Books on my Amazon Wishlist 2021
As we approach Christmas I’m curating my Amazon wishlist and looking at the books I want to read before Christmas, and the books I’d like to read in 2022. Here are some of the books on my Amazon wishlist 2021.
I’m fascinated by two of the Kennedy sisters, Rosemary and Kathleen Kennedy. This story focuses on Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy. She was a massive anglophile, who married the heir to Chatsworth, William Cavendish. She spent most of her adult life in the UK, despite her family’s misgivings about her relationship with Cavendish. I’d love to read a fictional telling of her life.
This is a HarperCollins book I’ve had my eye on for a while. It’s a retelling of The Nutcracker, the perfect read for Christmas! I think I might treat myself to this one before Christmas and see if the magic translates to the season.
The next non-fiction read from Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method. I really enjoy her podcast Ctrl Alt Delete and have found her previous non-fiction books very impactful on my career. This comes out in January 2022 so definitely one for next year.
I have the two other Christmas stories in this collection of classics illustrated by Sanna Annukka. And I’d love to complete the collection with this wintery read with this class. I’ve never read The Snow Queen, so intrigued to read it.
As ever, I can’t resist a greek myth retelling and this is a collection of poetry retelling the classic myths. Very intriguing.
Another retelling, but this time of a real-life woman. Lizzie Siddal is the famous muse and sitter for Millais, who painted Ophelia. She nearly died from hypothermia whilst posing in a freezing cold bath for the painter. She was also a creator in her own right and married to the poet Rossetti, but she became addicted to laudanum and ultimately died young. A sad tale, but I’m interested in the retelling as she was surrounded by some of the most famous Pre-Raphaelites of the age.
Ever since watching We’ll Take Manhattan, a drama about Jean Shrimpton and David Bailey and their famous Vogue photoshoot, I’ve been fascinated by David Bailey. He takes incredible photos, usually portraits of recognisable faces but also unknowns. His 1960s work was particularly wacky.
I’ve been a fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid ever since reading Daisy Jones and the Six. But I still need to pick up Malibu Rising, her latest novel about a dysfunctional famous family in the 1980s. I’ve only heard good things, so I’m sure I’ll love it.
These are some of the current books on my Amazon wishlist 2021. Lots of books to read pre-Christmas and post.