Top Ten Books I Want to See Under My Christmas Tree

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This post is part of the Top Ten Tuesday meme by The Broke and the Bookish.

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! I’ve been lucky enough to receive a couple of books already that I’m totally in love with, but if I could pick some more, these would be the first on my list.

  1. Blackout and All Clear. There are only a few books that I love enough to want to own so I can read them again, and this set belongs on that list. I’d love to see a hardback set of these Connie Willis books under my tree.
  2. You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life. I became fascinated by Eleanor Roosevelt when I read this book about her life. She has become my role model, and I’d love to read something she wrote herself.
  3. Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery. If you’ve been a longtime reader of this blog, you know that I have a passion for supporting people around the world (especially women) who have been victims of human trafficking. I knew Not For Sale would be a fantastic book on the topic, and I recently heard about this book, which sounds a little more action-oriented. Even if I don’t get this for Christmas, I’ll probably buy it for myself.
  4. Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo. If you receive my newsletter (and if you don’t, you can sign up here!), you know that I’ve recently been listening through the archives of the Spilled Milk Podcast. It’s hilarious, and the hosts are awesome. Matthew, one of the hosts, wrote this book about the time his family spent in Tokyo, and it sounds really good. Since I can’t find it at my library, I’d love to receive it as a gift!
  5. Hyperbole and a Half. I’ve reviewed it here before, and even though it’s been a long time since I read it, I still can’t stop thinking about it. Allie Brosh is unfailingly hilarious, and I’d be glad to have her book around to cheer me up when I need it.
  6. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. You know I can’t resist a good, funny celebrity memoir, and NPH is a pretty funny guy. I haven’t yet read his autobiography, so this is definitely on my Christmas wish list.
  7. Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture. I’m an introvert, and any book focused on being an introvert in an extrovert’s world is a book I need to get my hands on.
  8. Life After Life. I know, I’m obsessed with this book, and I’ve featured it more than once on this blog. But I desperately want to own it!
  9. The Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter’s Notebook. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in the bridal party of two weddings this year; maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for a good (but not sappy) love story. Either way, this book caught my attention when I first read about it on the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog, and it’s been on my wish list ever since.
  10. People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges. Apparently, my Christmas wish list theme this year is “books with long subtitles.” Ah well. This book sounds hilarious, and I’d love to have a copy of my own.

What books are on your Christmas wish list? I’d love to know if we have any that match up!

About Monica

I am obsessed with all things books. I’m a music teacher by day and a freelance editor by night.

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