Fall & Winter 2016 TBR

I love creating TBR lists. I get excited when I think about making a list of books to read, though I tend to go overboard and list more than I’m likely to complete. Not that it matters much, since I hardly ever read the books I include on my TBR list. I do try, but for some reason, after I list them, I don’t pick them up. My mood instead pushes me to consider other books.

Well, here I’m listing books I’ve already started, borrowed, or know, for sure, that I will, mos’ def, read in the coming months. I hope to get through a couple of them in the next few days since I’ll be going on a little trip, so things might be silent on here for a while if I’m unable to blog from where I will be. Anyways, the books:

Books I’ve started:

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

— I’m rereading it both as audio book and physical copy.

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future by Lauren Redniss (illus.)

— I’m about halfway through it. Another good nonfiction book for those who’d like to read more nonfiction. It has illustrations. Don’t be intimidated by the large size. The illustrations take up a couple pages sometimes.

Air Awakens by Elise Kova

— I don’t know why I’m intrigued by this story. So far, it’s not great and I either dislike or don’t care for the characters. The writing also isn’t good but I suspect that this is probably the author’s first book. There’s something about the story that makes me keep returning to it though.

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

— So far, so good. I’m glad it’s back to being haunting and mystical. Oooowweeee….

Books I will start because they’re on hold at the library or because I’ll feel like reading it because it’s Halloween, winter, and I’m still thinking of summer and people hooking up:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (audio book) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (audio book)

— They’re on hold at the library and I’m next in line for Chamber of Secrets but whoever’s listening to it now is taking their sweet damn time doing so! I can’t hate, though, since I’m re-listening to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Jim Dale did a really good job with it.

Velvet, Vol. 3: The Man Who Stole the World by Ed Brubaker, illus. by Steve Epting

— I’ve been waiting for this for so long. So long!

Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire

— A nonfiction book I started when doing the Try a Chapter Tag. I really want to return to it.

Wytches, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder, illus. by Jock

Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory by Jim Zub, illus. by Steven Cummings

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey

— These four are because it’s Halloween time and I’m trying to read more of my own shit.

Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Dracula by Bram Stoker, illus. by Becky Cloonan

— These three because I’ll probably want to read them instead of the first four above.

Unteachable by Leah Raeder

— I really want to reread it and remember summer and taboo romance.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

— They seem great for winter.

Riverkeep by Martin Stewart

— Because the cover is pretty. Also, it’s probably fitting for Halloween.

I think that’s a good batch. I’ll also mix in some Robin Hobb books in there. Knowing myself, I won’t read all these and will choose something different but boy did I have fun creating this list!

That’s all that matters. I feel great! 😀

Reminder: I probably won’t interact much on here over the next couple days, so it will take a while for me to reply to comments or emails, if you sent one.

18 thoughts on “Fall & Winter 2016 TBR

  1. Hah, I can tell you love making TBR lists. This one’s impressive!
    Storm of Swords is my favorite in the series. Enjoy!!
    I watched the Miss Peregrin movie a couple of weeks ago and thought it was really good! People who are book purists will probably hate it, though. x) I enjoyed it because it was flashy and entertaining. There are parts that don’t make sense, but that book has the same problem. lol


    1. Hmm… I think I’ll see the movie first then. That seems to work best for me.
      Game of Thrones is my favorite, I think, since it introduced me to the characters and things start to unravel there, but I do love this one as well for many, many spoilery kickass reasons.


  2. I love this, lots of dark and/or scary books for the season. Curse of the Wendigo was great – a horror-filled follow up to The Monstrumologist, though I still thought the first book was better (and scarier).


    1. I love it! Actually, I really like the series and I like this one enough to listen to the audiobook halfway and decide to start over from the beginning with the physical copy. I think that’s the height of my bookish madness.

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  3. Hmmmm, I’ve heard good things about Air Awakens and would like to read it soon, so I’m surprised to hear you’re having a bit of a hard time with it. On a more positive note, though: The Golden Compass! I love that book so much, and Lyra is just <3. And yes, a good part of the story takes place in cold / wintry locations, so winter is a very appropriate time to read it.

    I don't really have a TBR list for the fall…. But I know off the bat that this season will be a mix of brand new books (Leigh Bardugo's Crooked Kingdom, Rae Carson's Like a River Glorious, and Ryan Graudin's Blood for Blood), YA fantasy series I've been meaning to start (Morgan Rhodes' Falling Kingdoms, Rae Carson's The Girl of Fire & Thorns), and some classics (Yann Martel's Life of Pi, Tolkien's Unfinished Tales, Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed).


    1. Sounds like your fall/winter will be filled with lots of action and adventure 🙂 I hope it’s all exciting.
      I’ve heard great things about Air Awakens too but so far it’s unimpressive and I already dislike the romance that’s being hinted at. Maybe it gets better. I’ll be optimistic. And so try about the Golden Compass. I just recalled the movie as I read your comment. Winter it is for that read.

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