Top Ten Tuesday | All these books, just for me, underneath my Christmas tree…


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!


This week’s theme is ‘Books I Hope to Find Under My Tree’. I’m very lucky to have lovely parents who will usually get me books every year, and they’ll usually choose a few if I give them a list of books that have caught my attention.

This year I sent them a list of six books, so if I find any of these under my tree this year I’ll be a happy bunny!

I also take part in #TBTBSanta so my Secret Santa has had a separate list of books to choose from, but I didn’t want to list any of them here because I’ll be so grateful for whatever they send me – I’d feel a bit mean picking out a specific book from the list they have.


The Voices of Nîmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc by Suzannah Lipscomb: I love history and the older I get the more interested I become in various periods of history, but my passion will always ultimately draw me back to the 16th century. This book is all about ordinary women from a region of France whose words were written down thanks to cases they brought to the moral courts, which is amazing for this period of history.

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta: I really enjoyed Capetta’s writing style in The Brilliant Death earlier this year and I’ve been wanting to read this book, all about queer witches, since it was released. Unfortunately there isn’t an e-version currently available in the UK and the hardback is still quite pricey, which is why it’s on my Christmas list this year!

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie: I always have fun with female-led westerns that have a speculative or post-apocalyptic twist, such as Devils Unto Dust, and this book is one I’ve wanted to read for quite a while. Every time I pass the paperback in a shop I consider picking it up, but even the paperback is a bit more than I’d like to pay for a paperback so I’ve never been able to justify buying it.


The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: I still haven’t read this and I need to add it to my Grisha collection now that I’m caught up with all of the books!

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch: I loved The Lies of Locke Lamora and I want to continue with this series soon!

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is another book I liked a lot when I read it a few years ago and I’ve been looking forward to this sequel for a while. Unfortunately it’s another one that costs a bit more than I’d like to pay here in the UK.

Which books made your list this week?

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | All these books, just for me, underneath my Christmas tree…

  1. Rissi says:

    Hope some of these ended up under your tree, Jess! Sounds like you had a nice variety of stories. 🙂 Happy (belated) Christmas, and thanks so much for the Finding Wonderland visit last week!


  2. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books says:

    That cover for the he Lost Coast looks so cool! And queer witches? That sounds like a total must read! 😁 Hope you’ll find some of these under the tree and have a wonderful day!

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  3. Angela says:

    I always keep a list of books I want just for when my parents ask what I want for Christmas! I was pleasantly surprised one day to find that my entire list was empty, so I think I will lots to open on Christmas day!

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