Ahhh Christmas…it’s finally in sight and the end to this crazy year is just around the corner.
This year has been a year of firsts and one particular for me has been joining the wonderful Bookstagram community and all the fun things it brings!
So this year, I’m hoping to get LOTS of books (either from friends or gifts to myself) and here are the books on my wishlist!
Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid
My favourite book from this year without a doubt and I won’t hear anything bad said about this book hence why the hardback and a signed copy is first on my list. I actually sent a link to this edition to my boyfriend…
Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart
The winner of the 2020 Booker Prize just HAD to feature on my Christmas wishlist. I’ve seen a few people give this a read and said it is a worthy winner…I’m just hoping it’s not going to break my heart as much as ‘A Little Life’ did!
Half of A Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won the Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winner’ prizes recently and I don’t think there could be a more worthy winner. So, of course, the special limited edition hardback had to be included on my wishlist.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong
This book has been sitting on my Amazon wishlist from the VERY moment it was published and I’m ashamed to say that I’ve still not bought this beautiful book. So Santa for Christmas I would really like this copy.
The Pull of Stars – Emma Donoghue
One I’ve heard INCREDIBLE things about and I think every one of my good friends has told me to read this one so this one is sitting proudly on my list, don’t you worry!
Songbirds – Christy Lefteri
I read (like most of the country it seems) ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ earlier this year and I devoured it in one whole day. Since reading that book, my outlook and opinion on immigration and the inhuman treatment of those just trying to escape a life of torture and violence. I’m hoping ‘Songbirds’ will be just as eye-opening.
The Betrayals – Bridget Collins
I read Bridget Collin’s debut novel ‘The Binding’ back in March and I just wasn’t convinced. Although I liked the concept, I thought the book took some unnecessary turns. I’m willing to give The Betrayals a go just to see if I like this one better and c’mon…LOOK AT IT! It’s absolutely beautiful!