Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR List

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

I did well on my fall TBR list, reading: Joyland, The Haunting of Hill House, Impartial Witness, Wool, and Among Others, and I’m reading Far from the Madding Crowd right now.

It’s hard to get my TBR list down to ten, and I know I won’t read all of them.  But I’ll be out of school from early December to late January, so there’s time! I like these TBR lists because they keep me a little more organized, and I like to try to keep my reading balanced across different genres.  Without a TBR list I might always reach for the easy stuff, and most of the time that’s not nearly as satisfying.

Literary fiction:
1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2. Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
3. Astray by Emma Donoghue
4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Science fiction:
5. The Humans by Matthew Haig
6. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
7. The Martian by Andy Weir

Mystery/contemporary fiction:
8. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
9. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

10. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

And I wanted to include the three books I won in giveaways recently! Thanks to My Book Retreat, Books and Liliane, and Little Red Reviewer for these additions to my bookshelf:

  1. First Impressions by Charlie Lovett
  2. How to be Both by Ali Smith
  3. Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan

Later this week I’ll be posting my nonfiction top ten TBR list for Nonfiction November, so I’ve taken nonfiction reads off this list.

I also wanted to note that Don’t Blame the Butler is hosting a Black Friday readathon, for those of you who, like me, will NOT be shopping that day (I will, however, be working).

Is there anything on my list you recommend?  Happy winter reading and Happy Thanksgiving!

12 Responses to “Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR List”

    • curlygeek04

      I’ve never read Henry James, so I feel like I should. I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy it. Glad to hear you liked Americanah though!

  1. Vanessa

    I really want to read something of Donoghue’s after Room (did you read that/like it?). Quite a few others are on my list too, great picks 🙂 Happy readings!

  2. Stephanie

    I agree with you that doing these TBR is helpful in staying a little more organized and not getting stuck on one kind of book over and over. I really want to read Station Eleven as well and recently finished The Martian which was crazy fun. Who knew a book about a guy fixing things could be so riveting? I also always enjoy Henry James and remember really liking Portrait of a Lady but it’s been too long to remember specifics. That’s the good thing about having goodreads and the blog these days, it helps me remember why I like things and not just that I like them:0)! Enjoy your reading!

    • curlygeek04

      Thanks for commenting! I’m glad to hear a yes vote for Henry James! I’ve never read anything by him, so I’m catching up on my American literature. I hear great things about The Martian. Sounds like it’s very technical but a great story.

  3. Elle

    Americanah is a completely amazing book–I envy you the experience of coming to it for the first time!

  4. Angie @ Fitness, Health, and Books

    Nice variety in your Winter TBR! I have Americanah, Stone Mattress, The Martian, Silkworm, Portrait of a Lady all on my TBR as well,not my winter one though! =)…I haven’t read any of the books so can’t give you any recommendations, but GOOD LUCK! =)


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