Dear Santa…5 Books I Hope to See Under the Tree!

Screen Shot 2019-12-15 at 6.41.01 PMTop 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah of Bionic Book Worm.

What books are on your TBR that, try as you might, you just weren’t able to get to this year? Here are five books I’d be happy to unwrap next week!

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by: Sonia Purnell (Viking) – Pub Date: April 9, 2019

It doesn’t matter what genre the book is, if it’s about WWII in any sort of way, I’m gonna read it. This one flew under the radar for me but I recently saw it at the local bookstore and the byline totally caught my eye. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. Though the reviews seem to be a bit mixed on this one, I’m still interested in giving it a try!

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by: Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead) – August 13, 2019

I briefly remember seeing the cover of this one and liking it, but my interest didn’t go much beyond that until I saw Jodi’s review over on #bookstagram. She describes it as the book that upended her top book of the year. It has also been descibed as odd and dark and quirky…so my curiosity has definitely been piqued.

Hollow Kingdom by: Kira Jane Buxton (Grand Central Publishing) – Pub Date: August 6, 2019

At first I was totally turned off by the synopsis of this book, but the reviews keep coming in fairly strong and now I have fomo and want to know what the fuss is all about. It does seem to be divisive so I wonder what side of the fence I’ll fall on.

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by: Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday) – Pub Date: February 26, 2019

This book didn’t catch my attention until I kept seeing it pop up on the Best Nonfiction Books of 2019 lists. I’m still not sure I care about the story that much, but many say it’s phenomenal writing so I don’t want to miss out on that!

Trust Exercise by: Susan Choi (Henry Holt) – Pub Date: April 9, 2019

Probably the book I’m the most nervous to include on this list because I feel like more people hated it than liked it. It recently won the National Book Award for Fiction, so it has definitely moved up my TBR!


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