Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: My Ambitious Winter Reading Plans (We Can All Dream, Can't We?)

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly book blog meme hosted by the lovely girls over at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is 'Winter TBR.' For this, I've made a list of books that I would like to get to over the next couple of winter months, but I'm not realistically expecting to get to all of these. Most of these are books that I've either had on my shelf or I've been wanting to read for ages, so I really want to buckle down and get to some of them (and stop getting distracted by other books... but, you know, we'll see how well that works.) I'll also probably throw in a Murakami book at some point, but I'm not sure which one yet, so I didn't add it to this list. What are you hoping to read this winter?

Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)The Child ThiefThe Changeling

It's finally here! I'm trying to make sure I can clear my plate enough so that I can focus solely on this behemoth.

I found out about this a couple months ago and I've been dying to read it ever since.

The Changeling by Victor Lavalle
It looks creepy and wonderful!

Bird BoxThe Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)This Darkness Mine

I've heard endless good things about this one, and I could use some creepy. 

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
Another fantasy series that I've been wanting to read what seems like years now!

All I've heard about This Darkness Mine is that it's super dark and twisted and well, that sounds just about right.

The Two of Swords, Volume OneThe Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles, #1)Blood of Elves (The Witcher, #3)

I loved the first two Witcher books I read and I've had this one as "oh I'll read that next" for more than a few months, so I think it's time to, you know, actually read it

Ilium (Ilium, #1)Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen, #1)The Goblins of Bellwater

Ilium by Dan Simmons
Because I want to try more sci-fi!

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle
I love stories that are inspired by Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market" poem, so I can't wait to read this one!

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2)The Silent CompanionsDunbar

This is a perfect Victorian ghost story that I plan to read in the deepest part of winter (which, in Southern California, basically means one or two rainy days) to match the atmosphere. I will be waiting for the opportune moment.

Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn
I've enjoyed many of these Hogarth Shakespeare retellings, so I'd like to try this one!

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)Witchborn

Have you read any of these? What books are you hoping to read this winter?


  1. I really want to read Bird Box! I heard so many great things about it. The Changeling by Victor Lavalle sounds amazing as well!

  2. Into the drowning Deep was pretty intense! And I need to read Sanderson- and Bird Box- at some point. I'm curious about the Brom book too since I like some of his art. Cool list!

  3. The Silent Companions looks so creepy - I'm looking forward to it as well! Hope you love it!

  4. I love Brandon Sanderson, but his books are sooooo long that I always put them off and never end up reading them. I definitely want to read OATHBRINGER -- maybe next year.

    I hope you love all these. Happy TTT!

  5. Great list! I'm interested in reading several of these, especially Hunting Prince Dracula and Into the Drowning Deep, so I can't wait to see what you think of them.