Top Ten Tuesday

Posted December 29, 2015 by Nicky in General / 2 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post is about books I’m anticipating in the first half of 2016, and guys, I have no idea. I don’t keep good enough track. So instead, here’s a replacement theme: my favourite books to give as gifts.

  1. Among Others, Jo Walton. I think I might have gifted this 5+ times already? Basically, I love it to pieces and it speaks to me and if you read it and you know me, you’ll immediately get why.
  2. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern. I just love this one. 3+ times gifted?
  3. The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison. 2+ times gifted, but I love it so much I own two copies, ready to give it to someone deserving.
  4. Sabriel, Garth Nix. It stands alone reasonably well and it’s a fascinating world, so yeah. I think I’ve gifted it twice.
  5. The Summer Tree, Guy Gavriel Kay. This was my introduction to Kay’s work, and I do recommend it — even if at times it’s a bit derivative. 2+ times gifted.
  6. Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey. I’m careful about who I gift this to, because there are some themes that aren’t suitable for some people. But I’ve gifted it at least twice.
  7. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin. It’s Le Guin. Enough said. I’ve also gifted Changing Planes a couple of times, as a good gateway drug.
  8. The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper. Usually as the whole series. This is… not a shocking one at all. I love these books without reason. 3+ times gifted.
  9. Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb. Only gifted it once, I think, but it’s excellent fantasy.
  10. A Face Like Glass, Frances Hardinge. Gifted twice, I think, counting this Christmas.

What book do you inevitably consider giving to everyone?

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2 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. majoline

    Testing! Here’s hoping this works 🙂

    You have a great list! As a recipient of The Goblin Emperor and a few Frances Hardinge books, I have to say thank you very much ^^

    Um, the couple of books I’ve given multiple copies of have been Just Add Buddha and Good Omens, but that’s about it for repeats. Plenty of books I’ve either given my copy of or just given one offs. Also, I’ve recommended Courtney Milan books to people but she always has one free eBook available, so I’ve never technically given a copy of her books, just pointed them out.

    • Hurrah that it did finally work. Boo that I have no idea why!

      Mmm, nearly time for me to reread The Goblin Emperor, I think. I feel in the mood for it!

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