The Five Books I Want to Read Winter 2016-17 Edition
I’ve been doing this seasonal list of Top Books I’d Like to Get To for a while now. This time I didn’t read all the books I picked but I’m carrying over the one I haven’t started yet for next time.
For Fall I picked 5 books and read three and have started a fourth.
The three I finished are:
A Gentleman’s Game by Greg Rucka – This is a novel related to Rucka’s Queen and Country comic series. The book works just fine as a standalone and is a pretty good spy thriller.
The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles – This one was a reread. This is the first in a ridiculously long family saga series. I read it several years ago and liked it a lot. I bought the second in the series shortly afterward. Since it’s been so long I wanted to reread this one before I read the second.
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart – This was a fun mix of historical fiction and crime fiction. I enjoyed it and plan to read the sequel soon.
The one I started and might finish by Wednesday:
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson – I enjoyed the first in this Shades of London series more than I expected to and didn’t want this one to be another second in a series books that I read years after the first.
Wednesday is the Winter Solstice so it’s time to move on and pick my Winter possibilities that I want to read before the Spring Equinox on March 20th.
The Five Books I Want to Read This Winter
The Likeness by Tana French – This is the one on my Fall list that I didn’t get to. It’s yet another second in a series book that has languished on my shelves for years. I finally figured out that I kept putting it off because the print in my copy is too small for me to read comfortably. I now have the ebook which will be much friendlier to my eyes.
The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell – We enjoyed the TV series based on this series of books. The Hubster read the first few books in the series and said they were good. I’ve checked this out from the library a couple of times already. This time I need to actually read it.
Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik – I bought this several months ago and it’s sat on my desk behind the the library books. I’m looking forward to reading it so I need to keep it in front of the library books.
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash – I bought this one because it was highly recommmended by several friends. It’s sat on the shelf for too long. Time to read it.
H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald – This is another one that many friends recommended. I was considering reading it until Trish from Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity started talking about how much she was enjoying the audio edition. So this is on my iPod and will be my next audiobook.
What books are you looking forward to reading in the next few months?
Hope you’re having a great weekend!