Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Top Ten Books I'd Like for Hanukkah

Hanukkah starts Tues. Dec. 12 this year, so I'm jumping ahead from this week's Top Ten Tuesday over at the Broke and the Bookish!

Top Ten Books I'd Like for Hanukkah

1. Brave New Girls: Stories of Girls Who Science and Scheme Ed. Paige Daniels and Mary Fan

I found the first Brave New Girls book at Shore Leave con, where I met Mary Fan. I loved every. single. story. They were strong, adventurous scifi tales with female protagonists and next to zero romance. I hope the second anthology is just as strong!

2. Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear

I need to finally finish this trilogy!

3. L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home by David Lebovitz

The Sweet Life in Paris makes me laugh so hard, and I've reread it so many times. I hope this is more of the same!

4. Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

I enjoy watching my husband play the Witcher game that's based on this novel, so I imagine I would enjoy it!

5. The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster (or anything by Jen Lancaster)

I've enjoyed three of Lancaster's memoirs (Bitter is the New Black, The Tao of Martha, Jeneration X), so I'm willing to give her novel a shot. I've had mixed luck with crossing genres with authors, for example, I love Alison Weir's histories, but her novels fall flat for me. Still, if Lancaster can make me laugh as much with a novel as with a memoir, I'll be sold.

6. The Tiger's Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera

I've read some intriguing reviews and excerpts!

7.  Best American Poetry 2017

Does poetry quality increase in correspondence to political terribleness? Or do I just need it more?

8. The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes

This seems like a cute fantasy novel meets heist movie, and I could use some escapism.

9.  Mandelbrot the Magnificent by Liz Ziemska

I read and enjoyed an excerpt on Tor.com from this novel about mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, and it fits with a push I'm planning to read more Jewish fiction  in 2018.

10. Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton

It's been described as Pride and Prejudice meets dragons. Enough said.


Anonymous said...

I hope you get these for Hanukkah! :-)

AJ Sterkel said...

I hope you get all these. Happy Hanukkah!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

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