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.


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

  1. I’m so intrigued by The Deep, it sounds wonderful. I hope you manage to get your hands on a copy of it and that you have a lovely Christmas!

  2. Louise @ Foxes and Fairy Tales

    The Deep sounds really interesting!

  3. I love your list!

    Merry Christmas

  4. I’m super intrigued by The Deep as well. Different from anything else I’ve read recently.

    Happy Holidays!

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. I hope you get your hands on these novels pretty soon. I’m intrigued by The Deep. I have been seeing it in many blogs.

    Merry Christmas!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  7. 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!

  8. I hope you get all of these. The Deep in on my TBR, too.

  9. The Deep sounds really interesting. I definitely feel need to add that one to my list. Have a lovely Christmas. 😀

  10. 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!

  11. I haven’t heard of any of these books yet. I’ll have to do some Goodreads searching later! I hope you love them all! Happy Reading! 🙂
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  12. I like what you did here! I’m always searching ebooks at my library and wishing they had more.

  13. The Witch Under the Mountain does sound interesting. Hope you have a lovely Christmas!

  14. Ooh nice ones! These are all new to me ones!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  15. The Deep was such an interesting read. I hope you get a chance to read it soon.

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. I hope you get some of these!
    Happy Christmas!


  19. I really want to read The Deep as well!

  20. The Deep looks especially good. Love your list!

  21. Ooh these all look very intense! Hope you get to read some soon (either through gifts or if you manage to find an ebook copy after all 🙂 ).

  22. I just recently read The Deep and it was amazing. I hope you love it.

    Check out my TTT and my Popsugar Reading Challenge TBR

  23. RS

    “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”

    (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??)

  24. Merry Christmas! Defying Doomsday has such an intriguing cover and premise! I hope you got one or two of these under your tree?

  25. I’m so intrigued by The Deep, everyone’s been raving about it! I hope you found these under your tree! Merry Christmas!

  26. 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.

  27. The Deep is one that keeps catching my eye. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you got some great books to read.

  28. The Deep looks really good. Did any of these books make an appearance under your tree?

  29. I’ve been meaning to read The Deep for forever! Looking forward to your thoughts 🙂

  30. 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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