Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Santa To Bring

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme created by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week’s theme is top ten books I hope Santa brings me, majority of these books are on my actual Christmas list.

Images of the book covers of Dodie Clark's Secrets for the mad, Rainbow Rowell's Carry On, Stephanie Perkins's There's Someone Inside Your House, Jenny Han's To All The Boys I've Loved Before, and Rupi Kaur's The Sun and Her Flowers

1. Secret for the Mad by Dodie Clark
I was super excited when Dodie announced she had written a book, because she is hands down one of my favourite YouTubers to watch (her channel doddleoddle and doddlevloggle are amazing). I will probably soon be able to have a bookshelf dedicated to YouTuber books, and I am not ashamed of that. I love hearing their stories of how they came to be where they are today. I find it really inspiring, also creative nonfiction is one of my favourite genres to read ever since I studied it at Uni. So I really hope a copy of this comes my way, otherwise it’ll be a New Year’s present to me.

2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I have been a little on the fence about this book, I absolutely adored Rowell’s book Fangirl which is a slight precursor to this book, as the characters in Carry On are mentioned quite heavily in Fangirl, however, you don’t need to have read it to read this. Because of the fact Carry On is sort of Rainbow Rowell writing fanfiction for a series she created, but overall I have always wanted to see what is going on with Baz and Simon, and its been rereleased with this absolutely stunning new cover!

3. There is Someone Inside your House by Stephanie Perkins
Recently I have really started to get into Thriller books, ones with heavy mystery and suspense, so this seems right up my alley. Especially since home invasion thrillers are what I love to watch most, but also what terrifies me the most because of the whole “it could happen to you” aspect. So I hope that I can read this soon.

4. To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han
This has been on my wishlist for ages, but its been bumped up because it’s being adapted to film, the cast has been announced and everything. So now I absolutely have to read this book series, before the film is released.

5. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Last year my sister bought me Milk and Honey for my birthday, and it was so not what I expected, and I loved it. So of course I can not wait to get my hands on her book. I related so much to what was written in the first book I am really intrigued to see what the themes of this book are.

The book covers for: John Green's Turtles All The Way Down, Gabi Dunn and Alison Raskin's I Hate Everyone But You, Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi, Becky Albertalli's Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda, and Marie Lu's Warcross

6. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Now John Green’s books receive a lot of hype, because he has such a strong fan base curated over his many years making YouTube videos with his brother Hank (Vlogbrothers), and as a person I love him immensely. But his books are more miss than hit for me, and maybe that’s because I started with The Fault In Our Stars, his newer piece and worked my way back, or because it was told from a female perspective so I connected with it more… but I just could not really get into his other books. I’m thinking I might do a fully fleshed out post about this. Anyway, I am actually incredibly excited about this because it deals with things I can really connect with. The main protagonist is female, and suffers with anxiety, which I am currently dealing with. So I can not wait to read this and hope that it is just as good as TFIOS.

7. I Hate Everyone but you by Gabi Dunn and Alison Raskin
Yes, this is indeed another YouTuber book (trust me it was legitimately difficult to narrow it down to only 2 YouTuber books, there could have been so many more (ooh another future post idea)). Gabi and Alison are the geniuses behind Just Between Us, a YouTube channel where they play alter egos of themselves  (that I don’t think are too far from who they really are) and they make hilarious little sketches. So I was super excited when I heard they were writing a book of fiction (but also based on them in much the same way the sketch show is), also the format of this book is interesting, in that everything is told through text messages. So I am interested to see how it all plays out.

8. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
As I was brought up in a somewhat Catholic household, the idea of arranged marriages has always just seemed so strange, not to be disrespectful, but I just can’t believe that it’s something that still happens today. I believe people should be able to choose who they marry, and they should marry for love. But my knowledge of actual cultures surrounding arranged marriages is very minimal and something I really want to learn more about. But this book caught my eye the minute it was revealed, it burst through the online book-o-sphere and I fell in love and just wanted to get it. Unfortunately for some reason I still have yet to get my hands on it, and now I’m hoping that “Santa” gives it to me.

9. Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I have been in love with this book, ever since I found out about it. It just sounds like such a cute contemporary to read. However, I’m also worried, that I have hyped it up too much in my mind that the real thing will fall short, which is why I haven’t bought the book yet. That and I don’t often see it in the local bookstore. But recently I heard about it being made into a film (Love, Simon – not too sure how I feel about the name change since it makes it seem like it could be connected to Love, Rosie another misnamed adaptation) so now I definitely need to get my butt into gear and read this book!

10. Warcross by Marie Lu
This book sounds so freaking cool! Its a book about an online game world where people log in to escape everyday life, following Emika Chen who works as a bounty hunter in the game, locating who is betting on the game illegally she is contacted by the game’s creator who needs a spy on the inside to locate a security problem. I am super keen for this book, I loved the series Video Game High School and the blurb gave me similar vibes, but with higher stakes.

What books are you hoping to get his Christmas? Let me know in the comments below.

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