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.
- The Keeper of Lost Cities – Shannon Messenger
The reviews for this one are amazing. Plus, the cover art appeals to me.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 …
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.
- The Green and Burning Tree
- The Company They Keep
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- Bombay Blues (only because I didn’t get it from the library until recently)
- 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.
- Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Garth Nix.
- The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Nafiza has convinced me to read this.
- The Return of Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke. I can’t wait.
- Airborn and series by Kenneth Oppel, just sitting there, staring at me.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Accidental Hero by Matt Myklusch, it’s a series and it’s about super heroes and super hero school, and I’m totally in.
- Kat Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis, this books has claimed to be Jane Austen with magic – who wouldn’t read it?