5 Books I Need under my Christmas Tree

Well, if my two cats let it last until Christmas Day.

As fellow cat owners slaves throughout the world will know, our fellow felines tend to love all those pretty, shiny, bouncy things we hang on the pointy, green cone on Winter. This adoration often results in weird noises that have us wake up in the middle of the night, reaching whatever weapon comes to our sleep-filled minds.

To sum it up, my cats are wrecking my Christmas tree, and Christmas hasn’t even yet begun. They’ve decimated the decorations, ripped the wrapping from the kids’ presents, chewed on some pieces of the tree (and consequently vomited the tiny plastic bits).

They’ve also half-eaten our poor Elf on the Shelf, and I suspect they left it on the ground, wounded and dying, for the dog to pee on.

Thankfully, I’m a firm believer in the power of disinfectants.

As you might have guessed, things are beyond chaotic here, so there’s no way Santa is gonna believe me when I swear I’ve been a good girl this year. Oh, woe is me! My pleas for a book-filled Christmas are going to be left unanswered, just like every other year.

You know what? Since I can’t count on Santa Claus to bring me all the goodies I want, this year I’m taking the bull by the horns. I’m wrapping my own presents — yes, let’s pretend it’s not something I do every year–. Here is small list of five books I would like to find in a pretty half-eaten, chewed-upon package under my barely holding on Christmas tree. If you have something in mind that I might like, appreciate my suggestions or simply if you have read one the books and want to give me some feedback on it, write something in the box below. I can’t wait to hear from you all.

Now. Ready?

  1. This is How We Fly, by Anna Meriano
    I’m not sure about the outcome since this is a debut novel, but the main character is a vegan and muggle quidditch is played, so I’m already half sold!
  2. A Universe of Wishes, edited by Dhonielle Clayton
    This one is an anthology, woohoo. 15 short stories by 15 outstanding authors, all about young adults in fantasy settings. I can already see the picture: the fireplace is on, I’m on the couch with a cozy blanket covering my legs. In one hand I have a mug of vegan hot chocolate, and in the other this amazing book. Which leaves me with no spare hands to defend myself. One of the cats sneaks on me and attacks, I jump and end up covered in chocolate. The couch is ruined, the book is soaked but I’m happy anyway because the read was good. I need this book in my life.
  3. Deadly Vows, by Keri Arthur
    I have an on-again, off-again relationship with this series. I like each book, can’t wait to read the rest and then time passes and I completely forget they even exist, until something reminds me about them and I become obsessed all over again. Today I was sifting through my want to read shelf on Goodreads and I noticed this series finale has been out since June without me even noticing. June!
  4. First Grave on the Right, by Darynda Jones
    On one hand I’m intrigued by the contrasting reviews of this series on Goodreads: this is one of those books people either love to bits or hate fiercely, and I’m curious on where I’d stand. On the other, have I ever read novels on grim reapers? I don’t think so. Do I feel the need to? Heck yes.
  5. How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, by Molly Harper
    What? Did you expect me to add something serious? It is Christmas, the time of the year made for overeating, overdrinking and oversleeping, guys! Let’s be merry and have fun while stuck inside our homes in this perpetual semi-lockdown! The reasons why this book makes it on my list are snow, romance and werewolves. Just what Christmas is about.

What? It is not?

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