5 Books on My Christmas List

Somehow, it’s already December! It’s time to bust out those Christmas lists, and mine usually has a book or 12 on it. Adults totally have Christmas lists. When I was younger (like as in…until about 3 years ago) I would make a Christmas Powerpoint as my list. My parents joked about it every year, but you know they loved it. It had sweet transitions and everything. These days, though, I’ve evolved to Amazon.com wish lists. Here are 5 books I’d be super jolly to receive as a Christmas gift this year. (Santa Dad, are you reading this?)


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling

I just admitted to making Christmas Powerpoints and now I’m asking for an illustrated Harry Potter book…I promise I’m not 13-years-old anymore, dad. I would LOVE to own a copy of my childhood this book. I flipped through it in a bookstore recently and the illustrations are b-e-a-utiful. Come to mama. This wouldn’t be part of my classroom library. This would live on my own, personal bookshelf. This ain’t for the kids!


Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

I’ve been putting off reading this book for too long. I was a big fan of Riordan’s Percy Jackson books, so I was wary that he could keep writing the same types of characters with the same tricks. But 1) this cover is amazement and 2) my curiosity is winning me over. These are the kinds of books I want under the Christmas tree – books that fill me with nostalgia and are easy to read. (Update: I broke down and bought this, myself.)

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The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is one of my all-time favorite books. I first read it in high school and have since then read it a second time and listened to the audiobook (which is read by Jeremy Irons and is phenomenal.) When I saw that there was a graphic novel edition, I about lost my dang mind. This would be a great Christmas present (for anyone).

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The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond

I really love Ree Drummond and her show on Food Network. The Pioneer Woman and the recipes that Ree does on that show are so great. I also really enjoy reading her blog because I feel like she and I have similar writing voices. This book is different from her cookbooks and children’s books and it’s one I’d like to get my paws on.

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Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

This book comes out next Tuesday, December 15, so it’s coming out just in time for the holidays! This is the 4th book in the Falling Kingdoms series and the author and I share a last name. Fate? Maybe…it’s not her real name so maybe it’s like half fate? Is that a thing? Anyway, I can’t tell you anything about this book without spoiling the previous 3. So I’ll just say: Christmas time release date, frozen title, and winter book cover. It screams get for Caitlyn and wrap it up and gently place it under the tree and let her open it on Christmas Eve so she can stay up all night reading…please.

What book would you like to see under your Christmas tree [or whatever winter-time gift-giving holiday you observe]? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading and happy holidays! – Caitlyn



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