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December 23: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year.

1. An Artificial Night; Seanan McGuire. This is the last gap I have in a series, so once I have it, I can read straight through if the inclination strikes me.

2. Chasing the Star Garden; Melanie Karsak. Steampunk and airship races, make this a book I’d like to get my hands on.

3. Dirty Magic; Jaye Wells. I feel like this book is taunting me at bookstores, and if I had it, it might stop showing up everywhere. It’s on my library list to check out in that mythical someday when I have time…

4. Fluff Dragon; Platte F. Clark. The first book, Bad Unicorn, was hilarious, but this one isn’t obligingly appearing at my library.

5. Hell Bent; Devon Monk. The first in a series of an author I like, but who is never at the library–and a spin-off with characters I want to know more about.

6. Hound of the Baskervilles; Arthur Conan Doyle. I’m collecting Penguin Hardcovers, and I like Sherlock Holmes, bad traits and all. He’s so sure of the world.

7. Johannes Cabal, The Necromancer; Johnathan L. Howard. I’ve read all the books after this one, but not the first. I want to fix that soon.

8. Railsea; China Mieville. I’m weird enough to like Moby Dick, and this is a spectacular version of it, with trains on a sea of rails, and a captain hunting an ivory colored mole that stole her arm.

9. Robots versus Slime Monsters; A. Lee Martinez. A collection of short stories, from an author that always makes me laugh. And how can you resist that title?

10. Saga (Vol. 1-4); Brian K. Vaughan. Technically several collections–and even more comics, but I would love to be able to read (or re-read) these all at once.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

6 responses »

  1. Saga!! I have the Deluxe Edition on my TTT this week. It’s 504 pages of awesome. It gathers issues 1-18 together with a bunch of extra content. Need.
    My TTT!

  2. lynnsbooks says:

    I was keen to see what you’d have on your list. I love that you have the House of the Baskervilles on here – such a good book!
    Lynn 😀

  3. samoak says:

    I really need to pick-up Saga at some point. I’ve been hearing some really great things about it. Awesome choices!

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