I actually didn’t ask for any books this christmas but I did as for a gift card for the book shop, so hopefully I get that!…also there are only eight on this list but that’s okay…
1. Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper
I’m a huge linguistics nerd and have been wanting a book like this but I never knew it actually existed. Right now Word by Word is the book I want to buy most with any Christmas money I get.
2. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fischer
Like many girls I grew up admiring Princess Leia and wanting to be just like her but I didn’t know much about Carrie Fischer until her passing. What I have learned about her makes her seem like an amazing women, unique from all others. I would like to read about her life in her own words.
3. A Poem for Every Night of the Year edited by Allie Esiri
First of all, the cover is so gorgeous I would want this book even if I didn’t like poetry. Luckily, I do like poetry and I like the idea of having a poem to read every day that has some kind of tie to the day or the season.
4. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
I’ve always been a fan of independent princesses (like Princess Leia, for example) so the title of this poetry collection really speaks to me. I hope it lives up the hype for me.
5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I don’t actually know a whole lot about this book but I have heard some booktubers talk about it in their book hauls and their excitement about it was enough to make me want to read it.
6. Girl in A Band by Kim Gordon
A few months ago I found a rock n’ roll book recommendations list on pinterest (possibly the least rock n’ roll place ever) and added a few of the titles to me “want to read” list on Goodreads (because I’m a closet punk rocker).
8. What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky by Kelsey Oseid
Apparently this book is “A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more.” (Goodreads) so if that doesn’t make you want to buy it, I don’t know what would…except for it’s insanely pretty cover.
I’d love to hear all about your Top Ten Tuesday (a bookish meme hosted every Tuesday by The Broke and The Bookish). Feel free to leave your TTT down in the comments and let me know what you thought about mine!