This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

< Back to SantaThing

SantaThing Gift

Member: TheDivineOomba

Book tastes

I prefer odd science fiction and urban fantasy. Pop Science/Pop History Books are always fun. Quirky Detective stories are also a good choice.

Don't get this!

No Urban fantasy (I've read too many in that genre). No sequels to any series I have—I either have them, or didn't like them enough to continue. No Historical Fiction

Other notes

My Librarything Library is mostly up to date. All books should be starred, and reviewed (only if I finished)—so that's a good place to start. New to me authors are always a good choice, and feel free to take chances.


United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

Store: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com)

Amount to spend: $50 USD

ccatalfo's picks so far.

0307950476https://www.amazon.com/Dog-Stars-Vintage-Contemporaries/dp/0307950476/ref=sr_1_2_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1544020117&sr=8-2&keywords=dog+stars+hellerThe Dog Stars14.46
0393609391https://www.amazon.com/Astrophysics-People-Hurry-deGrasse-Tyson/dp/0393609391/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Astrophysics for People in a Hurry12.17
1615194940https://www.amazon.com/Brief-History-Everyone-Ever-Lived/dp/1615194940/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1544020796&sr=1-1A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes11.56

Secret Santa

TheDivineOomba's Secret Santa is ccatalfo. Help ccatalfo pick the right book.


EllsieFind: How about The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. I didn't see it in Divine's library. (Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:55:58 -0500)

kgriffith: Maybe Binti? The trilogy is complete, so if they enjoy the first they don't have to wait: https://smile.amazon.com/Binti-Nnedi-Okorafor/dp/0765385252/ (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:52:23 -0500)

kgriffith: Furthermore might be a good one: https://smile.amazon.com/Furthermore-Tahereh-Mafi/dp/1101994770 (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:08:26 -0500)

kgriffith: They've enjoyed John Scalzi in the past but haven't read him in a while based on LT catalog, perhaps Lock In? https://smile.amazon.com/Lock-Novel-Future-John-Scalzi/dp/076538132X (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:12:52 -0500)

lorannen: Santa had some money left over so I added Binti (9780765385253), suggested by kgriffith.

Done. (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:14:11 -0500)

Add a suggestion/comment

Become a member to leave a suggestion


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 134,734,876 books! | Top bar: Always visible