Top Five Books Santa Didn’t Bring

It’s the curse of the bookish: no one buys you books for Christmas because no one knows what to get you. This is the first year I haven’t received even a gift certificate though! Luckily, I’m taking part in a secret Santa with my fellow Edmonton book bloggers next week. Here’s my wish list:


  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan because it’s shiny.
  • Tampa by Alissa Nutting because it’s fuzzy, though must give a shout out to that paperback cover!!
  • Omens by Kelley Armstrong because crows creep me out so much but this cover calls to me.
  • Christmas Stories edited by Diana Secker Tesdell because it out Goldfinches The Goldfinch. Also just realized Tesdell has edited a whole bunch of these collections and I want them all!
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy because I need a classic in here, and I think it might be time… I hear rumblings about a readalong and Norm’s Book Club keeps tweeting about it.

I hope you all got what you want for Christmas! 


  1. Juliana @ Epilogues

    Yeesh, that cover leaves little to the imagination, huh? I’m sorry you didn’t get any of them! This is actually the first year that someone gave me new books for Christmas, and she said she went through hell to find them. I have a feeling it will be a gift card again next year.

    But hey, those are great too! You’ll just have to treat yourself. 🙂

  2. Christine

    No one ever gives me books, which bums me out, because it is basically the only thing I want. My family gives me the side-eye when I suggest books, because I have shelves, and shelves, and shelves full.

  3. Carolyn O

    I got a bunch of books (the perks of making a list and having very dutiful husband), but I’m still wishing for A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, This is How You Lose Her, and Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish.

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