This year, I did a great job at not only buying fewer books, but also buying the books I really wanted to read. So there aren’t a lot of books currently on my wishlist (well, books that have already been released). Still, what’s better than some new books under the Christmas tree. Here are a few that are on my Christmas list this year:
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I have only read one Leigh Bardugo book (I know, I know, I need to get on that, especially because I own most of them). But this is the one I’m most interested in at the moment because it’s an adult book. And I’m so curious to see what she does with more mature characters.
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab. Victoria Schwab is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read almost every book she’s ever published. Except this one. It was recently re-released, so now I need to read it.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I’ve read two Isaacson biographies in the past two years (da Vinci and Einstein), and I’ve loved them both. Benjamin Franklin is next on my list, but I would also really love to read Steve Jobs.
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi. I absolutely adored Emezi’s wonderfully weird debut, Freshwater. So I definitely want to keep up with her new releases. She has one coming out next year (which I am very excited for), but I do also need to read this year’s release.
Dear Girls by Ali Wong. I love Ali Wong, and I fell even more in love after Always Be My Maybe (which might be my favorite Netflix movie – if you haven’t seen it, you should). I think this would be a fun read.
Mythos by Stephen Fry. I love Greek mythology AND Stephen Fry, so obviously I need to read this. I just somehow keep forgetting about it, so I haven’t picked it up net.
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. This just sounds so weird, so, naturally, I want to read it.
Notre Dame: A Short History by Ken Follett. By some weird coincidence, I was in the middle of Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, a book about the building of a cathedral, on the day that Notre Dame Burned. It made me weirdly emotional, and I definitely want to read more about the famous cathedra.
Grant by Ron Chernow. It’s been a while since I’ve read Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton. And I already own his bio of Washington. But I’ve heard this one is amazing, so I definitely want to check it out at some point.
Know My Name by Chanel Turner. Pretty much everyone has heard the story of Brock Turner. But far less attention was given to the girl he raped and her experience. This is her memoir. I’ve heard so many great things, and I really want to read this.
Let me know: what books are you wishing for this holiday season?