Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR


I have so many books I want to get through over my winter break from school! Here's ten books I'm hoping to read in the upcoming winter months (even though winter has already hit where I am). Make sure to let me know what's on your winter TBR.
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1. The Raven Boys, Maggie Stievater
I really need to start this series! I have planned on starting this series a million times since I bought the first one, but I'm going to start it this winter.

2. For Darkness Shows the Stars, Diana Peterfreund 
I just finished Jane Austen's Persuasion last month, and this one is a YA sci-fi retelling of Persuasion so I really want to read this one this winter too! I love the cover of this book and the companion novel, and I'm hoping to read both of them this winter.

3. Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
Historical fiction fits in with the winters months for me. This one is a historical fiction with a kick-ass female lead, so it's really high on my list. I think January will be the month of dualogies for me!

 

4. The Blood of Olympus, Rick Riordan
I still haven't read this! I've heard pretty neutral reviews of this last book in the Heroes of Olympus series,so I need to read it for myself. It's the number one book I'm going to read over Christmas break from school, if I don't read it before then (but who am I kidding, between papers and finals I won't be reading this until break.)
  
5. The Bronze Horseman, Paulina Simons 
This is a perfect book to read in the winter. It's the first in a historical fiction romance trilogy that takes place in war torn Russia. I've heard lots of great things about this series, and I've heard that it's really emotional. It would be a great read for a snowed in weekend.

                                      6. Frankenstein, Mary Shelly 
Ever since reading the Gris Grimly graphic novel version of this story, I've been really wanting to read the original. I think this book would be perfect for winter because of the setting and the tones and themes. I'm searching for a beautiful copy of this book so let me know if you have any recommendations.

7. The Darkest Minds, Alexandra Bracken
Another series I need to start! The final book in this trilogy just recently came out, so I'm hoping marathon this series over break.

8.  The End of the Affair, Graham Greene
I'm really excited to read a Graham Greene novel, and this is the one that I want to start with. I think I'm really going to love this one.

9. This Shattered World, Amy Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
This companion novel to These Broken Stars comes out in December, and I'm really excited. The early reviews have been great, the cover is gorgous, and I really like the world of this series.


10. A Little Something Different, Sandy Hall 
This sounds like such a cute contemporary romance that will be perfect for brightening up the winter months. 

20 comments:

  1. FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS is so much fun. I still need to read the companion! Ack, and I still need to read CODE NAME VERITY!! THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS!!!! I just did a ten-book read-a-thon! I really hope to read Bracken's trilogy before the end of the year. It was on my autumn list! I'm debating buying Starbound on my nook b/c it's on sale, but I know I won't read it for at least a year until the final book comes out, so...DECISIONS!

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    1. Wow, Congrats on the ten book read-a-thon!
      thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I really enjoyed The Bronze Horseman. It's quite a chunky book but well worth investing in. I liked A Little Something Different. It's cute! I hope you enjoy all of these books. My TTT

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed those two. I'm really looking forward to both of them!
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  3. I read Blood of Olympus, and although it wasn't the best in the series, it was still highly entertaining. It didn't have as much action but focused more on friendship dynamics, and I appreciated that as it is the last book in the series. Hope you enjoy it!

    I have Code Name Verity on my TBR pile but I know I'm most likely to cry and I am not in the mood for a sad book but eventually I shall read it. Eventually.

    I LOVE the cover for For Darkness Shows the Stars and I so badly want to read it, as well as A Little Something Different and The Darkest Minds! :) Great list!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My TTT Post!

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    1. Glad to hear you liked B.O.O.! I really like the relationships in that series so that shouldn't be a problem for me.
      I have heard that Code Name Verity is sad, but so worth the read.
      thanks for stopping by!

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  4. The Raven Boys looks good, will have to let me know what you think about it!

    Check out mine http://universalbookworm.co.uk/?p=201

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  5. Frankenstein was one of my high school reads and I really enjoyed it! I hope you do too!

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  6. The Raven Boys is amazing, the series is like my jam...if books were a song and really after reading Stiefvater's writing, I'm convinced books kind of are. Happy reading.

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    1. So true! Glad to hear you loved it, I'm really excited to read it!

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  7. Ahhhhhhhh, you've got so many amazing books coming up!!! The Raven Boys (!!!), For Darkness, Blood of Olympus (which was AMAZING I will not listen to the naysayers), and A Little Something Different (so cute!!!). I'm also suuuuuper excited to read This Shattered World, I've heard such good things!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed all of those! I can't wait to get into them all.
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  8. Great list! So many of these books are on my TBR. :) Let me know what you think of For Darkness Shows the Stars!

    (Also the Barnes and Noble leatherbound edition of Frankenstein is gorgeous).

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    1. Oh! I totally forgot to see if they had an edition of Frankenstein!
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  9. I seriously need to read some Diana Peterfreund I've been meaning to for the past year or two now! This Shattered World heck yes! I love the Raven Boys books and I want to read Darkest Minds as well! lovely looking TBR

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    1. Glad to hear you liked The Raven Boys, it makes me even more eager to read it!
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  10. I really enjoyed The Raven Boys, but I need to read books two and three. I've been meaning to read Code Name Verity for forever! I own it, too. I've heard great things about The Darkest Minds, and A Little Something Different sounds adorable. Great list! I hope you love them all. Thanks for the follow! I followed back via BL. :)

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    1. My TBR list is way too long! I don't know where to start!
      thanks for the follow and for stopping by!

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