Top Ten Tuesday Prompt: Books I Hope Santa Brings
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
I originally thought of going rogue with this week’s prompt and choosing another topic. However, I decided to keep it simple, particularly since time is precious as I prepare for my first Christmas hosting family.
Everyone of my birthday and Christmas wish lists have included books. This year is no exception. Here are a few I hope to find under the Christmas tree this year. Many of these have been out for a while.
Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel – Not only do I love books, but films as well. As a classic film fan, I often request star biographies. This one was on last year’s holiday wish list too. Maybe this year, I’ll get lucky.
Daughter of Rome – A fictional telling of the story of Priscilla and Aquila who were very important figures in the early church. I love how fiction can bring dimension and personality to historical people.
A Gilded Lady – Camden always writes great historicals which cover lesser known events and with strong women. This is the second in a three part series.
The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux– This cover immediately caught my eye and then of course being a Francophile, I had to add it to my TBR.
An Appalachian Summer – As you know, I’m obsessed with historical fiction. But I’ve also developed a thing for stories set in Appalachia. Plus, I’m always interested in stories that feature privileged people learning how those less fortunate live.
Mountain Laurel – This author writes such great early American historical tales, that it makes me feel like I’m living it myself.
Love and a Little White Lie – It’s been a long wait for a new release by one of my favorite contemporary authors.
Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish – I’m a huge fan of the romantic comedy onscreen and love when an author can successfully write in this genre. Turner’s books always keep me giggling.
John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars – Gilbert is a classic film star who has grown on me in the past couple of years. I would love to read more about him.
Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise -I’ve read just about every biography written about Cary Grant. Eyman has done well with other star biographies and I’m very curious about his take on my very favorite film star.