Top Ten Books on My Winter Reading List09:00
This Tuesday I’m linking up with The Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday meme once again. This week’s topic is the top ten books on your summer reading list. However, as it’s winter over here in Australia, I’m tweaking this subject slightly and listing the top ten books on my winter reading list instead. I’ve split this week’s list in two, listing five books that I would like to get and read, and five books I already have copies of.
Five Books I Want:
I’ve been hunting for a copy of Cinder for a few weeks, ever since I read Cress, which is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles. It’s a sci-fi retelling of Cinderella, with androids, a plague, and an emperor, all in an Asian setting, or so I’ve heard. Marissa Meyer is a brilliant writer and I’m looking forward to eventually having the chance to read this and find out what I’ve been missing out on for so long.
2. Princess of the Midnight Ball
Jessica Day George
Princess of the Midnight Ball is a retelling of the fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I read one of the sequels to this book before. I love retold fairy tales, and I especially interested in series containing several fairy tales. Jessica Day George is one of my favourite authors for these kinds of books, and I’m looking forward to eventually finding and reading Princess of the Midnight Ball.
3. Itch Rocks
Itch Rocks is the sequel to a book I read last year, Itch. It continues the story of a boy calling Itchingham Lofte who finds a rare, radioactive element and risks many dangers to get rid of it. The first book was very good, and I would love to read the sequel. I especially love the main character’s name. These books make science, chemistry and the periodic table of elements very fun, and are well worth reading.
4. Love's Enduring Promise
This is the second book in the Love Comes Softly series. I previously read Love Comes Softly, and have watched the video adaptations of these books. Now I’m interested to see what the rest of the books are like. I enjoy historical books, and even though I don’t generally read romances, these are the sort that even I like to read.
5. Once We Were
I borrowed the first book of this series from the library a while ago and enjoyed it very much. What’s Left of Me featured in a previous Top Ten Tuesday post, and while looking for a picture of the cover I discovered that there were sequels. Sequels! Well, needless to say I was very pleased to find out about that, and now I need to raid the library and see if they have this book.
Five Books I Have:
Wayne Thomas Batson
I won an advance readers’ copy (ARC) of this book from the author in a word war, and I was very excited to get it in the mail a few days ago. It has characters having adventures in a dream world, which I really like. And don’t you just love the cover? I’m really looking forward to reading this book.
This is the third book in Scott Westerfield’s Uglies trilogy. I’ve read Pretties, the second book in the series, but none of the others, so I was very pleased to find this one in the library. I’m looking forward to seeing how the story wraps up. I’ve read some of Scott Westerfeld’s other books, and I’m really enjoying this series.
A. K. Frailey
I don’t know anything about this book other than it is part of a trilogy. It looks interesting, with slave raiders and a curse, and comes highly recommended, so I’m looking to reading it, as well as the other books in the trilogy.
4. Frozen Footprints
I read another book by Therese Heckenkamp before, Past Suspicion, which I enjoyed very much. I’ve been planning to read this book for a while, but haven’t yet got around to it. It involves a kidnapping, and a cabin in the snowy woods, which both sound very promising. I enjoy a good mystery.
5. The Count of Monte Cristo
While I generally read more modern books, I do enjoy a good classic novel every now and again, and this one comes highly recommended by my sister, who has read it twice. While it’s a huge book, it’s apparently a really good read, so I’m looking forward to exploring the works of another classic novelist.
Have you read any of these books? What’s on your reading list this summer/winter?