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With Christmas just around the corner, the Top 5 Tuesday theme this week lives up to the Christmas spirit. It is about books I want to receive from Santa Claus (or anyone who want to give them to me) this Christmas. Although the possibility of me buying these books is still higher than someone gifting them to me, there is still a sliver of hope that someone with a golden heart will gift them to me this Christmas. Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

Without any more ado, here are the Top Five Books I would want to receive this Christmas. Happy reading!


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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton (75th Anniversary Edition). My love for Greek mythology makes me pine for this book. I’ve already read the book when I was still in high school but this hardbound edition is just too beautiful not to have.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Illustrated Version). I recently came across the illustrated version of the book whilst browsing through the book store. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the book. Haha. The glossy pages were slowly reeling me in and before I knew I it, I was already hooked.

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Lo Kuan-chong. My love and interest with classical tales made me curious about what this book has in store. Chinese literature is vast and diverse but it is something that I have barely dipped my fingers on. Romance of the Three Kingdoms, I surmise, is a good starting point for my reading adventure.

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. I admit, I wasn’t much of a fun of Morgenstern’s debut novel, The Night Circus. My previous experience made me ambivalent on reading her latest work. However, countless positive feedback and reviews made me rethink my previous resolution. These positive reviews also made me look forward to the book.

An orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma. Of the more than ten books longlisted in this year’s Man Booker Prize, Obioma’sΒ An Orchestra of Minorities was the first book to capture my interest. In a list that includes two of my favorite authors (Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood), it is quite difficult to stand out.


Happy reading and happy Holidays everyone!