Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ten Books On My Winter To-Read List

Every week The Broke and the Bookish hosts Top 10 Tuesday, which is great for me because I love books and I love lists! This week's prompt is the top 10 books I'm hoping to read this winter. I didn't do so well with my fall TBR list, so I have some catching up to do!

1. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
I came across this new novel while browsing BookPage at work. The story sounds intriguing and funny. And I love the cover!

2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
I've never read Neil Gaiman but I've been meaning to. And it seems like everyone and their mother has read this book in the past few months. I see it all the time on book blogs, and it passes under my scanner at the library pretty often. This book has a pretty neat cover too!

3. Just One Day by Gayle Foreman
My favorite book blogger, Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner, absolutely loves this book. I'm not a huge fan of the young adult genre, but I want to give this one a try.

4. We Are Water by Wally Lamb
Wally Lamb is another pretty famous author I've never read, so I thought I'd give his latest work a try.

5. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I came across this book while browsing a "best mysteries" list on Goodreads. It's said to have a Gothic atmosphere, which I like, and it's about a special book. Hard to go wrong there.

6. "The Way of Kings" by Brandon Sanderson
One of my goals for 2014 is to expand my literary horizons and read some new things. I'm going to get started with this popular fantasy novel, the first in a series. (It better be good -- at over 1000 pages it probably weighs more than a brick!)

7. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
I love the TV show, so I'm pretty sure the books will blow me away!

8. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
I'm almost kind of tired of seeing this book everywhere! All I know is it deals with the art world, and it's gotten a ton of publicity.

9. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
I really loved "The Passage," the first book in Justin Cronin's zombie trilogy, and I need to read book 2 before the final installment comes out later this year.

10. The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
When we got to Ohio last February it was so cold and dreary and miserable, and I decided I would re-read all some or all of the Harry Potter series this winter so I'd have something to look forward to on those gray days. It's been a couple years since I've read "Deathly Hallows" and a few more years since I've read the whole series, and it will be so nice to delve back into these old favorites!


  1. I've been wanting to read Just One Day, because it seems like people really love it! And I've been thinking about reading The Passage- it looks really interesting!

  2. I can definitely vouch for Ocean at the end of the Lane ;)

  3. I am a huge Wally Lamb fan!! I've read 90% of his books, and they have all been fan-freaking-tastic. I haven't read We Are Water yet, but it sounds so good and is on my Christmas list! By him, I would definitely recommend She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True. His books tend to be lengthy, but don't let that scare you! Every page is worth it :)


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