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. Great choices Alex, hope you get them.


  5. 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!

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