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Bookish Blog Hops: Books We Want For Christmas

Bookish Blog Hops Books We Want For Christmas

Bookish Blog Hops

Books We Want For Christmas 

The Bookish Blog Hops gang is back with a new hop running from 1st -7th December. 

For this post we're sharing about books on our Christmas wish lists.

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There are so many books I'd like to get this Christmas. Let's face it, I want all the books, all year round!

Some I'd particularly like to get my hands on are:

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I've wanted to read this one for ages now and have heard loads of good things about it. 

Anything by Rick Riordan. I LOVED the Percy Jackson series and want to read more of his work. Series I'm Obsessed With: Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan.

The Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn. The Netflix series got me wanting this so bad!

Box sets- this is kind of in general. I love them. I don't buy many print books. Most of my reading is done on my kindle app. I do love it when I have whole series though and box sets always look good on bookshelves. 

A book on your Christmas wish list

Here's what the rest of the Bookish Blog Hops gang are hoping for on their Christmas wish lists this year:

Leslie Conzatti

One book (or series, rather) that will probably stay on my Christmas Wish List until I end up getting it would be The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman

I was first drawn to this series for its literary and library-related themes and its gorgeous covers, and I absolutely stayed for the glorious visuals, balanced characters, and thrilling plot! 

Here’s a summary of the first book, The Invisible Library:

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission - to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested - the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene's new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.

Soon, she's up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option - the nature of reality itself is at stake.

The world-building is truly astonishing, with its alternate realities, and the way it juxtaposes humans alongside the Fae, who thrive in chaos and unpredictability, and dragonkind, who would rather things be heavily regulated and regimented according to the laws of nature. I would highly recommend this series, and I can’t wait to own it, myself!

Kriti @ Armed with A Book

I can’t believe it's already that time of the year when we are compiling wishlists! Marie Benedict has become one of the authors that I want to read. I first came across her with The Other Einstein which was the story of Einstein’s wife and her contributions to his research. Since, I have also read The Mystery of Mrs Christie and very soon will be picking up Her Hidden Genius. A book by Benedict that came out earlier this year was The Personal Librarian, written with Victoria Christopher Murray. Like many avid readers, I love books and libraries and books about books and libraries. I loved The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles and it would be wonderful to read about another librarian, a real one this time!

Here is the book blurb for The Personal Librarian

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection.

But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle's complexion isn't dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white--her complexion is dark because she is African American.

The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths to which she must go--for the protection of her family and her legacy--to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

Kaili @

This is one of those topics that is easy but hard at the same time. It’s easy because I have so many. It’s hard because I have so many!! 

One book is called Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Casare. It is a horror slasher novel that takes place in a small town in the USA. A small family moves there for a fresh start and a new job. It doesn’t help that the town and most of the residents are a little bit strange. When killings starts to happen are the new people going to be blamed?

I read this story early on this year and loved it. Obviously I enjoyed it so much I want to be able to add the book to my bookshelf! I think it helps that the second book will be coming out sometime within the next year!

Vidya Tiru @

I have many lists of bookish wishes - most recently on my blog a few months ago with a post aptly titled Bookish Wishes That I Would Love to Come True. However, one of the books on that as well as recent reading sparked interest in another book that I want for myself; and it happens to be a book that is likely to trigger a zillion more bookish wishes! It is Bibliophile: Diverse Spines by Jamise Harper and Jane Mount. A whole list of diverse reads along with other fascinating bookish information that bibliophiles will adore and devour with relish.