Top Ten Tuesday: The Winter TBR (I Still Haven't Finished My Summer TBR)

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR


I don’t do very well with reading lists. I just get resentful when I have to read something by a certain time (oh school, sigh) and drag my feet even if I am going to end up loving the book anyway. However, I love making lists. So here are the books I’d like to read so I can talk about them in our upcoming (January) Middle Grade month where we’ll discuss all things MG.

  1. The Keeper of Lost Cities – Shannon Messenger
    The reviews for this one are amazing. Plus, the cover art appeals to me.
  2. Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
    I really like DiCamillo’s works, the ones I’ve read anyway. And this one has been languishing on my shelves for nigh a year now.
  3. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
    I was with Chris when I saw this in the Book Warehouse and I had hearts in my eyes. I had to have it. So I got it.
  4. The Night Gardener – Jonathan Auxier
    Yash and I spent a long while touching this book in chapters. The physical copy is so utterly beautiful it’s a work of art. Soooo, I got it. I’m reasonably confident that I’m going to enjoy this one.


Okay, firstly, Nafiza! I have no memory of having inappropriately felt up this weird book! When did this happen?! Guys, I feel so ancient right now. (´・_・`)

Secondly, oh no …

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And let’s not forget to carry over more than half of my Summer-Turned-Fall list over here.


I, too, am carrying over a number of books from my fall (and even a few from my summer) lists. There is no shame in this. Right? Anyway, I look forward to reading the books on my list. They’re going to be great.

  1. The Green and Burning Tree
  2. The Company They Keep
  3. The Count of Monte Cristo
  4. Bombay Blues (only because I didn’t get it from the library until recently)
  5. Also, The Faerie Queene because this is an ongoing project: I’ve began reading it a month or two ago, and love it. The reason I’ve not finished is – well, have you SEEN how thick the book is? Yeah. I measured: more than two inches thick of beautiful verse that is worth savouring.
  6. Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Garth Nix.
  7. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Nafiza has convinced me to read this.
  8. The Return of Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke. I can’t wait.


  1. Airborn and series by Kenneth Oppel, just sitting there, staring at me.
  2. The Night Gardener it is as beautiful as Nafiza says and I also happen to have a beautiful review copy! So I’ll be reading this in the next week or so.
  3. Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire – I’m just curious. I didn’t really like Wicked but that’s not to say it wasn’t a delicious style to read – I just didn’t like how it all went about happening. Very cool concepts. So this children’s book has my interest piques.
  4. I FINALLY FOUND The Shadow in the North by Phillip Pullman and I CAN’T beleive I haven’t read it yet! I’m too busy reading books for review and job hunting! Gosh darnit!
  5. Accidental Hero by Matt Myklusch, it’s a series and it’s about super heroes and super hero school, and I’m totally in.
  6. Kat Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis, this books has claimed to be Jane Austen with magic – who wouldn’t read it?