So here is my Winter TBR list for this week's 'Top Ten Tuesday', I decided to spread them out over the "winter months" as I'm not the fastest reader in the world but I would like to read as many as I possibly can! Tell me your Winter TBR list in the comments below, have a great Tuesday! :-)
1) Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle- As a big lover of John Green, this is the only book of his work I haven't read yet and seeing as it has a Christmassy theme I felt that this was perfect for my winter TBR!
"Bringing all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away." (Goodreads)
2) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott- BookTuber Claire at 'ReadingBukowski' is doing a read-a-long in December of this book and so I couldn't resist wanting to join in! Only having seen the film I'm excited to read this book, its set during winter months in America with four sisters growing up into adulthood.
"In picturesque-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war." (Goodreads)
3) Mimi by Lucy Ellmann- Like the last two books this has a Christmassy feel to it, set in New York on Christmas Eve. Even just from that setting I can tell its going to be a book I'm going to love very much!
"Sparkling, polemical, irreverent, slippery, and sexy, Mimi is a love story, a call to arms, and Lucy Ellamann's most tender and dazzling book. It's also the feminist novel of the century (so far)." (Goodreads)
4) Killing Floor by Lee Child- Many of these books you'll see in this list are books I've been meaning to read for a long time and this is definitely one of them! From the release of the Jack Reacher film (which I haven't seen), I've wanted to begin reading the books that I've heard so much about. I've been told its very much like James Bond meets Jason Bourne!
"Ex- military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All he knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone, not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell." (Goodreads)
5) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen- Despite me having read a couple of Jane Austen's novel's I've decided that 2015 is my year of Austen so even though there aren't many- I'm going to read them all in chronological order.
"The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!" (Goodreads)
6) Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett- I have forever been fascinated by the Russian Revolution and so when I picked this novel up in Waterstones and read that it was set during this time period, I immediately knew I wanted to read this book!
"Set in St Petersburg during the Russian Revolution, a sweeping novel of love and loss as once woman fights for her own personal survival- and for the man she loves. By the acclaimed author of 'Blood Royal' and 'Queen of Silks'. (Goodreads)
7) Animal Farm by George Orwell- Through the influence of fellow BookTuber Barry Pierce I am excited to read a George Orwell novel, and seeing as this is his most noted novel 'Animal Farm' is where I'll begin!
"Orwell's simple, tragic fable, telling what happens when the animals drive out Mr Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves, has since become a world famous classic." (Goodreads)
8) The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling- Yet another book I've meant to read for a long while now. I was reluctant to start Rowling's other books of Cormoran Strike and yet I couldn't get enough of the first one! I can't help but have high expectations of Rowling after being brought up in the world of Harry Potter- I can't wait to see how I like 'The Casual Vacancy'!
"Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?" (Goodreads)
9) The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens- I've always wanted to read Dickens as many of his stories I know very well but to read his works will be something quite different, so what better place to start than with his first book!
"From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket Club to the unholy fracas of the Eatanswill election, via the Fleet debtor's prison, characters and incidents sprang to life from Dickens' pen, to form an enduring popular work of ebullient humour and literary invention." (Goodreads)
10) Happily Ever After by Harriet Evans- So I think after reading a Dickens novel I'll never something a bit more upbeat and cute to put a smile on my face. I have meant to read this book for sometime now so February is the month I will get it cracked!
"Compelling story of a fractured family and a girl who doesn't believe in love." (Goodreads)