Hello, friends and book lovers! I hope your December has been off to a good start. Today, I thought I would talk about my Christmas book wishlist! I’m very privileged in that I have friends and family that support my reading and buy me lots of books for Christmas, so I thought I would share the books I asked for!
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips: I remember seeing this book in a bookstore when it first came out and thinking it looked stunning, and then later learning that it had been nominated for a ton of awards and was getting great reviews. I’ve been meaning to read it for a while, so I finally decided now was a good time to get a copy. This book is about two women who are abducted in Russia and the police investigation. I’m typically not a fan of police procedurals, but I’ve this is not that at all, and it honestly sounds right up my alley.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro: I of course need to read the new Ishiguro. The only book of his I’ve read is Never Let Me Go, but it quickly became one of my favourites. This book follows Klara, an AI who I believe develops feelings? Or maybe not feelings but the AI equivalent of feelings. Either way, I’ve heard fantastic things about this book and am super excited for it.
Beautiful World, Where are You by Sally Rooney: obviously I need the new Sally Rooney. I am sad this isn’t the pink ARC that was going around, but alas. In typical Rooney fashion, this book follows some twenty-somethings being messy and having messy relationships. I’m super excited to read it.
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters: this book has been getting a lot of attention recently, and I think the cover is gorgeous, so obviously I need a copy. It follows three women, both cis and trans, who have a messy, interconnected relationship that is thrown for a loop when one decides to detransition. A lot of my friends and people I respect have really enjoyed it, and I’m always trying to support trans authors, particularly trans women. I’m super excited to read this!
Luster by Raven Leilani: this sounds like such a me book. It follows a twenty-something woman struggling with her life who starts a relationship with a man in an open marriage (with rules). I’m also really excited about this book because it’s not just a Messy Woman book, but it also talks about race, which is a perspective often missing from these books. Once again, a lot of my friends have really enjoyed this book and had a lot of positive things to say about it, so hopefully I can read it soon!
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He: I’ve recently gotten back into YA fantasy and have been loving it honestly. And the cover of this book is STUNNING, so it easily made it onto my wishlist. It follows a princess whose father is suddenly murdered who hires an illegal soothsayer to learn more about her father’s murder. I love illegal magic and kingdoms and illicit relationships, so I’m very excited about this one.
And those are the books I asked for for Christmas! Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Did you ask for any books for Christmas? Let me know!