Christmas Comes But Once a Year: Ten Books I’d Like to See Under My Tree

Santa doesn’t usually leave many books under my tree. To be fair, in the time it takes him to check his list twice, I’ve probably already read another one. It’s a lot for even me to keep track of—I have to admit, more than once, I’ve purchased a book thinking it sounded interesting only to discover I’d already read it. Plus, with my bookshelves overflowing as it is, I rarely ask for more. But for this Top Ten Tuesday, I’m sharing ten books I wouldn’t mind finding under my tree on Christmas morning … you know, assuming I don’t read them between now and then.

The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World
by Patrik Svensson

Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food
by Gina Rae La Cerva

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
by Mikki Kendall

The Hunger
by Alma Katsu

A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom
by Brittany K. Barnett

The Penguin Book of Exorcisms
edited by Joseph Laycock

The Poppy War
by R.F. Kuang

Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories
by Rob Brotherton

What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era
by Carlos Lozada

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking
by T. Kingfisher

Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.

49 thoughts on “Christmas Comes But Once a Year: Ten Books I’d Like to See Under My Tree

  1. I’ve seen Hood Feminism in quite a lot of TBR lists, and of course, The Poppy War is excellent. And I see they’ve written a book on eels! and exorcisms! Wow, two most excellent additions to my TBR. 🙂

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  2. A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking really made me LOL! 😂 Absolutely love it! I hope you do find Poppy War under your tree because that book was *chefs kiss*! I also want to pick up The Hunger and hope you enjoy that one 🙂 Great list!

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  3. Haha you would think that book bloggers would be easy to buy books for, but we’re actually the worst! Especially if you’re like me and you pre-order books by your favorite authors even before the cover reveal!

    You reminded me I was interested in reading The Hunger. A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking sounds interesting too. I read The Poppy War and it was good.

    Have a merry Christmas!

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  4. I got a chuckle from your intro. Too many times have I done the same – bought a book, only to discover I had read it or already owned it. Hope you get these books! Have a great holiday reading time

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