Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope Santa Brings

Books-on-my-wishlist-that-I-will-not-get-for-Christmas-(or birthday or Valentine's Day or anniversary),-and-I'll-have-to-buy-them-myself.

Charlotte Mason Companion
Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning
Karen Andreola

Caroline: Little House, Revisited
Sarah Miller

The Republic of Imagination: A Life in Books
Azar Nafisi

Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels
Deidre Le Faye

A Woman's Education: The Road from Coorain Leads to Smith College
Jill Ker Conway

And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hossieni


Last night was my Anniversary (21 years married) and my husband surprised me with flowers and a shoebox. In the shoebox were three books from my Amazon.com wishlist, and two of them were on this list above. So I must eat my words. He never likes to get me books on my wishlist because it is not considered a surprise; but he does not understand how much I love to get books from my wishlist. 

These are the books he bought me:

Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller
and The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings by Olaudah Equiano

(Yes, a couple are used books because he said he knows how I feel
about buying a new book when I can get a decent reading copy for one penny plus shipping.)

I am definitely excited to add these to my 2018 reads.


  1. That is a lovely!!!! 21st wedding anniversary gift ♥ (Congratulations on your marriage milestone too :-) )