Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope to Find Under My Tree

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Santa's red bag overflowing with presentsThis week’s topic was a little tricky for me because the list of books that I want to read but haven’t already purchased as e-books or requested from the library is honestly pretty small. When you add my minimalistic lifestyle on top of that, I’ll admit that I can be a difficult person to buy presents for.

What I ended up doing with this prompt was coming up with a list of titles that my library doesn’t carry and that were hard to find in e-book form the last time I looked for them.

It’s quite possible that one or both of these things have changed for any of these titles. Maybe I’ll do more searches for them after Christmas ends? Or maybe it’s best to keep these as ideas for people who want to buy me stuff and are totally stumped by what to get? What do you all think?

Book cover for The Witch Under the Mountain by Audrey N. Allison

1. The Witch Under the Mountain by Audrey N. Allison 

Why I Want to Read It: A friend of mine gave it a great review a few months ago. Witches and ghosts are also things I enjoy reading about in general, so combining the two is automatically going to make me perk up.

2. Interference (Semiosis Duology #2) by Sue Burke

Why I Want to Read It: I was a huge fan of the first book! It’s surprising to me that my library doesn’t have it yet considering how popular Semiosis was.

Book cover for Defying Doomsday by Tsana Dolchva.

3. Defying Doomsday by Tsana Dolchva

Why I Want to Read It: It’s still disappointingly rare for characters who have disabilities or chronic illnesses to be main characters in science fiction stories. I’ve been yearning to read this book ever since stumbling across a reference to it on a blog earlier this year.

4. The Deep by Rivers Solomon 

Why I Want to Read It: I’ve heard amazing things about this book from other bloggers. The premise of it makes me think of a horrifying scene in the 1970s Roots mini-series that showed Africans being thrown off slave ships to drown in the middle of the ocean. I love the fact that Ms. Solomon decided to create a world where these people not only survived but thrived.

59 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope to Find Under My Tree

  1. I’m really intrigued by Defying Doomsday. I haven’t seen it before, but it’s definitely going on my wishlist. Hope you find all these books under the tree. Merry Christmas! 🙂

  2. Interesting list. I don’t think I’ve heard of any of these books before. I hope you are able to find them at your library or as an ebook so you are able to read them. Merry Christmas!

  3. I tend to pre-order a lot of my books too, which makes it more difficult for people to buy novels (there are some writing books I don’t pre-order but that’s about it). I hope you either get these for Christmas, or can read them soon!

  4. Neat take on the topic! I personally keep a running “wishlist” of books since I know that certain family members will always ask for a list of things to get for me. That may or may not work for you, but it works for me. Happy holidays!

  5. Great list, Lydia! I want to read The Deep as well 🙂 I hope that you find these under your tree! I would keep these on your wishlist and if anyone is stumped about what to buy you, you can always send them the wishlist 😉 Happy Christmas!

  6. “the list of books that I want to read but haven’t already purchased as e-books or requested from the library is honestly pretty small”
    #cantrelate

    (I have at least 75 on my TBR that the library doesn’t have, without even getting into the ones I know I want to own. Even buying the ebooks is not so economically feasible given that I added 3 such books last week and I am adding more from this round of TTT as we speak. by what wizardry is your TBR so accessible and under control??)

  7. I definitely hear you about being hard to buy for. I had only a small list of books I wanted (most because I know I can donate them to the library and they’ll put them on the shelves and I selfishly want the library to own them so other people will read them and this is the easiest way to achieve that LOL). We read a lot on the Kindle, so what we ended up doing is buying Kindle editions for each other and printing the book cover and putting it on a little piece of cardboard and wrapping that, so there’s still something to open. xD

    Hope you found all the books you were hoping for! I really want to read The Deep, too.

  8. These are all unfamiliar titles to me, but I hope some (or all!!) found their way under your tree this year, Lydia. 🙂 Thanks for the Finding Wonderland visit last week.

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