Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This is actually a really exciting topic, because it’s different then one I’ve done in a while. Obviously, Santa can’t bring me books that haven’t come out by December 25th. So I get to show you guys some older books that I really want to get my hands on!

The Gathering1. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

I’ve heard great things about this series, and I enjoyed her YA series as well. I’ve been thinking about these for a while, but I still don’t have them!

2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. SmithStatistical

Apparently, this is supposed to be a really adorable book. I don’t know exactly how I’ll react to it, which is why I’d love Santa to bring it instead of buying it myself. šŸ˜›

Everneath3. Everneath by Brodi Ashton

I almost, almost picked this book up once. Instead, I decided to pick up a book that turned into my most popular bookish rant ever. I guess that was a good thing (sort of), but that door closed right there. I still want to read it, though!

4. Scarlet by A. C. GaughenScarletUS.indd

I’ve heard fantastic things about this one, and I admit the idea is growing on me. I actually wasn’t sure at first, but you in the blogoverse have convinced me it might be worth a go!

Wentworth Hall5. Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame

Yes, I’m a Downton Abbey fan. Yes, that is the pure, single reason why this book interests me. I have no shame.

6. While He Was Away by Karen SchreckWhile He was Away

Sometimes I shy away from contemporary YA romances because they are always really hit or miss with me. But Santa could bring me this one and I’d be happy!

Hemlock7. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

This has made my shortlist a few million times, but I’ve never actually walked away with it. I can’t wait to, though!

8. The Hunt by Andrew FukudaThe Hunt

Vampires. I still have the bite. I can’t help myself. And apparently these are supposed to be pretty good.

For Darkness Shows the Stars9. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

This has me from the moment I saw the cover. It’s just never hit the apex of my list.

10. Seraphina by Rachel HartmanSeraphina

Tamora Pierce told me I should read this book. I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK.


12 Debut Authors I’m Looking Forward to in 2012

So, after myĀ December post about books I was looking forward to in 2012–which ended up needing a part two–I realized that I only had one debut author on there. Clearly, something needed to be fixed. You have to have somewhere to go when those series have ended, right? So here are some of my picks for 2012! (In no particular order) In order to fit them all into one post, I have linked to all the blurbs–all of which lead to the book’s Goodread’s page. I have included some genre keywords so you can getĀ a sense whether or not the book would be up your alley! Please note that all release dates are for the US and subject to change.

Author: Jodi Meadows

Book:Ā Incarnate

Release Date: January 31

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal/Supernatural, Dystopian, Romance

Read the blurb here

Author: Brodi Ashton

Book: Everneath

Release Date: January 24

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Greek Mythology, Romance

Read the blurb here.

Author: Veronica Rossi

Book:Ā Under the Never Sky

ReleaseĀ Date: January 3

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance

Read the blurb here.

Author: Robin Bridges

Book: The Gathering Storm

Release Date: January 10

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, 19th Century

Read the blurb here.

Author: Susan Dennard

Book: Something Strange and Deadly

Release Date: July 24

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Zombies, Historical

Read the blurb here.

Author: Wendy Higgins

Book: Sweet Evil

Release Date: May 1

Genre: Young Adult, Angels, Demons, Romance

Read the blurb here.

Author: Tricia Wolfe

Book: Destiny’s Fire

Release Date: January 10

Genre: Young Adult, Steampunk, Paranormal

Read the blurb here.

Author: Jessica Shirvington

Book: Embrace

Release Date: March 6

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Angels, Romance

Read the blurb here.

Author: Corrine Jackson

Book: If I Lie

Release Date: August 28

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Military

Read the blurb here.

Author: Katherine Longshore

Book: Gilt

Release Date: May 15

Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Romance, Tudor

Read the blurb here.

Author: Michele Vail

Book: Undeadly

Release Date: February 28

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Necromancy

Read the blurb here.

Author: Kathleen Peacock

Book: Hemlock

Release Date: May 8

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Werewolves

Read the blurb here.