Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR List


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR List. 

I feel like I’ve written a bunch of lists lately focusing on upcoming new releases and sequels, and I don’t want to repeat myself, so I’ll take a slightly different approach this week. Breaking my list into two sections:

Top 5 Graphic Novels (or Series) On My Winter TBR List:

1) Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan: 11 volumes in all. I don’t know if I’ll read them straight through, but I intend to at least make a dent this winter.

2) The Unwritten by Mike Carey. I have the first four volumes, but I’ll be happy if I get through 1 or 2, for starters.

3) Fairest In All The Land by Bill Willingham: A new hardcover stand-alone volume that connects to the worlds of Fables and Fairest.

4) Locke & Key (volume 6): Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill: Dying to read the conclusion of this amazing series.

and then…

5) Buffy/Angel & Faith/Willow: I need to catch up on all of the most recent volumes! More on the way in early 2014!

Top 5 Books That I Own But Haven’t Read Yet… But I Vow To Read Them This Winter!

1) The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

2) The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

3) Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

4) Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

5) Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill

… and one more for good luck:

To Kill a MockingbirdBack in September, I set myself a “back to school” reading goal, stating that I wanted to reread three books that I haven’t read since my high school days at some point during the current school year. Guess how many I’ve read so far? That’s correct: zero. So it’s time to get cracking on my school “assignment” as well, and what better place to start than with To Kill A Mockingbird?


So there you have it — my (fingers crossed) not-overly-ambitious Winter TBR List. Let’s see if I can finally polish off some of these! Because more and more and more books are on the way in 2014…

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR List

    • I think you’re right — here I am trying to reduce my own backlog of books, and then I see everyone else’s lists, and the pile starts to grow and grow… Even though I did read To Kill a Mockingbird years ago, I really don’t remember a thing about it. My daughter just read it a couple of months ago too, so I really need to stop delaying!

  1. Yeah, I still haven’t gotten around to The Golem and the Jinni…maybe I should’ve added it on my list for this week, maybe read it over the course of the Christmas break…ahh! So may books, so little time, lol. I’m excited that the paperback for Life After Life will be available at the end of January on the Book Depository–I really want to read it! Happy reading 🙂

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    • I bought a few books, including the two you just mentioned, when they came out in hardcover because I knew I wanted to read them right away. LOL, who was I kidding? It makes me want to bang my head into the nearest wall to realize that they’re coming out in paper before I’ve even gotten around to reading them. The Golem and Life After Life have been on so many “Best of 2013” lists already, and I really do want to read them this winter. My intentions are good!

  2. I love that you sectioned his off. It’s a good idea because I’ve got A LOT of books sitting on my shelves that I haven’t read yet. Great idea.

  3. I’m working on catching up on Fables now! Those are so much fun. Really enjoyed Dreams and Shadows and Life After Life was one of my favorites of the year.
    I would love to re-read To Kill a Mockingbird. I think I first read that when I was in like 6th grade so I REALLY don’t remember anything about it. Good luck with your reads!

  4. I havent gotten around to the golem and the jini yet either. I have been wanting to read it for a while. I look forward to your thoughts on life after life. I didn’t like it at all.

    • Oh, interesting. Seems like people either put Life After Life on their “best” lists… or I hear that they didn’t like it! I’ve been looking forward to it, and hope to finally find time this month or next. Thanks for stopping by!

    • I really am excited about Runaways… but oh, too bad about Unwritten — especially since I own the first 3 or 4 volumes. Oops. Maybe I’ll like them better… It’s been a while since I’ve gone on a graphic novel reading binge, so I’m getting excited for all of these!

      • The Unwritten is definitely a high-quality graphic novel, and a lot of people adore it. It just wasn’t for me. So it’s just a matter of personal preference, for sure. I wrote more about it in my latest post.

    • That’s definitely my biggest obstacle — getting through all the piles of books sitting around my house unread! I’ve had Life After Life since April, but seeing it on all the “best of” lists makes me feel like I’m seriously behind. Thanks for your input!! 🙂

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