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Iâ€™m about to start my Christmas shopping, and as always, books are at the top of both my giving and receiving lists. Which makes this blog a great excuse to close my eyes and think about all the great books Iâ€™d love to own…
Okay, for me… Iâ€™m keen to read The Last Will of Moira Leahy, by Therese Walsh. There are a couple of Georgette Heyer books that Iâ€™ve read but donâ€™t yet own â€“ Venetia springs to mind. Karina Bliss has promised me a copy of her new book, Here Comes the Groom, yippee. And since, as someone pointed out to me recently, I never stop thinking about food, I also have a couple of cookbooks on my list: Kitchen, by Nigella Lawson, and Ottolenghi, by Yotam Ottolenghi.
But itâ€™s more blessed to give than to receive, so I also have book lists for my nearest and dearest. My son has recently started to read Michael Connelly , so maybe The Lincoln Lawyer for him. Or a book by Marcus Zusak â€“ he loved The Book Thief (of which Iâ€™ve ordered a couple more copies for gifts).
For the girls, the Fey series by Julie Kagawa, starting with The Iron King, looks fab. Saw an interesting new book, Matched by Allie Condle, on the HarperCollins website, available for pre-order now, but that might have to wait for a paperback edition. Anything from the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast will be elevate me to supermom status. The latest Wimpy Kid is an auto-buy.
For hubby and others… having read and loved Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, another book by Paul Torday is in order. Maybe a Carl Hiaasen… Maybe the new JoAnn Ross series (not for hubby!)…
So many books, so few shopping days until Christmas! Iâ€™d love to hear your Christmas wishlist â€“ do tell!