Tuesday, November 25, 2014

On My Winter To-Be-Read List!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list top bookish things.

Winter in Books!


  • Shutter by Courtney Alamera: You all know (or you will now) how much I love horror and creepy books in general, and this one has been catching my eye for a while but I’m definitely stoked ever since Faye read it and loved it and made me want to read it right meow!
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black: Holly Black consistently gives me unique reads (well aside from one unmentionable co-written book) and I love her writing style. This book has been on my shelves taunting me since BEA so I’m excited to finally get to it this winter!


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  • Willowgrove by Kathleen Peacock: Lots of love for this series and its authors – I can’t wait to see how it all ends and I’m sure it will be with a bang!
  • My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga: Contemporary has been my favorite genre as of late, and this one sounds intense and emotional. It also says “for fans of Jay Asher and Laurie Halse Anderson” so I hope it makes good on that promise πŸ˜‰
  • Little Peach by Peggy Kern: Jenni read this one recently and made it sound like one of those books that are hard to read, yet really memorable so I’m def looking forward to it!
  • When by Victoria Laurie: This was renamed – I think it was called Death Date before. But can you imagine knowing when everyone was going to die? Holy curse!
  • Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons: Kristen’s Article 5 series was awesome and when I heard of this one, then saw “The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road” – ummm yes please!!

What winter books are you the most excited for?

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22 Responses to “On My Winter To-Be-Read List!”

  1. Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

    I enjoy horror books, too! And I really trust Faye’s judgement, so I might just add Shutter to my wishlist! πŸ˜‰

    I haven’t read Something Real, but I really want to, as well as her new one. Both seem fantastic.

    The cover for The Walls Around Us is gorgeous, but I’m not sure if the story will be for me. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it, though.

    I enjoyed Unearthly but haven’t picked up the sequels… Still, this one sounds promising and I love the cover. πŸ˜‰

    The Darkest Part of the Forest looks gorgeous as well, though personally, I’m not really a Holly Black fan…

    I haven’t heard of My Heart and Other Black Holes before, but I looked it up on Goodreads and WHOA, I am excited for this one.

    When sounds similar to Numbers, which I enjoyed, so I’m definitely eager to read that one as well!

    The Glass Arrow looks awesome. Plus that cover is gorgeous…

    Awesome picks, Giselle! Thanks for sharing. <3

  2. Lucy

    What a great mix of books! Black Holes, Little Peach, Goodbye, and The Walls are some I hope to read too. And thanks for putting When on my radar! Happy winter reading πŸ™‚

  3. Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

    Pretty much all these books are on my list too, Giselle. I’m very excited for you to read I’ll Meet You There. I basically devoured it in a single setting. πŸ™‚
    The Walls Around Us is one I’m really looking forward to. I’ve heard some amazing things about it already. And Willowgrove and The Glass Arrow!!
    Awesome list, Giselle! πŸ™‚

  4. Candace

    I’ll Meet You There is on my pile too. I really need to catch up on Kathleen Peackocks series. I loved the first but now I’ve nearly forgotten what it was about. Shucks.
    Looks like you have a great winter reading list!

  5. Olivia

    I hope you enjoy all these books! When, Shutter and also the one by Holly Black sound like they have the potential to be very good books! I want to try them as well! This Winter I look forward to tacking Beautiful Creatures and Game of Thrones!

  6. Stephanie H.

    Great list! There are several on here that I am wanting to read!
    I am dying to read I’ll Meet You There! I too LOVE Something Real, so I can’t wait to read that one!
    I was lucky and got an ARC of The Darkest Part of the Forest from NOVL’s newsletter. And I really enjoyed reading it. It was my first Holly Black book. (I did read a short story by her a couple months ago.)
    And The Glass Arrow! Super excited! I wish I didn’t have to wait to read it.
    I hope you enjoy reading all these books!

  7. Jasprit

    Giselle this is an awesome set of books that you have to look forward to! I was going to add I’ll Meet You There and The Last Time We Say Goodbye to my list too, but I already went over my top ten list πŸ™ But I’ll look forward to seeing how you get on with these books and The Wall Around Us too. Happy reading! πŸ™‚

  8. Nori

    Great list! I can’t wait to read I’ll Meet You There. I hope you are able to find time to read all of the books on your TBR list πŸ™‚

  9. Kayla @ The Thousand Lives

    I finished The Darkest Part of the Forest last weekend and it was AMAZING! It was my first experience with Black too, and I’m planning on reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown this winter as well πŸ˜€ I think When is up next for me on my ARC to-read list, though I prefer the title “Death Date” instead. Seems a bit creepier, haha.

  10. Alreem

    great list but seriously i have not read any of these books so i guess i will wait for your review and then decide if i will read it or not πŸ™‚

  11. Carina Olsen

    Eeek! So many amazing books. <3 I'm looking forward to a lot of them too πŸ˜€ I loved The Walls Around Us. <3 So so so good. I hated Shutter, lol. And dying to read The Glass Arrow πŸ™‚ I hope you will read and love all of these, though. <3 happy reading Giselle πŸ™‚

  12. Amy

    Yes to all of these!!! Holly Black is actually going to be coming to Odyssey in January and I can’t wait to go to the signing!!! I also love creepy books and can’t wait to read Shutter. Judging by Faye’s review I think I will love it.