Thursday, December 14, 2006

A Festive Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Louise

Inspired by a post by Ellee - 13 books on my Christmas List

1. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters.
I am currently reading Fingersmith and loving it, so would like to read more of her work.

2. Charles and Camilla by Gyles Brandreth.
I know I am WAY out on a limb on my own here, but I really like Camilla. I think she would be great fun at a dinner party.

3. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.
Well, I'd like to see if it's as great a cross-over book as the Harry Potters.

4. The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks
I read this years ago in my early teens. Would like to know if it will still have the same, or even a greater, impact on me now as then.

5. Venus in Copper by Lindsay Davis
I am a big fan of the Falco books and have 1,2 and 4. This is 3 and I would like to get this missing book in the sequence before I buy any more.

6. Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir
I loved her book on the Six Wives of Henry VIII, would like to read more easily accessible history books.

7. Prison Diary 2: Purgatory by Jeffrey Archer
The first one was a real eye-opener.

8. Wicked by Jilly Cooper
I love Jilly Cooper - my guilty pleasure

9. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
Well, why not start another series of books....

10. Popcorn by Ben Elton
I always read great reviews of his work, but have never actually read any of his books.

11. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
I haven't seen the musical but the blurb of the book looks really interesting.

12. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Attwood
Have recently started to read some books set around this era, both fiction and non-fiction, and this looks like a good addition

13. The Last Temptation by Val McDermid
Another one of my favourite authors.

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Carol said...

Wow! I can tell that I read more children's books than adult books! I'm not familiar with most of those! Great list, though, and I made a couple notations for vacation reading. Thanks for visiting my T13.

Carmen said...

With Wicked - Don't let the book turn you off of the musical. I understand the book moves pretty slow, but the musical was Awesome!

Anonymous said...

That's a very interesting list! Thank you very much for sharing!

Hugs and happy TT from Germany,

Sweet like Kitty
Sonny's Xmas

Anonymous said...

Ahhh.. another book lover! Thanks for dropping by!

Anonymous said...

Great list - I love reading. :) What a wonderful, eclectic list of books. :) Lindsay Davis is one of my favourite mystery authors - I enjoy all the Falco books. :) #6 sounds like a book I would also enjoy.

Happy T13. :)

Anonymous said...

I love Alison Weir. She is so good at making her historical figures come alive.

Happy TT!

Tanya said...

I haven't read any of those (I've only even heard of a couple). Happy reading these holidays :)

Ellee said...

A copy of Boris was sent to me today, so I have one present from my wish list. I hope you are lucky with your selection.

Merry Christmas wishes to you and your family too.