The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: top ten books I hope Santa Brings. Oooh! This is a difficult one...does Santa realize how many books I want?? Okay, here goes nothing:
1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - a wildly popular gothic suspense book!
2. Among Others by Jo Walton - this novel combines elements of science fiction, fantasy, coming-of-age tale, and memoir!
3. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson - I've heard countless people state that this mystery series is not to be missed!
4. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - many bloggers have named this one of their favorites of 2011 and I want to see what the fuss is about!
5. Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - I've heard a lot of praise for all of Stiefvater's novels and would love to read her newest novel.
6. Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell - a coming-of-age story about a river odyssey of a young spunky girl (think, a female Huck Finn).
7. If I Stay by Gayle Forman - I've only read glowingly positive reviews!
8. The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli - historical fiction about three combat photographers set in the midst of the Vietnam War.
9. Cold Magic by Kate Elliott - this book (and series) has topped a lot of bloggers must-read lists which has me very curious!
10. The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman - it's Alice Hoffman's magical realism at its (supposed) best!