Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR

Last week I talked about my most anticipated 2014 releases and this weeks list sort of coincides with those.  But, I’m taking the opportunity to talk about the books on my list that aren’t being published necessarily, in 2014 and, instead, am looking toward some books I’ve been saving.

1. Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest

This is the last book of the Clockwork Century series and I am both looking forward to as well as dreading it.  I have loved every one of these books from Boneshaker on and while I will hate saying goodbye to Priest’s fantastic, steampunk, alternate history world I am so excited to see how she ends it all.

2. S – or Ship of Theseus by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

This book caught my eye immediately.  I’ve seen interviews and blog posts and ordered a hard copy last week (and the delivery date was yesterday – guess what’s still not here?).  I am thinking, because of my sheer anticipation for this book, that it may be my first read of 2014.  That said, there is no way I’m going to wait to open it up…. it’s full of goodies that I want to touch now! =)

3.  Divergent by Veronica Roth

I feel like I’m the last person in the world to read this series.  I have been avoiding reading books until the final installment is either released, or about to be released, just for my own sanity (I don’t have time to re-read like I used to).  So now that all three books (and a movie!) are out it’s time to dive in and see what all of the hullabaloo is about.

4.  The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Every year, usually in January, when things are cold and I can snuggle under a blanket, I pick up a Kate Morton book.  I have yet to read her latest (waiting for the perfect time, as I always do with my favorite authors) so I think this January will be a good time for it.  I may have to only read at night when it dips into the 60s here on the island, but I am determined to keep with tradition and be snuggled up while I read.

5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Here’s another one that I am planning to get to soon.  I picked up Tartt’s book for a birthday gift last October and am just waiting for the right time to dive in (mostly, I have to clear my January books first).  I am thinking this is one I’ll get to in February.

6. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Every four years or so I re-read this magnificent trilogy by Tolkien.  2014 marks the start of the fourth year since my last re-read and I am definitely due.  This year I will be pulling my collectors copy that was my father’s off of my shelves and diving in.

7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Speaking of re-reads, here is another I’ll be picking up.  I haven’t read Little Women in over ten years now, but with 2014 comes my vow to myself that the classics I grew up with won’t be neglected.  Even if that means a re-read every ten years, I’m determined to make it so.

8. All Spell Breaks Loose by Lisa Shearin

This is another book that I cannot wait to dive into.  Lisa Shearin is one of my favorite guilty pleasure authors and this series is, by far, my favorite paranormal, kick-butt heroine, steamy romance series (and I don’t normally go for those, you know).

9. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

I picked this one up with a B&N GiftCard for my e-reader and keep forgetting I have it!  I’ve been fascinated with the idea of those story for a while so I think it’s time to remember that it’s on my B&N reading app and get to it, finally.

10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

First, I love Rainbow Rowell’s name. Second, she lives in Omaha, NE – where I spent the first 17 years of my life. Third, I want to read this book and I’ve had it since its release.  This winter will be the time.

What books are you planning to read throughout the winter?  Chime in!

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