top ten tuesday: books I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing this year

top ten tuesdayHo, ho, ho! It’s time for another holiday themed edition of Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a great one: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year. And boy, do I have a list! It’s hard only picking ten- anyone else have this book-buying problem?- but here are the books I would be most excited about receiving from jolly ol’ Saint Nick.

jane eyre cover

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

wuthering heights cover

2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

great expectations cover

3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

dreams of empire cover

5. Dreams of Empire by Justin Richards

the handmaid's tale cover

6. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (I’ve already read it, but isn’t this edition gorgeous? I’d love to own it!)

brave new world cover

7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

the luminaries cover

8. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

ed sheeran a visual journey cover

9. Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey  by Ed Sheeran & Phillip Butah

chasers of the light cover

10. Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson

As you can probably tell, I have a bit of an infatuation with the Penguin English Library collection. They’re just so beautiful!

What books would you like Santa to bring you? Let me know in the comments section below!




18 Replies to “top ten tuesday: books I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing this year”

    1. I think the Ed Sheeran book is about his life and the inspiration for his music, but honestly I’d read anything he writes haha. And OH MY GOODNESS wasn’t the Thinking Out Loud music video just amazing? Ugh, he’s just perfection. 🙂

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  1. Those classics are so pretty! I have The Luminaries waiting for me to eventually read, but the length is so…much. I try to remind myself how much I loved The Goldfinch and how long that was, though. Merry Christmas, Holly!


    1. That’s my hesitation with the Luminaries as well. I’d love to own it now, but I have a feeling I’ll end up waiting to read it until the summer when I have less going on and more time to really focus on it. Merry Christmas to you as well! 🙂


  2. Great to see someone reading the Classics, Holly!

    The book I would be most anxious to receive is a non-fiction: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield


    1. Really? How do you like it so far? I feel like it might be a bit strange, but maybe that’s just the impression I get from reading the blurb on Goodreads. I like strange books though, haha. Thanks for commenting, and Merry Christmas! 🙂


    1. It’s possibly my favorite book collection, just because the designs are so simple yet so eye-catching and beautiful. And the color schemes are to die for! Hopefully Santa got my list 😉 Merry Christmas to you as well!

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    1. After reading 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale I’ve been on a dystopian kick, so I’m eager to get my hands on a copy of Brave New World. I’m glad to hear that you liked it! Merry Christmas to you, too! 🙂


  3. I went to the bookshop today and saw so many of these titles…alas I couldn’t buy them (Xmas shopping means that queues are hectic, plus I had found a metal bookmark that listed 50 books I should read before I die so I guess I did good) but hey, you seem to be on a Victorian Era fix (have fun!)


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