my bookish Christmas wishlist ;)

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:

  1. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – from Jzhun (HB)
  2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – from K.D. (HB)
  3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – from K.D. (HB)
  4. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – from Maria (ebook)
  5. Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – from Maria (ebook)
  6. 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!

thanks Gian!

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:

  1. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  2. Room by Emma Donoghue
  3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  5. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  6. Paper Towns by John Green
  7. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  8. No Strings Attached by Mina V. Esguerra
  9. The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follet
  10. 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.

I am planning to give away all my (Booksale) copies of Jan Karon’s Mitford Series, so to anybody interested just leave a comment or send me a message over in Facebook or Twitter.

Happy holidays, everyone! Have a fun-filled Christmas shopping! 🙂

4 thoughts on “my bookish Christmas wishlist ;)

    1. Merry Christmas, Maria! 🙂

      Eeep, I just finished The Ask and The Answer. 4 stars. But I am still gathering my thoughts for the review. I’m already starting Monsters of Men.

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