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Christmas is almost here! I’m excited to go to parties and see family and eat good food, but I’m also itching to open presents. Here’s just a few books I hope Santa puts in my stocking.
1. Pride and Prejudice the graphic novel (Butler and Petrus) – I’ll read anything P&P-related. I’m a sick woman.
2. The Hangman’s Daughter (Oliver Potszch) – A “fast-paced historical thriller” involving witchcraft and demons? I’m in!
3. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Catherynne M. Valente) – A book about a 12 year-old girl who goes on an adventure to save Fairyland. I’m excited to read the book, but I’m even more interested in seeing the illustrations.
4. The Ugly Dachshund (G.B. Stern) – An older book, but a classic. Tono, a Great Dane, has grown up with a family of Dachshunds, and doesn’t seem to understand that he’s not just like his siblings. Hilarity ensues.
5. Mistress of the Art of Death (Ariana Franklin) – A cross between historical fiction and modern forensic thrillers, starring a kick-ass heroine.
6. My Year with Eleanor (Noelle Hancock) – The chronicle of one woman’s pledge to follow Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice to “do one thing every day that scares you.”
7. Oink! (Matt Whyman) – What happens when the wife of a quiet English writer decides that two mini-pigs would be a great addition to their already-crazy menagerie? Insanity, that’s what.
8. The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder (Erin Blakemore) – What lessons can girls and women learn from Jo March, Scarlett O’Hara, Scout Finch, Jane Eyre, and Elizabeth Bennet? I have some ideas, so I can’t wait to read this one!
This is, obviously, not an exhaustive list. My full TBR list is at over 100 and still climbing.
What books do you want most for Christmas? Have you read any of these yet?