My Winter To Be Read List 🙂
Whoah. Dude, it feels like just last week that I was creating my Fall TBR list, and now it’s already time for the winter one? That’s crazy! But with December right around the weekend, I have to face the fact that fall has slipped through my fingers. My favorite season! Gone! Luckily winter is my second favorite season, but I still feel the need to point out that this isn’t a race, time. You can sit back and chill occasionally, you know?
Anyways, before creating my new TBR list, I went back and counted how many of my fall books I actually managed to get my hands on. And I did not do so well. Like, I did not read many of them at all. At all. I’m so disappointed that I won’t even tell you how many I read. *singing softly: one is the loneliest number…* Although, if I’m being honest, most of the times my TBR list fades away into random book choosing, unless I have reason to reaaaaally buy the book (example: I’ve read and loved other books from the author, the plot has me shivering with anticipation). That said, I’m not sure why I bother creating TBR lists since I never follow them…but I do like making them! And maybe this winter will be different. With that said: My Winter Wishes.
*Oh, by the way. I say Winter Wishes because I want to read them this winter. But most of these books are not new, because I’m behind with the times, guys. If you have your eye on any books that are actually coming out this winter, tell me about them! Please.
1. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Ugh. Don’t judge me. I know. I know. Everyone and their grandma’s incredibly smart Yorkshire Terrier have read this book by now. And if you asked me why I haven’t, then I’d reply like this: because blksdl;gkfsldg. Gah, I mean, I love the Mortal Instruments series. Or, at least, I really liked the books while I was reading them. But it’s been such a long time since I’ve read them that too many details have slipped out of my mind, and so before I read the final installment I need to read all of them again. And I just keep putting it off, and off, and off, and NO MORE. It stops this winter! There is no book series that cannot be conquered via a freezing, drizzly weekend stuck at home with nothing but hot chocolate and blankets. That is my motto, and I’m sticking to it.
2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This book seems like it would be a gorgeous read. Like, I can already tell that the prose will be meaningful and beautiful and thoughtful. Well, technically I really don’t know what it will be like, but every time I walk by this book in a store, I think to myself I bet that book is really good and then I just keep walking and I never, ever even pick it up. So, hopefully that changes this winter.
3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Because I read American Gods over the summer, and it was superb. Just excellent. It’s now on my favorite’s shelf, and I’m in that state of mind right now where I wish I wasn’t thousands of miles from home right now, because I miss my bookshelves. (You know, along with my family and friends…you’re important too, guys!) I’ve had the intense craving to read American Gods, the Book Thief, and the complete Harry Potter series over the past week, but I don’t have a library card in England yet, and I refuse to buy the books again knowing that they’re all waiting for me at home, and so I’m just slowly withering away. Luckily, I do happen to have a copy of Stardust with me over here, so since I can’t read American Gods, I might as well read a different work of Gaiman’s.
4. A House Without Mirrors by Marten Sanden
I came across this book while idly browsing through the up-and-comings on Barnes and Noble’s online website, and it was the only one out of a dozen or so that got me thinking I wish this was out right now. Here’s a quote from the summary: “But one day, her youngest cousin makes a discovery: a wardrobe, filled with all the mirrors missing from the big house. And through the mirrors, a different world – one in which you can find not what you most wish for, but perhaps what you most need.” I don’t know what it is, exactly, that’s got me so anxious to read this book. It’s just a feeling. In any case, it goes on sale December 9th, so hopefully soon I’ll be able to see if it really is as great as I think it will be.
5. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
I already know all the spoilers for this book, and that does not stop me from wanting to read it. In fact, it’s probably the reason why I want to read it. Because if it weren’t for the twist ending than I probably wouldn’t have been compelled to read it in the first place. But now. Oh, now…now I want to see how the author sets this thing up like she does. Plus, the rave reviews don’t hurt. I’d tell you more about the book, but I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so you’ll have just to read it right alongside with me.
So, those are the books that I’m in the mood for right now. What are your winter wishes? Tell me about them in the comments below!