Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings.
It's Tuesday, so that means that it is Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, participants count down their top ten in the specified category!
Since I participated in this topic last year, I felt I should participate again to keep up some kind of routine. ;)
Anyway, this week's topic is the "Top Ten Books We Hope Santa Brings." Now, while I have a very long list of books I want to acquire, I thought that my friends and family wouldn't be too thrilled to sort through pages and pages of book titles when they ask what I want (Does anyone else face opposition when you ask for books? I think part of my problem is that they helped me move all my books last year...something about me having too many already or some such nonsense). I narrowed down my list, so these are the exact ten titles I asked for this year.
And you'll notice a trend...or two. ;)
10. The Call of the Wild by Jack London: This is one of those Puffin Classics that were just released. Since I already owned the Penguin Clothbounds...I kind of extended into this set as well. I already own three, so you can see why I "need" the rest for my collection. I love London, and this cover really captures the magic of his story.
9. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie: Told you there was a trend. :) I finally read this one this past summer and really loved the magic of it. I can already picture reading this to the future little kiddos I might one day have. I love the images on this cover-the ships especially.
8. The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green: I actually haven't read the book, but I've seen the Disney animated version often enough to be pretty familiar with the story. :) I love the little bunnies scattered on this cover, and it is such a lovely shade of green.
7. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: I haven't read this since I was young! My best friend in the fourth grade lent it to me, and I loved the story. I don't think I ever owned a copy, but I would love to rediscover it again!
6. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery: My own copy of this edition, which I read in college, not as a young girl, has gone missing. I read this for my YA literature course and loved it. I eventually want to read the whole series, but starting from book 1 would be great!
5. Hard Times by Charles Dickens: I LOVE this novel, and I think the new design for the Penguin clothbound series is gorgeous. I love this shade of green, and I know this is going to look so pretty on my shelf if I get it.
4. Bleak House by Charles Dickens: The other new Dickens title being released in the same collection (see the second trend here?). Again, I love the cover-the birdhouses are delightful, but now I am wracking my brain trying to remember the connection! Oh, and for you Dickens lovers, Penguin is offering a beautiful box set of all the Penguin Clothbounds in celebration of his birthday.
3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: I am SO GLAD that Penguin decided to release the other 3 Austen titles in this collection (yep, I have the other three). I actually haven't read this title in a long time, so I would love to sneak this one in as a fun read.
2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen: This is the other Austen I am not as familiar with (haven't read it in a while!). It is also the only Austen still left on my list! Keeping with my new tradition of reading an Austen in December, this will be the pick in 2012!
1. Persuasion by Jane Austen: This might be my FAVORITE cover of all the Penguin clothbounds (The Odyssey by Homer comes in a very close second because I adore the waves). This is also my very favorite Austen, so I would love and cherish this for all time. :)
What books are you asking for this holiday season?