christmas book wishlist

Hey everyone, and happy Monday! …I know, it’s a terrible way to start the week. I’m just as dead inside as you are, don’t worry. But fear not – for the second official Blogmas post (that is never going to stop sounding awesome) I’m bringing you my Christmas book wishlist!

This is partly for myself, to finally get around to sorting out what I’d actually like to receive. This is partly for you guys, to maybe give you some inspiration as to what you’d like to ask for! It’s also partly for my mum, so I can send it to her and she can stop nagging me for it. Hi, mum. Finally introducing you to this blog, after the other seven million I’ve had 😊

My choices may not appeal to everyone, and that’s okay. If you don’t see anything on this list you’d want to read, you’re probably an adult who has actual taste. I prefer trashy YA and the same recycled cliched romance plots over and over again. IT’S JUST TOO GOOD.

I’d also like to note that NO WAY am I expecting to receive all of this. It’s just a compilation of ideas that I’ve had, and books that I’ve seen and might fancy reading one day. To help guide my mother through this jumbled post, I have clearly marked the top ten books that I’m interested in, just to make it that little bit easier. I’m such an angel child, yes? πŸ˜‡

Anyway, enough about me! Let’s dive straight into the list. Without any further ado, here is my very long Christmas wishlist: book edition!

Very Long Christmas Wishlist – Book Edition (sorry, it was too funny to resist)

Kicking off the list, at number ten we have The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Yes, I still haven’t read this book. I KNOW. I’ve been wanting to read it for so long but I just haven’t gotten around to it, but I know it’s going to be a really powerful read and tackling some important topics. I’ve never read anything from Angie Thomas before but her Twitter is hilarious and very real so I’d love to be able to finally read this!

Sitting at number nine is Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett. I’ve had this book on my TBR for a while and when I was going through my Goodreads recently I was reminded of it. It’s about a girl named Simone who has just moved to a new school and is ready to start afresh, as at her last school everyone found out she was HIV-positive and things went downhill pretty quickly. This book sounds really good, and definitely educational as this is a topic I don’t know a whole lot about. Very intrigued!

Eigth on the list is the wonderful Dear Evan Hansen by Steven Levenson. Yes, a musical. What did you expect? I ADORE the soundtrack to this but still haven’t read thhe book, so now is the perfect time! For those who don’t know, Dear Evan Hansen follows a boy named Evan, and the story of what happens when one of the letters he writes himself every day ends up in the pocket of a boy who’s just committed suicide. This should be a hard-hitting but still entertaining read, and sounds awesome!

For my seventh pick, I’ve chosen They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. I also should’ve read this one by now, but what can I say? I’m sorely lacking in having actually read good YA books. This one in particular follows two boys who are told that they have one day left to live, and meet up to spend their last day alive together. I am so ready for this book, it sounds incredible. And who doesn’t love a Silvera ending? From what I’ve seen, the clue’s in the title… 😭

Coming in at number six, we have No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg. As well as the usual YA trash on this list, I also wanted something with a little bit more depth to it. I did consider a Rupi Kaur book, but I saw this beautiful edition of Greta’s book in a store quite recently and after looking it up had to go with this instead. If you don’t know who Greta Thunberg is, you really have been living under a rock for the past year! No One is Too Small to Make a Difference is a compilation of eleven of her speeches regarding the climate change crisis, and it sounds like an educational but also important read.

Top five now! Here we have Wilder Girls by Rory Power. I heard about this book a litte while ago and it sounds so good! The cover is absolutely STUNNING, first of all. From what I know, this book follows a girl named Hetty, and her life living on a quarantined island that has been hit by something called the Tox. There’s adventure, there’s danger, there’s gay characters (you’ll start to notice a theme… I JUST LOVE QUEER BOOKS OKAY I’M SORRY), there’s everything! Consider me excited.

My fourth selection would have to be Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin. I know I kind of missed the boat on this one but it still looks really good! This book follows the life of Lou, who is a witch, and Reid, who is a witchhunter. Not only that, it’s set in FRANCE. THIS BOOK SOUNDS AWESOME. Everyone was raving about it back in October and now that the hype has died down I really want to get my hands on it before the sequel comes out.

Time for the top three books! And of course it’s Infinity Son by Adam Silvera (when it comes out, obvs). So we have been blessed with a FANTASY book from Silvera, and it looks incredible. From what I’ve seen there is a ton of representation (POC, queer characters, etc.) and the world seems intriguing too. I’m sometimes a little wary of fantasy books because often they’re poorly written but I trust Adam to write this well. ALSO – the two main characters are brothers. I love sibling interactions in books. This sounds awesome, end of story.

Almost there. Second on my wishlist is Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. After listening to Hamilton about a million times I think it’s my duty to read this. It looks so good! The footnotes from Lin, all of the lyric annotations, photographs, behind the scenes… what more could I ask for? Other than Hamilton tickets, of course… *wink wink* But in all seriousness, this book looks incredible!

And I can reveal that the number one book on my Christmas wishlist is… drumroll please… Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston! I saw this book AGES ago and was drawn in instantly. Politics AND a gay love story? That’s what we’re here for. The cover is super cute, the premise sounds amazing. Literally, this book is set up to be perfect. All the reviews I’ve seen are great, too! Essentially, the book follows Alex, the president’s son, and Henry, the Prince of Wales, and their drama, friendship, and eventual romance together. I REALLY WANNA READ THIS BOOK (if you couldn’t already tell…)

Now, we move on to the special mentions. Enjoy! (by the way, I’ve read a couple of these already, via friends or the library, but would like my own copy πŸ‘)

And that is all for today’s post! Drop me a comment below if any of these books are on your wishlist, too. Or let me know what you’re asking for instead! A bookworm can never have too many recommendations πŸ˜‰

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you had a brilliant day, and I’ll see y’all tomorrow. Bye for now!

Tara x


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