Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they pick a  fun topic for a top ten list. This weeks list is Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Brining Me.

(I want to preface this by saying, I love all the books. If Santa is reading, please feel free to bring any and all to me.)


1. Run Faster From The 5K To The Marathon by Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald


Run Faster From The 5K To The Marathon by Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald

Where my love of reading overlaps with my love of running. (If you are also interested in running, I do write a little running blog called Dina Runs)


2. A Christmas Carol And Other Christmas Writings by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol And Other Christmas Writing by Charles Dickens

Coralie Bickford- Smith designed the cover and I just love it. So pretty!


3. Crust And Crumb by Peter Reinhart

Crust And Crumb by Peter Reinhart

I always ask for cook books for Christmas. They are beautiful and something I don’t buy myself enough.


4. The Mystery Of Mercy Close (Walsh Family #5) by Marian Keyes

The Mystery Of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

I want to read this book so badly.


5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I feel like the only person in the country who hasn’t read this book and that avoiding spoilers is a full-time job. I am number 200 and something on my libraries waiting list, so unless I get this for Christmas, it will be read late 2013.


6. Vogue Knitting by Vogue Knitting

Vogue Knitting

I love to knit and can always use a reference.


7. Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris

Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris

I want to read the entire Lily Bard Mystery series and never get around to picking them up.


8. America Again: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert 

American Again Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't Stephen Colbert

I don’t read enough funny books.


9. Griftopia by Matt Taibbi

Griftopia by Matt Taibbi

I love him on the radio and in Rolling Stone but have yet to read one of Matt Taibbi’s books. This seems like a great one to start with.


10. Any of the beautiful classics created by Mr. Boddington’s for Penguin Classic. (I wrote about them in Cover Beauties.)


What do you hope is under your tree?

All images from goodreads or Penguin Group.

Weekly Book Haul (10)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren where you can share the books you received during the week. Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you added to your shelves.

In My Mailbox


This week was a pretty slow week. Between the Holiday and my awesome Vegas vacation, there was no book shopping. A brand new library is opening in my town tomorrow, so I am sure there will be plenty of goodies next week.



A Series Of Unfortunate Events The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

A Series Of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning By Lemony Snicket

Dear Reader,

I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune. In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast. It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

Ember by Jessica Sorensen

Ember (Death Collectors #1) by Jessica Sorensen


What if you knew when someone was going to die?

For seventeen-year-old Ember, life is death. With a simple touch, she knows when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person who knows her secret is her best friend Raven. Then she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous, mysterious, and is the only person Ember can’t sense death from. So when he pushes into her life, she doesn’t mind. But when unexplained deaths start to haunt her town, Ember starts questioning why she can’t sense Asher’s death and what he may be hiding.

What books did you get this week?

All cover images and summaries from goodreads.