Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish that allows us to list our top ten answers to a different question each week.
This week’s theme is: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings
1. A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
Crowley’s Graffiti Moon is one of my most anticipated reads for the coming year, so I’d like to get a taste for her writing style. This one sounds lovely and has garnered some great reviews.
2. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series is one of my favorites, despite my slight aversion to science fiction. If there’s any author who can sell me on the young adult dystopian genre, I trust Aguirre to do it.
3. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
I’m a sucker for fairy tale adaptations, and this take on Sleeping Beauty (set in the future) intrigues me, despite mixed reviews.
4. Hidden by Kelley Armstrong
Technically, I’d best hope for this one as a New Year’s present, since it doesn’t release until after Christmas. While I’ll be sorry to say goodbye to Clay and Elena, I can’t wait to see what trouble Armstrong stirs up for them this time around.
5. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
So far, this is the only Marchetta book to elude me. While the fact that it was her debut novel makes me a little wary that it won’t stand up to the brilliance of her other works, I have no doubt that even a lackluster Marchetta book will be stunning.
6. Underdogs by Markus Zusak
I’ve avoided reading this series until now simply because none but the last had been published in America. Now that the entire series is available in an omnibus edition, there’s nothing stopping me from seeking out this story, particularly as I tend to love tales focused on the convoluted relationships between brothers.
7. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Though I’ve not read anything by Johnson before, this title seems to be generating positive reviews in the blogosphere. The premise seems unusual enough that I hope it can breathe some new life into the young adult paranormal genre.
8. A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
I devoured the first three books in this series. Though I’m sad that the fourth does not appear to focus on Gen, I’ll gladly venture back into Turner’s world to see how Sophos is faring.
9. Requiem for the Devil by Jeri Smith-Ready
I’ve been searching for this title for years now. While I disliked Wicked Game, the only Smith-Ready novel that I’ve read, the premise of a love story between an average woman and the devil is too intriguing for me to ignore. Unfortunately, until I can finally track down a copy, I will have to wait to see if I remain averse to Smith-Ready’s writing or if my previous impression was a fluke.
10. Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill
Once I find a copy of this book, I can finally, finally, start the Chicagoland Vampires series. Although, judging by the reviews circulating on goodreads, it might behoove me to wait just a little longer until certain plot threads are resolved. One of the benefits to being a spoiler-hound is that I can sometimes avoid the heartaches of following an author’s whims until things have been mended, else I would go insane from waiting for the next installment.