Dear Santa: 2017 Bookish Wish List

After nine years of marriage and thirteen or so years of together-ness, my husband and I cut to the chase when it comes to the holidays and just give each other Amazon wish lists, with agreed on predetermined spending limits (both of our birthdays are also within a month or so of Christmas too). We both generally go rogue and get some off-item lists, but it's nice to have something to fall back on (and boy do we both). It's not necessarily romantic or creative, but it relieves a lot of our stress and we get what we truly want. Here are some of the books I asked for this year (I do not expect to get them all):

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (got this one for my birthday)

Underground Airlines by Ben Winters

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

My Life Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul 

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben and Jane Billinghurst

Chemistry by Weike Wang

The Leavers by Lisa Ko 

The Futilitarians by Anne Gisleson (got this one for my birthday)

Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

Good Without God by Greg Epstein 

The Relive Box and Other Stories by TC Boyle

Things I'ms Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni 

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende 

And a few I've added in the last few days to my personal wish list:

Outline by Rachel Cusk

What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

Future Home of the Living Gods by Louise Erdrich 

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory 

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood 

1 comment:

  1. You guys are better than us (married 9 years and together 13 too!) We don’t even do the wishlist thing — we usually don’t even do gifts — we’re so bad about getting the stuff that would be gifts on our own (or for each other) but not waiting til a holiday!

    Merry Christmas!