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What’s on my Christmas list this year…

on November 14, 2011

I can hardly believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving, which means Christmas is not far behind. I just love the holiday time of year! My kids are busy making their lists for Santa Claus, and here are the books that have made it onto mine (with links to Amazon, where I am an Associate):

1) “V Is for Vengeance” by Sue Grafton:

 

If you know me you know I love, love, love Sue Grafton’s alphabet series and have read them all. This one I have to read, but truth be told, I have ordered it for my husband – he’s read them all, too;  and – best of all – his copy is signed by Ms. Grafton (squeal!). I’m sooo very excited for this (and um, thankful that he doesn’t ever read my blog!).

2) “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese:

 

I’ve had so many people ask me if I’ve read this book and when I say I haven’t, they tell me that I NEED to – it’s awesome – I would love it. So it made the list!

3) “I Am Half-Sick of Shadows” by Alan Bradley:

I am a HUGE Flavia fan, following the first book in this series “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie”. I was less enthralled with the plotting in the next two books but am willing to give number four a look-see.

4) “Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark” by Brian Kellow:

 

I always loved to read Pauline Kael’s movie reviews in the New Yorker magazine. I mean – did that women like anything?? She was no-nonsense and cut right to the chase. I had put this on my list and then, to my great good luck, scored it from Net Galley to review. Woo-hoo!

I’m sure there are more titles to make my list, but these are the ones on for now.

 What’s on your holiday list for reading in 2012?


One response to “What’s on my Christmas list this year…

  1. Meg says:

    Hi Aunt Beth- I really enjoyed Cutting For Stone. There’s a lot of medical stuff throughout the book, but the story is great!

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