Hooray for snow days! They come so rarely here in Virginia, and the timing could not have been better! My last final is due today, and then I finally get to do what I want, which is reading and blogging. Can you tell I’ve missed it? I’ve tried to maintain some presence here in the last month, but staying away has actually been really hard. I realized if I could do this all day, every day, I would! Now I’m full of ideas for all the posts I couldn’t write, and I have tons of reviews to catch up on.
So, Happy December, whether it’s a snow day or not! Winter is such a good time to curl up with a book, so I’m hoping for lots of quality reading time in the next few months.
It’s also Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and today’s topic is Books on My Winter To-Be-Read List. Easy! I have a Wish List a mile long.
Here are just 5 of the books on my Wish List:
- MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (yes, I’ve been meaning to get to this for a while)
- The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (this one was on my fall TBR list too)
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
- The Humans by Matt Haig (hearing only wonderful things about this book)
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (disappointed in her last one, so nervous about this one)
And here’s what I currently have on my Kindle:
- May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes (winner of the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction)
- Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer (recommended by You Book Me All Night Long)
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
- Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (been on my Kindle for a while now)
- The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan (a little light reading about the Dust Bowl)
And that doesn’t even get at the two shelves of paper books I mean to read. For the record, here’s what I read from my fall TBR list:
- Fangirl — Rainbow Rowell
- The Song of the Quarkbeast — Jasper Fforde
- The Panopticon – Jenni Fagan
- The Beekeeper’s Apprentice – Laurie King
- The World’s Strongest Librarian – Josh Hanagarne
- Every Day – David Levithan
Okay, so now I need to get back to writing reviews. Of the books on my list, what do you recommend? What are you looking forward to reading this winter?