Top 5 Books on my Christmas wish list!

Less than a week until Christmas!!! It’s almost here!! It hasn’t felt like Christmas here because of the lack of snow, but my kids excitement is definitely bringing in the Christmas spirit! My kids always have a million ideas of things they want, but when it comes to me, literally the only thing that I could think of was books! Well, that and plane tickets to somewhere (anywhere!) outside of Canada…… somehow I don’t think that’s happening! LOL! But here are the top 5 books on my Christmas wish list!

REMINDER – top 5 Tuesday is taking a small hiatus until January 8th. The topics for January will be released during the first week of the month 🙂

Children of time

CHILDREN OF TIME by Adrian Tchaikovsky

My readathon co-host Justine has an AMAZING YouTube channel! She recently posted a video about the best books of 2018 (Visit her YouTube channel here!) and it was a fantastic source of a bunch of fantasy and science fiction that I NEED to read! Our tastes are so similar (she’s basically my bookish twin!) so I know that I’m going to love this! However there are spiders….. this book may end up scaring the shit out of me lol! Either way, I’m excited!

City of Stairs

CITY OF STAIRS by Robert Jackson Bennett

Yet another book that I got from Justine’s video is City of Stairs. If you want to get technical, she mentioned the entire trilogy for this book – this is just the first. I remembered seeing this one in the summer time but it had somehow fallen off my radar. I remembered the cover but not the title. I’m glad that she mentioned it and it’s now on my wish list!

SKYWARD and THE WAY OF KINGS by Brandon Sanderson

These two books aren’t related at all, but since they’re both by the same author, I’m putting them together. Skyward (also mentioned in Justine’s video) is a science fiction YA release and it sounds absolutely amazing! He’s more of a fantasy author so the fact that this is a science fiction is quite intriguing. Then there’s also The Way of Kings, which is another adult science fiction series. Justine (yes, I’m mentioning her again for like the 100th time!) forced me to read Mistborn this year and I absolutely fell in LOVE with Brandon Sanderson! His writing, his magic systems, his characters, and worlds – they’re all so captivating! I really want to make it a 2019 goal to read all the Brandon Sanderson…. well I can try anyway lol! His books are HUGE!


ARCHENEMIES by Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer’s books are always a fantastic time. The first book in this series (Renegades) was something so unique! There was this amazing balance between good and evil, and captured the grey area in-between. There were also superhero’s! Not your typical superhero’s either! I absolutely loved the first book and I’ve been wanting to get to this one SO badly but haven’t picked it up yet.

reaper at the gates


This book made my list last week as one of the books I didn’t get to in 2018. I read the first two books back to back and they were such a surprise! I was fully expecting to enjoy them, but I thought that they sounded average. There is NOTHING average about this series or the writing! It’s astounding! So there’s no reason for me to not have picked it up yet!!! I NEED to get to this one ASAP!

Flower divider


Flower divider

Clearly my title for this post is wrong. It should have been called “The top 5 books I NEED in my life because Justine read them and said they’re good!” LOL!!! I have handed out my wish list to family and hope that I see a couple of these under the tree! What are you hoping to get for Christmas this year???

Until next time, happy reading!

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Okay thanks for letting me know about the break, my post for this will be up soon

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  2. Alyssa Cohen says:

    I still need to pick up Renegades! It sounds amazing!

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  3. readbydev says:

    All these books sound amazing! Hope you find some under the tree. 🎁📚

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  4. I’ve heard good things about Children of Time too so might ask Santa for it as well!

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    1. It seems to be everywhere lately! It’s made a few lists today. I can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about!

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  5. Crystal says:

    I’d LOVE to have Archenemies!!
    Here’s my list, just in case it didn’t pingback because WordPress has its issues. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

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    1. I got it! And yes, it has issues. I’m getting notifications from people this week for those who pinged me weeks ago!

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      1. Crystal says:

        They really need to work on those problems instead of getting a new editor. Just my opinion. 😂

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  6. J.W. Martin says:

    I can’t remember the last time I read one of your blog posts and didn’t end up adding something (or a few sometimes) to my TBR.

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    1. It’s all a part of my evil plans……. 😈


  7. Angelina says:

    Such a great list! I still need to read all of those books so I hope you get and enjoy them all!


  8. Skyward and Reaper are big priorities for me going in 2019. I got a free copy of the Skyward audiobook and I really like the narrator so I’m hoping I can mark that off sooner than later! Wish you all the luck with these and hope you enjoy them when/if you get to them! Happy reading, lovely!

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  9. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Taking notes of City of Stairs !!!! As usual I am late ….

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  10. I’m trying to get through the books I have first, but I can definitely see the theme here 😉

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  11. I finally committed to reading Way of Kings – 200 pages in and counting!

    I really hope you like City of Stairs, i really enjoyed that series.

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    1. I hope you love Way of Kings!

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  12. I hope you get all of the above (and more) Shanah! Merry Christmas xx


  13. evelynreads1 says:

    I also really want to read children of time! I think it will be a fantastic science fiction book!
    Actually I would love to get all the books on your list haha!



  14. onespeculiar says:

    The way of kings was epic!! You’ll love it even more than Mistborn. The stormlight archives series is by far waay better than Mistborn!!! It’s not even on the same level!

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    1. Seriously?!?!? I don’t know how anything can be better than Mistborn!!! Now I’m REALLY excited!!


  15. kyera says:

    Reaper and Arch Enemies – yes! I was also super intrigued by Skyward. I’m excited to read that.

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    1. I can’t wait to get to Skyward! I haven’t heard a single bad thing about it!

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