Bookish Wish List 2020 | Christmas
As we approach the Winter months I’ve started to get my Christmas Wish Lists together. Yes, I know it’s early, but when you have a mother like mine it needs to be done early. So, to start with, here is my Bookish Wish List for Christmas 2020.
I love a good Greek Myth Re-Telling, and after reading A Thousand Ships by Nathalie Haynes I’m really interested to read her next book. If you couldn’t guess by the title, this book follows the story of Pandora, but not only her but the other women of Greek mythology. We all know the heroes of the Trojan war and the demi-gods like Perseus and Hercules, but the women get a raw deal. Natalie Haynes is here to correct that and I can’t wait!
This contemporary fiction novel follows a woman who’s recently lost her mother and left a love affair. She’s lonely and grieving, and aware that she’s been writing a novel for six years and is still yet to finish it. Then she meets a man… and then another. And suddenly she finds herself in a love triangle which could take her down one of two paths. But how to choose?
Heartstopper is a graphic novel by author Alice Oseman, following two characters from her debut novel Solitaire. The story is LGBT friendly and extremely popular, and I’ve been meaning to read it for years. It’s about time I got around to it.
Fiona Thomas is a prolific freelancer who shares a lot about mental health and the ups and downs of being self-employed. Her latest book is about the realities of going freelance, from getting your finances in order to the mental health benefits of being your own boss. As someone who has a lot of side hustles and needs to manage their mental health as well as their finances, this is a book I think would be really useful for me.
This non-fiction book follows the story of the imprint Virago, how it came to be the prominent feminist publisher of the 1970s. Lennie joined Virago in the early years as a publicity professional. She later took on the leadership of the entire imprint. As someone who has met Lennie and has great respect for Virago I really can’t wait to read this book.
Stephanie Danler wrote one of my favourite books of 2019 – Sweetbitter – and she recently released a memoir about her life. Having previously written a bestselling novel you’d think she was living the sweet life. But she has her demons and has had many a life struggle. I’d love to learn more about her life and all she’s managed to achieve over her tough life.
What are the books on your bookish wish list for 2020? Let me know in the comments below.