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Books I’m asking santa (aka my mum) for this christmas.

Hi. I’m currently sad. I just realised a book I was really looking forward to and was going to ask for for Christmas doesn’t come out til February. Fricking February! I would talk about this said book, but it’s a bit niche and nobody’s here to listen to me waffle on about my weird interests.

Instead I thought I’d talk a bit about the books I’m going to be asking my mum to buy me (and some I’m going to buy myself) instead.

you know it’s Christmas season when I break this bad boy out

I’d say “my parents” but let’s be real, my dad’s just as surprised as I am when I open my gifts on Christmas day. My mums actually been nagging me for a list of some books for a few weeks now so I’m also crossing something off my to-do list with this post. Three cheers for multi-tasking!


Books I’m asking Mother Christmas for:

More Than Maybe and Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn

Yes I’ve read these books and raved about them ever since, but I don’t yet own a copy of either. There’s very few times I receive an ARC and then purchase a physical copy. I’m a poor student, I can’t afford to buy books I’ve already read, but I’m making an exception for Hanh’s books.

For one thing my mum’s going to be getting them for me so … and for another, I love these books too much to not have a physical version. I already own her debut novel, You’d Be Mine, and have since re-read it which I plan to do with these two when I get my hands on them. Hopefully this is just a start of my Erin Hahn collection as I collect all the future books she releases.


In Deep Waters by F.T Lukens

Just the thought of having a physical copy of this book on my shelf (or my windowsill which is where I’ve been storing my books at the minute) makes me very happy.

I’ve somehow never read a book about pirates in my however-many years of being an avid reader and I’m excited to fix that. I don’t know what to expect from this book, I cannot remember the plot for the life of me, all I know is I’ve wanted to read it for a while and will hopefully find it under my tree … or in my local Amazon Hub locker


Books I’m going to buy myself:

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Every time I remember I haven’t read this book yet I get sad. I legit ordered this but my order was cancelled, I got my money back and just never got around to ordering it again.

I keep seeing this in Waterstones and online and it’s taking everything in my power not to pick it up. I keep reminding myself I already have too many books which I don’t have the time to read as is, plus work and uni stuff keep getting in the way.

Red, White & Royal Blue was such a fun book to read. The way it was written was an experience in and of itself which I want to feel again. (I also just want to keep up to date with McQuiston’s releases and with their debut YA novel coming out in 2022, I want to read this before then).


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

I’m starting to feel left out, 1) because I haven’t read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and 2) because I just haven’t read anything by Taylor Jenkins Reid full stop.

Because of these factors, and others, I have been drifting towards this book more and more in the shop. Please convince me in the comments to treat myself to this book when I come back to uni in January.


Young Bucks: Killing the Business from Backyards to the Big Leagues by Matt & Nick Jackson

I may or may not have already bought myself this and started reading it.

Hear me out though, this still counts as a Christmas gift to myself. Me and my housemates are having Christmas early because we all leave on December 12th and they’re not coming back in January, they’re abandoning me to do study abroad. Because of that, we’re having a Christmas dinner, wearing matching pyjamas and swapping gifts before then. Basically I’ve been in Christmas mode for a week or two already which means anything I buy from now til the 25th, even food, is a gift to myself.

I’m a nerd who likes wrestling. These two were instrumental in changing the indapendant wrestling scene as well as starting a whole new rival business and I want to read about those things from their point of view. I’m not far in yet but I’m liking it so far.


You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus

There’s a high chance I’ve already pre-ordered this new release too.

After enjoying One of Us is Next and also Two Can Keep a Secret I had every intention of keeping up to date with Mcmanus‘ new releases but life got in the way and I’m behind on her back-list. I plan on amending this by picking up her newest release which I got for a bargain!

From my past experience I bet this is going to be a super intruiging story that I fly through which is exactly what I need right now. Maybe I’ll take it to read on the flight home.

So that my Christmas Wishlist 2021. I’d love to know what books you’ve asked for/are considering splurging on this festive season. As always if you have any thoughts and feelings on the books mentioned here, I’d love to hear them. Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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