My Bookish Wishlist

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Bookish Wishlist

Top Ten TuesdayWelcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is the Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year. I’m shortening it to the Top Ten Books on My Christmas Wishlist.

I already posted the books I’m giving away to my family and friends this year, and now you get to find out what’s on MY wishlist.

As an avid reader, my Christmas wishlist often consists of books, bookish gifts, and more books. Whether it’s sketchbooks, journals, fiction, coffee table books, art books, nonfiction, or your grandmother’s set of self-published poems, I am happy to receive just about anything resembling sheets of paper bound together. But of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t have preferences. There are certain books I can’t wait to get a hold of.

Curious? Here you go:


Bookish Wishlist


Top Ten Books on My Christmas Wishlist:

Big Magic1. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
What’s that you say? I already posted this book in my list of books I’m giving away this year? Why, yes I did. I gave it to my book club buddy. I often give away the books I want the most.






Massacre at Mountain Meadows2. Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley, Glen M. Leonard
This may seem like an odd choice, but I have my reasons for wanting to read this.







Queen of Shadows3. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
I’ve read the rest of this series and I have been anxiously waiting for Christmas in hopes that this book will be sitting under the tree. If it’s not, I’ll be buying it myself.






A Court of Thorns and Roses4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
You can’t read Sarah’s Throne of Glass series and ignore her other book. Besides, everyone I know that has read it has loved it. Must. Have. This. Book.







Manners and Mutiny5. Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
This is the final book in the Finishing School series. I hosted a read-a-thon with Tressa from Wishful Endings for some of the other books in the series a while ago and I’ve been looking forward to this release ever since.






Blog, Inc6. Blog, Inc by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
I love blogging. I love business. It makes sense that I would want to know how the two could fit together. This book has been recommended by enough bloggers that I believe it would be worth the read.





Beyond the Horizon7. Beyond the Horizon: The First Human-Powered Expedition to Circle the Globe by Colin Angus
My dad recommended this book to me. My dad is NOT a reader, so it was kind of funny that he had a book recommendation for me. The book actually sounds very interesting and I’ve always had a love for survival stories, so this has been added to my wishlist.





Slayers Friends and Traitors8. Slayers: Friends and Traitors by C. J. Hill

I read Slayers (book 1) a long time ago and I loved it, but I never got around to reading the second book in the series. C.J. Hill her books are almost always on my wishlist.






The Landscapes9. The Landscapes by Richard Schmid (
You may not know this, but I have a degree in oil painting. You know — a nice, practical degree that would allow me to get a job with regular paychecks and health insurance. Ahem.

Regardless of the usefulness of my degree, I still love to paint. And when it comes to painting, the master of our time is Richard Schmid. His work is stunning. I have one of his other books, Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting, and I love it. I would love to get more of his books, but they are VERY expensive, so I wait for Christmas to roll around and then hope someone will finally believe me that the only thing on my wishlist is a very expensive art book.


How to blog for profit without selling your soul10. How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup
Everyone and their dog has recommended this book. I’ve never read it, but as a book blogger, I’ve often wondered if it is possible to blog for profit. I currently don’t make any money from this site (seriously, none). But I can’t help wondering if it’s possible.







What books are on your Christmas wishlist?


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  • Reply
    SDCB Steph
    December 22, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    I would like to read the Finishing School series. I love the title of the blogging book. I am all about NOT selling out. I just recently wrote an article about it in fact. I will be sure to check out that book. I hope that your stocking is filled with bookish merriment. Merry Christmas.

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      December 23, 2015 at 4:49 am

      The Finishing School series is a lot of fun. I hope you get to read it. I know what you mean about not selling out. I’m hoping to read more blogging books this year and make some positive changes. Merry Christmas to you as well!

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    December 22, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    the blogging books are ones I need to add to my list! My TTT

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      December 23, 2015 at 4:50 am

      I know, I want to read those too. I actually have a big list of blogging books I want to read. Hopefully I can get to them all. There’s so much information out there!

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    Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind
    December 31, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Here’s another person whose loved A Court of Thorns and Roses. I actually ordered it with a Christmas gift card since I just need it next to me. I’m so curious if you got any of these for Christmas. I hope you had a good one and a good New Year too (:

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      January 5, 2016 at 3:59 am

      I did get some of them for Christmas. The ones I didn’t get I’ll probably buy for myself. I hope you had a great Christmas Adriana!

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