Top Ten Tuesday (95): Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is

Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing

1. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery: My copy is old and worn, but Sourcebooks is republishing Montgomery’s works with gorgeous covers!

2. Pat of Silver Bush by L. M. Montgomery: As long as Santa is bringing Anne, he might as well add to my Montgomery collection with my beloved Pat.

3. The Fall of Arthur by J. R. R. Tolkien: I never ordered this when it first came out and, as a Tolkien fan, I am ashamed!

4. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo by J. R. R. Tolkien: Truly my Tolkien collection needs to grow if I don’t want to be embarrassed when hanging out with all the other cool Tolkien fans.

5. I Am Otter by Sam Garton: My life can never have too much Otter.

6. Davita’s Harp by Chaim Potok: Potok is one of my favorite authors, but I have yet to read all his works.

7. Tennis Shoes by Noel Streatfeild: I’d like to read all the Shoes books one day.

8. The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little: It looks like an enchanting tale about a girl trying to life a family curse.

9. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot: After reading Silas Marner and Middlemarch, I need more George Eliot in my life.

10. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot: Why stop at one George Eliot book when you can have two?

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (95): Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing

  1. Lianne @ says:

    I remember finding The Fall of Arthur really interesting (and a pity Tolkien never finished it because it was quite beautiful)–I think you will really enjoy it!

    It has occurred to me that I have not read his story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight… (probably thought it would’ve been included in Tales from the Perlious Realm but it wasn’t). Will have to get on that, lol!

    Hope some of these books make their way under your tree this year😉 My TTT


    • Krysta says:

      I love Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Tolkien’s version is, of course, masterful. I always wondered why we don’t read his translation in schools.


  2. Alison Doherty says:

    I love the shoe books, but I had no idea there were tennis shoes. I read Ballet Shoes, Circus Shoes, Skating Shoes, Theater Shoes and an unrelated book by the same author named Thursday’s Child … can’t wait to try to find this new shoe book!


    • Krysta says:

      It’s always wonderful to discover new books by a beloved author!

      Technically, I think most of the “Shoes” books aren’t related, but were retitled to appeal to fans of Ballet Shoes.


    • Krysta says:

      Dickens is fantastic! My favorite by him right now is A Tale of Two Cities.

      We also typically do some sort of Tolkien celebration in March, so if you want to get involved (interview, guest post), just send us an e-mail, Tweet, etc.


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