Top Ten / Books I’ll (Maybe) Buy After Christmas

I participate in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week the theme is Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me. As I know I’m not getting any books for Christmas, I thought I’d talk about some books that I might buy after Christmas.

Top Ten / Books I'll (Maybe) Buy After Christmas

A Dickens Christmas by Charles Dickens
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

I have a copy of Round the Christmas Fire so next year I’d love to buy A Dickens Christmas, a selection of the best of Dickens’ Christmas stories and writings, which is a matching edition. I added Hyperbole and a Half to my Goodreads wishlist as soon as I found out about it. I have high expectations, especially as it won a 2013 Goodreads Choice Award. And you cannot just read one Rainbow Rowell. I’ll be starting Eleanor & Park soon, which means I’ll have no more books by her left to read until Landline next year.

Top Ten / Books I'll (Maybe) Buy After Christmas

Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

I read Anne of Green Gables last Christmas, but I’d love to buy the beautiful Vintage Children’s Classics edition, as well as Anne of Avonlea. Anne Shirley is still one of the best child protagonists! I’m also sure I’m not the only one awaiting Isla and the Happily Ever After after reading Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door: But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Top Ten / Books I'll (Maybe) Buy After Christmas

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre
Picture Perfect by Holly Smale

Tumblr’s Reblog Book Club has chosen to read The Impossible Knife of Memory in January, so I’ll have to see if I can track a copy down. It’s an emotional, tough story about Hayley Kincaid and her father, who suffers from PTSD after serving in Iraq. I’m also loving beautifully produced children’s books at the moment. Oliver and the Seawigs is certainly a lovely book, but it’s also meant to be a really fun explorer-adventurer story and I’ve seen it on a lot of ‘best of 2013’ lists. And of course, I must know what journey Harriet Manners is going to go on next after reading Geek Girl and Model Misfit, both thoroughly enjoyable stories, if you’ve not read them already.

Top Ten / Books I'll (Maybe) Buy After Christmas

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat & Ottoline Goes to School by Chris Riddell
Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska & Daniel Mizielinski

And here’s three more beautifully produced books. I picked up Goth Girl and the Ghost of the Mouse recently and while I was in the bookshop, I had a look at the Ottoline novels: Meet Ottoline Brown and her best friend, Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve. I also enjoy the fact that Chris Riddell’s children’s books have little extras at the back, like postcards or miniature books. And lastly, Maps is a wonderfully illustrated book of er, maps. I’d have loved it as a child, but I’m not sure where I’d put it if I bought it because it’s massive…

Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska & Daniel Mizielinski

Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska & Daniel Mizielinski

Which books are you hoping to get for Christmas (or, like me, are you hoping to buy after Christmas)?

20 thoughts on “Top Ten / Books I’ll (Maybe) Buy After Christmas

  1. What a brilliant list 🙂 I want to read so many of these books! I hope you have a lovely Christmas!

  2. I love the Geek Girl series so will be joining you in the buying there.

  3. My, my! Maps is out of stock at Amazon. Hope they get some more in pronto.

    Here’s my list of what I hope Santa brings me.

  4. Maps look incredible! Eleanor & Park is on my TBR as well and it will be my first RR book. I was thinking of rereading Anne of Green Gables (all the books) recently and then I came across the Megan Fellows movies and ordered those for Christmas instead, lol. I shall have to get to the books next year though – I just think it will be a job getting them as I’m not sure they’re all still in print. 😦 Have a wonderful Christmas honey! 🙂

  5. I love the covers of Dickens at Christmas and the Vintage Children’s Classics edition of the Anne books! I’m hoping to actually put myself on a buying ban after Christmas and tackle the collection of books that I do own but haven’t read yet. (We’ll see how that goes!) Merry Christmas! 😀

  6. Happy Christmas! That is a gorgeous edition of Anne of Green Gables! 😀 Really want to read Oliver and the Seawigs – I love Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre!

  7. Landline and Geek Girl 3 are definitely on my wishlist! I can’t wait to start the Lola series next year and find out what all the fuss is about..

  8. I want Isla and the Happily Ever After too! That Maps book looks beautiful! 🙂

  9. I love the Anne of Green Gables movies and have decided to read the books 🙂 I can’t wait to start!!

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