Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top ten: Books I want for christmas...

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Well thing is... In my house we stop getting Santa presents once we turn twelve. We still get presents from everyone else though. I'm not expecting any books for Christmas because I doubt anyone I know can catch up with what I own. Instead I'm going to tell you all what I am planning to buy for my self after Christmas.

1. The Hobbit by J. R. Tolkein
My grade 4 teacher read this to our class. I can't remember much about it except that I liked it at the time so I thought I should get myself a copy  and have another read.

2. Some Wordsworth Classics
The Wordsworth editions aren't always  as pretty as some classics, but they are normally half the price. I am thinking of getting more by Charlotte Bronte and F Scott Fitzgerald. I also want to try out Anne Bronte's 'The tenant of Wildfell hall' and give Virginia Woolf another go with 'To the Lighthouse'. The Jane Austen ones are quite pretty so if I was going to give any books as a present I would probably have gone with those.

3. Some Anthologies.
I really want to try out something by Neil gaiman and thought that 'Smoke and Mirrors' might be the way to go. I also want to read more anthologies by Alice Hoffman seeing as I liked 'The Red Garden' so much. F. Scott Fitzgerald has some anthologies that I want to Try out too.

4.'Orchid's on your Budget' by Majorie Hillis
One of those glitzy ole books that you just have to own. A non-fiction book written in the thirties (I think it was the thirties) about budgeting and still being glamorous.

5. Some more Magical Realism
'The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake' and 'The Peach Keeper' are two I have in mind.

6. 'Sisters Red' by Jackson Pearce
I love her Youtube vids so I thought it was about time that I read something of hers.

7.'Lola and the Boy Next Door'
Flappers and Philosophers (Vintage Classics)nuff said.

8.'Day of the Triffids'
I read the first two chapters of this novel as a requirement for an English class in high school. The story line was so interesting...

9. 'Jasper Jones' by Craig Silvey
My art teacher was telling us about this book last year. I've wanted to read it ever since.

10. 'The Lost Hours' by Karen White
I want to try out this author.

What's on your Top Ten this Tuesday?

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Anne said...

I just read The Peach Keeper a few weeks ago and it was really good, great pick!

Tanya Patrice said...

So many excellent choices! I hope Santa brings at least a few of the books for Christmas :-)

Claire said...

I had the Hobbit read to me in school too. We got to the riddle part and I ended up going home, swiping my Mum's copy and reading the rest of the book!

My Top Ten is here if you'd like to have a look :)

GF Book Mom said...

I already have some of these books, but I would love to have so many more that I am asking Santa for gift cards to Amazon.

Sharon said...

I read The Day of the Triffids many years ago and still remember it...hope you enjoy it! I have anthologies on one of my challenges for next year. Hope your wishes come true!

LBC said...

I read Sisters Red this year and enjoyed it. That is also a lovely Fitzgerald edition. I usually buy my own bookish presents as well. Or else I have to make a specific list.

Anonymous said...

I loved The Hobbit, and I hope you find it as enjoyable now as you did in 4th grade.

I have Bronte's Tenant of Wildefell Hall and Agnes Grey on my TBR list. I loved Charlotte and hated Emily, so we'll see where the third sister takes me. :)

Karis Jacobstein said...

I adore Jackson Pearce. She is hilarious! Sisters Red is an awesome read, and Sweetly is even better! Great list! I hope Santa brings everything on it! Merry Christmas!

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Mel said...

I love Neil Gaiman. I've only read his "M is for Magic" anthology, but his short fiction is absolutely wonderful.

elena said...

I love Neil Gaiman so I'd definitely recommend him! I'm really into magical realism too, I've always thought about reading The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake on its name alone! I want Lola too since I already have Anna. Wonderful list and wonderful blog!