Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Winter TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesdays, so stay with me! This week is your winter TBR list. I could go on for hours (as it is, I probably talk my friends’ ears off with my reading schedule), but I can only choose 10! None of my books are ARCs or new releases, so you’ve probably read or heard of most of them.

1.Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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I’ve been wanting to read this book FOREVER, and I know I’m showing up a little late, but I’ve got it from the library and ready to read as my next book!

2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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I used to catch glimpses of this book and always thought I should read it, but I never had the initiative to actually crack its spine. Now, after the movie and thousands of fans, I figure it’s high time I jump into this book.

3. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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This is another book I always saw around. It seems heart-wrenching and beautiful, and I absolutely adore any book that can make me cry!

4. Abundance of Katherines by John Green

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Well, it’s John Green. I’ve begun to watch his Youtube videos, and I love every aspect of him and his brother. They’re funny and kind and all around awesome people! I will probably always think his books are a tad overrated, but I love them and the author all the same.

5. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

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I’ve loved every book Sarah Dessen has written! She has a contemporary style with a flare for dramatics. I love the themes in all the books, and while some of them carry some heavy meanings, they’re all entertaining and fun to read.

6. The Shining by Stephen King

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I think it’s time. It’s time I put on my big girl pants and look into the depths of The Shining. I have yet to even watch a horror film (the closest I’ve come is Jurassic Park), but after reading Under the Dome, it’s about time I brave this famous novel.

7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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I have a feeling this will be a grueling read, but I need the literary culture it brings. I’ve heard it’s wonderful; I’ve also heard it’s complicated and dull book. Either way, I need to decide for myself.

8. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

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I can think of no other reason to read this other than it’s on my list. Not that I have anything against it. I’ve just never heard of it. My school’s librarian gave me a list of NPR’s Top 100 YA Books, and I’ve made it my personal mission to read them all– except the ones I don’t want to read, of course :).

9. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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This one is also pretty high on the list (number 26), and I know Laurie Anderson is a fabulous writer.

10. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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Last but not least, A Christmas Carol. I’ve already read this one twice, but last year I made it my goal to read it every Christmas. You have Christmas movies and shows, so why not Christmas books?

That’ s it on my Winter TBR List. I bet the list will change as the weeks go by, but this is all I have so far. Hopefully I’ll get them all completed during exam week and over the break. I’ll be studying like crazy this week until then. I probably won’t get much time to read, but I have two full weeks of bliss to get a head start! Yay for breaks!

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