Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope Santa Brings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Arty Reader Girl. Each week, we are given a bookish topic to discuss. This week’s theme is the books I hope Santa brings. If I’m perfectly honest, I would love to receive every book on my enormous wishlist, including some that aren’t out yet. However, being a bit more realistic, I have narrowed it down to 11 books I would love to see under the tree from Santa. Hopefully, if I do get some of these books, they won’t sit on my TBR for too long.

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Books I Hope Santa Brings

Dinosaur Sanctuary Vol. 1 by Itaru Kinoshina

Dinosaurs are alive! In 1946, a remote island was discovered where dinosaurs never went extinct. Through breeding and genetic manipulation, dinosaur populations increased and dino-mania reached a fever pitch worldwide…until a certain terrible incident occurred. Afterward, dinosaur reserves like Enoshima Dinoland fell on hard times. Enter Suma Suzume, a kindhearted rookie dino-keeper! Can she be the one to save Dinoland from extinction?

World of Warcraft: Nexus Point – The Dragons of Outland Vol. 2 by Richard A. Knaak

Beyond the Dark Portal, the good-natured but brash blue dragon Tyragosa and human paladin Jorad have encountered a group of enigmatic creatures unlike any they have ever seen: the incorporeal nether dragons. But the heroes don’t have time to spare for investigation: Ragnok Bloodreaver–one of the original death knights–has enslaved a host of nether dragons and is marching his fel orc army to the Dark Portal… where is brutal takeover of Outland will begin.

If Outland falls, will Azeroth be far behind? Seeking redemption, Jorad rallies The Broken and warns the Alliance of Ragnok’s impending attack, all while trying to prevent Tyri from falling under Ragnok’s control…

Written by bestselling author Richard Knaak and drawn by international superstar Jae-Hwan Kim, World of Warcraft: Nexus Point brings Jorad and Tyri’s journey to an earth-shattering conclusion.  Besides reavealing astonishing truths about the blue dragonflight, this epic manga exposes shocking details about the nether dragons’ origins and their connection to Deathwing. An excellent companion read to the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion.

Days on Fes Vol. 1 by Kanato Oka

Kanade Sora has never been to a music festival before. But when her friend Otoha lures her along with the promise that her favorite band will be playing, she finds herself having more fun than she ever imagined. And if one small show is enough to hook her, what might a huge overnight event at a major venue be like? As Kanade dives into a whole new world of rocking out, will her life ever be the same?!

The Apothecary Diaries Vol. 1 by Natsu Hyuuga

Maomao, a young woman trained in the art of herbal medicine, is forced to work as a lowly servant in the inner palace. Though she yearns for life outside its perfumed halls, she isn’t long for a life of drudgery! Using her wits to break a “curse” afflicting the imperial heirs, Maomao attracts the attentions of the handsome eunuch Jinshi and is promoted to attendant food taster. But Jinshi has other plans for the erstwhile apothecary, and soon Maomao is back to brewing potions and…solving mysteries?!

Steins;gate: The Complete Manga by Yomi Sarachi

What do you get when you cross a microwave with a cell phone? Apparently, a time machine! Self-proclaimed mad scientist Kyoma Hououin and the Future Gadget Lab members now have the ability to send text messages into the past. Will they use this newfound power for personal gain? To change the world? Or for something much more sinister… Find out in Steins;Gate!

Collects the complete 3-book Steins;Gate manga series in one omnibus volume!

Urusei Yatsura Vol. 1 by Rumiko Takahashi

Beautiful space alien princess Lum invades Earth on her UFO, and unlucky Ataru Moroboshi’s world gets turned upside down! Will Lum become Earth’s electrifying new leader? Or will Ataru somehow miraculously save Earth from space alien onslaught?

In a high-stakes game of tag, Ataru must touch Lum’s horns in ten days—or aliens will take over the earth! The fact that Lum can fly doesn’t make Ataru’s job any easier. As it turns out, the game of tag is only the beginning of Ataru’s troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings like beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama!

Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art by Susan Napier

A thirtieth-century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red†‘haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor TotoroPrincess MononokeSpirited AwayHowl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises.
Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture.

Library Wars: Love and War Vol. 1 by Kiiro Yumi

Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Forces ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she’s finally a recruit, she’s finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!

Even if This Love Disappears Tonight by Ichijo Misaki

When Tooru Kamiya is pushed into falsely confessing his love to Maori Hino, she tells him she’ll date him on three conditions. 1) Don’t talk to her until after school. 2) Keep any communication between them concise. 3) Don’t really fall in love. Unfortunately, he isn’t able to keep the last rule—and when he tells her how he feels, she reveals that she has an illness that prevents her from remembering anything that happened the previous day, and that she uses a diary to keep track. But Tooru is determined to build a relationship with her, one day at a time… 

Summertime Rendering Vol. 1 by Yasuki Tanaka

Hearing the news of the passing of his childhood friend Ushio, Shinpei returned to his hometown on the remote island of Hitogashima to attend her funeral. Little does he know that it is the beginning of a summer full of mystery and horror! No one is prepared for the time-twisting adventures ahead that defy life and death!

Doomsday With My Dog Vol. 1 by Yu Ishihara

A single teenage girl journeys through the crumbling ruins of civilization―the last human on Earth, exploring the concrete jungle that has outlived mankind. Keeping her company is woman’s best friend―the ever-adorable and quick-witted Shiba Inu Haru, who is ready to stick with her through thick and thin! With such a pleasant conversation partner to keep the postapocalyptic doldrums at bay, the end of the world might not be so bad after all!

I hope you enjoyed reading what Books I Hop Santa Brings. What books are you hoping to get for Christmas?


  1. I hope these wind up on your bookshelf, and most of all, I hope they all end up being reads you really enjoy. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting my website today. I appreciate this.

    1. Author

      Thank you. I’m sure I will love them when I do get my hands on them, be it gifts or buying them myself.

  2. All of these look great, I hope Santa will bring some or all of them 🙂 Even If This Love Disappears Tonight sounds lik such a powerful read.

  3. Ahhh I’ve got most of the warcraft books lined up hoping to marathon them this coming year! I hardly ever see people talking about them!

  4. Great list! Library Wars and Doomsday with My Dog look good. Hope you get some of these. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I haven’t heard of any of these before this post, but they look so interesting! I hope you get them all and love every last one of them. Merry Christmas!

    1. Author

      See, that’s why I love these lists, people find so many books they had never heard of before. Thank you.

  6. Ooh, Dinosaur Sanctuary instantly caught my eye! I’ve been really curious about The Apothecary Diaries, too. Hope you enjoy these when you get a chance!

    1. Author

      It looks like such a fun read. The Apothecary Diaries is so popular now that I want to get to it before the series is spoiled. Thank you.

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