Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree


Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This weeks topic is Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree.  Here we go, in no particular order:


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling - As a huge fan of this series, I need to add this to my collection.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling - So many scenes I'd like the illustrations from - this'll be a great addition to my collection.


Replica by Lauren Oliver - I've never tried Lauren Oliver before, but this sounds like a great place to start.


Yesternight by Cat Winters - Winters has quickly become a must read author, and I can't wait to try her newest novel.


Jeremy Poldark (The Poldark Saga #3) by Winston Graham - After completing season two of the new adaptation, I'll have to read the two books comprising it.  I'd like to see how similar the books are to the show.


Warleggan (The Poldark Saga #4) by Winston Graham - I'm really looking forward to how much the second half of season two compares to the adaption especially!


Jericho (Lauren Reardon #2) by Alex Gordon - Gideon was amazing - I need to read the sequel!


The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1) by Roshani Chokshi - This sounds like a real must-read.


Armada by Ernest Cline - As much as I enjoyed Ready Player One, I'd love to get my hands on a copy of this!


Welcome to Night Vale (Night Vale #1) by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor - I'm currently midway through year two of the podcast and I'm hooked - I need more!

What do you guys think of my list this week?  What books would you like to find under your tree?  Have you read any of these yet?  Thanks as always for visiting my blog, and for perhaps even commenting below!

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  1. Great list! The illustrated Harry Potter books are absolutely gorgeous! I have them, but still haven't had the chance to flick through them yet.

    I hope Santa is good to you on Sunday!

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    1. Thanks! I've flipped through them at the store, and I need to add them to my tbr. :)

      Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I definitely should have added the illustrated Harry Potter books to my list too! I really want them. I'm such a Harry Potter nerd. lol!

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  3. I'm hoping to read The Star-Touched Queen soon! I've been hearing wonderful things about it. My parents are getting me the illustrated HP editions. I'm so excited to finally have them. I hope Santa brings you lots of books. ;)

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  4. I would like to have the illustrated Harry Potter books as well. This looks like a great list of choices. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!

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  5. I just marathoned about 4 of the HP movies and it made me realize how much I need to reread the series! I too want the picture book, it's so pretty!

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    1. I really want to rewatch/ reread them all too... :)

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  6. YES YES to Poldark. I'm obsessed with that show.

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    1. Yes!!!! I'm up to date on the show and now I'd like to try the third and fourth books now, too. :) How many of the books have you read?

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  7. The illustrated Harry Potter's are a popular choice this week! I have Replica but haven't read it yet (I really need to) and Yesternight is a really great read, hope you enjoy!
    Here's my TTT

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  8. I've been really curious about Welcome to Night Vale and have listened to maybe the first five. I like how quirky and weird it is. :) And I thought Replica was pretty good. Loved the concept. Some say it's not her best but I've only read one other of her books and I've liked both.

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    1. I've listened to maybe a year and a half's worth and I'm absolutely hooked on it! :)

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  9. I’ve seen the illustrated Harry Potters on a lot of lists today. They’re popular. I hope Santa brings you all of these. Happy holidays!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. I love your list, Lauren! I would really like the illustrated Harry Potter books too. I need to add those to my wish list. I am not sure why they aren't there already. The book by Cat Winters is one I would really like to read as well.

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    1. Cat Winters is easily one of my favorites! :D

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  11. Absolutely to Harry Potter! I'd also really love to get my hands on The Star-Touched Queen too. Hope you get some of the books on your list!

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  12. I feel like an outlier on Yesternight...I really liked about 95% of the book and hated the ending, but it seems like most other people who've read it have enjoyed it a lot more than I have! And those illustrated Harry Potters are a serious covet

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    1. Hmmm, well we'll see what I think of it! Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you have a happy holiday too!

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  14. Great list! I would love to check Yesternight out!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  15. We have the 2 Harry Potter illustrated editions. They're beautiful. I hope you get them both for Christmas. :)

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    1. I'm so excited! My fingers are crossed. :)

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  16. I love love LOVE Welcome to Night Vale so I'm glad you enjoy the podcast! I have to say I was not a big fan of the book, but I think it might've been because I prefer short bursts of audio randomness than long rambling written madness on a page! But ultimately it was a good story so I hope you enjoy it more than I did (I found the audiobook really helped!)

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    1. I'd definitely like to try it out - maybe the audio would be the way to go. :)

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  17. Awesome list! I'm dying to watch and read Poldark :)
    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier! Happy reading!

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  18. The Star-Touched Queen is a great read! I hope you enjoy it :)

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    1. Good to know! Thanks for visiting my blog, Louise. :)

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  19. Great list! I have the 2 HPs, and they're gorgeous! I hope Santa is generous with you. :) I've read the Poldark books up through #5 so far. Really worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of the show.

    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

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    1. Fingers crossed, huh! I need to read more of the Poldark books. :)

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  20. I loved The Star Touched Queen so much.

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  21. Replica and The Star Touched Queen are both fantastic, so I hope you get them and end up enjoying them as much as I did. :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! <3

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    1. I hope so! :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Zoe.

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  22. I've been coveting those illustrated HP books, but I'm never quite ready to take the leap in purchasing them for myself. Maybe once all seven are released I'll think about yoinking them...

    I have Star-Touched Queen! Still haven't read it, though...but I try not to look too guiltily at my super-long list of unread books.

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    1. That would be cool to get them as a set, too! :)

      Yeah, I know that feeling....

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  23. I love those additions of Harry Potter! Great list, Lauren and thank you for stopping by. :)

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  24. I need to read Yesternight myself. Roshani Chokshi is such a beautiful writer, I hope you get The Star-Touched Queen. I'm really looking forward to the next book. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Thanks very much, Alicia! I hope you have a Merry Christmas, too!

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  25. Ooooo! Replica! I do want to read that too. And Yesternight - that cover! And of course - illustrated HP! I hope you find at least one or two of these under your tree. :)

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    1. Thanks, Trisha! I hope you do find some great things in the morning, too. :)

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  26. I love my Harry Potter illustrated editions and I'm so excited for The Prisoner of Azkaban as it should be great!

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    1. I think that's the one I'm most excited for actually! :)

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  27. I have the illustrated edition of HP and the Chamber of Secrets on my list as well! And though they're not on my list, I would love Replica or The Star-Touched Queen as well :) Also, I really need to read an Ernest Kline: Ready Player One or Armada. Great list!

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    1. Ready Player One is awesome! I hope you get some great things this holiday season! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Lindsey.

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  28. I really want to read Replica! I love the sound of it. :-)

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    1. It sounds like it has a lot of potential. :)

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  29. I wish I hadn't looked at anyone else's list, because they're making mine get out of control. How could I have forgotten Armada?! Ready Player One was my favourite read of 2015! *face palm*

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    1. Yeah, mine too... I'm hoping Armada lives up to the hype!

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  30. OOOH! I loved the Star Touched Queen (although it was more Greek myth than Indian) and REPLICA. SO EXCITED FOR THE DAY I GET MY HANDS ON IT!

    Gread list, Lauren!

    Aditi @ http://athousandwordsamillionbooks.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Aditi! I can't wait to get my hands on some great books!

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  31. Armada was a lot of fun, I recommend it! And I don't have any of the HP illustrated books, but I'd definitely love those on my shelves:-)

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    1. Great to hear! :)

      The illustrated editions would be great on the shelves!

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  32. Egads. 50 comments! I have never had so many comments on an of my posts. Wow. Anyway, I just was thinking about Poldark yesterday and how I need to binge watch it so I am caught up. I watched it years ago, in the 1970s and read all the books at that time and LOVED them. I wonder if I still would today?

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    1. Up to 64 with this one... I just can't believe that so many people comment on my blog at all...!

      Anyway, the new Poldark tv series is excellent! I've seen a couple of episodes of the original - the original Ross does actually show up in the new one, by the way. :) I've only read the first two books, so I'd definitely like to keep going.

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  33. The Star Touched Queen was really good- and so pretty, definitely one to have on the bookshelf! And while I LOVE both Lauren Oliver and Cat Winters, those weren't my favorites of either of theirs, but still decent- and I love the covers! I do hope you got all your wishes!! :D

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! I'm looking forward to all of them. :)

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  34. It has recently been made clear to me that I NEED to watch Poldark and I'm sure wanting to read the books will follow shortly thereafter. I am currently listening to Armada and it's so much fun! I've also been making my way through the Welcome to Night Vale Podcasts but am not as far along as you. They are a total delight!

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    1. Yes, you need to Stephanie! :)

      Very cool - I can't wait to start in on Armada.

      Welcome to Night Vale is currently the only podcast I've been listening to - and it's worth it!

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  35. The illustrated versions of Harry Potter are so beautiful! Great list of books-did you know Amazon has Star-Touched Queen pretty cheap? Ebook anyway...I hope you got some good books!

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  36. Perf list! I hadn't known there were even illustrated versions of Harry Potter. This seems like a missed opportunity for bookish gifts for all of my friends. Oh, well, there's always next year!

    I, too, have been pining after Replica. It just seems like such a good concept. And... two books in one? Who wouldn't want something like that?! Also, I get what you mean about The Star-Touched Queen. That's one of the books I heard about nonstop this year. I've been waiting for the general hype to die out around it before because I don't want to be burned by that.

    Morgan, the Backlist Babe

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    1. Thanks! I've been eyeing those editions every time I've walked by them at the supermarket... :)

      I actually received a copy of Replica for Christmas - the concept really caught my eye too!

      Thanks for stopping over, Morgan!

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  37. The Star-Touched Queen is sitting on my bookshelf and it sounds like an addicting book but have you seen any of the arc reviews coming in for the 2nd book set in that world? Oh my gosh, people are loving it way more than the 1st book! Here's hoping we love both of them. :)

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  38. OMG, YOU HAVE CAT WINTERS ON YOUR LIST. *flails* She's one of my all time favorite authors, I've read and adored all five of her books, and Yesternight was no exception, SO GET IT ASAP.
    I'd love to get my hands on Replica and the Illustrated HP novels, too. :)
    Great list!

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    1. YES!!!

      I have a copy - now I need the time to read it! :)

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  39. The Star-Touched Queen is a beautifully written tale! I loved it and can't wait for the sequel, A Crown of Wishes to come out this year! Happy reading! :D

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