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This week’s topic: Books on the Winter TBR List
I’m changing up this week’s TTT topic a bit as I’m hopelessly behind at knowing exactly what’s coming out and I still need to read up on that. So in the meantime, how about books that are up on the TBR queue for the winter months? 😀 Winter is usually the time of year when I tackle some of the chunkier books on my shelf–there’s just something about the weather, really–but my list is a mix of the door-stoppers, those long on my TBR queue, as well as some shorter reads because offline things are going to get a bit hectic for a while…
In no particular order:
- Life After Life by Kate Atkinson — I tell you, it’s the cover that’s prompting me to read it during the winter 😉 I meant to read it arlier this year but yeah, didn’t get around to it. (For additional incentive, I did pick up A God of Ruins last week sooooo, best get on it 😉 )
- Five Plays by Anton Chekhov — Continuing along in my reading of plays (which I read plenty of this past year) and in my theme of reading Russian authors over the winter months, I have this book to look forward to. I’ve never read any of Chekhov’s plays, only his short stories and novellas, but his plays are very popular so I’m looking forward to reading this 🙂
- Cygnet by Patricia A. McKillip — Toss-up between reading this and re-reading Winter Rose (review) but this is the only McKillip book I have on queue at the moment and I’d love to get around to it sometime soon, it’s been a while since I’ve read anything by her…
- The Story of Kullervo by J.R.R. Tolkien — Got my hands on this book back in October, I’m so excited to read it. Winter seems to be the time I associate with Tolkien as I first read LOTR in the winter, not to mention good members of the original trilogy movies <3 :D
- The Truth by Terry Pratchett — I’ll probably re-read The Hogfather or something but it’s been a while since I’ve read any Discworld novels and this book has been sitting on my TBR queue for some time now…
- The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith — This book will probably distract me more than help me unwind from studying, lmao. My review for The Cuckoo’s Calling won’t be up until…next week, I think?…but suffice to say I really liked it and rushed to pick up the paperback.
- How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn — My reward for studying (which I will read after my exam), haha. I should’ve done the same thing when Romancing Mister Bridgerton arrived in the post last week but alas, I could not help it, I had to read it (as I had been patiently waiting forever for the new edition to be released and shipped) 😛
- The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse — I finally got my hands on this book! It’s only been sitting on my GoodReads wish-to-read shelf since I first signed up for an account way back when 😛 Works out perfectly for the season, too 😀
- Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis — This book won the Giller Prize for 2015 and this time around I got my hands on a copy before it became sold out or anything 😀 Should make for a fascinating read.
- The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian — And finally, a bit of historical fiction on this list. I probably won’t get around to reading it until the new year but I’m looking forward to it! I heard a lot of good things about it 🙂
And that’s my list of books for this week! What books were featured on your TTT this week for releases next year? Looking forward to learning more about what’s coming out in 2016 🙂