Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR

As always, hosted by the lovelies at The Broke and the Bookish
(Covers link to Goodreads.)

I am popping out of my short blogging vacation to write this post, because I always love the TBR Top Ten Tuesdays. After I post this, I will be disappearing once more into my world of math practice tests, final papers, and pink story boarding post-its. (While we're on the topic of noveling, mine's not going so well. This weekend, I missed my local write-in and all I did was math. MATH. That's it. But I got it done. Hopefully it's the last homework of the semester.)

Anyway, on to my Winter TBR! I've got so many exciting things on my list to read during my Christmas Break.

1. The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

2. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater


 4. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

GOSH None of these are really Holiday, are they? They're all eerie or heartrending or both. Definitely not seasonal. Let's remedy that.

5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

THERE. Nothing more Christmasey than Dickens! And the Dead Writers Society on Goodreads is reading it in December, too (join us, if you wish)!

6. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Take that. More sweet feel-good stuff. See, I can do Nice if I want to.

7. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exeupery

This one keeps showing up on my TBR posts, and I STILL haven't gotten to it.

8. The Once and Future King by T. H. White

9. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimentions by Edwin A. Abbott.

My math-loving friend mentioned this book, and I fell in love. It's dystopia + math. How perfect! Just go read the summary on Goodreads. Go.

10. Finishing the Old Testament of the Bible
 If you were around more than two or three months ago, then you may remember that I did a thing called The Bible Project. It was a challenge that I made for myself to read the Bible in a year. It rolled along nicely, until college showed up, and everything ground to a halt. (The fact that I was in the middle of the prophetic books and feeling a bit bored didn't help either.)

So now I'm making a new goal. Finish the Old Testament by the end of the year, and save the New Testament for 2015, ideally finishing it by March-ish. I haven't updated the page yet to reflect this new scheduling, but I will, soon. If you want to read more about it, you can here.

So that's my Winter TBR! Link me yours, and tell me what are you most excited to read in these coming months!

And now I slink away back into my retreat of review sheets and post it notes. Farewell, until Saturday!



  1. I remember when I first read A Christmas Carol.... creeped me out! Love the story though. :)

    1. Oooh yeah... creeped me out too. I think I was... eight? Nine? We were listening to it on tape and I sort of sat cowering in the back. Same thing happened with Wizard of Oz, actually, with the witch and all.

      But now I love both those books. :-)

    2. There's a Librivox recording of A Christmas Carol where the reader whispers the WHOLE BOOK. Quite creepy.

    3. Whoa. That must be... slightly annoying, too, I'd think.

  2. Best of luck with your exams! Christmas Carol is the only book here I've heard of, but I totally love it. I watched the Patrick Stewart film when I was at primary school and loved it.

    1. Thanks, I'll most definitely need it. :-)

      Oh I haven't seen that film yet - I did see a different one, but it was old and the Ghost of Christmas Future had a slightly tacky look to him.

      You must read some Maggie Stiefvater and Elizabeth Wein! Those two ladies are my Writing Queens :-)

  3. In which I just reread A Christmas Carol for the third time!

  4. The Girl With All the Gifts is a book that I heard oh-so-many great things about and the blurb sounds good too, so I think I'll give it a chance. Blue Lily, Lily Blue was AWESOME! I think that series keeps getting better and better, I love Blue and Gansey and honestly, all the others. I really hope the series will end happily or else...
    Amazing list!
    My TTT: http://reading-is-dreaming-with-open-eyes.blogspot.hu/2014/11/top-ten-books-on-my-winter-tbr.html

    1. GLARGH I'm so excited to read BLLB. Just *flails wordlessly*

      I hope the series will end logically and satisfactorily. That is all. (Though I wouldn't mind happily... :P )

  5. Some of these I know of, like Flatland and Once and Future King; but I did not read them. My son did. I tried reading The Little Prince to my kids, but they lost interest. So we stopped. We do love A Christmas Carol, and I'll probably reread it again for Christmas. : )

    1. The Little Prince is nice, but kind of ... odd? It wasn't my absolute favorite as a kid, but I'm hoping it'll be better now I'm older.

  6. What an interesting TBR - good luck with your Bible challenge! :) A Christmas Carol made my list, too. :D

    1. Thanks! That Bible Challenge is going a bit slowly, but I hope I can finish what I've started.

  7. Oh I love The Once and Future King! In fact I love most things Arthurian and that book may have been the start of it. Good luck with all the math *shivers* and the awesome TBR!

    1. Arthurian stuff is the best! I was obsessed with the middle ages as a kid, and just this past year took an Arthurian lit course. It was fantastic!

  8. Oh, I am also working hard to read through my Bible altogether! At the moment I am currently reading through Deuteronomy and going strong. I am looking forward to your opinions on Blue Lily Blue as well as A Little Something Different!

    1. Go go go! It's quite a crazy and intense endeavor - I'm off to finish Jeremiah right now! Good luck :-)


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