Merry merry, book lovers!
Here is my festive Christmas-y book tag, but it’s not the ordinary type. This is a wish list! While strolling through some amazing Christmas songs sure to get stuck in your head, here’s my Christmas wish list according to the carols/songs. This may be the closest I come to going caroling.
A book you’re incredibly excited about.
Storm and Fury
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
I’ve been so stoked for this book since I heard it was coming. It also connects to Armentrout’s diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa which results in loss of vision because her character in the series is going blind even though the character can communicate with ghosts and spirits. I have yet to meet a piece of work I hate by Armentrout and am doubting I ever will. I love the spunk she brings to her stories and this is one I can’t WAIT to read. If anyone wants to get it for me I won’t object whatsoever! C’mon Santa! I’ve been pretty good(ish) this year!
Carol of the Bells
A horror or thriller book you really want.
The Sun Down Motel
Author: Simone St. James
I’m not typically and mystery girl, but crazy things happen at motels and I refer back to the movie Joyride when I say this. A creepy and thrilling classic starring Paul Walker and Steve Zahn. This one seems odd and intriguing and I’m curious to read from the perspective of someone who works at a place like this and witnesses what goes on.
A diverse book, whether culturally, sexuality, or other that has really captured your attention.
Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1)
Author: Zoraida Cordova
This one has been on my wish list for about a year and a half now. It’s got magic, adventure, and family. The exploration of Latino/a culture has always been a fascinating one for me. I love the way the dead is celebrated, how big the families are, and the beautiful traditions. I know I don’t nearly enough to consider myself completely cultured, but I love learning more and more about it. Getting a chance to experience the magic of the culture, if only just a drop, through this paranormal YA and also enjoy my favorite genre would be epic.
A romance you want though you know it may just break your heart.
Finale (Caraval #3)
Author: Stephanie Garber
You totally know there is romance mixed into this trilogy. While I haven’t gotten to Legendary just yet, I already know it’s going to be great and definitely need the final part of this gorgeous and intense adventure. Desperate! LOL.
Little Drummer Boy
An epic journey or series you want to start or need the next volume to.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2)
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
I loved Children of Blood and Bone and have been waiting with so much anticipation for the next one! I’m so fecking excited about it! Just a phenomenal and magic driven series. If anyone wants to get it for me I will not say no, but be totally grateful. I totally recommend reading this series if you haven’t.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
A coming of age book.
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
This isn’t a typical feel-good coming-of-age book, but one of struggle and overcoming of hardship and pain after something utterly tragic and life-shattering happens to a girl that causes her to go mute and be shunned by her friends. My best friend has told me how powerful and groundbreaking this story is so, of course, it’s one that’s on my wish list.
A heartwarming, inspiring book.
Author: Rainbow Rowell
I know what it’s like to fangirl. You should see me live-tweet when a favorite show is on. This one stuck out to me for that reason and because of how growth seems to be a theme. That and discovery. I’ve heard so many good things about this book so it’s going on the wish list!
What’s This? (Nightmare Before Christmas)
A book that’s not what you’d typically read, but you really want it to freshen up your book pile.
The Glittering Court
Author: Richelle Mead
I’ve read the first in Mead’s Bloodline’s series and it wasn’t half bad. I look forward to finishing one day and decided that this one might be interesting too. I’m still not that into Vampire Academy and I think it’s because if feels over-hyped to me. Mead approaches the supernatural from an angle I’ve never read so I feel reproachful yet intrigued about it.
Deck the Halls
In the spirit of joy and the Fa Lalas, what’s a book you put on your wish list because everyone else is recommending it?
After We Collided (After #2)
Author: Anna Todd
So, I’ve read the first one already, which is why I’m opting for the second book. If you’ve read my review then you know I wasn’t a big fan, but with a few people around me really amped over this series and its intense chemistry and back-and-forth romance that’ll drive you insane apparently.
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
A wintery splendor you want to read with some hot cocoa while snuggling by the fireplace.
Lovely, Dark and Deep
Author: Amy McNamara
This is a recent addition to my wish list. About a girl still dealing with the loss of her boyfriend from a car accident and the fact that she survived it. Heart-aching and tragic. Loss is not easy and this one sounds like it’ll put me through an emotional wringer. That’s part of the reason it’s on my list. That, and I’m a sucker for reading about overcoming such loss and moving on.
What books are on your Christmas list? Tell me in this Fa La La tag! I’m not tagging any blogs on this one, but I truly hope you tag me if you do this one because I’d love to see your wish list! Maybe you even have a few different songs or carols to stick to books on your wishlist. Let me know!
More to come soon…
Thought? Let’s chat in the comments below!