Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week it’s all about the books we’d love to receive for Christmas. I signed up for the TBTB Secret Santa again this year and as of writing and scheduling this post, I haven’t opened my parcel so some of these books may now be in my possession which is very exciting. Nowadays my bookish wishlist is always a combination of books from international authors for my Read the World Project and anything else that grabs my fancy.
Beyond the Rice Fields by Naivo
This is the first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English and is about the brutal history of 19th-century Madagascar.
The Conspiracy by Israel Centeno
A thriller about a would-be revolutionary sniper who misses his shot on the President of Venezuela and must hide from the authorities and former friends who are out for revenge.
The End of the Dark Era by Tsveendorjin Oidov
This is a book of Mongolian poetry and that’s all I know about it!
A Girl Called Eel by Ali Zamir
This book is apparently a story told in a single sentence, which may be a bit difficult for me to read because paragraph breaks are my friend, but it’s from an author from the Comoros Islands so I’m intrigued.
Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad by Krystal A. Sital
A memoir about a grandmother, mother and daughter who learn long-buried secrets about the family’s past.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
I feel this book needs no introduction as it’s been everywhere! It’s an epic fantasy inspired by Chinese history and I do love to get immersed in a fantasy epic every now and then.
Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller
I love contemporary YA about girls helping one another out as they tackle some big real-world problems. This one is about teen pregnancy and how difficult it is getting an abortion and having to deal with the emotions surrounding it.
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
This is an alternate-history where extinction-level global warning gets kickstarted by a meteor strike in 1952 and women become involved with the mission to colonise the Moon and then Mars.
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
A story about a monster hunter in an apocalyptic world where gods and monsters of Native American folklore roam the Earth.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
This YA romance seems to have been everywhere this year and I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things and while I rarely read romance, this seems so sweet and funny that I want to give it a go.
What books are you hoping are going to come into your life soon?
I want to read Red, White, and Royal Blue so badly.
I’ve just heard so many good things that I’m starting to get jealous of the people who’ve read it! XD
Me too. It just sounds so great.
Great list! I enjoyed Trail of Lightning, and Red, White & Royal Blue and The Poppy are two I still need to get, too. The Conspiracy sounds so interesting! I hope you find some of these under your tree. Merry Christmas!
Thanks! Glad I’m not the only one that takes ages to get to much loved books. Happy Christmas to you too! 🙂
These covers are all so gorgeous! Red, White & Royal Blue and The Poppy War are two that I need to read. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
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I love a gorgeous cover! Hope you have a great Christmas too!
The Calculating Stars sounds amazing.
I know! Love a feminist sci-fi tale. Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂
I hope you get them all! Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays!
Thank you! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Poppy War and Red, White and Royal Blue are two I need to read soon, too!
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There’s just so many books and so little time 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting and merry Christmas!
I hope you get all of these! Merry Christmas!
Thank you! I’m sure they’ll come into my sooner or later 🙂 happy Christmas!
Trail of Lightning is amazing! I hope you found it today!!
If you didn’t get it for Christmas, I noticed Amazon has Red, White, and Royal Blue on sale right now. 😉