Top 5 Tuesday #66: Books on My Wishlist

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 books on my wishlist

(No matter what you celebrate in December, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Hogmanay, Jolabokaflod, Koliada, Kwanzaa, Krampusnacht, Nikoldjan, Pancha Ganapati, St Lucia Day, St Nicholas Day, Winter Solstice, Yule, Erastide, Hogswatch, Festivus, Kaldoran, Snoggletog, Yulemas, Decemberween or Chrismukkah, tell us what books are on the top of your wishlist!!)

I have several books on my wishlist, but here are the ones that are at the top.

The Deep by Mayur Vayeda & Tushar Vayeda (illus.)

It’s a beautifully crafted picture book created using the Warli style of painting. The creators are from the indigenous Warli community in western India. I believe the book is about their experience travelling from the familiarity of their home all the way to Japan, and it also explores how water connects all life.

I learned about it from Jen Campbell in her recent beautiful books video. She quickly showed some pages from the book and I was immediately taken by it, wanting to get myself a copy. But (wow!) the price and the shipping cost! I’ll have to talk myself into getting it. The book is published by Tara Books, which produces beautiful handmade books.

Uzumaki by Junji Ito (illus.), transl. by Yuji Oniki

I’ve been searching high and low for a copy of this manga but am unable to find one to buy. Ugh!! Because of that, it’s high on my wishlist too. I REALLY want a copy.

Amazon River by Sangma Francis, illus. by Rômolo D’Hipólito

I love the picture books that children’s book publisher Flying Eye Books publishes and recently I’ve had my eye on Amazon River, which is described as an “illustrated guide to the world’s most famous river and its surrounding rainforest.” It looks like it’ll be packed with lots of vibrant, beautiful illustrations, and the cover is so stunning. I’d love to feature it on my shelves.

The Sister Who Ate Her Brother: And Other Gruesome Tales by Jen Campbell, illus. by Adam de Souza

This is Jen Campbell’s most recent collection of fairytales for middle grade readers. I’ve only read one of her books (the one about weird things customers say in bookshops) and have always wanted to try another. I love the cover of this one. It gives off such creepy vibes.

The Sky by Hélène Druvert (illus.) with text by Juliette Einhorn

Another stunning middle grade picture book featuring pop ups and laser cut-outs. I think I own two other books by Druvert that are also quite beautiful, so I’d love to add this one to my collection too. To see some gorgeous samples, check the older children section of this beautiful books list on Book Depository.

What’s on your wishlist?


17 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #66: Books on My Wishlist

  1. Some lovely books there! My wish list is ENORMOUS! The books at the “top” are marked hopefully in bold. I know my husband has been asked to remove some from it by people who are treating me to books for Christmas (I have good booky friends and am in a BookCrossing secret santa …) so now I’m trying not to look so I don’t know what’s coming! Want to see? eeps!


    1. Lol that’s wonderful you have such great bookish friends.
      And that’s an great list you have going. I’ve only read less than a handful of those books. Many are new to me.

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        1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi I HIGHLY recommend. I consider it a modern classic and it’s one of my favs. Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime was funny yet insightful. Also a good read.

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        2. Excellent, thank you. Homegoing is top of my list for purchasing once Christmas/birthday season is over, and in fact I am going to a small local indie bookshop today to spend a “voucher” (a handwritten note from last Christmas) to spend x amount on books with the friend who gave it to me, so will try to pick it up there. I keep thinking I have the Noah on my Kindle already but again, top of the list. Good to have that confirmation from loads of different people!


  2. One thing I always like about your lists are how vastly different some of the picks are. That’s very cool. I hope you find Uzumaki! I enjoyed the movie when I saw it long ago and hope to rewatch at some point. But I’ve not yet read any of his manga.


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