I have been a really good girl this year (okay, I've been a really good girl most of the time- we won't talk about those other times). I've done the dishes more times than I can count and made sure that the laundry was clean. I've cooked for hours just to hear my family say "That looks yucky. I won't eat it." and I managed not to throw dinner all over the kitchen in a blind rage. I continued to go to work with a smile on my face even though this year brought some disappointing changes to my job description. Somehow I manage to care for the kids and my husband even though there are days when I wonder if I can "quit" motherhood. And even though a new Sony eReader is on my wish list for this Christmas I know that the elves are busy making toys for the kids who really need them, so I'll happily settle for you bringing me one of the wonderful books on my wishlist. In case you don't already know what those books are, I'll share my list with you:
Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekkanen: I loved Sarah's debut, The Opposite of Me, and have been lusting after her next book ever since.
The Accidental Proposal by Matt Dunn: Matt Dunn made me laugh out loud, uncontrollably, while I read The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook, so I'm eagerly anticipating the sequel.
There's Cake in my Future by Kim Gruenenfelder: This book looks like it will be fun, fun, fun, but reflective at the same time. It just came out yesterday, and I want it!
Driving Sideways: A Novel by Jess Riley: This one has received a bunch of five-star ratings on Goodreads by my blogging friends, and the premise sounds wonderful.
Crossing the Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted: I just finished reading The Thin Pink Line and hate not knowing how a story ends! I'd love to read this sequel.
Goodnight Tweetheart by Theresa Medeiros: This one is also a recent release, and since I loved Holly's Inbox, which was written entirely in e-mails, I have a feeling that I would like this one as well.
To The Moon and Back by Jill Mansell: A new book by Jill Mansell. 'Nuff said.
If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster: I've thoroughly enjoyed Jen's memoirs and am excited to give her fiction a whirl.
From Notting Hill With Love...Actually by Ali McNamara: Highly recommended chick lit. My favourite!
The Wishing Trees by John Shors: I love books about parenting, and this one has caught my eye.
I know what you're thinking Santa, "But she already has lots of books!". I know that I do, it's been a good year in books, but there's always room for more. And I know that some of these haven't been released yet, but you're Santa! I know that you could nab me an ARC. Well, that's all for now. Good luck with getting all of your presents delivered on time and tell Mrs. Claus that I said "Hi!",