Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings

Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings


Top Ten Books We Hope Santa Brings


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Corina's Top Picks

Butterfly (A Public Enemy Standalone)


I NEED this gorgrous book on my books shelf. I’m usually not that possible about owning books, but this cover speaks to me. I LOVE it!!!!!! I can’t get enough of the simple lines, the white and black with the brilliant orange of the butterfly.

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Drunken brawls. One-night stands.
No-show interviews. Toilet-papering my hoity-toity neighbor’s house.
Insulting my fans. Trashing hotel rooms.
What’s it take to become public enemy number one?
I just told you.
I’ve done all that and more.
My poor conduct got me on the Celebs Behaving Badly list
and ultimately ruined my career.
From the world’s number-one popstar to world’s most hated.
That’s me. Ten Stark.
Go underground, they said. Stay out of the spotlight.
Most importantly, stay out of trouble.
Everyone loves a good comeback story.
For once, I listened.
I met someone who didn’t know my name,
my face, or the bad behavior that defined me.
She taught me I wasn’t who everyone thought I was—everyone including me.
Then someone whispered my name and things got messy, as they always do.
Now I want her back.
I’m not a caterpillar, but a butterfly.
My wings are in full color, not just black and white.
But first, I have to shed my cocoon and fly.


Paperback, 377 pages
Published November 3rd 2017



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Illegal Contact (The Barons #1)


This book changed the game for me. I was in awe and in love at the same time – my unicorn. This book will always be one of my favorites of 2017 and I can’t imagine a bookshelf without it.


The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel. 

New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.

Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin’s timeout is over…

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Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published August 15th 2017





I absolutely adore this cover. I love the time less feel of the photo and the blackboard font – it just works perfectly together. And the story was as emotionally charged as it was sexy and forbidden.

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Remington Stringer has never been like most girls. She’s outspoken, brazen and wants nothing more than to escape the Nevadan hell hole that she calls home.

On the brink of eighteen, with a deceased mother and a well-meaning, yet absent father, she is forced to fend for herself. The only person she’s ever had to depend on is her borderline obsessive stepbrother, Ryan. But, what used to be her anchor is quickly becoming a loose cannon.

When Remi gets the opportunity to attend the best private school in the state during her senior year of high school, she jumps at the chance. Then she meets Mr. James. Ornery, aloof, and totally irresistible.

Most girls would swoon in secrecy.

Most girls would doodle his name with hearts in their notebook.

But Remi Stringer has never been like most girls.


Published April 26th 2017



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Some Kind of Perfect (Calloway Sisters #4.5)


I have hands down NEVER read a book like Some Kind Of Perfect before. Never has an author written 664 pages of epilogue that includes all of the characters that I came to love and adore. This book covers their journeys and growing families, family vacations and milestones. Everything I always wanted to know about a couple after their book ends. I love this book. I don’t think I can quite put it in words how much this book means to me. And having this book on my bookshelf would be the EPIC!!!


Falling in love was just the beginning

The conclusion to the epic ten-book series about the unbreakable strength of family, friendship, and love.

Lily & Lo are back one final time. Childhood best friends and soul mates.

Ryke & Daisy are back one final time. Wild risk-takers and flirty adventurers.

Connor & Rose are back one final time. Genius rivals and intellectual teammates.

Ten years of laughter. Of heartache. And love.

***Authors’ Note***
Some Kind of Perfect is a full-length epilogue novel. It is highly recommended to read this book after Long Way Down. Otherwise, it will spoil the entire series. Some Kind of Perfect is meant to be the 10th book in the series.


ebook, 664 pages
Published May 20th 2016




Fuel the Fire (Calloway Sisters #3)


I want a Krista and Becca Ritchie kind of Christmas this year. They brought me one of my most beloved book boyfriends Connor, I even included him in my TOP TEN Best Book Boyfriends – so having his story on my shelf would be a dream come true. That guy is hard to top in smarts, suaveness, and a brain that never stops running – and of course looks. But I think I’m more turned on by his intellect than anything else  – isn’t’ that something. 


Protect your family. At all costs.

It’d take the impossible to hurt Connor Cobalt, even for a moment.

Protect your family. At all costs.

At twenty-six, his narcissistic tendencies have made room for the people he loves.

Protect your family. At all costs.

And he loves Rose. But when his love is threatened, when his greatest dreams with her are compromised — what is the cost then?

Protect your family. At all costs.

Love will guide his choices.
For the first time in his life.


ebook, 462 pages
Published April 2nd 2015







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One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2)





The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.


Paperback, 464 pages
Published September 19th 2017




The Book Thief



A story about, among other things: A girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Winner of the 2007 BookBrowse Ruby Award.

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist – books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.


Hardcover, 552 pages
Published March 14th 2006



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Wonder (Wonder #1)



I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.


August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

Hardcover, Books for Young Readers, 316 pages
Published February 14th 2012



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Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)




In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.


Hardcover, 664 pages
Published September 5th 2017



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The King (Masterpiece Duet #1)




The highest stakes…

My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.

Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble.

A trailer park princess.

The son of a criminal king.

We don’t belong together, but I’m caught in a twisted game.

His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to lose everything.


Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published June 27th 2017


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18 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings

  1. Wonder is a book I think everyone should read. It is just left me so wonderful. I am a fan of the Three Dark Crowns series. The second book was even better than the first. I have been wanting to start the Calloway Sisters books. They look great and I keep hearing great things.

    1. Wonder was AMAZING!!!!!! For adults and children – a real gem. And let me not get started with the Calloway sisters – I LOVE the authors, the books, the characters. ALL TIME FAVORITE family!!! If you ever get to it, let me know, we need to chat. 😀

  2. I see SO MANY beautiful things on this list! I would honestly die to get any of these for Christmas! I’m reading One Dark Throne right now AND IT’S FANTASTIC. GREAT pick, really! Wasn’t 3 Dark Crowns mind-blowing?
    The Book Thief totally broke me, and Wonder gave me hope. I had never heard of Butterfly, but it sounds interesting. great post!

    My TTT:

    1. I hope you’ve been good this good this year and Santa brings you some goodies! I’m so excited about these books! I actually bought The Book Thief myself. I couldn’t wait!

  3. Wonder was such a great book. Two years ago our secondary librarian in our school district won a grant and the ENTIRE school district from K to 12 and the admin office read the book. I went to see the movie just last week with my mom, who then read the book after I did. I didn’t feel it was nearly as impactful as the book. I STILL have The Book Thief on my shelf!

    1. Wow, what an amazing story!!!!! She couldn’t have picked a better book to didn’t her grant. I listened to it the first time after it was recommended to be me by my friend. And a few years ago I read it again this time with a middle schooler. We worked through questions that came with his homework, and it added another layer to the book. Discussing the chapters was a wonderful way to delve even deeper into the book. I think I would have loved to do something similar with The Book Thief, both books just invite a more meaningful discussion. I’ve had my eye on the anniversary edition of Book Thief – love the cover!!

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