I’m actually still in the process of writing my Christmas list! I’m the black sheep of the family, as the sole book nerd. I’ve bought cookbooks for my mum and photography books for my sister, and my dad reads the occasional thriller, but I’m the only one that loves fiction, so I have to tell everybody what books I would like as they would have no idea what to do if they went into a bookshop!
I have so many books and such little space that I have to operate a very strict entry policy for my bookshelves. I only buy and ask for books that are not available at the library. Now that my borough has joined the London Libraries Consortium, and I can order books from any London public library for 75p, loads of books that would have been on my Christmas list before, like Eleanor & Park and the Night School sequels, have moved to my library wishlist instead! Which is great, but my Christmas list is looking a little sparse as a result.
I thought that looking at imports would be a great place to start, but the LLC has loads of them. One that the library doesn’t have is Girl Defective, by Simmone Howell, but that’s not even available on Amazon. It also doesn’t have How To Be Bad, by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle or…oh, wait, that’s it. Literally every other book title I’ve put in the library search has produced a result. So that means that at the moment, the only books on my Christmas list are How To Be Bad and Buffy Season 8 collections (which I have to own – there’s a little space on my Buffy shelf)!
Today I’m asking you – what books are on your Christmas list? And do you have any obscure YA recommendations to help me fill mine? If you write a blog post, link it up below.