I love Christmas, but every year I struggle to decide which books to add to my Christmas list. Which books can I actually wait *until* Christmas to get? Which ones do I think I will like (nothing worse than asking someone to get you a book as a gift and not enjoying it) and, honestly, which books do I want to ask for that I can't *quite* justify buying myself? With that in mind, here is my list of ten books to add to your Christmas list:
Christmas is the perfect time to ask for those pricey hardbacks that you might not normally buy for yourself and The Bone Season is a great one to ask for. A promising start to what looks to be a gripping and totally addictive bound-to-be-bestseller series.
Another hardback and an absolutely gorgeous one at that, both in terms of cover and content. A magical debut from a UKYA author that you're bound to find enticing.
Okay, cheating slightly because I do work for the UK publisher of these books, but they've been some of my favourites for a while! With the sixth and final book, United We Spy, released this year, Christmas 2013 is the perfect time to get yourself treated to the entire set.
Geek Girl 1 & 2 by Holly Smale
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
It's dramatic, fraught with tension and you have no idea where it's going to end up. It's not Christmas dinner with your family, it is one of the best books I have ever read, and a book that has taken the YA world by storm.
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
More fiction with a historical setting, strong characters and emotional and tense plotlines. Much better than the Christmas episodes of the soaps.
A 2012 release that I actually got for Christmas last year, so I'm passing on the joy! One of the most impactful and bittersweet books I have ever read and one I feel everyone should read.
Another 2012 release, but one I only discovered this year. A gorgeous and gripping Grisha fantasy; wonderfully inspired by Russian culture and history. I defy you to not fall in love with this book.
Another series and while there's still another book to go in this one, that gives you enough time to catch up and endure a nail-biting but always thrilling wait for the final book. The Skulduggery Pleasant books are totally addictive reading and what is Christmas for if not self-indulgent chain-reading (and eating)?
What books have made it onto your Christmas wishlist this year, and what books would you recommend adding to mine?