Winter TBR Wrap Up

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This June 17th I posted my Winter TBR with all the books that I wanted to read during the cold winter months. Now that Spring has come with that all those lovely Spring days, flowers and kayaking, it is time to look back and see what has come of the Winter TBR. Have I actually read all those books on the list? Did I like them? Which ones do I still have to buy and/or read?

Ithenameofthewind‘ve managed to read six out of the ten books on my Winter TBR, which is not too bad if you take into account I haven’t looked much at this list since I posted it. It’s actually close to seven books, because I’m going to read Black Roses as soon as I finish the book I’m currently reading… On to a list with the titles, link and rating:

mountainsI have copies of the following three books, but I still haven’t read them. Black Roses is next on my list, and I will start reading this novel by Jane Thynne as soon as I finish Mr. Mercedes. I really don’t understand why I still haven’t read And The Mountains Echoed yet; I know I will love this book, but I guess I just haven’t blackrosesbeen in the right mood to truly appreciate it. Shatter Me doesn’t attract me as much as before, and to be honest I don’t think I will read this one any time soon…

  • And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Black Roses by Jane Thynne

I still didn’t buy a copy of Winter In Madrid and probably won’t any time soon. It’s not that I’m not interested in the book; I just have way to many books on my TBR pile already to keep buying new ones.

  • Winter In Madrid by C.J. Sansom

Top Ten Tuesday #1 – June 17th: Winter TBR

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Originally featured at The Broke And The Bookish, every week a new top ten with a different theme. And this Tuesday I will post my Top Ten Books On My Summer Winter TBR list! I know that officially it’s suppost to be the Summer TBR list, but since I’m living in Argentina and will be facing winter instead of summer, I made this little adaption. During winter I love to curl up somewhere warm, with a good book in my hands and a cup of steaming tea/hot chocolate nearby. These ten books below I think would be perfect to help me survive those cold and dark winter nights. In no particular order and with short descriptions copied from Goodreads:

  • The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: “…the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.”

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  • The Shining by Stephen King: “Danny … was a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father became caretaker of the Overlook Hotel his visions grew frighteningly out of control.” 

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  • And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini: “…novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.”

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  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: “Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose.”

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  • The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne: “…Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.”

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  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: “Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal.”

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  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith: “A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide.”

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  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: “After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.”

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  • Black Roses by Jane Thynne: “Clara Vine is young and ambitious, and determined to succeed as an actress. A chance meeting at a party in London leads her to Berlin…into an uneasy circle of Nazi wives…Then Clara meets Leo Quinn who is undercover, working for British intelligence. Leo sees in Clara the perfect recruit..”

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  • Winter In Madrid by C.J. Sansom: “…this tale follows the fortunes of three young men, navigating the tumultous world of 1940s Spain. As the Second World war begins, one is sent to spy on another and the ramifications of a tragic love story will haunt them all.”

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