Last year my mother asked me for a list of what I wanted for Christmas that was specifically things my grandmother could buy for me, with the stipulation of “no books.” I didn’t know what to do. No books for Christmas? That just doesn’t make sense. Every year my Christmas wish list contains more books than anything else. It’s usually books that I want but can’t justify spending the money on. This year I share my holiday wish list with you.
Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill
I collect children’s books and this one is a favorite from my childhood. I used to own it, but I have no idea where it is now. Ever since I got a black cat of my own, I can’t help but be reminded of Jenny Linsky and her cat friends so I need to own it again.
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
I didn’t read The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao until this year, prompted by just how much I want to read This Is How You Lose Her. I really hope it lives up to the hype.
Jonathan Adler: On Happy Chic Colors
On Happy Chic Accessorizing
My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living
I love books about interior design and I love Jonathan Adler, so these three books are all win.
Vintage Cocktails by Brina Van Flandern
I’m a sucker for vintage and who doesn’t love cocktails? Also, while I haven’t had a chance to look at this one in person, I have the feeling that it’s going to have gorgeous photographs, which is always a plus.
Fairytales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Phillip Pullman
I love fairytales and will buy any fairytale book I can find. The fact that Phillip Pullman is behind this one just makes it that much better. It’s been very hard for me to not buy this for myself, but I’m fairly certain someone already bought it for me. This is the one on my list I’m probably most excited about.