Books On My Christmas List

With Christmas Eve only a week away, I’m trying to get myself in the festive mood. There have been Christmas songs aplenty, talk of films (even if I’ve not gotten round to watching any – the US Office has put that on the back-burner) and Christmas parties.

I may even have eaten Christmas pudding for breakfast this morning.

Because it’s the best. image1 (3)

But I’ve also had to have a think about my own Christmas list. So thought I’d share a list of 15 books that are part of it this year.

  1. Nabokov’s Favourite Word is Mauve: The Literary Quirks and Oddities of our Most Loved Authors, Ben Blatt.
  2. The Fountain in the Forest, Tony White.
  3. Ice, Anna Kavan.
  4. All the Devils are Here, David Seabrook.
  5. Malacqua, Nicola Pugliese.
  6. A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki.
  7. Moshi Moshi: a Novel, Banana Yoshimoto.image3 (2)
  8. Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado.
  9. Gaudy Bauble, Isabel Waidner.
  10. In Search of Lost Books: the Forgotten Stories of Eight Mythical Volumes, Giorgio van Straten.
  11. Dept. of Speculation, Jenny Offill.
  12. Dream Story, Arthur Schnitzler and Frederic Raphael.
  13. Impossible Fairy Tale, Han Yujoo.
  14. Swimmer Among the Stars, Kanishk Tharoor.
  15. The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times, Xan Brooks.

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