Top Ten Tuesday: The Winter TBR List

Top 10 TuesdayThis week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is 10 books that are on your winter TBR list. My list of books I hope to read this winter is way too long for a blog post, but here are 10 books I’m planning to read within the next few months:

1. Life of Johnson by James Boswell — Finishing this enormous book is my last big goal for 2013. I’m on page 315 out of 1408, so it’s going to be a fight to the finish…but I will be done by January 1, dammit!

2. Asleep in the Sun by Adolfo Bioy Casares — I have to read a book set in Argentina for the Around the World in 12 Books challenge at Giraffe Days, and this one looks super interesting in a creepy way.

3. Whom the Gods Love by Kate Ross — This will be my Christmas present to myself after I finish Boswell. I love the two Julian Kestrel books I’ve read so far, and I’m looking forward to continuing with the series — but slowly, so that I can really savor it!

4. Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay — I’ve had this book on my TBR list for a while. Plus, it’s set in the Northwest Territories in Canada, which seems like a perfect complement to real-life cold weather!

5. Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout — I’m finally going to dive into the Nero Wolfe series, probably at the beginning of 2014. It will fit nicely with my Vintage Mystery Challenge!

6. The Impersonator by Mary Miley — It’s very rare that I will pay full price for a book these days, much less a hardcover book. But the cover of this one caught my eye, and the plot summary really intrigued me. It sounds an awful lot like Brat Farrar, which could be a problem…but then again, I really liked Brat Farrar, so I’m hoping to like this one a lot too!

7. A Grave in Gaza by Matt Rees — After being very impressed by The Collaborator of Bethlehem, I’ve decided to try the second book in the Omar Yussef series, which is a mystery series set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

8. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley — I think I mentioned this book last week, since it’s coming out in January 2014. Can’t wait to read it and discover what comes next for Flavia and her family!

9. The Two Mrs. Abbotts by D.E. Stevenson — Again, this book comes out in January 2014 (technically it’s a reissue, but still), and I’m dying to read it!

10. The Giver by Lois Lowry — Astonishingly enough, I never read this book as a kid! Now I’m finally going to take the opportunity to read it, probably in February because it will count as an award-winning book for my Monthly Motifs challenge (Newbery FTW!).

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