Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope Santa Brings This Year

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Last year I spun this topic to include all sorts of bookish things I’d like for the winter.. This year I’m going to attempt to answer the question directly, albeit with a little bit of a speculative fiction twist in some answers. Santa doesn’t visit my house, but maybe a fairy godmother or an attentive publishing company will pay attention?

Two presents. One is bigger and wrapped in white paper with red stars on it and has a yellow ribbon. The smaller one is wrapped in red paper with white fir trees on it and has a yellow ribbon. 1. New Books From Authors Who Didn’t Publish Anything New in 2022

I was thrilled to read a new Becky Chambers book in 2022. Now it’s time for Sarah Waters, Rivers Solomon, Nnedi Okorafor, Alex Cross, and Andy Weir to do the same thing in 2023.


2. A Magical Book That Recovers Lost Memories

3. A Magical Book That Dampens Difficult Memories

Wouldn’t it be nice to have more say in what we do and don’t remember?


4. A Book About the Psychology of Pain and Chronic Illness

I was originally going to request that it be nonfiction, but a fictional story might work, too.

In early 2022, I was officially diagnosed with migraines. While trying a few different treatments for it I’ve become quite interested in the coping mechanisms people create to deal with pain and chronic illness. For example, I try to find the humorous side of my diagnosis when possible and feel odd going into too much detail about how it affects me with most people. (My current treatment regiment does reduce symptoms if I follow the protocol,  but it can’t completely eliminate everything).


5.  Well-Written Sequels to All of the Books that Make Readers Yearn to Know What Happened Next 

Not everything needs a sequel, of course, but if they do, I’d want to see copies of those books magically arrive at the homes of everyone who can’t wait to keep reading.


6. Books That Make Me Laugh

There’s no such thing as too many humorous books if you ask me.


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72 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope Santa Brings This Year

  1. Hope all your hints to the publishers and authors get heard!

  2. Are you listening, Santa? I hope he sends all of these to your door.

  3. This is a great wish list and I hope that Santa hears you! Happy Holidays! 🙂

  4. I am sorry to hear about the migraines! I have had them for years but thankfully, less so in recent years. I hope you are able to find a regiment that helps you. I love your tweak on this week’s topic. I hope fairy godmothers/publishers are listening. Have a great holiday season!

    • Thank you. Sorry to hear you have them, too. My current treatment regime is much better than the one I had last year, so there’s progress for sure.

      Happy holidays!

  5. Deanne @Vegan Book Blogger

    I am sorry to hear about your migraines, I’ve heard how debilitating they can be. I am glad though to hear your current regiment is helping somewhat. I love your bookish ideas and can totally agree with them. Happy Holidays to you.

  6. Great twist! I hope your wishes will be fulfilled, Lydia! 😍

  7. As somebody who suffers from migraines, I totally sympathize with you. Liked your twist. Have a Merry Christmas.

  8. #5 and #6 are ones I would like as well!

  9. A magical book that recovers lost memories–from your lips to the fairy godmother’s ears, I would love that one too! I hope you have a great rest of 2022 and a wonderful 2023.

    FangirlFlax @ FangirlFlax

  10. Great list! I think #2 and #3 make a great duology. I have a habit of remembering embarrassing memories much better than pleasant ones, and I would love to be able to choose to change that!

    My TTT:

  11. I hope you get some of these soon.

  12. I absolutely love these so much – I can definitely agree on quite a few of these wishes, and would also be so intrigued to learn more about the psychology of chronic pain, since I also use humor as a coping skill and prefer not to get into it with most people since they just don’t really get it. Here’s to a great 2023, hopefully!

  13. Tammy Schoch

    A sequel to Seveneves! But I shouldn’t complain. I’ve also wanted a movie sequel to Avatar and Santa heard me after 12 years …

  14. Books that make you laugh is a definite must! And I really hope Andy Weir writes a new book soon. I’m also waiting for new books from Katie Ruggle and Alex Kava. Hopefully in 2023. Fun TTT list this week. 😀

  15. Your #6 has been a big help to me this year. And I’m with you on #2 and #3. That really would be nice. I hope your bookish wishes come true this coming year, if not sooner!

  16. I’m sorry to hear about the migraines! I get them too so I sympathize! Love your wishlist and here’s hoping some fairy godmother is listening indeed 🙂

  17. These are great! I hope your fairy godmother comes through for you 🙂

    I feel you on the chronic illness. I’ve got Type 1 diabetes and, since I wear medical devices on the backs of both arms, it’s pretty obvious to everyone that I have medical issues. I’m used to the questions and to the disease, so it’s all kind of routine at this point, but I also deal with all the stress and frustration with as much humor as I can find. You either laugh or you cry and I prefer to laugh, you know?

    Happy TTT!


  18. Now that’s a clever list. Nice and open to interpretation so you could some really COOL books! 🙂 Happy Holidays
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  19. I hope someone out there listens and grants you your wishes!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  20. These are fabulous choices, Lydia. So sorry to hear about the migraines. I agree that we can never have too many books that make us laugh. Hope you receive books like these.

  21. I love these! Such great wishes.

  22. I love this twist, Lydia. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the authors and publishers saw your list and completed it for you.

  23. I’d be ready for a new Andy Weir book! Although I’m not sure he could ever create a character I adore as much as Rocky haha.

  24. I need more from Andy Weir too!

  25. I love the unique take you’ve done on this week’s TTT! It’s very creative.

    I completely agree, chronic illness in any form is no fun. I hope your treatment plan helps your symptoms to improve.

    Great choices! x

  26. A great list. I hope that you are able to manage your pain as well as possible. I get the occasional migraine and they are awful.

    Have a great week.

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

  27. Some great wishes there, Lydia (especially #4). I wonder whether it’s time to join the list? 😉

    Thanks for visiting my TTT which only has five books this week.

  28. Sorry about the migraines. Hopefully the fairies and the publishers have a book that can help you out. 🙂

  29. I hope books that meet these needs arrive for you! #4–have you read Katherine May’s Wintering? Here’s my review if you want it –no worries if you don’t.

  30. vidya

    Migraines are tough.. a family thing with us (grandmom, mom, me, and now unfortunately my son too) I have gotten good with identifying and avoiding triggers over the years so it is mostly reduced now..

    Love your list and yes to all of them!! Here is hoping they become true for the good of all readers…

  31. Such a fun take on the topic! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  32. I hope you’ll get the books you desire 🙂

  33. Books that make us laugh are the best. Never underestimate the power of a good laugh. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting my website on this week, Lydia.

  34. Love this twist! If you find a book that recovers lost memories, send it my way, too. <3

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