The Broke and the Bookish is Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under the Tree. I love this topic! I tend to lock up in bookstores because I have so many books to read and there are so many books that I want and my brain just kind of shuts down and I don't end up getting anything. With this topic I did some pretend shopping in my TBR and some of my favorite bloggers' TBRs and this is what I came up with. This pile of books would make me a pretty happy reader!
2. The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple by Anne Hart - This sounds like a biography of Agatha Christie's Jane Marple which was put together from clues in the Miss Marple books. It's a look at the real Jane both as a person and with how Agatha created the character. I feel like this is a must read for me!
3. The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago by Douglas Perry - I'm not a big musical fan but I love Chicago and this just sounds fascinating!
4. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman - This sounds a little bit like the show The Librarians with a touch of Doctor Who which just sounds like pretty great reading! I meant to get this soon after it came out but now somehow the 3rd book has been released and I still haven't read this one!
6. All the Presidents' Gardens: From Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses - How the White House Grounds Have Changed With America by Marta McDowell - I'm fascinated by the White House and the Presidents in general which is a little strange since I avoid politics. I love the history of the institution and this sounds absolutely fascinating!
7. The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales - How can I resist a title with an exclamation point? Plus this book just sounds like an assassin-y good time.
8. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery - I'm not sure what it is about this book but I'm fascinated by the title and it sounds like a delightful read!
9. Love, Loss and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi - I love Padma on Top Chef and what I've read about her life is fascinating and definitely has me wanting more.
10. Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes - I love Shonda Rhimes. While her shows aren't my favorite (I get antsy with story lines that span over several episodes because I despise cliffhangers and have a short attention span) I've been enthralled by every interview of her and how she manages to become more and more successful while staying true to her brand. I also love the concept of this book and am really excited to read it.
What books would you like to find under the tree?