Books I Hope Santa Brings Me

December 19, 2017 Top Ten Tuesday 21

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings.

Books I Hope Santa Brings

For a variety of reasons, I kept my book wishlist short this year. For one thing, I have plenty of unread Kindle books, so I’m not hurting for reading material. For another, I received ARCs for many of the new books I wanted to read, and can borrow many of the others from the library. The third reason is that my physical shelves are so full that I’m having to let go of books; I don’t have room for new books without getting rid of some of the books I have.

That said, there are a few books I really do want to read. Here are the physical (and one audiobook) books that made the list: books I’m sure I want not just to read, but to keep on my shelves and read over and over.

I already have the first two in this series, so of course, I have to complete the set! The illustrations are wonderful. And it’s at the top of my wish list.


When I saw the 10th anniversary edition of Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind, and discovered it has additional material (appendices, illustrations, etc.), I knew that both Robin and I had to have a copy. Besides, my current copy is paperback and worn out. (Not by me; I bought it used.)


Katherine at I Wish I Lived in a Library put me on to this one. I loved Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as a child—yes, the book as well as the movie. To hear it read by David Tennant would be so much fun. Alas, my library doesn’t have it, so the only way I can listen to it is to buy it.


Next are some books I would love to to own, but didn’t put on my ‘official’ wish list (i.e., the one I gave my husband.)

I’ve wanted to read the story of Beren and Luthien since I first encountered it in The Lord of the Rings. And it’s finally available.


I’m a big fan of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall novels, and this companion guide is “written” by George Cooper, once a prince of thieves, now King Jonathan’s spymaster—and husband of Alanna the Lioness. I’ve seen a couple of sample pages and it looks really cool.


Finally, one that I wish Santa would preorder for me:

I have been waiting for this book for literally years. (At least 5, probably more.) It comes out in February. Finally!

What are the books you hope to find under your tree this holiday?

21 Responses to “Books I Hope Santa Brings Me”

  1. Greg

    Wow that’s a wild cover for Name of the Wind! Beren and Luthien is one I may need to get, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang would be awesome to have as well. I was also a fan as a kid. 🙂

  2. RO

    Chitty Bang bang just came on television the other night, and yes, I was watching it again. I had no idea it was a book until recently. I adore Harry Potter, and have his movies, toys and posters. Still, I can’t get into the books for some strange reason, and they gather dust on the bookcase. (lol) Happy Tuesday! Hugs…RO
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  3. Sophie Alex (@bookslikewolves)

    I see SO MANY beautiful things on this list! I would honestly die to get any of these for Christmas! I saw the Fantastic Beasts illustrated book at my local bookstore the other day and browsed through it. It was so beautiful! But I still would prefer to get the other illustrated books in the Harry Potter series. A History of Magic looked gorgeous too. I just LOVE Jim Kay’s style and how intricate they are. It was just the new addition we needed to the Harry Potter fandom! It certainly enhances the experience, and it is so worth it.
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  4. Jo

    I DID NOT know that Beren and Luthien even exists! I loved the story of Aragorn and Arwen, so this one could be so amazing.

  5. Sarah

    This is a very interesting list, all of them are new to me except two. I hope Santa brings them to you, Merry Christmas!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I have an October birthday, too! But they’ve traditionally been Christmas presents for me and Robin. Two years makes it tradition, three years sets it in stone, right? 😉

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It sure is! I hope so, too. (Actually, I know I’m getting at least two of them, since *clears throat* Mr. Bookwyrm told me to order 2 copies when I ordered them for someone else.) 😉