Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a great meme created by Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish that combines top ten lists and books. She’s come up with a great list of weekly discussion topics and I hope you’ll join in the discussion by commenting on this post or some of the other ones (you can find the list of participating blogs in this week's Top Ten Tuesday post on her site). Oh, and be sure to check out my giveaway while you're here! Over twenty books and two Amazon Gift Cards up for grabs!

This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me.

Our last TTT of 2013 - awww :-( I kind of didn’t know how to answer this week’s TTT – I mean, after all, I want Santa to bring me ALL the books on my TBR list (all 186 of them). :p So I’m going with the top ten twelve books I most want to read of those on my TBR list.
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1. Cobweb Forest (Cobweb Bridge #3) by Vera Nazarian
I’m dying to know how this series ends and lookie who’s got a cookie—the third book comes out on Christmas day (hopefully!). Can’t wait!

2. Raising Steam (Discworld #40) by Terry Pratchett
The latest Terry Pratchett—enough said!

3. The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
I love Iyengar’s work and I love books about how our brains work. This one has been on my list forever and I really want to read it. I have a week off over Christmas and that’s the perfect time for something like this.

4. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman

Same as The Art of Choosing - a book about how our brains work and why humans do the weird things we do. :-)

5. Jaguar Hope by T.W. Fendley

I loved the first book, Zero Time, and the world in which it was set. After reading it, I really wanted to learn more about the alien’s word and ta-da! Here’s a prequel, just like I wanted!

6. River by Alma Alexander (Editor)
I love anthologies with a strong topical theme (rather than just a genre grouping) and the fact this anthology is edited by Alma Alexander (author of The Secrets of Jinn-Shei) just makes this a “must have” on my list.

7. Allegories of the Tarot by Annetta Ribkin (Editor), Jennifer Wingard (Editor), and Kris Austen Radcliffe (Illustrations)
Uh, hello — stories based on the Tarot!!! What more needs to be said?

8. The Binding Stone (Djinn #1) by Lisa Gail Green
I love stories based on mythology and folklore, and I particularly love stories containing djinn. This story sounds very different from the usual sort of folklore retellings and I’m always eager to get my hands on something new and different.

9. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Another djinn story that sounds awesome and different!

10. Borderland (Borderland #1) by Terri Windling
I’ve been so curious about these books—they sound so awesome in their descriptions, but I’ve been putting off reading them in case they aren’t what I was hoping for. I really hope they’re as awesome as they sound!

11. Wild Cards (Wild Cards #1) by George R. R. Martin (Editor) and various
As with Borderlands, this is a series that sounds completely awesome and I hope it lives up to the descriptions. I’m curious as to why these books don’t seem as big a deal as Game of Thrones, or is it just that I’ve been living in a cave to have never heard of them until recently?

12. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simmonson
I love the movie Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and for some reason, the description of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand reminds me of that movie. I’m hoping it has the same sort of feel .

And there you have it! What do you think of my list—any surprises? What about you—what books do you hope Santa brings you?

For those who celebrate it, here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope Santa brings you all the books you want. As my Christmas gift to you, anyone who included my book Hereafter on their TTT list will receive a free ebook copy when it comes out in January. Merry Christmas!!!

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TERRI BRUCE writes science fiction and fantasy stories with a literary bent from a haunted house in New England where she lives with her husband and three cats. Look for her contemporary fantasy Hereafter (Afterlife #1) coming January 2014.