Top Ten Tuesday: I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing me…

December 24, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 2


Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. We’re aiming to come up with ten things between us each week so they won’t be in any particular order!

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Top Ten Books I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing me…


The Red Queen

1.  The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody

Goodreads blurb:  Award-winning Australian author Isobelle Carmody concludes the epic story of Elspeth Gordie, a heroine in the vein of Tamora Pierce’s most memorable and empowering protagonists. The final chapter in the eight-book Obernewtyn Chronicles, The Red Queen is a YA fantasy novel decades in the making. If Santa could bring me a copy, or at least let us know the release date, that would be perfect! – Angelya

2. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher

Goodreads blurb: Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language-and William Shakespeare-here is an officially licensed retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. No Star Wars nerd’s bookshelf is complete without this I reckon. – Angelya

Star Wars

The Walking Dead

3. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Tony Moore

I really really want to read the comics and these feature near enough the first 100!-  Hannah

4. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Barnes & Noble leatherbound edition of A Christmas Carol and other stories because I badly want a pretty copy for my shelves and this one is gorgeous! –  Hannah

A Christmas Carol

Eli Monpress

5.  The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron

Goodreads blurb: Eli Monpress is talented. He’s charming. And he’s a thief.
But not just any thief. He’s the greatest thief of the age – and he’s also a wizard. And with the help of his partners – a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls – he’s going to put his plan into effect. – Hannah

6. The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

Goodreads blurb: From the author of the acclaimed Boxer, Beetle comes a historical novel that doesn’t know what year it is; a noir novel that turns all the lights on; a romance novel that arrives drunk to dinner; a science fiction novel that can’t remember what ‘isotope’ means; a stunningly inventive, exceptionally funny, dangerously unsteady and (largely) coherent novel about sex, violence, space, time, and how the best way to deal with history is to ignore it. – Natasha

The Teleportation Accident

Burial Rites

7.  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Goodreads blurb: Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. – Natasha

8. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Goodreads blurb: Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under. – Natasha

Eleanor & Park


9. Quick Fix in the Thermomix by Alyce Alexandra

– Philippa

10. Quick fix: every occasion by Alyce Alexandra

– Philippa



Natasha lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and son. She is a self confessed bibliophile who enjoys literature and adult fiction. She also loves travelling and aims to visit 40 countries by the time she is 40 (current count 36).

2 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing me…”

    • Natasha

      Thanks Kami. I must confess that I haven’t actually read A Christmas Carol (although I know the story well of course!) It is on my to-read list along with hundreds of other books (so many books, so little time). Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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