'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a blogger was stirring, except for the Top Ten Tuesday crew at The Broke and the Bookish blog! Now that the most celebrated day of the entire year is almost upon us, the Top Ten Tuesday list of this week is the Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me. Sadly, Santa is probably done with his Christmas shopping at this point, so I probably won't get any of these titles.
Please note that I have not read any of these books, so they are not necessarily good! The beginning of my list starts off as realistic fiction, and it changes into dystopian and science fiction at the end. Also, each title is linked to Goodreads for a short summary, reader reviews, and online retailers.
1. Disneylanders, by Kate Abbott
Books about Disney World obsess me. One of my favorite books is Dream Factory (read my review here), which is also about Disney World. I just cannot get enough of the place where dreams come true. It is fascinating how a place can be so happy, but at the same time, can hold so many secrets and falsehoods. With that logic, I MUST READ THIS BOOK!
The Boyfriend App, by Katie Sise
Technology in books is usually a major no-no, but this novel sounds like a light and fun read about social media and apps. It involves a competition to see who can create the best app for a $200,000 prize, and Audrey creates The Boyfriend App to win the money for college tuition. Smart + Technological = WIN.
Counting By 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
This book's description sounds like my least favorite type of book - a sappy realistic fiction novel that will give me a new perspective on the world. *YAWN* However, it was an Amazon Best Book of the Year, and it won a whole bunch of other awards, so it must have actually been good. Plus, it has an awesome cover.
A Match Made In High School, by Kristin Walker
I read the description of this book on Goodreads and just about died of laughter. This book sounds hilarious. Forcing high school seniors to participate in a Marriage Education program? Genius. It's even worse than having to carry around a flour sack baby for a week, especially with high school drama thrown into the mix.
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
I am probably the only YA blogger who has not read this book. Enough said.
A Really Awesome Mess, by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin
This book is apparently about "friendship and self-discovery" (Goodreads), but it's description makes it sound more like a comedic take on teenage rebellion. The characters sound intriguing, and the cover is adorable, although it shows the complete opposite of the novel's title.
Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi
Another blogger favorite that I have not read. Yet. The idea behind this novel is extremely unique - if Juliette touches somebody, they die. This novel's plotline sounds like it could rival that of Divergent (read my review here) and other big YA series. Also, unlike most YA books, it's tagline "
Not a Drop to Drink, by Mindy McGinnis
This dystopian novel deals with the issue of drinking water. Judging by the title, there is none. Lynn has to protect her water from strangers, and she will kill anybody that gets in her way. I am getting a Hunger Games vibe from this book, and since I've always had plenty of water, it could open up my eyes to a new experience.
Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
I have read so much about this book, and it has appeared on countless Top Ten Tuesday lists. Each time I see it, I think to myself, How is it possible that I still haven't read this book?! It's description sounds like it was written to please readers just like me - filled with dystopia, science fiction, action, and mystery. Plus, the cover is a work of art.
The Fifth Wave, by Rick Yancey
Goodreads compared this to The Hunger Games, so therefore, I must read it. The novel actually sounds really scary and haunting, but the premise is genius and fresh. It has all of the components of a good dystopian, futuristic novel. Hopefully it lives up to the hype.
Although I most likely won't get any of these books from Santa, it was worth a shot. I will definitely be reading and reviewing these books in the new year, so keep watching for my posts. Have a safe and festive holiday.