What’s better than finding new books under the Chirstmas tree? For me, books (or gift cards to purchase books) are usually a huge staple in my wish list, although in recent years I’ve really pared down my bookish wishlist in an effort to cultivate a more purposeful home library (and I’m running out of space, let’s be honest). There’s usually not a ton of new releases in December, so Christmas usually serves as a time for me to ask for books I can’t get from the library to try out and didn’t pre-order throughout the year (which is largely how I buy books).
Max is usually the only one who buys me books (the rest of family generally doesn’t want to brave selecting something since my collection is already so expansive) and he made a comment about the books on my list all being pretty depressing this year- oops? I just like heavier contemporaries, ok?!
I’m also linking up with Top Ten Tuesday this week, as their prompt fits perfectly with this post: Books I Hope Santa Brings.
Bad Romance | Huge cover draw here again. Also, for some reason my local libraries don’t have it via Overdrive (which is how I read 99% of library books) and I think it’s such an important book (not that I’ve read it, but from the synopsis and reviews I’ve read).
A Psalm for Lost Girls | As a Religious Studies major in college, I am a totally addict with any YA book that deals with a portrayal of religion. This also sort of reminds me of one of my favorite Jodi Picoult books from the blurb, Keeping Faith.
Aftercare Instructions | I cannot even tell you how important that is that we keep talking about women’s reproductive health and rights in this current political climate, and I’m glad to see that an author is doing just that through this YA novel.
The Hating Game | I read this one back in February and I LOVED it. I borrowed a copy from my library’s Overdrive and I knew I needed one for my own collection- I haven’t shipped a couple so hard since ACOMAF.
City of Bones | This 10th anniversary edition looks stunning and it has artwork inside as well! Plus I’m do for a reread.
Now I Want to Hear from You!
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!