Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR (in no particular order)
It feels like forever since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday but I figured this one would be a perfect one to do as I’m planning my winter holiday reading. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve read any of the books as well as what’s om your winter TBR.
1. American Panda by Gloria Chao
This book is actually one that I’m currently reading reading. American Panda is one of those books that you’ll see everywhere on social media as book blogger. I’m really excited share my thoughts on this novel featuring an Asian female protagonist (she’s Taiwanese), and love interest (he’s Japanese).
2. The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu
This coming of age and growing up story had me intrigued from the synopsis. Plus I’ve always wanted to try reading one of Kim Fu’s novels, and this one seemed like a good start.
3. Things to Do When It’s Raining by Marissa Stapley
I previously reviewed Marissa Stapley’s debut novel. And I’ve been looking forward to her new book ever since I did the cover reveal for it on my blog a few months ago.
4. Sleeping in the Ground by Peter Robinson
Okay confession time, I know my blog is “Words of Mystery” but I haven’t read anything by Peter Robinson who is well known for his Inspector Banks series. And since I love Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series it was recommended that I check out this series next.
5. Roomies by Christina Lauren
Lately, I’ve been really getting into the romance genre especially romantic comedies. Christina Lauren is a well-known writing duo especially in the romance genre, and I’m super excited to pick up Roomies as my first Christina Lauren novel! Roomies features the marriage of convenience which is one of the most entertaining rom com tropes.
6. Wires and Nerves Vol. 2 by Marissa Meyer
I finally got around to reading the first volume in the Lunar Chronicles graphic novel series, and just in time too as the second volume is out early next year! I can’t wait more of Iko and Rampion crew!
7. The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love by Per J. Andersson, Anna Holmwood (Translation)
Not only is this book about a real life story, but apparently there was a Netflix film/documentary on it? Either way this is my other current read, and after a somewhat slow start it’s getting interesting.
I love hearing Jann Arden on CBC, and watching her when she’s on The Social. And while I’m familiar with her music, I have yet to pick up any of her books. This one caught my attention as its about her experiences of being a caregiver to her elderly mom who has Alzheimers’. I’m looking forward to reading her story, and checking out the recipes in the book.
9. Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto
So I’ve had this book on my shelf for about a year now. Originally, I had brought it with me to my Japan trip to read it but I never really got around to it. I’m definitely going to make it my mission to read and review this one in the new year!
10. Love Me True Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs of Marriage edited by Fiona Tinwei Lam & Jane Silcott
Continuing the trend of reading more nonfiction, I’ll be picking up this collection of essays about marriage and committed relationships from Canadian writers. I’m at the age where I’m surrounded by people getting married or in very committed relationships, and I hope this book will give me more in sight to understand them beter.