Hahahahahaha…ha. I totally listen to myself when I say “I’m so going to read this and this and this this month!” Judging from how many I actually read on my Fall TBR (um, 2 out of the 10), I’m not holding my breath for this list. But at least I’ll try? In any case, this list is definitely going to bleed into next year.
Ten Books on My Winter 2018 TBR
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – I’m cheating a bit, but technically this WAS on my TBR for the winter, even though I actually just finished it. And no, it’s not out yet, but it will be released sometime late January of 2019. I just got the ARC for it, and it is SO. MUCH. LOVE.
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi – This is definitely going to get read, because it’s quite honestly the next book my friend and I are discussing for Fableulous Retellings Podcast. It’s also what I’m currently reading, and judging from how much I love the atmospheric Winter of the Witch, I’ll probably love this book too!
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman – In the middle of this audiobook, and I’m on the fence on this one so far. Loved the movie based off this book, but the book itself has little resemblance to the story in the film. Sigh.
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab – …There is absolutely no excuse as to why I haven’t read this book yet. ABSOLUTELY NONE. Get your shit together, Mari, I tell myself shamefully.
The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue – Also another podcast book to read! I will probably get to this as soon as I’m done with Star-Touched Queen.
Wildcard by Marie Lu – I was promised hijinks by one of my seventh graders. I was practically shown the pages of hijinks. So. I’m gonna have to read this before my student actually spoils the entire story for me as he’s threatening to.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – There is also no excuse as to why this is still unread and on my list of TBRs…on top of that, King of Scars comes out next year, and…squeeee.
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco – I should keep a count to how long it’s going to take me to read this book. It’s just…I really want to finish this, but I don’t have much motivation to? I really should, though, for the sake of archiving my thoughts on Netgalley, even though it’s been over two years…oops?
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker – One of my student parents gave this book to me for side reading. So it’s been pushed back quite literally as reading I have on the side. I intend to finish much of it for next year, though.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – Sigh. I avoid Cassandra Clare books like the plague, so this book is mostly here because I promised one of my 8th grade writing students that I’d try to read at least the first book. We get into arguments about this author all the time, my student and I, and because he read–and liked–Children of Blood and Bone, I agreed to read his pick of books.
Welp. That about rounds this down!