It’s TTT time! As usual, if you’re curious about this, Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl hosts these weekly challenges (so, see her blog for more info).
I am having a bit of trouble with deciding what a winter TBR should be. Should I be reading books that are best enjoyed in the winter? Is this simply my upcoming reading list for the next few months that officially fall into the winter season? What makes a book a winter read? What type of winter reader am I? The cozy kind? The spooky one? Should I attempt some tomes or focus on short reads? I think I need to take a deep breath!
First, I am going to start with the books I want to/need to finish before the end of the year. I have basically fulfilled all my goals of 2018 except for the Popsugar reading challenge where I have two outstanding categories.
- A book set in the decade you were born in
- A book read by a stranger in public
I am about 65 % through Magician: Apprentice which fits category 2 and I have several options for category 1: Let The Right One In, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, and Tell the Wolves I’m Home. I will see which mood strikes for this. Any suggestions?
Second, I also have a few books I’d like to get to soon. I have one ARC overdue (Salt) and one due on 1/1/19 (Even If I Fall). I saved One Day in December to be my Christmas Eve read. Fingers crossed I get to it.
Third, I am not going to repeat the books I have on my list for my last two readathons of 2018. I will be traveling for Christmas and I just don’t want to decide ahead of time what I’ll read. My desire to mood read is strongest on vacations! There will be a separate post to come detailing those books that were read for the readathons.
So, for today’s TTT, I think I will just talk about my
10 MOST ANTICIPATED READS FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH.
These are organized by mood. I have basically two winter modes. I want to be scared and feel trapped/ creepily snowed-in or I want to swoon and get my heart aflutter. They are of course not mutually exclusive but I tried to categorize my list into one or the other group. It also just so happens that I own all these books, which works great toward my goal to read 25 books from my shelf in 2019.
For the spooky or suspenseful mood:
- The Stand. If you follow my blog you will have seen The Stand mentioned multiple times over the last few months. I really wanted to read it this year but just didn’t get to it. It definitely will be a priority for 2019.
- The Haunting of Hill House. I watched the Netflix series and loved it. While I realize the series was only loosely based on the book, I still want to read it while the show is fresh in my mind. Plus it’s a horror classic and I already should’ve read it.
- The Hannibal Lecter series. I’ve had those books on my shelf for way too long. The Silence of the Lambs is my all-time favorite movie, and I can’t fathom, that I haven’t read the book.
- The Drawing of the Three. I have been neglecting The Dark Tower series for much too long. I need to pick it back up.
- Dream Country. I tend to reserve The Sandman graphic novels for Dewey’s readathons but I didn’t get to this one in October and I am dying to read on.
For the magical and swoony mood:
- The Winter of the Witch. The Winternight series is so darn good. I loved book two and I cannot wait to get this one in the mail. It is pre-ordered and will be devoured as soon as it arrives.
- Winter in Paradise. This is gonna be a fluff read I think. But I kinda love those on a cozy Sunday afternoon. Plus, winter in warm weather will be a nice change.
- The Stranger in The Woods. The account of a thief terrorizing rural Maine probably falls more into the creepy category, but since it takes place in Maine, and I love Maine, there will be a lot of swooning anyway.
- HP and the Half-Blood Prince. I am basically rereading the Harry Potter series at any given time. Book #6 is up, and it just so happens to be my favorite. I am really looking forward to reading this again.
- Neverwhere. My very first and still all-time favorite Neil Gaiman book. A while ago I bought a signed copy, and I think it’s time that I read that one.
What is your winter TBR? Leave it in the comments or link to your post. I am looking forward to adding more books to my list 😉