm with you in that I don't want the His Fair Assassin series to end either. I really enjoyed reading the 1st two novels in the series.

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  16. There's at least one other person that hasn't read anything by Rainbow Rowell. Me. I've been hearing so much about Fangirl that eventually it should happen.

    I didn't do a Top Ten, but did do a Teaser Tuesdays this week: Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4). http://wp.me/pZnGI-gD

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  17. You should read Rainbow's adult novel "Attachments" too. That was my favorite of hers. I hope Santa brings you what you've asked for! -Cailey

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    1. I'll add Attachments to my ever growing reading wishlist... Thanks for the recommendation. Happy holidays to you and thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!! Have a happy year of reading in 2015.

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  18. Great list! I discovered Jodi Picoult back when I was a teenager. My fave book is The Pact. It's so depressing though. She just really knows how to get a rise of emotions out of you. I'll have to put Out of the Easy on my to-read list too.

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  19. A lot of great books on your list! Jodi Picoult is an auto-buy author for me, I love her books. I hope you find at least a few of these under your tree this year :)

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  20. Great list. Fangirl is on my list as well!

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  21. I haven't read any of the His Fair Assassin books, but I've seen them all over recently. I might have to check them out!

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  22. I've been raving about Rainbow Rowell since I read Eleanor & Park midway through last year. I hope you read something of hers soon! I know not everybody loves her stuff, but it's rare to come across someone who doesn't!

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  23. Out of the Easy is great! I read it this year :)) And I'm also looking forward to read Fangirl. Happy holidays!

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  24. I really want to read Out of the Easy also!! It looks great. Fangirl was great too... I want to read all of Rowell's books.

    Happy Holidays!
    My Top Ten Tuesday

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  25. I have to join the chorus in favor of Fangirl... I liked it a lot. Will definitely read more of her books.

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  26. I haven't even heard of most of these, but Mortal Heart does look amazing!! I can't wait to finally read it! I hope you get everything you want!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  27. Good list! I've read Fangirl, love it. A must read for me. Happy holidays!

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  28. Very nice list! I need Fangirl too, it sounds so, so good! And I have heard such amazing things about Mortal Heart! I have Sekret but I haven't gotten the chance to read it yet, but I definitely want to! Hope you get all the books you wish for :)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  29. The Story of Sushi sounds interesting! I actually just started eating sushi this year and saw a fascinating documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, that really shows the dedication of Japanese sushi chefs as a lifelong passion. It sounds like this book is similar! I hope you receive some of these for the holidays!

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  30. Great list! I loved Fangirl so much! I hope you find at least some of these books under your tree. Merry Christmas!! :) xx
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  31. Fangirl is the BEST. I loved it so much! Really hope you can get a copy and read it soon, it's just brilliant.

    The Ghost Bride does sound really intriguing!

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  32. THAT'S BECAUSE YOU SHOULD REALLY READ FANGIRL. It's cool :D and light and fluffy and cute <3 hope you read it

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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  33. Great Picks! I read Fangirl last year and I can honestly tell you it's one of the best contemporary novels and also one of the most relatable ones! It will not dissapoint! I have yet to read anything by Libba Bray but it's definitely on my to-do list for 2015.
    I hope you these books under your tree this Christmas! Happy Holidays :)

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  34. Fangirl is a cute read! Hope you get it :) Omg and YES. Beauty Queens. I've been meaning to get to that one forever... thank you for reminding me and putting it back up on the top of my list! Lol!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Michele

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  35. I haven't read Fangirl yet, but it sounds great! Thanks so much for stopping by my TTT! :)

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  36. Here's to hoping you get all the books on your list & more!

    Danee @ Fiction Function (:

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  37. I've read Fangirl, and it was an amazing read! I can't wait to see your reaction after you've read it! I hope that you'll get all the books on your list! Happy holidays!

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  38. I seem to be the only person who has READ His Fair Assassin Series and NOT LIKED it. Yikes. Might be time for a re-read.

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  39. Fun list! I loved Fangirl and every time I see the Beauty Queens cover it calls my name :p Great list and thanks for stopping by! - meghann

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  40. Definitely need to add to the group of people raving about Rainbow Rowell -- I love all her books! Also, Out of the Easy is on my TBR list as well.

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