This one’s an easy one. It’s Christmas and my family’s in a giving mood, naturally I like my list to be full of scrumptious novels to read by the fire.

So far I’ve got:

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
Watchmen by Alan Moore
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Black Man by Richard Morgan.

The question is simple this time around:

What novels should be on my Christmas list? What novels are on your Christmas/Kwanza/Hanukkah/I’m-just-a-greedy-bastard/Holiday List?


  • Larry December 14, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Well, I’ve been reading the recent Del Rey reissues of Moorcock’s Elric stories, so why not start with those? Maybe Sapkowski’s latest, or perhaps Ekaterina Sedia’s novels?

    As for myself, the only book I might ask my family to get for me would be Boiardo’s Orlando Inamorato, which I doubt would be popular reading fare for most reading this ;)

  • edifanob December 15, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Beside all available books of MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN

    I have
    Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 1: The Assassin’s Road: 1 (Lone Wolf and Cub (Dark Horse)) by Kazuo Koike
    on my Christmas wish list
    FOr more information look at:

    Ekaterina Sedia novels are on my holiday reading list.

    In case you like historical thriller:
    The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel by David Liss

    In case you like something more poetic and dark with a Monthy Python touch of humor:
    Amphigorey by Edward Gorey

    Beside this take a look at the DAVID GEMMELL LEGEND AWARD nominee list which contains 69 books.
    This is the link for list in PDF-format:*DtntvKmhSWbIWoXPxsKOQliROm86n9hNKAmCf7P91GujhNxXcmSFEGpH1LeVr9lCT7v1QlAQ3*eV3BRHzfND/DGLALONGLIST2008.pdf

  • Liz December 15, 2008 at 2:32 am

    I am really keen to get my grubby paws on the collected Hellboy graphic novels in a similar vein to the way the Sandman volumes were done.

    Other than that, I’ve had my wishlist fulfilled thus far.

  • Harrison Holtz December 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    I’m actually not asking for too many books this year. I have such a huge backlog of books to get through I can’t see asking for too many more.

    That being said I have asked for Joe Abercrombie’s First Trilogy as I really want to give those a try.

    As a present to myself I just purchased The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peake so if you haven’t already read them you may want to add that to your list.

  • Gabriele December 15, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    The fiction books I want all come out in January 2009 or later, so it’s a bunch of non fiction, Roman and Medieaval History this year. And some opera DVDs because I want my very own theatre at home. :)

  • Glen December 15, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    On my list would be(and my pick for best book of the year)NATION by Terry Pratchett and all the Fables collections by Bill Willingham