TTT: Winter 2015 TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish. This one is pretty self-explanatory. Go!


  1. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness … because Patrick Ness. New. Book. Must. Read.
  2. 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!
  3. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray because it is the sequel to The Diviners which I thoroughly enjoyed. 🙂
  4. Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling – again, realistic/dystopia but for the younger crowd.
  5. Magyk by Septimus Heap – it’s one of those very popular series that I think I should at least read the first one of.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

  1. The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle. I want to review this in December so I should read it. Right? Right.
  2. 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.
  3. Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older. Because Yash wrote an excellent review that I hope I remember to link and I have an ARC hanging on my shelf that is begging to be read. Yes. I want to read it. A lot.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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 bad good. I’m looking forward to reading, but with trepidatious anticipation, if that makes sense.
  3. City of Fallen AngelsCity 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.)
  4. Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan. I’m part way through and it is excellent! Must look for more by this author.
  5. 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:

  1. Lirael by Garth Nix: Though I think I should re-read Sabriel first …
  2. Court of Fives by Kate Elliott: I got my copy. I just need to, you know, pick it up.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A Pocket Full of Murder by R. J. Anderson: It’s all Nafiza’s fault.