SantaThing: Secret Santa for Book Lovers

SantaThing is LibraryThing's Secret Santa for book lovers.

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How it works

  1. Become a Secret Santa. Choose your gift level ($15–$50) and bookstore—Powell's, Book Depository, Amazon or a local Maine indie.

    LibraryThing takes no "cut." If you pay $30, you get $30 worth of books (plus shipping at some sellers).

    You can sign up for yourself, or make this a gift for a friend on or off LibraryThing.
  2. We choose a LibraryThing member to be your "Santee," the person you'll be buying for. We try to match up members with similar tastes in books.
  3. You pick books for your Santee.
  4. LibraryThing elves order the books and the books are shipped directly to your Santee. Only LibraryThing and the bookseller see your address.
  5. You receive a package with the books from your Secret Santa—and rejoice!

Even if you don't want to be a Santa, you can help by suggesting books for others. Click on a member's name to leave a suggestion.


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Crucial dates

Monday, December 1st at 12pm Eastern. Sign-up ends. Secret Santas are chosen, profile messages are sent to the Secret Santa, and you can then enter your gift choices.

Monday, December 8th at 12pm Eastern. One week later, gift picking ends. LibraryThing sends the order via eight tiny ponies to the bookstore you chose.

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LiteraryFeline. "My favorite types of books include: mysteries and thrillers, urban fantasy,and contemprary and historical fiction. Mix a few of them together and I'm in reader heaven...." (0 comments)

willowsmom. "My library and profile are pretty detailed, but I prefer my fantasy of the strong female lead, fairy tale adaptation or fantasy, occasionally smutty variety. I also enjoy nonfiction of the DIY variety..." (0 comments)

jcwlib. "Preference for mystery, thriller, historical fiction - do like biography/memoir and some non-fiction as well. I search out for debut authors...." (0 comments)

Melgaye. "Love urban fantasy but only with male protagonists. I like some YA fiction such as 5th Wave. My shelf is pretty eccletic based upon the export from Amazon which I buy for my kids,etc. I don't have a w..." (0 comments)

Dabble58 (0 comments)

kleos_aphthiton. "I read a lot of fantasy and science fiction, as well as some historical fiction and mysteries. A couple of my favorite authors are Guy Gavriel Kay and Connie Willis, so generally I prize high quality ..." (0 comments)

inaudible. "I tend to like books that are old, difficult, obscure, or strange. I can read English, Latin, or Greek. My library here is pretty accurate to what's on my shelves and gives a good idea of the sorts of..." (0 comments)

pbirch01. "I have been reading what feels like a lot of dense non-fiction lately and would be interested in mixing it up with some fiction. I would say lately I have been interested in dystopia, Americana and un..." (0 comments)

library_mistress. "* I collect fiction starring libraries and librarians. * I want to extend my little knowledge about cyberpunk and steampunk, and I generally like science fiction, especially if it's queer/feminist. * ..." (0 comments)

ironjaw. "I love non-fiction than fiction, hardback than paperback. Anything that has to do with the Classics, Biography, Fairy Tales, History. Best place to start is to see my huge LT Wishlist. Or check my cat..." (0 comments)

slanger89. "I'm pretty open to anything fiction.see below what I don't want. I love fairy tale retellings, young adult, fantasy, historical fiction. Books that take you completely out of your current situation an..." (1 comments)

SapphiredDragon. "My library mostly consists of YA predominantly in the genres of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. I also don't mind some more traditional fantasy or the odd dystopian or steampunk if it done well...." (0 comments)

redrabbit. "I'm trying to read more of the classics (recently, Fahrenheit 451, Great Gatsby, Handmaid's Tale, some Hemingway that I'd never gotten around to, that kind of thing). Would love to have a few more of ..." (3 comments)

imoen_until. "Mostly various types of fantasy with sci-fi and a few other genres on the side. I have a wishlist, but feel free to use your own judgment...." (0 comments)

cutiger80. "Research tastes focus on Defense Acquisition, Origins and Development of Planes and other weapons systems. I also am looking for books on Defense Policy and Strategy, some examples are: Arming America..." (1 comments)

ulmannc (Give it to someone who cannot afford a book this year.) (0 comments)

Detrick. "I'm trying to expand my reading to more general modern fiction. I have mostly read crime/mystery/thriller genre and have read about every book out there by "major" authors (Grisham, Connelly, Brown, B..." (1 comments)

BarbsReviews. "Western romance, Cozy mysteries and Amish romance and mystery...." (1 comments)

timidmagick. "Fantasy is my favourite genre, science fiction/mystery as a "distant" second. I have a bunch of books on my wishlist which I would really not mind getting. If it's a kit of some kind that's even bette..." (0 comments)

egsanford. "I love hiking, so any books about outdoor adventures (preferably nonfiction, but fiction is great too!) are perfect for me. For example, Wild by Cheryl Strayed was one of my absolute favorite recent b..." (1 comments)

68papyrus. "I read all genres other than romance. I like historical fiction, horror, young adult, science fiction, literary fiction, true crime and non fiction. Some of my most wished for books are: Revival by St..." (0 comments)

kcasada (Colleen Frost). "Likes intelligent fiction and non-fiction. Enjoys humor, descriptions of small-town and rural life, exploration of family relationships, and information about other cultures. Likes books about books a..." (0 comments)

snigl3t. "Generally prefer space opera and hard SF, the more convoluted & sciencey & politicky the better :) Some fantasy is OK as well, but I'm a bit picky with that (and the same qualifications apply for fant..." (1 comments)

xenophon. "literary biography, literary history, literary criticism, essays, history..." (0 comments)

BoekenTrol71. "I like mystery, crime & thrillers. I also like historical novels like Pillars of the Earth or the books by Richard DĂĽbell or Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. I also like the kind of books Tom Clanc..." (0 comments)

jll1976. "I have extremely eclectic tastes. I am participating in in the American, British and ANZAC Author reading challenges so anything by one of the featured authors would be great. (My library is reasonabl..." (0 comments)

BabySamuel. "Age appropriate books for a three year old! He loves vehicles and trains and I also would love a couple of books for Big brothers waiting on a new baby (I am due in February!)..." (1 comments)

ladylenneth. "I am actually wanting to give my Santa free reign this year! Surprise me! I have been on a reading block recently and I think if I try things I haven't thought of before I might get myself out of it!..." (2 comments)

JacobsBeloved. "fantasy, urban fantasy, dystopia - both adult and young adult, book series, Christian Fiction, parenting, crochet, cookbooks..." (0 comments)

mhatchett. "Mystery, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Halloween Books...." (0 comments)

Helcura. "Fossils, paleontology, history of medicine. Would prefer books heavy on pictures, highly technical paleontology is fine. Something about southern hemisphere fossils would be cool, but northern hemisph..." (0 comments)

Helcura. "Science!: History of medicine, disasters, extinct animals..." (3 comments)

lansum. "I prefer current novels that are non-formulaic with well-developed characters. I've recently enjoyed Olive Kitteridge, The Goldfinch, and The Rosie Project. Sometimes I enjoy history, if it focuses mo..." (0 comments)

Limelite. "I'm a lover of literary fiction, international authors, and nonfiction, especially modern physics in the area of cosmology and latest theories of origin and nature of the Universe. My tendency is to s..." (0 comments)

Carrie88. "Enjoys both classic and modern fiction. Likes romantic stories, mysteries and also biographies...." (0 comments)

nscocozzo. "While my library has a very eclectic combination of long (boring to most) historical, military, or economic nonfiction, I have trouble deciding between fiction books and use SantaThing every year to h..." (0 comments)

elizabethcarroll (Eric+Sarah Nicholson). "Political and military history ( Eric) and contemporary cookbooks (Sarah)...." (0 comments)

bragan. "If I had to pick favorite genres, I'd probably say science fiction and science-related non-fiction, but my tastes are actually very broad, and I like trying new things, as well. So, basically, I'd say..." (1 comments)

moviegirl3000. "I tend to like classics that span from 19th century British literature to modern classics by Virginia Woolg, Kurt Vonnegut, and Margaret Atwood. I'm compelled by the tough combo of a great story and a..." (0 comments)

Cuervo. "My library page and wishlist should give you a good idea of my reading habits and you can use those as your guide. Don't feel bound by the wishlist though. Books on the English language (history of th..." (0 comments)

Taliasan. "Love fiction, YA books specially distopian, Can do some romance if it is Nora Roberts...." (0 comments)

greeneyed_ives. "Though I tend to favor non-fiction, I am fairly open to reading just about anything. My favorite books tend to be in the genres of literary fiction, history, and biographies. I love books about the Am..." (1 comments)

terrybanker. "Hot, current, literary fiction...." (0 comments)

pdvick. "Currently looking for books on backyard bird feeding. Have a few feeders and am really looking how to attract different birds. Have caught the camera bug. How to's of photography is also on my list. G..." (0 comments)

melawen. "My librarything hasn't been updated in far far too long!! (Although I'm in the process of trying to get it updated) But I do have a wishlist on amazon - currently very in to emmigration histories, or ..." (0 comments)

Maaike15274. "Fantasy, sciencefiction, historic novels, thrillers, detectives. In fantasynovels, I like new adventures, tough heroines (not one that needlepoints and faints - well you get the idea) and original sto..." (3 comments)

sagustocox. "Eclectic tastes that run the gamut from poetry to vampire fiction...." (0 comments)

KevinTrethewey. "Nobody has really ever chosen a book for me that I liked before, so this will be an interesting experiment for me, and a challenge to you. I enjoy books that challenge my worldview and make me think, ..." (0 comments)

SouthernKiwi. "At the moment I'm mostly reading historical fiction and fantasy, usually for these epic is better - think Diana Gabaldon/Rosina Lippi/Brandon Sanderson/George R. R. Martin, but I've also just discover..." (0 comments)

Merryann. "Hello, Secret Santa! Know any good photography books? Please feel free to look at my library, but the thing is, I still have 102 boxes of books to enter into LT, so for this question I tried to think ..." (0 comments)

corglacier7. "Historical fiction, mysteries, fantasy, non-fic about history or biology/oceanography. Huge, long books happily accepted!..." (3 comments)

susanna.fraser (Miss Fraser, age 10). "This is for my 10-year-old daughter. She does most of her reading on a Kindle Fire, so both standard text and graphic novels work well as ebook options. She reads well above grade level, but often fin..." (0 comments)

susanna.fraser. "I'm an eclectic reader of genre fiction, particularly romance, fantasy, science fiction, YA, and mystery. I also read a ton of nonfiction with a focus on history and science. Favorite authors: Romance..." (0 comments)

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thornton37814. "I love mysteries, especially historical mysteries. I also enjoy historical fiction. I'm a genealogist as well, so books with a family history angle are also welcome...." (1 comments)

dearkarla. "I typically read Pulitzer or Man Booker prize shortlist authors. My favourite authors include Sarah Waters, Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami. Not restricted to any particular genre so ..." (0 comments)

dono421846. "Graphic novels (prefer self-contained rather than parts of a series; received Fun Home last year from my Secret Santa. That was a perfect choice!), fiction focusing on books (ex.: The Book Thief, Clif..." (2 comments)

meacoleman. "My favorite books are historical fiction and biographies. I also love baseball stories. I read to escape my problems, so any book that transports me to a different time and/or place and keeps me up la..." (1 comments)

KarenElissa. "I read non-fiction almost exclusively. I like history, memoirs, and books about other countries, books about people's lives in other places and times. I also like science stuff, Catholic books, and va..." (0 comments)

elleayess. "This is going to be an easy SantaThing for you! I am wishing for books that were best sellers over the last year or two. I read mostly indie authors and am so far from the best seller list that this w..." (0 comments)

Vermilious. "Magical Realism, Comic Books, postmodern fiction, and a decent stock of cookbooks. Academic interests are sociology and design...." (1 comments)

amanda4242. "I'll read pretty much anything, but I prefer fiction...." (1 comments)

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reedread. "Eclectic! Love a good mystery or novel...." (0 comments)

Stevil2001. "Things I like in broad terms: contemporary British fiction, Victorian literature (especially if it comes as a Penguin Classic), space opera, anthologies of contemporary science fiction, novels that ta..." (0 comments)

kellifrobinson. "Southern fiction; award-winning literary fiction; the next book or two from a series I've read; graphic memoirs; books from Entertaintainment Weekly's list of new classics that I have not read yet; th..." (0 comments)

LadyBrook3. "Sci-Fi Fantasy Historical Fiction..." (0 comments)

KelseyKent. "I love novels that are fast paced and easy to get lost in. Travel essays are also good...." (0 comments)

catarina1. "Generally I read literary fiction. I'm a fan of the Booker Prize , the Woman's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) and The Giller Prize. I'll be participating in the American Author Challeng..." (0 comments)

Elliot1822. "I like history, especially military history, judaic history and historical fiction. Am also interested in biographies of military and political leaders. My library is up to date on the books I own. Th..." (0 comments)

LauraLivenspire. "Historical fiction, sci-fi, historical fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, it's all good.*** Oh, and after the historical fiction, I like to read up on what really happened, so historical reference,..." (0 comments)

SusanBNM. "science fiction, fantasy, romantic suspense, YA..." (0 comments)

hrjunior. "I like fiction books about historical facts (historical romance), adventures and investigation crimes, horror stories, fantasia, sci-fi. I like nonfiction books about science discovery...." (0 comments)

JanesList. "LT CHALLENGE PLEASE MAKE SUGGESTIONS! I know about Terry Pratchett, John Scalzi, Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman, and have worked my way through a majority of their work. Who else is of similar quality?..." (2 comments)

sylvatica. "STEAMPUNK - Adventure, zeppelins, and clockwork. If you find me the beginning of a series or two, all to the better. Strong female protagonists are a plus. Take a look at my library to see what I've a..." (0 comments)

banriona. "I would like novels, written by women, published in 2014. We need diverse books; I want the boat of my taste to be pushed out a little. Something by a woman of any nationality who's not one of the mai..." (3 comments)

NatalieSW. "Magic, magical realism, history, historical fiction, adventure, mystery, classics, translations of contemporary fiction from other languages, philosophy (Western & Eastern), graphic novels, unusual ki..." (1 comments)

shanaqui. "Very eclectic. Mostly fantasy. I love superhero stories in novel form as well as comics. I prefer standalone novels to series, but I read tons of series too. I don't have a great sense of humour, so I..." (0 comments)

Rosa_Saks. "My taste is quite versatile. I love the classics (especially British Victorian novels), but I'm also into contemporary literature and historical literature, especially with strong female leads. I love..." (0 comments)

Ronnie293. "Book I love to read are Fantasy, Crime - suspense/ mystery, RomCom, YA, Historical Fiction, General Fiction, Rural Romance, family sagas. Generally any popular fiction..." (0 comments)

spbooks (Angie Parker). "Forensic crime fiction, paranormal (vampires), historical fiction..." (0 comments)

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dmbkel41. "Hi! I think the best way to do this is to tell you some of my favorite authors. I enjoy David Sedaris, Chuck Palahniuk, Nick Hornby, Ayn Rand, John Green....I own multiple books from those authors. I ..." (3 comments)

jeanie0510. "Contemporary fiction, ie: Anna Quindlan, Jodi Picoult, Elizabeth Berg, etc. Travel memoirs, Holocaust memoirs, Gooseberry Patch books, women's issues, craft books, anything about Hawaii (fiction or no..." (0 comments)

MrsLee. "Humor in fantasy, mystery or most other genre, excluding those listed below. I love good food writing or memoirs. Also enjoy natural history (please not too technical), I'm more into personal accounts..." (0 comments)

jkgrage. "I read romance, (contemporary, historical, erotic, comedy, suspense etc...), humor, women's fiction, light mysteries and lighter general fiction...." (2 comments)

Jenni_Canuck. "LTers recommended many fabulous titles last year and I'm hoping for more to add to my wishlist this year! I read both fiction and non-fiction. I especially love dystopian, post-apocalyptic, pa..." (0 comments)

revsusan. "Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult, Christmas, Children's Lit..." (1 comments)

bluesalamanders (callmecayce). "Things I know callmecayce likes: Science fiction and fantasy (especially YA, steampunk, urban fantasy) Scandinavian mysteries Non-fiction on topics like science-for-laypeople, history of Asian countri..." (0 comments)

CKHillman. "I like fantasy, romance, erotica, young adult, and illustrated children's books. Any items on my wish list would be perfect...." (0 comments)

okrysmastree. "Over the past year I've specifically been trying to read more fiction by women and more works featuring disabled and non-neurotypical protagonists, so anything up those avenues would be awesome! I'm a..." (0 comments)

LibraryCin. "I like a lot of different stuff. It's probably easier to list what I don't read...." (0 comments)

elizabethanne80. "I have pretty broad tastes and there are a lot of things I like. Feel free to use your best judgement, go for genres that you feel more knowledgeable in or whatever. If you know of something outside o..." (0 comments)

TheFlamingoReads. "Ah, SantaThing - the best time of the year! Here we go: I have been spending most of my valuable reading time devoted to both historical fiction and non-fiction. I'm not dedicated to any particular ti..." (0 comments)

competentgirl. "I love short story anthologies. Also, urban fantasy, romance, horror and what my friend call 'vampire boyfriend' (romance/horror or urban fantasy) I'm also a fan of YA, dystopias, and books with LGBQT..." (3 comments)

Sasscat. "Fantasy Children to Adult, Young adult, Folk tales, Murder Mysteries,Conspiracy Fiction, Interesting facts, Children's classic, A little bit of romance (regency) and Retelling/ rewriting of stories...." (0 comments)

littleamyshort. "Chick lit, Christian Fiction,..." (0 comments)

elizabethanne80 (My nieces and nephews). "I'm looking for new books for my nieces and nephews to enjoy. There are a whole bunch of them so I won't go into specifics but I'm looking for books that range in difficulty from beginning chapter boo..." (3 comments)

bestem. "To get an idea of my current reading tastes, here's what I've read so far this year: http://www.librarything.com/list/1049/bestem/Read-in-2014 Favorite current authors are Brandon Sanderson for his St..." (0 comments)

bagejew. "I have a very diverse library and like a wide variety of genres. Among my favorite authors are Stephen King, Chris Kennedy, Debra Geary, Teresa Burrell, etc...." (0 comments)

bestem (babyL). "This is for my nephew, Lincoln. Here's his library, as of roughly a year ago http://www.librarything.com/catalog/babyL He'll be just shy of 18 months old by Christmas this year. The last time I visite..." (1 comments)

ryvre. "Nonfiction: History, crime Fiction: Scifi, epic fantasy, historical fiction (especially mysteries), alternate histories Both: Books set in Chicago. Anything about the Byzantine Empire, espec..." (0 comments)

JenNicholson. "I like liteary fiction, historical fiction, and memoirs...." (0 comments)

HilaryEvans83. "I like a little bit of everything...." (0 comments)

lisa.isselee. "I have an open mind when it comes to books. So I'm willing to read any kind of genre. At the moment I'm exploring the sci-fi, fantasy & dystopian genre. If they are YA or adult doesn't really matter. ..." (0 comments)

clue. "Fiction (especially literary and historical fiction), biography and memoir, any type of mystery, and true adventure or travel. YA in any of these genres is fine. I would also enjoy a book by a writer ..." (1 comments)

DanieXJ. "Feel free to peruse my library. I don't own most of my books, but get them from the library which is why my Read but Unowned collection is so big. My wishlist is also definitely a place to start, alth..." (1 comments)

WendyPitts. "Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Urban Fantasy, YA I'm pretty open...." (3 comments)

KimberlyGScott. "I love to read! Debbie Macomber novels are a favorite as well as Beverly Lewis, also love anything related to Christianity. I love biographies of some people as well. I have a couple of wish list here..." (1 comments)

omnivorous. "My books divide mostly into two groups: books about film and theater, and celebrity biographies (mostly entertainers). Pick from either one or both...." (0 comments)

LonyaOceania. "Fiction, Fiction, Fiction! Some of my favorite authors are: David Sedaris, John Irving, Larry McMurtry, Wally Lamb, Michael Chabon, Jeffrey Eugenides, Daniel Handler, etc. You get the idea...." (0 comments)

ketonks. "Canadian lit, historical biographies, 19th century English lit, memoir, travel memoir, animal behaviour, non-fiction books related to food..." (0 comments)

TizzzieLish. "I like biographies of missionaries and explorers, Christian fiction, detective and cozy mysteries (no thrillers nor gory), historic and Biblical fiction (not 'bodice-rippers'), travel memoirs...." (0 comments)

ateolf. "I tend to like out-there-ish literary fiction (modern, postmodern). A look at my favorites list and library should be a good compass. I like surprises...." (5 comments)

Devlindusty. "My library has a lot of British literature in it. I am up for anything off of my wishlist. Surprise me! I love historical fiction like Georgette Heyer, Stephen Kings newer works , Steampunk fiction, Y..." (0 comments)

ReadingWench. "My favorite genres include science fiction and fantasy (including dystopias/post-apocalyptic stories), historical fiction, books about books, and some contemporary fiction. These hold across Childrenâ..." (0 comments)

mappings. "I like books about: travel, queer studies, sexuality, progressive politics, humor, food writing, vegetarian food, essays, race/class/gender/social justice, knitting, bicycling, literary fiction (esp. ..." (1 comments)

ScoutJ. "I have a couple of different wish lists on Amazon, not sure if you will be able to see them or not. But then, I also love discovering new authors and genres...." (0 comments)

snhmotosicky. "JD Robb, Preston & Child, newer Stephen King, suspence, horror, thriller..." (0 comments)

Patricia_Gale. "mysteries, thrillers, historical mysteries..." (0 comments)

jak910717. "Primarily a fiction reader--historical, Christmas, inspirational (but not preachy religious), chick lit. I like contemporary adult romance (not about teenagers) but am trying to broaden my horizons. I..." (1 comments)

liveshipvivacia. "Fantasy, science fiction, memoirs, historical fantasy..." (0 comments)

ofreptiles. "Dystopia, experimental, poetry, hallucinations, fantasy, graphic novels..." (2 comments)

olegalCA. "I am sharing books with my nieces and nephews and I have discovered a real love for young adult and young reader books! (Ages 9 and up for the most part). We read them together and talk about them. We..." (1 comments)

sp-patten. "We like mystery books and Stephen King-esque horror. Non-fiction and real life adventure is good. We also enjoy cooking and baking so new recipes are always welcome. We are both English teachers (and ..." (0 comments)

EllsieFind. "Last year was my first Santa Thing and it was a lot of fun to pick for my Santee and my own Santa made wonderful choices. My LibraryThing is pretty up to date. My "favorites" list will give you an ide..." (0 comments)

enemyanniemae. "My library is very eclectic. I love mysteries of all kinds and have recently begun reading the old school masters. (Hammett, Chandler) I love urban fantasy. (Carrie Vaughn, Rachel Caine) I like histor..." (0 comments)

jmach226. "Authors I like and already read: Erica Spindler, Kathy Reichs, Jefferson Bass, Nora Roberts, Chuck Palahniuk, Charlaine Harris, Greg Iles, Jenn McKinlay, Donald Bain, J.K. Rowling, Robert Galbraith Ge..." (2 comments)

claireg12345. "My library will give you a pretty good idea of what I like, but I always love discovering new books...." (0 comments)

smstuart. "My library consists of YA books. I prefer dystopian, fantasy, and contemporary books. I adore anything with angels and demons or a good dystopian...." (3 comments)

mahsdad. "I have pretty eclectic tastes. I'll read just about anything. I like sci-if, historical novels, YA, thrillers. The last 3 books I read were: [The Mote in God's Eye], [A Constellation of Vital Phenomen..." (0 comments)

Swade0710. "Other than what I listed below I will read pretty much anything else...." (0 comments)

booklady433539. "Historical fiction, mysteries, suspense, thrillers.... love a good plot!..." (0 comments)

MaryKay1822. "I like biographies, fiction, historical fiction. Love classic British novels and there is still a great deal I don't own. I also collect Christmas books, childrens picture books, and cookbooks. I love..." (0 comments)

ArkhamReviews. "Young adult novels - especially fantasy, science fiction and horror but will generally read anything. Love strong heroines and deep, engrossing plots. Happy for it to be stand alone or first novel of ..." (0 comments)

LisaYork. "I love historical fiction, realistic fiction, coming of age stories, fiction by multicultural authors, fiction with strong female characters, non-fiction related to social justice and activism, Bill B..." (0 comments)

MonicaLynn. "I enjoy Murder Mystery such as James Patterson, Janet Evanovich and Lynnette Eason; I also enjoy Paranormal Fantasy/Romance such as Stephanie Meyer, Patricia Briggs, Kelley Armstrong. I have a wish-li..." (1 comments)

Talisker (0 comments)

Karrie_Leigh. "I love "who done it" mysterys or ones with a good twist at the end. Historical fiction is always a plus. I'm also going to school for library technology so any non-fiction library like books would be ..." (0 comments)

eskimonika (0 comments)

loubrarian. "I'd really like a surprise maybe something that I haven't heard of. I've tried to keep my LT catalogue as up-to-date as possible. Genre-wise I like sci/fi, mystery and dystopias. Mostly realistic thin..." (0 comments)

bluesalamanders. "I read mostly fantasy and science fiction. I generally (though not exclusively) prefer women authors and protagonists. I like both Adult and YA books. Some of my favorite authors are Seanan McGuire, D..." (0 comments)

tarshaan. "poetry, world literature, fantasy, science fiction, general literature... especially would like something from a culture other than general western if there's something good available in english...." (0 comments)

Aula. "Right now I'm in a black humour with a bit of suspense thown in phase(Christopher Brookmyre, Colin Bateman, Malcolm Pryce). I'm partial to anything that's funny and isn't anything I mention in the 'Do..." (0 comments)

Alliebadger. "I usually go for fantasy/science fiction, along the lines of Neil Gaiman, Mercedes Lackey, A. Lee Martinez, Patrick Rothfuss (on Day 2 now!), Sarah Addison Allen - that sort of thing. A sense of humor..." (1 comments)

aliena0811. "I like cozy mysteries, historical fiction, mysteries and well written chick lit!..." (1 comments)

birdsam0610. "I enjoy most books. Lately, I've been reading quite a few romances (mainly Australian contemporary) but I've also been getting into crime novels. I recently read The Burning Room by Michael Connelly a..." (0 comments)

AFHeart. "I enjoy Thrillers, Suspense, Intrigue, and historical Mysteries. I am listing authors I enjoy in each category. I have created a wishlist for SantaThing to make it easier, it contains 12 or so items f..." (0 comments)

jtodd1973. "I like literary fiction and fiction that plays with but is not beholden to a given genre. Cormac McCarthy and John Banville are two favorites, as are Thomas Pynchon and Donald Barthelme. I also like m..." (0 comments)

Carolann54 (0 comments)

lauramauro. "I love mystery and fantsey. I am growing to like contemporary books like katie mcgary and rainbow rowle. I love harry potter and percy jackson. I am always looking for new books. I love mysteries with..." (2 comments)

gflowereliane. "Fiction: I love pre-1700 historical fiction, but have read a lot of it. Maybe some terrific historical fiction set pre-600 or post-1700? Or, novels with wonderful uplifting romances in them are also a..." (0 comments)

ladylenneth. "I am actually wanting to give my Santa free reign this year! Surprise me! I have been on a reading block recently and I think if I try things I haven't thought of before I might get myself out of it!..." (2 comments)

mel.davidoff. "I have a pretty eclectic library. I don't really use this site a ton, I prefer Goodreads for tracking my reading, so my entries on here are a small picture of what I read. I read fiction more than non..." (0 comments)

graceless880. "My LibraryThing profile pretty accurately describes my taste and my favorite writers. YA is my favorite, but I'll read anything if it's well-written and engaging. I definitely prefer fiction over non ..." (2 comments)

jburlinson. "Art books -- any kind, language, artistic medium, nationality...." (0 comments)

bbofje. "Murder mysteries, chick lit..." (1 comments)

anyanwubutler. "I like science fiction & fantasy. I like literary fiction and I like YA. (No those two are not mutually exclusive-- always...) I like mashups: like science fiction/ mysteries/ that are also Romance. O..." (0 comments)

cushion. "Wide variety of fiction, including most genres; true crime and psychological thrillers, YA, also non-fiction, especially history and science, and biographies...." (0 comments)

genesisdiem. "I love mysteries! If it has a little bit of a romance with it, that's even better. I also like crafts books, paper dolls, archaeology books, steampunk, etiquette books, .. Really, I'll read anything s..." (3 comments)

MindfulOne. "Memoir, biography, historical fiction, science, history, psychology, young adult fiction. I am quite varied in my reading. I love a good story...." (0 comments)

Tropical-Library. "Mainly science fiction and fantasy, but I think I have at least one of everything except romance and westerns. Non-fiction is good to; if you know of an author similar to ones I already have always ha..." (1 comments)

Shadow123. "I mostly read literary fiction and some classics. My library gives a pretty good example of my tastes, especially in the My Library collection - those are books I've already read and loved so much I k..." (0 comments)

Jenxy21. "Fiction, Southern Lit, Young Adult Fiction, Bestsellers, Fantasy, Mysteries, Thrillers, Crime Drama. I just love books as you can see from my librarything book lists...." (0 comments)

Shadow123 (Shadow123's husband, Jacob). "Jacob really likes sci-fi. Mostly hard sci-fi - space and robots are good, too much fantasy stuff is bad. His favorite authors include John Scalzi, Larry Niven, and Robert Heinlein. You can look throu..." (1 comments)

kgodey. "I like most books, but I especially like sci-fi/fantasy and I enjoy non-fiction a lot when I read it (but I don't read it enough!) I don't usually enjoy books with unlikeable protagonists...." (1 comments)

bj. "I enjoy sci-fi, grimdark fantasy, urban fantasy and non-fiction. I would like something published in the last couple of years. I'm looking for something quirky and not from an author that I already ha..." (0 comments)

stephbayless. "Non-fiction: I will read any memoir. Memoirs are my go-to books. I am a historian and love history-related books, especially women's history related. I also enjoy United States pre-1970s presidential ..." (1 comments)

LadyoftheLodge. "I like cozy mysteries with unique settings, hobbies, or careers. I also like "books about books." I read some young adult books or kids' books. I also like Regency novels and historical mysteries. I r..." (1 comments)

LadyoftheLodge. "I like cozy mysteries with unique settings, hobbies, or careers. I also like "books about books." I read some young adult books or kids' books. I also like Regency novels and historical mysteries. I r..." (1 comments)

sangreal. "I have fairly eclectic tastes and enjoy new reading experiences. My (now updated) Wishlist collection has the books I really want physical copies of, even if I indicate that I've read it already. Anyt..." (0 comments)

jazzyereader. "I love memoirs (except political figures), fiction, humor, and books about North Korea, knitting, restaurants & food, Buddhism, and vegetarianism. I have a wish list which is a good source, but I am o..." (0 comments)

sryder. "I read mostly epic fantasy, science fiction. Last year someone got my the first volume of Y: The Last Man, and I enjoyed that as well, so I do enjoy trying new things :)..." (1 comments)

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Runa. "Lots and lots of YA lit. My LibraryThing library is incomplete since I borrow most of my books from the library instead of owning personal copies, but my Goodreads has a pretty complete list of everyt..." (1 comments)

paulusm. "Cyberpunk, cyber-reality, cybermen. Knowledge and Information, psychology, philosophy. Historical fiction, serious graphic novels, classic fiction (esp English or Russian), short stories, Ballard, Gre..." (0 comments)

Mencius. "I read classics, literary fiction, some genre fiction (sci-fi especially) if the author strives to achieve something more than just mindless entertainment. I'm very interested in history, particularly..." (1 comments)

RidgewayGirl. "You can get a good idea of what I like by looking at the books I have catalogued here on LT. Generally, I like dark crime novels, ones that are off the beaten path. I also like literary novels, and fo..." (1 comments)

hermeneutics. "This library has mostly U.S. history and biography...." (0 comments)

Familyhistorian. "I cut my teeth on mysteries and love history, so historical mysteries are very good and I also have a particular weakness for genealogy and genealogical mysteries. I also read a lot of non-fiction - h..." (0 comments)

sweetandsyko. "I definitely recommend checking out my librarything to see what books I have, because I have a lot! it's pretty much updated. So, unlike previous years where I was super picky, I'm going to try to be ..." (0 comments)

scvlad. "You'll get an idea of my reading tastes by looking through my library. I'd be very happy with a mix of books (fiction and non-fiction). Things that I might not otherwise read would be welcomed. For in..." (0 comments)

conceptDawg. "How about I give you some books off of my wishlist? That'll make things easier. You can get these or surprise me, I kinda' like most books. I mean, I work at LibraryThing for pete's sake. Art Art Hist..." (0 comments)

bladereaper12. "I am in love with the World of Warcraft book series. I am only missing a few books from them. I also read the Assassin's Creed books and Mass Affect books...." (0 comments)

kkelm22. "His favorite book is The Little Blue Truck. So any book similar to that I am sure he will love...." (1 comments)

heidilach. "I like mysteries A LOT and I've also been on a YA kick recently...." (3 comments)

TheDivineOomba. "I like books that are about pop-science. I also like science fiction, especially authors I haven't read before. Fantasy is cool too. For fantasy and science fiction, I like books that are more about c..." (0 comments)

Ennas. "Fantasyfan, obviously. All kinds of fantasy: epic, urban, steampunk, historical, etc etc. :-) I would like to try some other bookwormfood too. (Sf? Historical? Something else that you think would suit..." (1 comments)

meggyweg. "Just check out my to-read list for books I'd like to have. You don't HAVE to select a book off that list, but it will at least give you an idea of what I like...." (0 comments)

BellyandKill. "Currently collecting heavily in the area of comics and illustration, and also food and cooking, so we'd love something that combines those in any way!..." (0 comments)

bcquinnsmom. "I feel so sorry for whoever ends up as my Secret Santa -- it's so very hard to pin down something for me since I have a huge range of book interests. So I will make choosing very easy -- just go to th..." (0 comments)

mooingzelda. "I have varied tastes! My favourite genres are 19th century fiction, historical fiction (not too low-brow - think Wolf Hall rather than bodice rippers), fantasy (my favourite authors are GRRM and Robin..." (2 comments)

AmyintheLibrary. "There's not much in my LibraryThing library yet, so allow me to provide some guidance! Books I read and loved this year: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes, Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi, The Enchanted..." (3 comments)

jseguin. "My preference includes and and all YA fiction, fantasy, sci-fi (particularly steampunk), and classics. However, I love just about anything, and love recommendations outside my usual picks...." (3 comments)

Kplatypus. "I studied medieval and renaissance literature in college. Some of my favorite classics authors are Thomas Hardy, Dostoyevsky, Jane Austen, and Edith Wharton. For more recent literature, I've enjoyed E..." (1 comments)

SimoneA. "I like discovering new authors and to be surprised! I read many different genres. For an idea of the books I really liked in the past few years, look in my Recommendations collection...." (4 comments)

Railok. "As you will probably see from my library, it's all about modern military history. I am a researcher and historian, dealing with military history between 1856 up until now. :) What interests me are non..." (1 comments)

VenusofUrbino. "I have a pretty extensive LibraryThing Wish List, natch. http://www.librarything.com/catalog/VenusofUrbino/wishlist..." (0 comments)

boblinfortino. "I love literary fiction, pop fiction and well-written chick lit. Thrillers are also high on my list...there's nothing better than a good serial killer...." (1 comments)

ccatalfo. "Anything computer science or mathematics related...." (2 comments)

jbuskermolen. "My book collection covers a wide range of topics, but what I enjoy reading the most are real life (success) stories/ non fiction, management books that teach me about business and management, marketin..." (0 comments)

jbuskermolen. "My book collection covers a wide range of topics, but what I enjoy reading the most are real life (success) stories/ non fiction, management books that teach me about business and management, marketin..." (0 comments)

sscarllet. "I enjoy reading lots of different books. Recently I've been all about dystopian futures, time travel and historical fiction. I love a good mystery in time. My read and owned to read books are on Libra..." (2 comments)

BerlinBibliophile. "I like basically anything funny, I enjoy fantasy of all sorts and clever blendings of magic and modern life in particular. Female protagonists preferred, but I'll try anything...." (0 comments)

BerlinBibliophile. "I love fantasy, adventure stories and related genres, and basically anything that is funny. I also especially like female protagonists. However, I am ready to try (almost) anything...." (2 comments)

ericbell35. "My favorite book types (not necessarily in that order) are classic lit, anything having to do with Charles Schulz or Peanuts, cookbooks, travel books (I'm going to Italy next summer!) and historical f..." (0 comments)

clairebrarian. "I collect vintage paperback books and love reading about old Hollywood. One of my favorite books is Valley of the Dolls. I also love vintage cookbooks: the grosser the recipes the better!..." (1 comments)

FatMonkey. "I'm easy to please - a good story, interesting characters, something funny, something exciting. Pretty much any genre is OK...." (0 comments)

BookLizard. "Urban fantasy, paranormal romance, historical romance...." (4 comments)

LorLe. "I like most mainstream fiction. Classics too. Also I like memoirs by ever day people. Historical fiction and non fiction that reads like a novel. Check out my library and I'm on Goodreads too. :)..." (0 comments)

Sarij. "Books about William Shakespeare, Medieval history, odd history. I am ready to try sci fi or a really good fantasy novel...." (4 comments)

KatyBee. "My favorites are literary fiction, literary science-fiction, books about books or writers, and good "book-club" discussion novels. My LibraryThing library has most of the books that I've read in the p..." (1 comments)

Kathyjan28. "Crime fiction, thrillers, grisham like books, Sandford, current or popular fiction Stephen King like.Current best sellers (Have all of Kings books though). Maeve Binchey..." (0 comments)

ZippetyDoo. "Choose anything from my wishlist. I'm interested in geisha, tayuu, and oiran culture, as well as contemporary romance from authors like Lora Leigh, Maya Banks, and Joanna Wylde. Please check my librar..." (1 comments)

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laze. "Fan of leftfield Japanese and Polish literature (in English, any time period), histories of unusual social movements or lesser-known cultures & time periods. Fan of the poetry of Ryokan (still looking..." (0 comments)

ecataldi. "I love a little bit of everything. I love dark humor, memoirs, and ridiculously stupid books (ie Hunter Fox's books, anything written by Fabio, etc....." (3 comments)

wifilibrarian. "Kindle ebooks. Science fiction and horror reader but willing to try new things. Most of my reading material comes from my public library, most are ebooks and audio downloads, so my librarything reflec..." (0 comments)

Daniel.Estes. "The best place to start would be my LibraryThing collection. I keep it up to date. I love fiction and non-fiction equally. Lately I've been reading more biographies and history, and a lot less fantasy..." (2 comments)

mabith. "I love history books more than anything, pretty much any kind of history. I've also begun collecting books from the Dover Architecture series and I love old etiquette books. Ancient Rome and ancient E..." (0 comments)

strongstuff. "I prefer reading fiction, often modern and sometimes the classics. I've been trying to sprinkle in a few more contemporary women novelists, so that's a good direction to go in and here's a few ideas: ..." (1 comments)

CarolineMCarrico. "I like to read both fiction and general nonfiction books. I read a lot of heavy history at work (in a museum) so I usually read things other than history at home. I love reading authors who try out un..." (0 comments)

MidnightRose966. "true crime, medical nonfiction, cookbooks (especially ethnic or odd ingredient ones)..." (0 comments)

mnm123. "I love mysteries, paranormal, spy-espionage, historical fiction and some romance...." (1 comments)

elle_em. "Love science and history. I'm reading Rules of Civilty right now. I'm also working on the 1001 Books to Read Before you Die "challenge."..." (0 comments)

lizzie_boredom. "Artsy books, historical novels, thrillers, mystery books..." (0 comments)

RosyLibrarian. "I'm an eclectic reader, but I'm really hoping to read some interesting non-fiction in 2015. I would love to open my horizons, but I do love history, art, travel and books that explain science to a non..." (4 comments)

riverwillow. "My library on LT is very indicative of my taste but not completely up-to-date, although I will try to ensure that it is before the end of November. Surprise me, past SantaThings have introduced me to ..." (0 comments)

MinaKelly. "I like narrative non-fiction, science fiction (hard or soft!), fantasy (epic or urban), romance (particularly historical, sff, GLBT and paranormal). Would especially love something that introduces me ..." (1 comments)

GRgenius. "I'm a big Fiction, Young Adult, and Kids Fiction fan..as you can probably tell from my library and blog...." (0 comments)

KateBaxter. "I enjoy historic fiction, cozy mysteries, and books on art. Enjoy German and Viennese baking and cooking (okay if in English or German/metrics or king's rule). As an 18th century Scottish re-enactor (..." (0 comments)

fyrefly98. "I love fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, young adult, and any combination thereof. I also like microhistories, natural history, and similar non-fiction, short story collections, and genera..." (2 comments)

SunnySD. "Likes: Action, adventure, suspense, steampunk, fantasy, paranormal romance, epic fantasy, space opera, science fiction... check out my catalog for a pretty good indication of what I enjoy reading. I'm..." (0 comments)

andejons. "Varied tastes; classics usually go down well, as well as essays and non-fiction, especially history and literary criticism...." (1 comments)

reading_fox. "I generally read genre fiction - Science Fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, thrillers and adventure. But there are a few exceptions listed below. I also cook, and garden, and am generally active outdoo..." (0 comments)

Morphidae. "Your best bet is to go from my Xmas Swap 2014 list. It includes books that have been recommended by LTers and various selections from Mount TBR. I read fantasy (especially contemporary), mystery, popu..." (0 comments)

Sahara20. "I love reading history books, both fiction and non-fiction. Up until recently I particularly read about the Tudor period but am trying to broaden my horizons so any period of history would be welcome...." (0 comments)

klarusu. "Literary fiction, well-written books, most genres (apart from the Don't get this! books below), also always interested in non-fiction books on interesting topics. I'd really just like to read somethin..." (0 comments)

Myckyee. "I like mysteries, (but not cozy), adventure, and genral literature. I loved The Historian, Shadow of the Wind, and enjoyed the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. Love creepy ghost stories, but not with..." (1 comments)

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shabacus. "I love fantasy, humor, and historical fiction. If you can find some combination of the two, I'm very happy. To give you an idea, my favorite book is "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell," and my favorite au..." (0 comments)

kristilabrie. "See my Wishlist :) https://www.librarything.com/catalog/kristilabrie..." (0 comments)

OpheliaAutumn. "As you can see in my library, I love Steampunk, Gothic, Victorian-Gothic, urban fantasy, Victorian literature... I also like historical fictions, speculative fiction, art, architecture and science... ..." (0 comments)

hearts3134. "Long epic fantasies, historical fiction, non-gory mystery, funny stuff are the genres I typically choose for myself...." (1 comments)

aeclark. "I'm interested in finding out about and reading books that I would not ordinarily get to read - ie books from other countries that are not readily available in Australia. Perhaps a debut author. Or an..." (1 comments)

guido47. "Surprise me. I have read/owned much more SF than is listed in my library. History non-fiction about something I know little of (eg. South America or Africa) is welcome. Humour & Cartoons are always we..." (0 comments)

HeidiRuth. "I think I would like some science fiction. dytopian/climate fiction/speculative fiction/apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic (I've read Oryx and Crake but not the rest of the trilogy), Philip K. Dick - short ..." (0 comments)

elka.gimpel. "Having finished the series, I'm always on the lookout for Nero Wolfe style detective fiction. I've developed an appreciation for novels that explore the immigrant experience like Chimamanda Ngozi Adic..." (2 comments)

tottman. "I like Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense. My library is a pretty good indication of my tastes. I prefer hardcover or trade paperback if possible. I have a wish list if you are s..." (0 comments)

kiramoody. "I like fantasy, adventure, and mystery. I prefer kids or teen novels. I've love Janet Evanovich, Darynda Jones, J.K. Rowling, Brandon Mull, and Rick Riordan the most, but I love almost everything I re..." (3 comments)

Leftyonkey. "I read mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, particularly WW1 and WW2. Some of my favorite authors, Deborah Crombie, Elizabeth George, Jo Nesbo, Charles Todd and Ruth Rendall. Oh, I am also been g..." (1 comments)

kaylaraeintheway. "Books at the top of my wishlist: 1. A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts (Andrew Chaikin) 2. From the Beast to the Blonde: Fairytales and Their Tellers (Marina Warner) 3. William Sh..." (0 comments)

diana.n. "Please select some of your favorite genre or literary science fiction and fantasy titles. Literary fiction with a fantastical bent also is of interest, but please avoid straight magic realism. I like ..." (1 comments)

jamieschecter. "Contemporary literature, biography and memoir, graphic novels, young adult, bestsellers, historical fiction and nonfiction. Public Amazon wishlist: http://smile.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/28EWYIL4Y0..." (0 comments)

3bythesea. "For light reading I tend toward mysteries, think British police procedurals- Kate Atkinson or Tana French. I also like newer literature like Americanah, The Art of Fielding, Beautiful Ruins and The El..." (1 comments)

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rainpebble. "I enjoy classic literature & women's fiction. I enjoy historical fiction (not so much the Regency period). I love books, both fiction & nonfiction, about women and by women. I love all things 'Bloomsb..." (1 comments)

catzmaw. "I enjoy classic literature & women's fiction. I enjoy historical fiction (not so much the Regency period). I love books, both fiction & nonfiction, about women and by women. I love all things 'Bloomsb..." (1 comments)

CRAZYELIZABETH. "I like fantasy and a little sci fi (only just getting into sci fi, I also like cosy mystery, and a bit of chick lit in particular Christian chick lit. I also like historical fiction a bit and some cla..." (2 comments)

avanders. "Like almost everyone who's signed up here, I enjoy reading. :) I particularly enjoy gothic fiction (especially modern) or ghost stories and magical realism. I also really enjoy reading sci-fi (a littl..." (0 comments)

lucienspringer. "More important to me than what a book is about is how it's written. As long as I'm engaged sentence by sentence, I don't mind even the most glaring plot holes. Take a look at my library and surprise m..." (0 comments)

qebo. "Non-Fiction. Science, especially evolution. History of science, medicine, technology, especially with cultural context. Memoir/biography by/about scientists, especially biologists or naturalists. Expl..." (2 comments)

zzshupinga. "I'm a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, so i've a good handle on most "major" graphic novels, but I am trying to branch more into comics/works from other countries. Also I'm always..." (1 comments)

jen.e.moore. "My great love is fantasy and science fiction, and I read widely - I prefer the offbeat stuff, anthropological science fiction, non-western fantasy, and women writers. (That said, my painful, terrible ..." (2 comments)

affie. "I am currently interested in creepy/horror mysteries and creepy horror (atmospheric horror more than action horror- not particularly interested in action horror) but haven't read much yet so I am open..." (0 comments)

UtopianPessimist. "I love books. I'm trying to learn to read French --- so some "simple" novels or short stories would be great. But so would something from my Wishlist or a surprise. Because I love books!..." (0 comments)

Cariola. "I read a lot of literary historical fiction (NOT historical romances, please) and contemporary British and Irish novels--a lot of them drawn from the Booker Prize nominees and similar lists. Favorite ..." (1 comments)

Corduroy7. "I love to read fiction in the categories and order of preference of mystery and detective novels (including cozy mysteries), action/thriller/espionage, legal/political, contemporary romance, and women..." (0 comments)

casvelyn. "In no particular order: My favorite genres are mystery and fantasy. I love vintage mysteries, particularly anything from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. My favorite authors tend to be British. I'..." (0 comments)

renbedell. "My drunk girlfriend's opinion of my reading taste: I generally like Science Fiction and Fantasy books. I find Steam Punk interesting. I really like books that expand my mind. I will read pretty much a..." (2 comments)

crazy4reading. "I enjoy Mysteries, Fantasy, SF, Romance, YA just to give you some ideas. I do have a wishlist which you are more then welcome to look at if you cannot think of anything to buy or to get some ideas. I ..." (1 comments)

Joy65. "Like: gothic mystery romance type books (like Victoria Holt--have read ALL of hers), good old fashioned pioneer or old times long ago stories, mysteries but not graphic or gory, good clean interesting..." (0 comments)

Haiku911. "Female authors, southern fiction, recently really enjoyed Doris Lessing Memoir of a Survivor..." (0 comments)

berry25. "I would like books that fall into these three genres: 1) General Fiction: Written prior to 1900 only. 2) Mysteries: Either historical setting (no romance) or classic puzzler (examples: Agatha Christie..." (1 comments)

tikibee. "I love short stories and memoirs, and young adult fiction (especially John Green, but I've read all of his books!). Favorite author: Amy Bloom (read all of her books, too)..." (5 comments)

julienne_preacher. "This year I’ll be adventurous and open for anything. Just get me something you loved so much you want other people to read it too. I trust you!..." (1 comments)

CcanRead. "And these are a few of my favorite things (sung in my best Julie Andrews voice)... Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, Heather Blake's Wishcraft series, memoirs by sassy survivors (young women wh..." (1 comments)

dougcornelius. "Armchair adventures. My reading list: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2GJ9LMQEKTD6R..." (0 comments)

ablachly. "I love literary fiction, historical fiction (particularly set during WWI and II), detective novels, spy books......" (1 comments)

imyril. "I am mostly interested in fiction - science fiction / fantasy / speculative / (post-)apocalyptic / or just a damn good read (my favourite read this year has been [The Thirteenth Tale]). I get excited ..." (2 comments)

cbl_tn. "I like mysteries (especially historical and Golden Age mysteries), some literary fiction, U.S. history (especially colonial thru antebellum periods), social history, genealogy, art history, books abou..." (1 comments)

erinclark. "I like most everything BUT mushy romances, anything vampire-ish or biographies. I do enjoy thrillers by such authors as Tana French and Gillian Flynn. Also Love Lianne Moriarty although I think I've a..." (2 comments)

zjakkelien. "I read mostly fantasy and SF. I think this year I'm looking for something rich. Rich world building, good characters and good character development. For example, I'm thinking of things like the Kushie..." (0 comments)

TheoClarke. "My Wishlist is extensive but I have been delighted by past SantaThing surprises so do not feel that you have to be limited by that. My Favourites collection is representative of my taste but what I wo..." (0 comments)

Capybara_99. "My library is a fair representation of my current tastes. Contemporary fiction, uncontemporary fiction. General nonfiction, history, memoir and biography. Humor. My library is up to date, with a handf..." (1 comments)

perfunctory. "Fiction; I love young adult and contemporary genres and I'm currently looking for a really, REALLY good scary story. One that is absolutely creepy and/or terrifying! I'm also a big fan of short story ..." (3 comments)

skelly. "Love well-written stories and authors who are undiscovered gems. The last book I read that I absolutely loved was Delicious! by Ruth Reichl. If my Santa needs some more definite ideas see my Wishlist...." (1 comments)

Chrischi_HH. "I like mysterious historic fiction, contemporary fiction and gripping thrillers. Stories from Europe, India or basically any country in the world. Once in a while I also read something romantic or eve..." (1 comments)

Erika.Lord.Hodges. "Magical Realism, Historical Fiction, Women's History, Wisconsin Historical or Genealogy, Gardening, ALL THINGS GLADYS TABER!!..." (1 comments)

anglemark. "Our library contains all books we own, so if it's not there we don't have it unless it's in an omnibus. We mainly but not exclusively read (fairly literary) science fiction and fantasy or lit fic that..." (1 comments)

Romonko. "I read a lot! I have just completed my 75 book challenge for 2014. My tastes run to mysteries (especially British police procedurals like the John Rebus series, the Alan Banks Series). I love Canadian..." (1 comments)

LittleTaiko. "I love reading a wide variety of books, including mysteries, current fiction, classics, biographies, and general non-fiction depending on the topic. My wishlist is pretty up to date and a good represe..." (0 comments)

tarmina. "I will read anything that strikes my fancy. I am particularly interested in Irish writers, fiction and non fiction. With a good dose of mystery thrown in...." (1 comments)

lorannen. "I read a fair amount of speculative and science fiction. My "Favorites" collection (https://www.librarything.com/catalog/lorannen/favorites) here on LT is a good indication of the kinds of things I ke..." (2 comments)

SylviaC. "I enjoy fiction and nonfiction equally. Romance, mystery, historical fiction, science fiction, apocalyptic fiction, light fantasy, children's and YA are all fine. In general, I like my fiction books t..." (1 comments)

mellu. "Contemporary and historical fiction. Literary fiction. Crime fiction and historical mysteries (the grittier, the better). Non-fiction: history, science, nature, biographies. But I read just about anyt..." (1 comments)

varielle. "History, historic adventure fiction, odd ball European fiction in translation, literary fiction, biography, food writing, travel, poetry, humor, quirky commodity history...." (1 comments)

sturlington. "I like literary fiction, science fiction, and anything speculative, which includes dystopias, post-apocalypse, slipstream and horror (no YA though). I generally prefer newer fiction and books written ..." (3 comments)

weeksj10. "I like a variety of genres. I really enjoy stories based around mythology/ legends. Examples of books like this that I have read and loved would be "Hakawati" and "Deathless". I'm also interested in B..." (1 comments)

miketopper. "Into detective novels, murder mysteries and epic fantasy mostly. detective novels that take place in countries outside of the USA will be my top pick Would also be into any sort of biography on intere..." (1 comments)

kjgormley. "Generally I like literary fiction. Subjects/sub-genres/tags I usually enjoy are: Immigrant stories, New York City, Maritime stories (pirates), Space/flying, New examinations of old stories (think Amer..." (1 comments)

kjforrest. "Fantasy books please! I have been reading a lot of fantasy at the moment and I would love to discover some new authors and books. I prefer books which have well developed characters and good world bui..." (2 comments)

seongeona. "Last year was my first SantaThing. I had so much fun choosing books for my giftee & receiving my books. My Santa last year chose perfect books for me that were -not- on my Wish List. However, I have a..." (0 comments)

CDVicarage. "I've got a wishlist collection, my catalogue is up to date...." (1 comments)

lindapanzo. "20th century history, particularly as to World War 2 about the German or Japanese sides or about the homefront during war. Mysteries or other fiction either set in Asia. Mysteries by Laura Joh Rowland..." (2 comments)

ftpfarragher. "horror, science fiction, fantasy fiction, history, popular science, classics, humour, poetry, books about language, religion, philosophy, spirituality, mythology, feminism, sociology, psychology..." (2 comments)

yoyogod. "This year, I would really like to get some new fantasy (preferably not urban fantasy unless it's really good). If you prefer horror, thrillers, mysteries, or science fiction are good too...." (4 comments)

katemcangus. "Mostly fiction, mystery novels, and memoir. I'm expecting my first child in early 2015, so I'm interested in parenting books/memoir (lighthearted, preferably). I've also interested in expanding my kno..." (2 comments)

timspalding. "History (classical, medieval, Islamic, American), Classics, Religion (mostly Catholic and Orthodox, academic-y not inspirational), Programming (general, PHP or JavaScript), travel (Turkey). Fiction's ..." (3 comments)

majkia. "Other than Georgette Heyer, I hate Romance. I like science fiction, complex mysteries, thrillers with good characterization, and fantasy. I adore a good heist story, art theft, and code breakers. My W..." (3 comments)

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