We’re more than halfway through #AMonthofFaves and it has been amazing looking back at everything we loved this past year. Sure it had it’s fair share of challenges too – but we’re accentuating the positives here! Today, it’s all about the books that we want to read this Winter season.
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My Winter TBR is going to be a mix of books I meant to read last year and books I want to read for this years reading challenges.
For the Wolf, Hannah Whitten
I think I first saw this book on #bookstagram and it caught my eye. I picked it up at the library recently but probably won’t get to it until January. I’m thinking of reading it for the January Monthly Motif prompt of New to You because this is Whitten’s debut novel.
As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose-to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he’ll return the world’s captured gods. Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can’t control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can’t hurt those she loves. Again. But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn’t learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood-and her world-whole.
One Last Stop, Casey McQuiston
I bought this book last year on a whim and then never read it. I plan to read it for the Monthly Key Word reading challenge in January. The key word is Last.
For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train…
Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir
I read, and loved, Gideon the Ninth in October of 2020 and still haven’t picked up book 2. Why? I don’t know! Maybe I’m trying to make them last. I don’t want to have to wait for new releases on this one. But at this point I’m feeling major FOMO so I know I’ll be picking up in the next couple of months.
Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor’s Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off?
What’s on your winter reading list?