12 Fictional Book Things on Readers' Christmas Wish List

Posted by Hayley on December 25, 2018
Santa Claus has his work cut out for him this year. We asked on Facebook and Twitter: What fictional book thing do you want for Christmas? Here are your most requested items! (If ol' St. Nick actually does deliver on any of these, please let us know.)


Invisibility Cloak
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling

Who would give it to you: It's a mystery! An owl flew into your house and dropped the cloak off, but didn't stay long enough to let you know what human sent it.
What you could do with it: Manage mischief.


Babel Fish
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams

Who would give it to you: Your spacey two-headed brother-in-law.
What you could do with it: Stick it in your ear and finally understand what your distant relatives are saying about you. (It's not great.)


Mary Poppins's Umbrella
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Mary Poppins
by P.L. Travers

Who would give it to you: Your magical nanny, of course.
What you could do with it: Skip all that terrible Christmas traffic and fly through the sky via umbrella transportation.


Time Machine
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The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells

Who would give it to you: A cousin whose name you can't remember.
What you could do with it: Travel back in time to buy that forgettable cousin a better present than a Starbucks gift card.


Ella's Enchanted Book
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Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine

Who would give it to you: Your friendly neighborhood fairy.
What you could do with it: Open it up and magically find exactly what you want and need to read waiting for you.


Clean-Up Machine
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The Cat in the Hat
by Dr. Seuss

Who would give it to you: Your mother. Definitely your mother.
What you could do with it: Hop aboard and start your cleaning adventure.


A Job with SpecOps27
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The Eyre Affair
by Jasper Fforde

Who would give it to you: Your great-grandmother, who just happens to look a lot like you.
What you could do with it: Become a kick-ass Literary Detective, investigating literature-related crimes on a fairly reasonably salary.


Dragon
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Dragonflight
by Anne McCaffrey

Who would give it to you: Your community Weyrleader.
What you could do with it: Fly through the air on your new dragon friend and save the world from Thread (which is something your Weyrleader has been trying to get you into for ages).


The Luggage
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The Color of Magic
by Terry Pratchett

Who would give it to you: A frumpy wizard who runs through your annual holiday party and shoves the hastily wrapped gift at you.
What you could do with it: Literally trample your enemies.


Wardrobe Made from a Narnian Apple Tree
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The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis

Who would give it to you: Your professor.
What you could do with it: First, you'd use it to totally win at hide-and-seek. Then you'd use it to travel to a magical kingdom, overthrow a dictator, and become royalty.


Portrait Session with Basil Hallward
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

Who would give it to you: Your first cousin, twice removed, who clearly doesn't know you at all.
What you could do with it: Hang it up in your room and proceed to stop aging while your portrait does it for you.


The One Ring to Rule Them All
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The Fellowship of the Ring
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Who would give it to you: Crazy Uncle Sauron.
What you could do with it: Use the ring to turn invisible and peek at all your other presents. Rule the world. Possibly go insane.




What fictional book item would you love to find under your Christmas tree? Tell us in the comments!

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message 1: by Tina (last edited Dec 25, 2018 12:35AM) (new)

Tina My Christmas Wish List this year included Mad Love by Paul Dini, lol. I got it too! Yay!


message 2: by Zoē (new)

Zoē Another Harry Potter thing..a Pensieve!


Anna (lion_reads) Haha great list! Hard to choose which would be my favourite.

Also wouldn't mind getting that tablecloth from Russian fairy tales: you spread it out and pops out a delicious feast for you. ;)


message 4: by Jo (new)

Jo Cavins A portkey


message 5: by Rachel (new)

Rachel The Captal’s Tower by Melanie Rawn 🙄


message 6: by Alysa (new)

Alysa I’d love the one ring to stop polluters and climate change deniers but it could get ugly so I think I will settle for a hobbit hole.


message 7: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Weiss I'd want Kell's magical cloak from the Shades of Magic series.


message 8: by Mary (new)

Mary Alex I would love a time turner and Queen Susan's bow and arrows.


message 10: by Liz (new)

Liz Foster Some of Pooh's honey from Winnie-the-Pooh!


message 11: by Sebhat (new)

Sebhat Goytiom Thank you very much for the books overview and recommendations. I must confess I haven't yet read the Fate of the Tearling though I heard many feedback on it. Now I have another push to be more effective when working on the Test DPC APK & Tweakbox APK review and leave time for a book!


message 12: by Jessica (new)

Jessica the **Sexy Book Diva** While Jasper Fforde is the right author you've got the wrong gift for me. I'd want both a dodo as awesome as Pickwick AND the ability to read myself into BookWorld.


message 13: by J.L. (new)

J.L. Slipak Tomorrowland's badge... give it to myself along with special futuristic luggage :)


message 14: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Crane I Would Like some of the Wacky Chocolates By Willy Wonka.


message 15: by Ann (new)

Ann Sophie wrote: "I Would Like some of the Wacky Chocolates By Willy Wonka."

Who doesn't want chocolate any time anywhere lol?


message 16: by NutterButters (new)

NutterButters They say you can tell a lot about a person whether they would choose to fly or be invisible as a superpower. I could do without the invisibility cloak. I will take the Nimbus 2000- to fly.


message 17: by Tayla (new)

Tayla Mateer A Cathy Cassidy book. preferably a chocolate box girls set.


message 18: by Tayla (new)

Tayla Mateer NutterButters wrote: "They say you can tell a lot about a person whether they would choose to fly or be invisible as a superpower. I could do without the invisibility cloak. I will take the Nimbus 2000- to fly."
#Harrypotterfan


message 19: by Tayla (new)

Tayla Mateer BTW Santa clause is spelt with an e at the end!


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