It’s December already, how time flies! It seems like yesterday (okay, just a few months ago) when I posted my Christmas wishlist for 2010. Come to think of it, out of the nine titles I wished for last Christmas, I was able to get 6 copies all for free! I thank all the kindred souls who gifted me with the books on my 2010 wishlist. Here’s a roundup of the books from my list that I was able to get this year:
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – from Jzhun (HB)
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – from K.D. (HB)
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – from K.D. (HB)
- Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – from Maria (ebook)
- Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – from Maria (ebook)
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series – from Manang Belle (ebook)
WOW, that’s a lot of (free) books! Not counting the other books I got which were not included in my wishlist, most recently the last two books in Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking Trilogy. Weee!
This year has indeed been so book-filled, and to think that the year has not ended yet! I am still looking forward to receiving books in the mail, especially those I “won” from book giveaways by Monique and Tricia. 😉
With all the wonderful books I got from much more wonderful friends, I had decided not to put up a Christmas wishlist for this year. I just felt a little bit guilty wishing for more books when I cannot seem to finish reading all the books I have in my hands right now. BUT. (Oh, I think you see that big BUT coming, right?;) It’s Christmas time anyway (time for gift-giving), and there’s no harm in making wishes, yes? Plus, I feel quite jealous reading all the wishlists made by these people for their upcoming “bookish” Christmas party.
So, after much prodding from equally bookish friends (yes, I can be so easily persuaded), I decided to change my mind (yes, I’m fickle like that :P) and make my own bookish wishlist. It would be fun to make another round up of how I got my wishes, right?
Here is my Top 10 Bookish Wishlist (in no particular order) for this year:
- Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
- Room by Emma Donoghue
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
- Paper Towns by John Green
- A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
- No Strings Attached by Mina V. Esguerra
- The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follet
- A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Most of the books above are also in my hunting-for/saving-for shelves in Goodreads. And since I am trying to finish all the 51 children’s books in the 501 Must-Read Books, I would also truly appreciate titles included in the said list, especially those I have not read yet.
Happy holidays, everyone! Have a fun-filled Christmas shopping! 🙂