Top 10 Tuesday: My TBR List for Winter

I feel like I’m coming out of a very dense fog.  My brain doesn’t know what to do with all this spare time.  I mean, I no longer have to plot art projects or ponder the aerodynamics of a Christmas tree.  After 10 days of the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Known, I’m attempting to readjust to normalcy.  The good news is that it means I have time to read (YAY!) and actually post things that are book related (DOUBLE YAY!).  Please forgive me for this slight adjustment phase.  Today my brain has not yet returned to its usual state, so I bring you MEMES!

I really like lists, which means I should really do Top Ten Tuesday more often.  Tahleen at The Broke and the Bookish hosts this lovely meme every week where she puts a top out and us book bloggers get to make lists.  Lists are fun.  Not to mention I really like the meme picture with the little ladybug*.

This week’s top is the Top 10 books on my winter TBR list.  In no particular order:

  1. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin – Fernando has been harassing me to read this book since we got copies at Comic Con in July.  I like reading long, dense, complicated books in the winter for some reason, so I have a feeling I’ll tackle this sometime around the end of the year.
  2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – I just received a copy of this in the mail from a contest I one.  It sounds awesome even if the cover always makes me think it’s about runway models.
  3. Fever by Lauren DeStefano – Though I thought Wither was its own perfect little book, I’m still curious where the sequel will take it.
  4. Partials by Dan Wells – The kind HarperCollins people sent me an ARC and what better way to spend a cold winter day than to cuddle up with a post-apocalyptic disaster book.
  5. Illuminate by Aimee Agresti – Pretty shiny cover? Check.  Fluffy magical plot about a hotel run by demons?  Check.
  6. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons – The cover of this book intrigues me every time I see it.  I’m looking forward to this debut.
  7. The Pearl Wars by Nick James – Ordered this from Amazon last week and no matter how many times I check the mailbox, it’s not here yet!
  8. Cinder by Marissa Meyer – I got a copy of this in the mail over the weekend and made sounds only dogs could hear.  Unfortunately I have some blog tour obligations that will occupy the next couple of weeks.  But what’s a better birthday/Christmas present than android Cinderella
  9. Divergent by Veronica Roth – It’s time.  The library needs to give me this book.
  10. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld – Steampunk goodness…


Wow, I’m reading a lot of newer stuff now.  Considering one of my challenges for 2012 is to get some older books off my shelf, I might have to rethink this for spring…




* Sleep deprived delirium will also be resolved soon as things go back to normal.