My Winter To-Read List

Hello readers!

It’s still mid-November but honestly Winter always feels to me like it starts mid-to-end November and lasts until basically end of April (I’m a bit dramatique about being cold). So it seems appropriate for me to publish a Winter TBR at this point – I’m using my cat as a shawl as we speak (difficult to type). I love this time of the year to pick up thicker books, epic fantasies, classics, stuff like that.

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Oh god, this is definitely my priority 1 book! I started this ages ago, but then other books took priority over it and I really want to pick it up now because I loved what I read so far! I adore reading a good mystery during the colder months, so this will be perfect.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

I am SO hyped for this book! My husband hasn’t stopped talking about it and I have a soft spot for stories about academic magicians and darker fantasies. It’s quite a hefty one at around 1000 pages – so perfect for winter, when I usually try to tackle at least one big book! I was consider making The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky my winter project, but I’m a lot more drawn to Clarke’s book right now. Who knows, maybe I have time for both!

Our Share in the Night / Nossa parte de noite by Mariana Enríquez

I started this book ages ago and then gave up when I couldn’t move past the first chapters for weeks. I think I was in a slump for fantasies, so I will try to pick it up again! I’m not sure if I’ll read it this Winter, but hopefully so. I have a copy in Portuguese, hence the double title above 🙂

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

I loved Ruta Sepetys’ other books, and the cold months are such a great time for reading heartbreaking historical fiction. This has a rating of 4.44 on Goodreads but I haven’t heard anything about it for some reason. I’m quite excited for it!

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

Oh god I read the first book of The Broken Earth trilogy a year ago and I haven’t loved any fantasies I’ve read since, maybe it’s maybe continuing the trilogy will help? I’m so hesitant to pick up any fantasies now, after a few disappointments. But would be nice generally to finish the trilogy soon.

Lanny by Max Porter

I watched Max Porter interview Susanna Clarke a couple of months ago and it really got me curious to read his books. I’ve owned Lanny for the longest time ever, so I think I’ll start with this one!

The Raptures by Jan Carson

I loved Jan Carson’s The Fire Starters but I’ve heard almost nothing about this one! It tells the story of a small community being hit by a mysterious illness and how one character navigates the tragedies. I have a paperback copy of this book arriving in January so it’s perfect timing to pick it up!

Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann, translated by Ross Benjamin

I’ve owned this book for a while but still haven’t managed to pick it up. It sounds weird and so good! It seems to be a dark, magical take on the thirty years war full of scheming and trickery I’ve also been meaning to pick up more German literature, so!

Beartown by Fredrik Backman, translated by Neil Smith

I feel like this book has been on my Winter TBR since 2018 when I first got it. I HAVE to read Fredrik Backman immediately, it’s been too long and Marija is always reviewing his books and giving me FOMO. So this is the year that I will read this book, I promise!!

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

I’ve been meaning to read this all year long already, so I really hope to finally get to it this year still. It’s a story that seems like it will be similar to Shuggie Bain in many ways, from theme to tone, so I am hoping to like it as much as Shuggie Bain!

After Sappho Selby Wynn Schwartz

Okay so Willow has been gushing about this book for a while and I finally caved and got a signed copy at the wonderful Queer Lit and I’m wildly excited for it! It’s a historical, feminism, queer book that sounds fantastic.

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

I have no idea what this is about, but it’s by Celeste Ng so it’s immediately on my TBR. I bought a signed copy at Waterstones! Very hyped for it. I remember seeing somewhere that it’s a mystery with hints of sci-fi.

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8 thoughts on “My Winter To-Read List

  1. I wish you well with Our Share of Night 🙂 I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the Portuguese version although assuming the Spanish version was the original?

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