Christmas will be upon in just FIVE days – can you believe it?! I’m only 21 this year but with each passing Christmas I find myself feeling less and less excited and Christmas wish lists are a thing of the past. Instead of asking for a present, I tend to just ask my parents to reimburse me for an event or holiday I have already been to or am planning to go to. This is getting a little boring now so this year I’m making a bookish wish list. Before the new year I should be furnishing my new bedroom (we’ve just had a loft conversion!) and there will, of course, be a very large bookcase. Or two. Or three. So what new books do I want to decorate these shelves with?
Here’s my Christmas wishlist: the bookish edition:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Screenplay
Of course this gorgeous book had to be at the top of my list. I’ve already seen the film and thought it was great so now I need to add this beautiful screenplay to my Harry Potter shelf. I’ve never read a screenplay before and I’m well aware that printing something like this is just another money-making ploy from the Harry Potter franchise but I just can’t resist!
Now half-price at £8.49, available from The Book Depository here (free delivery too!).
Albus Dumbledore Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure
I love Funko Pops and am so envious of those who have rows and rows of them lined up on their bookshelves. I already own two Game of Thrones figures (read more about them here) but the one that I would love, love, love, is this one of Albus Dumbledore in his maroon robes. Isn’t he adorable?
Available on Amazon.co.uk here.
Hogwarts Acceptance Letter
“I’ve done my waiting! 10 years of it!”
But seriously I have waited so long for one of these babies to come floating through my letter box and I’ve just got to have one. By this point I’m pretty sure a real one isn’t going to come but there are some amazing replicas out there that can be personalised too that I’d love to add one to my Harry Potter collection!
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I’ve seen so many bookstagrammers raving about this book and the cover is so damn gorgeous how could I resist? This one is supposed to appeal to those who loved The Night Circus, which is one of my all-time favourite books, so I’m expecting this to be amazing! Here’s the description:
A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus.
The hardback will have FOUR secret hidden-on-the-board covers featuring stunning foiled illustrations. The one you receive will be random, but all are jaw-droppingly beautiful.
Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.
Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.
Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.
When the sisters’ long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show’s mastermind organiser, Legend.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
I’ve only read Cinder by Marissa Meyer but it was so much better than I thought it would be that I’ve added the rest of the Lunar Chronicles to my TBR pile. Can you guess which retelling this one is? Here’s the description:
Long before she was the Queen of Hearts, Catherine Pinkerton was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans. From New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer, comes a vision of Wonderland like none you’ve seen before, telling the untold story of the girl who would the notorious Queen of Hearts.
Read my review of Cinder here.
Spot anything you like here? What’s top of your Christmas list this year? Let me know in the comments below!