Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday #5: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings

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These are the Top Ten books I would like to see under my Christmas tree along with bloggers whose reviews influenced my desire:

The History of History by Ida Hattemer-Higgins - Thanks to Jackie at Farm Lane Books Blog

A Rumpole Christmas by John Mortimer - Thanks to Les at ClassicMysteries

 The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomoms - Thanks to Sarah at Reading the Past

World War II London Blitz Diary Vol. 2: A Woman's Revelations of War and Marriage (Volume 2) by Ruby Side Thompson and Victoria Aldridge Washuk (ed) - Thanks to Vicki at World War II London Blitz Diary 1939-1945

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes - Thanks to Dorothy at My Placefor Mystery

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami  - Thanks to Zohar at Man of la Book

Nanjing Requiem by Ha Jin - Thanks to Nellie at The Bookbaglady Reviews Books for You! 

The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson - Thanks to Rebbeca at Rebecca-Books 

Goliath by Scott Westerfeld - Thanks to Aths at Reading on a Rainy Day 

Metamaus by Art Spiegelman - Thanks to Johanna at Comics Worth Reading 

And one book to grow on:
1001 Comics to Read Before You Die by Paul Gravett Michael Farber at The Guardian

I hope everyone finds the books that they want from Santa under their Christmas trees, too!



  1. That Blitz diary sounds fascinating! Short, but intense.

  2. looks like a nice list for Santa to choose from. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice holiday.

  3. Thanks, Alex, for picking up on the Barnes book. It is worth reading, despite devastating essay in Sunday's NY Time! I have enjoyed our exchanges, and reading your blog in 2011, and look forward to more in 2012. Meantime, have a great holiday!

  4. smellincoffee, the Blitz Diary is short, but there are three volumes, all fascinating. They can be read online at http://womanlondonblitz.blogspot.com/

    Kaye, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a nice holiday, too.

    Dorothy, I read the NYT piece, too, but too many others thought so much about Barnes book, that I kind of discounted it until I read it for myself. I also enjoyed your blog post on it. I hope you also have a great holiday.

    Zohar, thanks, I liked these choices too. Happy Hannukah!

  5. I do SO adore Horace Rumpole!
    I've bought the Barnes book for myself.