I can’t believe it’s the last Top 5 Tuesday of 2017 but there’s no better way to end than to talk about the books I want for Christmas! I have been participating in Top 5 Tuesday since August now which is such a long time. I’m so glad Shanah has made this meme and I love being able to join in and read your thoughts every week, too. Check out Bionic Book Worm if you’ve never heard of Top 5 Tuesday or if you’re thinking of joining in. I can’t wait to see what 2017 holds.
Onto my list of books! As my birthday and Christmas are really close together I made one long list of books this year for both. That partly means that I have a lot to choose from but that also means I have already received some of these fabulous books as my birthday has gone. Instead of cheating, I’m going to reveal the remainder of my list and then some other books I would like and might just have to get my hands on if I’m lucky enought o get any Christmas money. Let’s go!
- The Seafarer’s Kiss – Julia Ember
I first saw this book floating around on Twitter so I gave the blurb a read and immediately added it to my Christmas list. The Seafarer’s Kiss is an LGBT retelling of The Little Mermaid, my favourite Disney show. I haven’t actually read any books about mermaids but Ariel is my favourite Disney Princess and I was so intrigued by the unique retelling I just had to add the book to my TBR. Retellings are my new favourite genre and I haven’t read many diverse books this year so The Seafarer’s Kiss fits both those.
- Perfect – Cecelia Ahern
I read Flawed, the first book in the duology, this year after receiving it as a present from a wonderful friend last year. I enjoyed the book and wanted to continue the story so I decided to add Perfect onto my Christmas list. I really got behind the concept and characters so I have to see how the story ends!
- Stephen King
After a lot of specific books and YA fantasy and dystopian authors I’m including something a little different on my list. I’ve never read a Stephen King novel but I’m always hearing so much about them. I watched IT in the cinema this year and fell in love with the film, but I just couldn’t commit to reading a novel that long as my first try of King’s writing! I’d love to read one of his books but I have no idea what one so I’ve left an open and optional present on my list, just in case.
- There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins
I read a review from There’s Someone Inside Your House by one of the lovely bloggers I’m following and I was so intrigued that I immediately added it to my TBR, so it made my Christmas list this year. I don’t normally read thrillers but this YA novel sounded so chilling that it drew me straight in. I really hope I get this novel as I’m so excited to expand my reading genres in 2018!
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo
My final book on my Top 5 Tuesday list isn’t actually on my Christmas list this year. On top of the four ideas I’ve listed above, I’ve already received the other books on my joint birthday and Christmas list! Instead I’ve decided to include a book I would buy with hypothetical Christmas money, like a little gift from me to me. I saw all the hype surrounding this book in the summer after I’d watched Wonderwoman. I adored the film so of course I’d love to give the book a go – female superheroes are my favourite!
I’m so excited for Christmas and I’d be so happy to receive even one of these books under my family tree this year. I also want to shout out to my Mum who always reads my blog, just in case she’s now panicking about Christmas presents (even though they’re fab every year)! What books are on your Christmas list? Maybe I can add more to my 2018 TBR!
Happy festive reading!