I say ‘could’ in the title to this post because most of my gifts are already in, and I suspect if anyone else is giving me anything it most certainly won’t be a book. A strange fact about my life and books: until about four or five years ago almost all the books I owned were gifts. In other words almost all my gifts during birthdays and Christmases were books. Since then the only person who has gifted me books is my best friend. Sad but true. However, I have been very generous about keeping me constantly supplied with books…something that is the despair of my husband!
Anyway, here’s a wishlist that I hope to get at some time or an other.
- Anna Karenina (the movie tie-in edition) by Leo Tolstoy — I’ve heard the translation is good and this is one movie cover I would very much like to own. I think it looks incredibly pretty. I love the richness of those colours!
- Around the World in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh — After having read Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome, and having some minor ambitions of my own about a travelogue of some kind, I have found I am interested in reading travel books and would definitely like to read a good one about my country. This one sounds like it might be a treat.
- The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai — It’s a book of three novellas. Apart from that I can’t say much except that I have heard good reports of Desai and this sounded like a good introduction to her. I’ve had this sitting in my wishlist for nearly two years now.
- The Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart — The first book in this trilogy, The Crystal Cave, is the first book I read when getting out of my five-year reading slump. It was fantastic! ….beautifully written with a tight plot and interesting characters.
- The King Raven trilogy by Stephen R Lawhead — Ah! Lawhead is one of my favourite writers and his TheSong of Albion is among my all time favourites. I’m currently reading the second book in his Pendragon Cycle series and am enjoying it. King Raven is another I’m sure I will love. It is Lawhead’s take on the legendary Robin Hood.
- The Robe by Lloyd C Douglas — I’ve watched the Richard Burton movie based on this book, several times as a child. When I later learnt of the existence of the book I decided I wanted to read it. I liked the movie very much. I’m hoping to love the book.
- The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe — I’ve been wanting to read Things Fall Apart for a long while now. And then last year I discovered a copy that includes the two sequels. I want!!
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky — Since the release of the movie I have been reading a great deal about his book and am now very curious.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern — Another book I have read so much about. The premise for the whole story sound very intriguing.
- The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics – I’ve been wanting to read Mere Christianity for over a year now. And while I hadn’t quite thought of picking up Lewis’ other religious works I kinda jumped at the chance of getting them all in one when my husband asked me what I’d like him to get me for Christmas. Whether I get it or not is quite another matter altogether!
This list was prompted by Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by the The Broke and Bookish.