Top Ten Tuesday is a booky-themed blog event organised by The Broke and The Bookish. As I don’t have the concentration or the conciseness to be able to write a less-than-1000-word post for a top ten list, I’ve decided to cut each one down to Top Five Tuesday instead. It may be less alliterative but more doable!
This week’s topic is “Top Ten Five Books on my winter TBR.”
I don’t get much more reading time in winter than I do for the rest of the year, but I do have less inclination to go outside, so some of these may get read! (otherwise, these are just on my general TBR list!)
- The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2, Rick Riordan)
I’ve actually already started on this one. I mentioned in my Weekly Small Pleasures that I’d managed to sit down in the train station waiting for my journey home to London and read the first Percy Jackson and the Olympians book. I’m going to be posting my thoughts on it tomorrow – trying my hand at amateur book reviews – so I won’t say too much, but suffice to say I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to start the second!
- A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2, George R.R. Martin)
Now I’ve sat down and gone through A Game Of Thrones again I’m ready to take on A Clash of Kings. I struggled through the first but I think it’s a combination of it being a tougher book, me being in the wrong mood for the book and having already watched the TV series. It’s harder to be involved when I know that so-and-so ends up dead anyway. I really really want to read it though, so maybe one cold winter weekend I’ll give it another go!
- The Diviners (Libba Bray)
After my post last week on my Top Five Upcoming Sequels the wonderful Jilliansheilas of The Pink Panther Snipes mentioned this gem to me. After some research it’s made it’s way right up my TBR read to number three. It looks awesome and I love me some historical fiction. I’ll probably end up putting it off a bit because waiting for sequels absolutely murders me. I am definitely not patient.
- The Storyteller (Jodi Picoult)
I adore Jodi Picoult and most of her books. I’ve kept up to date roughly with reading them as she releases them and I can always rely on her for an amazing story. I haven’t gotten around to reading this one yet because I tend to find her books so intense that I am drained emotionally. I really need to be in the right zone to read one and I haven’t felt like it yet, however I want to make an effort to get into it.
- Stardust (Neil Gaiman)
Ever since I found out that this amazing 2007 film is actually a book a year or so ago I’ve wanted to read it. I love that film. It’s definitely in my Top Ten romance films list. I’m definitely a book-over-the-film kind of girl so I’m thinking I’ll really like this one.
Those are the Top Five books on my winter TBR. What are you aiming to read this season? Have you read any of these on my list?