Wicked Good Gift Reads

Here are the reads the Wickeds are leaving under the tree this year for family and friends:

Liz: Through the Evil Days, Julia Spencer FlemingBillionaire Blend, Cleo Coyle; Excuses Begone, Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Sherry: Really? You want me to list what books I’m giving for Christmas? My mom reads this everyday. Shoot now she knows she’s going to get a book. However my husband doesn’t read this everyday so I’ll tell you what he’s getting. King and Maxwell by David Baldacci and The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly. I love both of these authors so it’s a win-win for me.

Edith: For the little kids in my life, The Magic Hat by Mem Fox and The Frog Wore Red Suspenders, a book of poems by Jack Prelutsky. Someone might get The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin. And I’m not sure what else!

Jessie: Since the people to whom I would give books have mentioned lately that they read this blog I think I’d be better off sharing books I’d like to receive! It may seem selfish but it will preserve the mystery and isn’t that what we’re all about here on the Wickeds? As an enthusiastic knitter I would adore a copy of both 150 Scandinavian Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone or Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges by Ann Budd. As a reader I would love to receive Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield.

Barb: Since I’m pretty sure my brother doesn’t read the blog, I’ll disclose that he’s getting The Doors Unhinged, by John Densmore. Ditto for my mother-in-law, who is getting The Aviator’s Wife, by Melanie Benjamin. If anyone out there happens to be shopping for me, I could go for No Man’s Nightingale by Ruth Rendell, The All Girl’s Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg, or Just One Evil Act, by Elizabeth George.

Readers: What are you giving? What’s on your list for Santa to get you?

6 Thoughts

  1. My (only) sister really doesn’t read (there are virtually no books in her house, which scares me), but I always send whatever my latest one is. It seems to impress her friends. My husband is working his way through the Patrick O’Brien Master and Commander series, and he’s down to the last two, much to his regret, so he’ll probably find those under the tree. I don’t know what series to point him to after that. Suggestions? He’s a slow but steady reader.

  2. I have asked Santa for several books! I am involved in Adult Education at my Parish and love learning more about the stories in the Bible. So I asked for the “Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History” by Thomas V. Brisco so I can visually see where the stories are taking place. I also asked for “These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body” by Emily Stimpson. For gifts, a very close friend of mine just published, “Love Letters from Mom” (by Patty Schneier), and I am giving this book to both my sister and sister-in-law. My son is graduating from Georgetown University this coming May and will be entering the business world. He has a strong affection for John Paul II, so I am giving him, “The Pope and the CEO: John Paul II’s Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard” by Andreas Widner. Thank you for asking us to share…..and thank you to all of you authors for the gift of your writing and sharing it with us!

    1. Thanks, Dianne! If you want to read a great novel based on the life of Deborah, my friend Kim Stokely recently published Woman of Flames. It reads like a thriller.

      1. I remember your telling me how much you enjoyed it! I would definitely like to read it. Thanks, Sherry!

  3. Mémère’s Recettes—I’ve just started posting the recipes people requested on Edith’s Wicked Wednesday: Holiday Traditions. If I should post them elsewhere please let me know. I think I might post them on my Facebook page as well.

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