Today’s Holiday Wish List was created by my good friend Julie who used to write the S&C blog’s Look!Book! monthly book review. Lucky for us she’s back and has compiled a selection of books she’d be happy to give or receive this season:

1/Kathleen Winter, Annabel 
This debut novel tells the story of Wayne growing up in remote Labrador and concealing a secret he is only somewhat aware of himself.

2/Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
I’m not usually a fan of fantasy but The Night Circus held me (wait for it!) under its spell from page one.

3/Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies
This year’s Man Booker Prize winner is the darker and pacier sequel to Wolf Hall and chronicles Anne Boleyn’s demise – perfect to read by the fire.

4/Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen, Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It
I listened to this book over ten (highly productive) hours in the fall and it may have changed my life.

5/Caitlin Moran, How To Be A Woman
There is a lot to love and laugh at in Caitlin Moran’s memoir/rant but her invention (to my knowledge) of the term “Sex Narnia” is quite spectacular.

6/F. Scott Fitzgerald, TheGreat Gatsby
Re-reading this classic reinforced both my admiration for it as well as my fears about the movie casting. This Penguin edition (pictured) would make a great gift or track down a vintage copy in your local second hand bookshop.

7/James Joyce, TheDubliners
In Dublin I picked up a lovely copy of Joyce’s short stories for my dad, but couldn’t resist reading them myself first. Next up, A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man.

8/Speaking of short stories, I already know my mum has bought me Emma Donoghue’s latest collection Astray for Christmas. She probably remembers that in undergrad I nerdily emailed a paper to Donoghue (about her novel Hood) and have saved her kind reply to this day.


One response to “HOLIDAY WISH LIST : BOOKS”

  1. Jamie says:

    two of my favourite books – the great gatsby, and the dubliners. which means it sounds to me like i would like the rest of them.

    can NEVER have too much reading material!

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