Dear Santa: This is My Novel Wish List 2019!


It’s that most wonderful time of year again. Time for festive cheer, and for some of us, a most important task: writing those letters to Santa. This year, as we do every year, I’m sharing my little ‘Dear Santa’ letter in the usual bookworm style of a novel Christmas wish list!

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What always amazes me is how difficult it is each year to piece this list together. As is the normal landscape of these annual wish lists, I’m still unsure if this means there are fewer books publishing that I’m interested in, I buy too many books for myself or I’m learning that I’m more content in life than I realized. Ideally I’d like it to be the latter, but I’m nervous it’s the proceeding reason.

Either way, it’s still fun to make a little bookish wish list for Santa, and despite the fact that this is getting to him quite last, he is, after all Santa Claus. Something tells me, he could still see this.

Dear Santa: This is My Novel Wish List 2019!        

1: Deadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I haven’t yet read this series – or come to think of it, anything by Jennifer, but these sound like so much fun, and since I do own book one, why not wish for the complete duo? Goodreads

2: Virgin River by Robin Carr  

Since this was adapted as a Netflix series (and I promptly binge watched it because I’m a Netflix junkie), I’m now quite curious about the novel. Goodreads

3: Hearts, Strings and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins

Totally forgot about this one until making this list. I remember seeing the cover art, and reading the synopsis and thinking it sounds like a fun, and cute read that’d make an ideal lighthearted binge-read. Goodreads

4: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

I’ve seen much high praise for this historical (or rather time slip) novel. It looks interesting, and while I’m not an avid historical fiction reader, I make exceptions from time to time. Goodreads

5: Together Forever and Searching for You by Jody Hedlund

Read book one in this historical fiction series that centers on the orphan trains, and thought it was really quite good. All of which reminds me someday… I should go and read the follow up books. Together Forever on GoodreadsSearching for You on Goodreads

6: Murder in the City of Liberty by Rachel McMillan

Oh, look! Here we feature yet another title I haven’t yet read book one in this 1920s era mystery duo, but I suspect it’s a good one. Goodreads

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What books (or other bookish things) made your wish lists this year? Have you read any I mention? Do you want to? Share all the bookish thoughts in the comments. If you have a blog or joined in the Top Ten Tuesday meme, leave your links below. It may take me an entire week, but I’d love to come by and visit your bookish spaces.

Thank you for visiting!

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Dear Santa: This is My Novel Wish List 2019! Talking my novel Christmas wish list 2019 in this Top Ten Tuesday weekly publication. What's on YOUR list?

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    1. Right? I’ve had a blogging friend recommend Amy’s books so someday I plan to read some of them! That’s a reader goal anyway. :D Thanks so much for visiting, Jess, and same! Merry Christmas to you as well. :)

  1. Okay, so… about “Murder in the City of Liberty” by Rachel McMillan… this is the second book in the series, and if you haven’t read the first one, you will surely get lost with this one. I made that mistake and I’m afraid, I couldn’t finish this at all. (Okay, there were other reasons why I didn’t like this book, including an inaccuracy about Chicago that really pissed me off.) If you like this kind of stuff, read the first one before you read this one.

  2. I actually try not to buy too many books for myself anymore, knowing someone is always going to ask what I want for Christmas or my birthday. I keep a list just for that reason!

    1. YAY! Hope we both enjoy “What the Wind Knows.” I hear great things, and also, didn’t ‘Heart, Strings’ look cute? Gotta’ love a fun new contemporary! :) Thanks for the visit.

    1. I hear AMAZING things about Amy’s books, and I agree. Virgin River has promise! Merry (belated) Christmas to you, Chai. Hope your season was lovely. Thanks for visiting!

  3. I haven’t had time to read Murder in the City of Liberty yet, but it’s on my list! What the Wind Knows was one of my favorite books of the year. It’s so well written and I was really drawn into the story.

  4. I haven’t read Virgin River but I’m definitely here for the Netflix series (…which I also haven’t watched yet) because Martin Henderson. I’m trying very hard not to get caught in the paralyzing “book or TV first?” spiral because I’ve had a year to try checking out the book first and THOUGHT I had decided to stick with show, but who knows. I’ll probably end up wanting to read it regardless.

    I feel the same way as you about What The Wind Knows. It doesn’t call to me as much as some of her older novels, but it is one of the few my library actually has, so I might try it.

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