Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish. This one is pretty self-explanatory. Go!
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness … because Patrick Ness. New. Book. Must. Read.
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – I know, I know, this is an adult book but it is a realistic fiction/dystopia so I want to read it!
- Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray because it is the sequel to The Diviners which I thoroughly enjoyed. 🙂
- Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling – again, realistic/dystopia but for the younger crowd.
- Magyk by Septimus Heap – it’s one of those very popular series that I think I should at least read the first one of.
- The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry – actually Nafiza reviewed this one last winter and we also did it on our Cover Wars. Anyways, I made a note of it as a book that seemed like a great, fun, winter read, so here it is.
- There are also some newer titles coming out and some reviews coming up – so those are also on the list… there are just too many of them to actually list 🙂
*glowers at topic* I don’t like TBRs.
But okay. Here’s one anyway.
- The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle. I want to review this in December so I should read it. Right? Right.
- The Weird World of Words: A Guided Tour by Mitchell Symons. A book about words is the book for me. Also need to review it. This is going to be a theme you will see.
- Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older. Because Yash wrote an excellent review
that I hope I remember to linkand I have an ARC hanging on my shelf that is begging to be read. Yes. I want to read it. A lot.
- The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow because I’ve enjoyed her other two works immensely so I need to read this one. Also, I need to review it. Hah.
- The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson. Because I’ve had this book a long time and it’s been staring at me with imploring eyes. Imploring bookish eyes. You know what I mean.
Obviously these are not the only books I’ll be reading during winter but I don’t like committing to TBR lists because then I’m insuring I don’t read the titles I say I will read because I’m contrary like that. I hope to read a lot more and hopefully accomplish my goal of reading these five titles specifically.
- Continue reading The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. It’s been a while (I got sidetracked) and I miss reading this one. So back to noble ladies and knights on quests.
- The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow. Nafiza has passed this on to me. I noted recently that Patrick Ness’s books induce plentiful tears; Erin Bow’s are just as
badgood. I’m looking forward to reading, but with trepidatious anticipation, if that makes sense.
- City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. A certain Book Warrior has finally gotten me into reading all the Shadowhunters books, and for the first time in this undertaking I have very little idea of what is going to happen. (Except that Sebastian is alive. I mean, no body. Duh. Which also means I can believe that Ragnor is alive, too. Yessssss.)
- Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan. I’m part way through and it is excellent! Must look for more by this author.
- If You Come Softly and Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson. I should have begun the first before I read the second, shouldn’t I? Oh well.
*stares guiltily at Janet and Nafiza’s lists* Next month we are doing reviews of books we have recommended for each other, but apart from that I still have a ton of books that Janet and Nafiza have asked me to read:
- Lirael by Garth Nix: Though I think I should re-read Sabriel first …
- Court of Fives by Kate Elliott: I got my copy. I just need to, you know, pick it up.
- The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones: I miss reading DWJ. Maybe I’ll pick this one up first from my immediate TBR list.
- A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James: I got to hear the fantastic author speak at the Vancouver Writers Fest this year and it was just the best. This one is (kind of) fiction but if you’d like a taste for his non-fiction, here.
- A Pocket Full of Murder by R. J. Anderson: It’s all Nafiza’s fault.