A little while ago we shared our wishlists for the Bookish Swap we’re participating in this Christmas. We’re also doing our own little swap like we did last year, but this time we also included another friend of ours. You might know her as indie author Kara S. Weaver. Today we wanted to show you all what we put on our wishlists. Once again it was hard! This seems impossible but the moment we need to make a wishlist we both freeze haha. In the end we managed and this is what we put on our Christmas wishlists.
I always have so many books I want to add to my collection, but when I need to write a wishlist I can’t think of anything for some reason. It took me some time, but I was finally able to make a list. I can’t wait to see which ones will be picked for me!
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson
I really want to read more thrillers and this one sounds so good. It sounds like it’s hard to figure out who’s behind everything. I love when I can’t tell what way a mystery will go! The friends who have read this one really enjoyed it, so I have high expectations for this one.
The Dark Days Club – Alison Goodman
I’m actually really surprised I haven’t bought this one yet. The Dark Days Club released three years ago and is a paranormal historical fiction. I love the idea of this combination. If I enjoy this one, there are two other books in the trilogy I can ask for eventually.
The Last Magician – Lisa Maxwell
As a reader, I really enjoy paperbacks more than hardcovers. The hardcovers are prettier, but it’s easier when reading a paperback. I kind of forgot about The Last Magician, because it took forever before there was a paperback. From what I understand this is definitely a series that deserves more attention than it’s gotten.
Heartstopper Vol. 1 – Alice Oseman
Isabelle read this one and loved it! I’ve seen pictures and know it’s going to be a graphic novel that I love. The story sounds really cute and I love the drawing style the illustrations have. I just recently received Radio Silence by this author, so hopefully I love them both (if I get Heartstopper of course).
The City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty
At the moment I’m typing this, I’m actually almost done with this book. A friend wanted to do a buddyread and I have been really curious. I’m happy I added this to my list, because the story is so interesting. I own the sequel as an e-book, but I just may need to buy the physical book.
Rage – Cora Carmack
Roar was an interesting story, but the worldbuilding was still rather confusing. I am really curious to see how this story continues, so I do want more. The cover and title of the third book have already been revealed, so hopefully I’ll enjoy the sequel and understand the world a bit more.
The Minor Third – Neil Patrick Harris
I really enjoyed this first book in The Magic Misfits and have the sequel on my shelf. I don’t see it happening that I won’t like that one, so asking for the third book seems like a good idea. The author writes these stories in such a fun way! It’s also really sweet he wrote them for his children!
I once again have a mix of graphic novels, manga and ‘regular’ novels. Once I decided on the books I got super excited for all of them and I can’t wait to see which ones I’ll be getting.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch – Kelly Thompson
As you might’ve gathered by now, I adore the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. So of course I’ve been collecting all kinds of books they’ve been releasing. One of the new stories out there is this new graphic novel series. It looks a lot lighter than the tv show but I’m totally cool with that. I already own the first volume in the very dark graphic novel series so this will be a nice one to compensate for that.
Pumpkinheads – Rainbow Rowell
This was on my Halloween wishlist as well haha. Unfortunately I didn’t get it but I do still really want it! And I saw it on Bookdepo for a very good price so I figured I would put it back on this list as well. I’ve seen some good reviews and think it will make for a cute and fun read. If I do get it, I’n not completely sure I’ll read it right away. Maybe I’ll save it for autumn 2020 haha.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride vol 2 – Kore Yamazaki
I loved the first volume of the Ancient Magus’ Bride! We get our first look of this interesting world and I definitely want to know more. There is also an anime but I want to wait until I’ve read a couple more volumes before watching that one. This is great fantasy series and I think it will surprise me a lot.
Yona of the Dawn vol 2 – Mizuho Kusanagi
Another manga of which I really enjoyed the first one. The first one was very predictable but you could tell it was just setting up the story. I think the following volumes will be more unexpected and take us on a wild story. There are some very positive reviews for this series and I hope to enjoy it as much as I currently expect it to haha.
The Last Magician – Lisa Maxwell
This is one I have been wanting to read for quite a while now! The third book in this series will be released in 2020 so this is a perfect time to start this series. It seems like this is a pretty underrated series, but the ones who did read it are quite positive about it.
The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind – Jackson Ford
I’ve only seen one person talk about this and I remember liking the synopsis haha. But I mostly remembered this book because of the title. That just sounds really funny somehow and it makes my expectations pretty high. I hope this is as funny and as good as I think it will be. It’s always nice to find some cool books not that many people are talking about.
The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab
I love Victoria Schwab, even more after meeting her this year. She is such a wonderful person and I want to read every thing she ever written. I’m so happy for her this book got reprinted and I really like the new cover. To be honest, I’m not completely sure what this is about but I don’t even care haha.
Scared Little Rabbits – A.V. Geiger
You might remember Candyce and I raved about the Follow Me Back duology! That was such a cool YA mystery story and I want to read more by this author. Once again I didn’t really look at the synopsis but I just know I want to read it. I have high hopes for this author, who is also quite underrated in my opinion!
Sisters of the Vast Black – Lina Rather
This is a tor.com novella and so far they have been quite the succes for me! I have been reading some of their sci-fi stories and I really enjoy them. It’s nice to read some shorter stories in between everything else. And for me, especially sci-fi stories work really well as novella’s.
The Merciful Crow – Margaret Owen
I’ve heard amazing things about this book! A friend of ours read it and tried to shove it down everyone’s throat haha. I also really like this cover. It gives me Six of Crows and the Grisha trilogy vibes, and that’s probably what they tried to go for in the first place haha. I read the synopsis a while ago but I do remember being interested right away.
The Brilliant Death – Amy Rose Carpetta
I don’t hear anyone talk about this one! Somehow I came across it, I believe it was on Goodreads and this story sounded so interesting. The magic, the mafia aspect and the gender fluidity we already read about in the synopsis. I’ve seen two reviews from reviewers I trust and they both enjoyed it a lot.
An Unkindness of Magicians – Kat Howard
This is a fantasy thriller, both of my favorite genres! I’ve seen some people call this Harry Potter for adults, and while I’ve been burned by that description before, I am always curious when I see someone say that. Magicians in New York, a gorgeous cover, and the start of a duology. Sign me up!
These are the books we put on our Christmas wishlists for each other. We’re both very excited for these boxes. Not just to receive them, but also to put them together. It’s a lot of fun getting stuff for someone you know well! Have you read any of the books on our TBR? Did we make good choices? Come tell us in the comments!