Top Ten Tuesday #1

Posted 19th December 2016 by Wattle in Blog Hops & Memes / 18 Comments

“Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.”

Yes, it is actually Monday right now. I just couldn’t bring myself to do a review, so I’m opting to post tomorrow’s Top Ten Tuesday instead. Breaking the rules, that’s what I do!

I cannot believe that it’s nearly Christmas, and indeed nearly 2017. How time flies.

Topic: Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree

This is actually a list of the first ten books I intend to buy after Christmas, a girl must have her priorities in order after all (and it includes a pre-order or two)!

1. Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
2. Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta
3. Shield by Rachael Craw – I must admit that I’ve not read the first two books yet, but I wanted to have them all before I started. I have a feeling I’ll need to read them back to back!
4. Goats of Anarchy: Goats Just Wanna Have Fun by Leanne Lauricella. I follow Goats of Anarchy on Instagram and Facebook and while some of their stories are heartbreaking, there’s also a lot of hope.
5. Yassmin’s Story by Yassmin Abdel-Magied, simply because she sounds like a very inspirational lady!
6. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan. Apollo is one of my favourite Gods, and while I didn’t love the first book like I do the Percy Jackson series, it was still fun (and better than Magnus Chase, in my opinion). I really do enjoy Riordan’s work.
7. Chicken & Egg by The Hairy Bikers. Okay, I can bake things (cakes, cookies, roasts) but actual cooking? I have about 3 things that are good, and everything else tends to fall over. The only meat I like is chicken, and I also like eggs. So uh…perfect cookbook seems perfect!
8. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I prefer the Greek Gods (to the point where they are actually part of my spiritual journey, if you will – I consider myself to be under the Pagan umbrella) but the Norse Gods are just as interesting, even if they are a little cartoony in my head (thanks, Marvel).
9. Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish. Because one can never have enough bread books.
10. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay

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18 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #1

  1. Ohhh thanks for posting this early. I have a scheduled post on Tuesday for the books I’m looking forward to seeing under my tree on Sunday, so this is perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope you’ll get a few of these this Christmas!

    • I totally got a book voucher and have bought half the things on this list lol now I just have to wait for them *waits*

      I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Haha no you don’t, we all have different tastes after all ๐Ÿ™‚ I seem to be going through a weird transition at the moment when it comes to what I want to read :/

  2. Time sure flies sometimes, Christmas is already almost here. I hope you’ll get some of these books for Christmas! I already got some Christmas money and ordered some books with it :). I am so bad at making bread, so that bread book does sound interesting.

    • It really does, haha I got a book voucher for Christmas and have already ordered a nice little pile of books! I hope you had a great holiday ๐Ÿ™‚

      I enjoy baking bread but I don’t do it very often, it’s time consuming (well, it involves a lot of waiting!) and I’m impatient.

  3. I totally understand wanting to have all the books in a series before starting, I’ve been waiting for my library to get all the Raven Cycle ebooks in case I want to binge-read them once I give the first book a try lol. I’ve seen that Norse Mythology book but I’m still having a hard enough remembering Greek mythology to be learning an entirely different one ๐Ÿ˜›

    • I sort of wish it was a Greek mythology book, but I guess the cool thing is you can sort of see how they align with each other; even if I will feel like I’m cheating on my other interests!

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