Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the Christmas season is finally here! (Not that Thanksgiving has ever stopped me, I’m a firm believer that Christmas music season starts promptly on November 1st). My family is big on Christmas lists so we know exactly what to gift each other, and with a winter birthday as well this time of year is when a lot celebrating is crammed into a two week period. Therefore, I have to put some thought into my bookish wish list as it’s the only time of year I am usually gifted books. My #firstworldproblem with this is that oftentimes I have already acquired the books I want by the end of the year, and am already more focused on the year ahead’s releases (raise your hand if you already have some 2017 books pre-ordered…see what I mean?) I’m also supremely picky now about the books that I choose to physically add to my collection seeing as my “shelf of shame” (what Max has deemed my overflowing shelf of unread books) is pretty full.
So this year I took care to choose a few books for my wish list that were either new releases I either didn’t get around to purchasing in 2016, or backlist books that I still would like to add to my collection from authors who I just discovered this year. Most of the books (with the exception of Stalking Jack the Ripper and ADSOM) are either continuations of series that I already own, or are by authors who’s other books I own and love:
Do you struggle with what books to add to your wishlist for Christmas? Have you usually acquired all of your highly anticipated reads by the end of the year? Are you super picky with the physical books you buy and add to your shelves? And, most importantly, do you have book recommendations that you absolutely recommend I add to my list? Let me know in the comments!