Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I Hope Santa Brings

Today I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl which is all about lists.  Since lists are one of my favorite things this is one of my favorite linkups!  Today's topic is Books I Hope Santa Brings.  I have bought books this year like it was my job so there's not many left that I want that I don't have but these 10 look like they need to be added to my shelf.

1. The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village that Restored Them All by Don Wallace - This has been on my TBR for ages and I really want to read it.  Maybe if Santa leaves it I will finally actually get to it!

2.  Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece by Rose Pressey -  I was watching Courtagonist on YouTube the other day and she mentioned this one and it sounded so great I immediately added it to my TBR!

3.  Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay - The Printed Letter Bookshop was one of my favorite books of 2019 and I was so sure I was going to buy this one as soon as it came out but somehow I didn't.  I'm still looking forward to reading it and am hoping it's under the tree!

4.  A Skeleton in the Family by Leigh Perry - Another Courtagonist recommendation but one that's been on my radar for awhile.  It sounds like lots of fun so I thought I'd give this one a try.

5.  A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn - I've read 1, 2, and 5 in this series and already have 6 on my shelf so I need to get 3 and 4 read before that!

6.  House Lessons: Renovating a Life by Erica Bauermeister - I've read and loved a couple of fiction books by this author and I love anything about home renovation so this has me curious.

7.  The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple by Anne Hart - I'm in the middle of a Miss Marple reread so this book just went to the top of my TBR.  How can I not want it?

8.  The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths - I've been loving a historical mystery series by Elly Griffiths and now this one has caught my eye as well.

9.  The Secret Room: A True Gothic Mystery by Catherine Bailey - How can I resist that title?  I need to know more!

10. The Gift of the Magpie by Donna Andrews - Of course I need a Christmas mystery on Christmas Day and a Christmas mystery in one of my favorite series?  Absolutely!

What books are you hoping Santa leaves under your tree?


  1. The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple? Oh of course I want that one as well! And Murder can mess up your masterpiece has such an enticing title, I am going to have a look right now.

    May you get a few of these under the tree or in you inbox!

    Merry Christmas Katherine and here's my wish list: !0 Books I hope Santa brings

  2. Nice selection here. I like the first book very much.

  3. Nice list. I want to get Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece. It looks good.

  4. I adore the Veronica Speedwell series. The books always make me smile! THE STRANGER DIARIES is a good one. I'm way behind on Griffiths books, but I have read that one. I also love the sound of THE FRENCH HOUSE. I hadn't heard of it before, so thanks for the heads-up.

    I hope Santa comes through for you on all these :) Happy TTT and Merry Christmas!

  5. Oooh! Yes! I hope at least a few of these are under your tree! <3

  6. It doesn't matter how many I buy, it seems like there are always a few on my wishlist. I hope that Santa puts a few of these under your tree!

  7. I'm in a similar boat. I've bought so many of my wish list books already this year! These all sound good though, Katherine. I hope you get some (if not all) under your tree.

  8. I hope Santa was good to you and brought you lots of books!