Meme: Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 18 December, 2018 by Lianne in Meme / 11 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. In Jaunary 2018 the meme was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic: Winter TBR List

So funny thing happened to me this fall: I barely read. Between school and work and other offline, life things happening, I either was too tired to read or was not in the mood for reading (brain was just everywhere) or I was having a book slump. The slump’s sort of recovered–when I did read the last few months, it’s either been poetry or non-fiction–so hopefully that continues into my Christmas holiday 🙂

In no particular order:

  1. The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien — Back on my list this season as I didn’t get around to it during the fall…Seeing as I didn’t get around to my wish of re-reading LOTR this year, I can settle with reading this book instead, lol.
  2. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin — I mentioned I had started reading it earlier this year but just never got around to continuing…It’s either this series or her Inheritance trilogy that I read this winter, surely (the Inheritance trilogy has been on my winter TBR pile for years now).
  3. The Day is Ready for You by Alison Malee — For some poetry on my TBR pile 🙂
  4. Journey to Armenia & Conversation About Dante by Osip Mandelstam — Osip Mandelstam’s poetry is absolutely gorgeous and some of my favourites so I’m curious to read his nonfiction travelogue and essay.
  5. The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn — For something light and cute and fun, I can always count on Julia Quinn’s books 🙂
  6. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan — Another book I didn’t get around to reading this past fall but if I’m looking for another break from some of the heavy duty titles on my shelf, I can always turn to this book, lol. You know, rich people problems 😉
  7. The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge — Continuing my yearly theme of “Winter is for Russian literature”, this title has been sitting on my shelf for years. I thought about starting it earlier this year but after a page or two, I decided to leave it off for the winter time. Seems like the perfect read for…well, now.
  8. The Lost Painting of Sarah de Vos by Dominic Smith — This book has been on my wishlist since Melinda @ the Book Musings mentioned it. Finally got my hands on it a few months ago but yeah, have yet to read it. Maybe for a change of pace and a turn to historical fiction/thriller/mystery, I’ll get around to reading this title 🙂
  9. Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness — My friend gifted me the book for Christmas so wheeeee! Back into the world of All Souls 🙂
  10. Persuasion by Jane Austen — After a conversation with two friends about this book recently, I realised it’s time for a re-read! 😀



And that’s my list of books that I hope to tackle this winter (hopefully during the time I’m off before school starts back up again)! What are you hoping to read this season? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

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11 Responses to “Meme: Top Ten Tuesdays”

  1. I have always been super curious on both Julia Quinn and Deborah Harkness’ work. They always sound so appealing but somehow I always just… space on picking them up? Anyways, sorry you’ve been in a reading slump lately! It happens to the best of us and life can be so hectic, it’s a wonder we don’t all fall over ourselves hourly. Here’s to hoping you get to read all you want to ASAP and enjoy it!

  2. I haven’t read my copy of Time’s Convert yet either! In fact, I sort of forgot that I have it. Really must get to it ASAP! I do love Persuasion — a re-read sounds like fun. Great list — hope you enjoy your winter reading!

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