Books I hope Santa brings | Blogmas Day 21

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Four more days til Christmas! And it’s Top Ten Tuesday! Like all of us, I asked for books this year. These are the ones I hope Santa brings me!

Some classic backlists to start. Inda in particular I’ve been after for years.

Some sequels to series I’ve started and really enjoyed. (And the Inuyasha I’ve finished! Just collecting now).

And some more recent releases because they sound super great. 😀

And that’s it! I’ve been (mostly) good this year so wish me luck peeps!

Books I hope Santa brings

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl

It’s Tuesday! Therefore it’s Top Ten Tuesday Day. Today’s topic is books I hope Santa brings, and well, I hope he brings these:


All of these I’ve requested either from friends or family. I tried my best not to put the same books on multiple versions of my list so nobody had to worry about buying something that someone else already got.

Aaaaaand I’ve basically already decided that any I don’t receive I’m gonna get myself as self-Santa. Pbtbtbt, dun judge me. :”D

Whatever happens though, I will be happy with whatever Santa deigns to give me, even if it’s just a bunch of socks (because I love socks). But if I’m very lucky and if I was good enough this year, hopefully I’ll get a few of these.

Happy Blogmas!

Books I hope Santa brings

Blogmas 2019

I do one of these posts every year. This is my bookish wishlist for Christmas, and some of these I’ve requested, some I haven’t, so the odds of them all showing up are obviously slim to none. But this is would I would love to have!

Harry Potter: A History of Magic (American Edition)

A History of Magic, illustrated edition – I did ask for this one, so I’m hopin’, I’m hopin’!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated edition

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Again, I’ve asked for this one. It looks so prettyyyyyy

Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, #1)

Jade City by Fonda Lee – This is the last book I’ve actually asked for. This time, asked my parents because for some reason they still insist on buying me gifts even though I tell them not to… sillies. If I don’t give them ideas though, they’ll just guess. So like… might as well tell them book titles, right?

Silver Spoon, Vol. 5

Silver Spoon vol 5 by Hiromu Arakawa – I’ve been collecting this series slowly, and this is the next one I need. Considering nobody who gets me gifts knows I even want this, I’m not getting it, but hopefully I’ll receive a gift card or two I can use to purchase it.

Wilder Girls

Wilder Girls by Rory Power – This is one of those ‘I’ve carried it around the store and almost bought it like five times now’ books. I’m thinking this’ll be purchase if I get some gift cards too.

And that’s it! Well, that’s not it, but that’s it. There are tons more I could mention, but these are my tops. Here’s hoping I receive one or two of these. :”D SANTA PLEASE.

Books I hope Santa brings

Blogmas 2018

Happy Sunday! It’s almost time! These are the books I hope Santa leaves me under the tree this year. 😀

Saga volume 9 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga, Vol. 9 (Saga, #9)

I jumped on this bandwagon back when volume 3 came out, I think. It remains one of my favorite graphic novel series.

Goodreads synopsis of volume 1: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1)

This book has been on my radar since it came out. I haven’t heard anything bad about it (yet) and it seems to be right up my alley. Very much hoping to receive this one. Fingers crossed!

Goodreads synopsis: I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin.

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.

But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.

Stolen from the shadow of the noose, Nona is sought by powerful enemies, and for good reason. Despite the security and isolation of the convent her secret and violent past will find her out. Beneath a dying sun that shines upon a crumbling empire, Nona Grey must come to terms with her demons and learn to become a deadly assassin if she is to survive…

Semiosis by Sue Burke


This one seems like it’ll be really neat. It was on one of my most anticipated releases lists for this year and I never got around to actually picking it up. I’ve been itching for a good alien sci-fi, and this might just do the trick.

Goodread synopsis: In this character driven novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke, human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance.

Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet’s sentient species and prove that mammals are more than tools.

Forced to land on a planet they aren’t prepared for, human colonists rely on their limited resources to survive. The planet provides a lush but inexplicable landscape–trees offer edible, addictive fruit one day and poison the next, while the ruins of an alien race are found entwined in the roots of a strange plant. Conflicts between generations arise as they struggle to understand one another and grapple with an unknowable alien intellect.

And that’s it! Obviously there are a bunch of other books I would like to have, but listing them all here would be silly. 😛

Also, my book buying ban ends on December 25th, so guess who’s going to the bookstore on December 26th! Me! Emily! Book lover extraordinaire! I’m so excited!

So – my bookhaul on December 27th will be the books purchased during my ban (ones I made specific allowances for at the start of my ban), any I receive as gifts, and the ones I get on the 26th. I’ll separate them out. It’ll be fine.

Happy reading!



Books I Hope Santa Brings


Four days ’til Christmas!! Ahh! I’m so excited! Today’s post will be books that I hope Santa brings (because he’s real, I don’t care what you say).

The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty, #1)The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

This is my most wanted book currently. I asked my inlaws for it (because they’re all ’emily give us a list if you don’t we’ll just guess anyways’, so I did :P)

I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, and it’s a nice, big book so I’m hoping if I get it I can nestle in on my armchair (that I have yet to buy) in my book room and read it!

Goodreads synopsis:

Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.

Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice.

Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2Orange: The Complete Collection vol 2 by Ichigo Takano

This one, I asked my parents for (they too demanded a list, those goofies). I read the first volume earlier this year and really enjoyed it. I’m hoping the second one will be just as good.

Goodreads synopsis of volume 1:

A Plea From the Future

On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she receives a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter’s predictions come true one by one, Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future self tells Naho that a new transfer student, a boy named Kakeru, will soon join her class. The letter begs Naho to watch over him, saying that only Naho can save Kakeru from a terrible future. Who is this mystery boy, and can Naho save him from his destiny?

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson

This one I didn’t actually ask for. I figured with my book buying ban lifting after Christmas and me liiiiikely getting a book gift card or two, I’ll get it myself! 😀 I really liked Stephenson’s book Snow Crash when I read it a while ago, and the synopsis of this one looks to be right up my alley!

Goodreads synopsis:

When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money.

Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world “jams” the “frequencies” used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why.

And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart.

And that’s it! By no means are these the only books I want, but these are definitely the top three! If Santa doesn’t bring them, I’ma buy them myself! 😀

Happy reading!