I've mentioned before that my husband and I, who both have birthdays (and the Christmas) in November and December, make lists of things we want, set limits and have it. I know some people love surprises and the anticipation of the big day, but, honestly, we are both busy, realistic people. Lists for the win. Of course most of what I want includes books, so, in conjunction with The Broke and the Bookish, here are ten books I'd love to find under the tree this year:
Run by Ann Patchett- I consider her one of my favorites but haven't read all of her books, so it's time to start adding to my collection.
Turn Right at Machu Pichu by Mark Adams- Someday, when I have a free month, ample energy, my asthma under solid control and the funds to direct this way, it's gonna happen.
Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight by Travis Langley, Dennis O'Neil, and Michael Uslin- I don't know if you know this highly important fact, but Batman is my favorite superhero. His superpower: being born into a wealthy family.
Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker- The premise is interesting and I've always liked her.
Maus by Art Spiegelman- I'd like to read more graphic novels and I feel like this is an important one.
We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- Self-explanatory.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff- I enjoyed Arcadia very much and would love to give this one a try.
The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt- Left over from last year's books I never got around to getting!
Quicksand by Steve Toltz- I actually didn't put this on my list because I just saw it at the bookstore today. I loved Fraction of the Whole and have been eagerly awaiting his follow up and somehow this didn't pop up on my radar.
Happy holidays, all!