Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Wish Were under my Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

It’s here! And I am just as giddy as a child when Christmas has arrived. But the 29-year-old in me wants nothing more than to sleep in, but my Mom and I will never get the bird in the oven in time unless we open the presents early. Priorities, right? Right?!

Since I make a list (and check it twice 😉), I already know which books are under my tree. So I want to put my personal spin on this week’s topic. I couldn’t grab all the books I hoped to buy because a postal strike killed my shopping plans. So here are my top picks of books I wish were under my Christmas tree.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy Holidays! 🎄

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Blogoween | My Favourite Fall Covers

Hey, everyone!

Today’s my second stop for Blogoween, and I’m loving each post. We officially have seven, I repeat, seven more days until Halloween. At this stage, I’m contemplating the mandatory horror movie binging and stuffing my face with candy and other goodies I probably shouldn’t eat.

Anthony from Keep Reading Forward came up with this creative prompt. I absolutely adore fall colours, so there’s no chance I can pass up this post. So here are my favourite book covers that remind me of the Fall/Halloween. I hope you enjoy!!

Red

Shadow of the Fox

I’m slowly getting through the book. And while I love the Japanese lore and culture, I’m not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. However, Tatsumi, the male main character, may be the saving grace of the book.

 

Scythe

I regret not reading this book. I truly do. I never paid attention to the series, and I instantly knew I had to buy it once I finished reading the blurb. How can I pass up a sci-fi where teenagers must learn how to kill others in order to restore balance?

 

For a Muse of Fire

I’ve heard a lot of buzz about this new YA fantasy. I love how this duology is inspired by Asian culture. And I am always down for forbidden magic, especially necromancy.

 

Orange

Muse of Nightmare

I can’t stop looking at this cover. It looks perfect beside Strange the Dreamer. I’ve heard nothing but praise about the series, and I cannot wait to get to it!

 

Allegiant

As a blogger, I hope I don’t spoil readers when they read my reviews. I’ll give just enough details that will tempt them to read it. But naturally, one sci-fi series I wanted to read got spoiled for me. And do I like that it did? No. But reading the reviews have told me I may not have missed out on much.

 

Illuminae

Kristoff and Kaufman mix together space, corporate war, and a deadly plague to create a beautifully immersive novel. I’m not surprised that most of the books on my Christmas list are written by him. I have some serious catching up to do!

 

Yellow/Gold

The Wren Hunt

When the Wren Hunt hit Instagram, I knew I want to read it. This new YA fantasy tells a tale of Wren, a 17-year-old Augur, who must find a bring to stop the war between her people and the Judges, who took her and her family’s powers.

 

Lifel1k3

I’m still reeling over the ending. I am not worthy of this man’s genius and writing. I truly am not. I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with a Mad Max-meet-Romeo and Juliet science fiction, but Kristoff has a talent of pulling that off.

 

Grace and Fury

Every time I walk past this book on my shelf, it’s calling out to me. This YA novel reminds me of The Handmaid’s Tale. It brings a feministic side to court intrigue. I hope I get to read it soon!

 

So what are your favourite Fall covers? Do you see any you like above? Have you found any new titles you want to read? Let’s chat!