It’s Tuesday again and over at The Broke and the Bookish that means it’s time for another Tuesday Top Ten! This week’s topic is the Top Ten Books On My TBR List For Winter. I’ve got a loooonnnnggggg to be read list, as I’m just about to finish up my last semester of grad school thus freeing me up for more reading time. So here’s the list of books I am most excited about reading this winter.
1. Little Women (and Little Men and Jo’s Boys) by Louisa May Alcott. My roommate and I have talked about all the books we read as kids and it’s made me nostalgic for some of my favorites. This one is top on my list to re-read and I’m very excited about that!
2. Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card. This one has sat on my shelf for about six months and I keep picking it up but getting distracted by other books. I vow to finally read it this winter!
3. Shadow Heir by Richelle Mead. This is the last book in the Iron Crown series and I cannot wait for this to be released. I’m dying to find out how things wrap up with Eugenie and her kingdom in the Otherworld!
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I’ve got this on pre-order and I can’t wait for this to arrive in January. I have this feeling that this will be one of the books that I pick up from the leasing office and don’t put down until I’ve finished it.
5. 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King. This is the first Stephen King book I can remember being actually excited about purchasing and reading. I’m not a big fan of horror or suspense so I tend to stay away from King’s books (although I do love his writing style and On Writing is my favorite writing book of all time), but I’m excited to see how he handles dive into historical/sci-fi kinda fiction.
6. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. This is one that I keep seeing on lists everywhere and I keep promising myself that I’ll read it. I intend to stick to this promise this time around!
7. Children in the Holocaust and World War II: their secret diaries edited by Laurel Holliday. I’ve had this book for a few months now and I’ve started it two or three different times, but school kept getting in the way. I plan on settling down on a saturday with some tea and cookies and making my way through the diary entries. I know I’ll end up crying, but that’s to be expected.
8. I just bought a book of Norse myths (can’t remember the exact title or author and it seems to have gone missing…) that I can’t wait to read through. I’m pretty well versed n Greek and Roman mythology so I figured it’s about time to learn something new! Also, I have to admit that seeing Thor may have inspired that a bit (Chris Hemsworth is just so pretty).
9. Smiles to Go by Jerry Spinelli. This was given to me by my supervising media specialist during my internship this fall and I need to finally sit down and read it! I loved Jerry Spinelli’s books as a kid so I can’t wait to read another one.
10. I have three or four books on freelance writing (specifically copywriting) that I really need to sit down and read. I’m trying to get into the freelance business as a way to supplement my income and help knock out my student loans. Hopefully these books will push me in the right direction. (any tips, tricks or advice from those of you out there doing the same thing would be awesome!)
What books are on our to be read list? Let me know and hopefully I’ll have even more to add to my ever-growing pile of books!