Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

Top Ten TuesdayHi, Readers!

       '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.

Disneylanders1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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 "My touch is lethal.  My touch is power." sounds AWESOME and makes me want to read the book.

Not a Drop to Drink
8. 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.

9. 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
10. 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.

Happy Holidays!


  1. The Fault In Our Stars is so good! And I've heard The 5th Wave is awesome. Great picks :)

    Here's my TTT!

  2. Ooo! The Fault in our Stars is one that has gotten rave reviews plus there is a movie going to release next year... and I cannot wait to read Cinder! :)

    Thanks for visiting, Katie! Hope you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas and happy 2014!

  3. I almost put The 5th Wave on my list. The Fault in Our Stars made my list as did Not a Drop to Drink.You need to read Shatter Me. Like yesterday.

    Thanks for visiting & Merry Christmas!

  4. CINDER is great! And three days ago, I would have said that no, you are not the only YA blogger who hasn't read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Except . . . I just finished it, so now you probably are. ;)

    Merry Christmas!
    Mara A. @ The Reading Hedgehog

  5. I still need to read SHATTER ME and THE 5TH WAVE but CINDER and NOT A DROP TO DRINK are both amazing! Great list!

  6. Great list! I sadly did not get any of these books under the tree either but it was worth a shot like you said ;)
    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten Tuesday

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  7. You...are not alone...in not having read TFIOS...it makes me feel great shame admitting this haha


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