What is this madness? The third day and the third post? I didn't plan to make a post today (I've been working on my post on 2015 TBR Challenge instead), but seeing today's topic on my blog feed I simply couldn't resist.
So here are the ten books I really want to read this winter (winter = December - March). Hopefully I can cross these all out by the beginning of March.
Edit: after I typed the list, I discovered it's pretty... gloomy? Horror, post-apocalyptic, poor starving orphans and creepy non-fiction. It was not deliberate, but I don't really mind. #holidayspirit, eh ;)
1. Endymion, Dan Simmons (science fiction) - follow up to Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion. Will be reading this one in December, I'm beyond excited.
2. Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (science fiction -> dystopia/post apocalyptic) - this one seems to be everywhere right now, and since my reading is very much not about current trends, I decided to pick a few just to catch up with all the fuss.
3. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens (classics) - Dickens feels somehow winter-appropriate. This is one of the last books I have left to complete my 2014 TBR challenge, so I better get it done.
4. Among Others, Jo Walton (fantasy) - a Hugo and Nebula winning novel, I've heard it described as something "different" - well, why not. Colour me intrigued.
5. The Road, Cormac McCarthy (science fiction -> dystopia/post apocalyptic) - The Road has been on my to- read list for a while. I haven't read any other McCarthy, though I own a nice copy of All the Pretty Horses.
6. Bird Box, Josh Malerman (horror) - also this year's release. I don't really know anything about it except for the fact that it's supposed to give you the creeps.
7. The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood (speculative fiction) - it is about time. I read Oryx and Crake years ago, and have the both sequels on my shelf, so I really don't know why I haven't already read them. Also, it's been a while since my last Atwood, I think I'm having withdrawal.
8. We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (fiction) - one of the Man Booker Prize nominees this year. I am always willing to give Man Booker books a go.
9. The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson (non-fiction -> true crime) - I went over my non-fiction collection and this one jumped out as a potentially good winter read. It was either this or Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking - although who says I cannot read them both.
10. The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls (non-fiction -> memoir) - I think this will be a tough read.
If you have read any of those or are planning to, feel free to leave your thoughts :)
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