Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. As lovers of books and of lists, they post a list each week. Check it out for other lists, and to link up your own list there.
This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Books I Want to Give as Gifts (whether I’m really giving them or not)
I’ve read this book every year (since I got it) at Christmastime. Even though I don’t normally love love love these three authors, I love this compilation. We have three stories, taking place in the same town, independent of each other, yet overlapping. Let it Snow gets me laughing and in the Christmas spirit :)
For my library :) We needed it in pre-school story hour today.
This is one of my favorite Christmas story books. Olive is a dog who hears the Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer song and mistakes “all of the other reindeer” for “Olive, the other reindeer.” Now, she thinks she’s a reindeer and sets off on a mission to help Santa Claus.
For readers with children, or those who just enjoy a great picture book.
Charlie McButton loves everything electronic. One day when a storm wipes out the power he has to find something else to do. Or steal some batteries from his little sister’s toys…Entertaining prose, great illustrations, and a heartwarming message.
For anyone who hasn’t read this yet. What are you waiting for? Also, I can’t wait for the movie in March!
I can never describe this in a way that makes it sound as good as it is. Flawed dystopian society, a Survivor-style “game” that is fight to the death. A strong heroine with a sweet love interest. Just watch the movie trailer, then read it!
This one I want to buy for myself! I’m loving the new cover, and interested to see what all the fuss was about.
My top 5 here are books that I want to give to my sister, my friend Lara, anyone I haven’t already been able to loan them too. They are my favorite books this year! I’ve just been rereading them and falling in love all over again.
Spunky heroine, smart, resourceful, and hot guy, wishes gone wrong, witty twists on fairytales. If you haven’t read Janette Rallison: do. She’s my favorite author for romantic comedies and never fails to make me laugh out loud.
A retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. Much more romantic than the myth (which I had to look up on Wikipedia after reading this).
London can’t remember her past, but she does remember her future. Each night her brain resets wiping out that day’s information and her upcoming day as well. London writes herself notes to keep up on the day to day information including what she’ll wear, what homework she’ll be completing during study hall, what pop quizzes to study for, as well as anything else she thinks she’ll need to remember from one day to the next.
Part romance, part psychological thriller, part science fiction.
If you like paranormal romance, this is the ONE that you need to read this year. First, there’s the lush, feels like you’re there, setting in Paris. Second, we have a new supernatural being, one that the shelves aren’t flooded with already. Third, realistic heroine. Fourth, great romance.
If you’re going to read one dystopian novel, one debut novel, or hey, even just one novel this year, read Divergent.
Did any of these make your list? What are you giving this year?