Top Ten Books On My Winter To-Be-Read List

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Books On My Winter To-Be-Read List.

Why do I do this to myself? You would think I would have learned better by now. If experience has taught me anything, it’s that creating this list of books I ‘have to’ read in the upcoming season is little apart from a jinx. If anything, it seems to be some strange psychological deterrent. Of the ten books I listed on my fall to-be-read list, I read only two. Yes, I said two. Sometimes it feels as though I’m doing nothing but setting myself up for failure. That said, ever the optimist, I’ve decided to give this yet another try. These are just a few of the books I would like to make a priority this winter. Here goes nothing!

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

1) Violins Of Autumn by Amy McAuley

2) The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

3) Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

4) The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

5) These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

6) The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

7) The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

8) Mrs. Queen Takes The Train by William Kuhn

9) Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis

10) Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

25 responses to “Top Ten Books On My Winter To-Be-Read List”

  1. Haha I know what you mean about list making- sometimes they backfire! But, it’s fun to make the list anyway, right? I’m drawn to your blue covers 5-8. They all just call out to me!
    I liked Where the stars Still Shine quite a bit and hope you do too.
    Happy winter reading!
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    • I’m spectacularly awful at sticking to these sort of lists! I don’t know if it’s the expectation or pressure, but I can never seem to read more than one or two books from any of my seasonal reading lists. They’re so much fun to put together, though! 😆

      I’m actually a little ashamed about my inclusion of Where The Stars Still Shine, if only because I was so looking forward to its release and had every intention of reading it immediately. But you know what they say about the best laid plans! 😛 Hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to do a little reading over my Christmas break! It seems to be almost universally beloved.
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  2. I’d LOVE to read the Zelda Fitzgerald book! I’m going to read Not a Drop to Drink soon and im iffy on the Impossible Knife of Memory. These Broken Stars is on my TTT too!

    • Having to wait to read These Broken Stars feels a little like torture! My family and I always agree not to buy ourselves anything after a certain point in December in anticipation of Christmas, so I’ll have to wait until after December 25th when I’ll (hopefully) receive it as a gift to read it. Christmas can’t get here soon enough! 😆

      Admittedly I know very little about the life of Zelda Fitzgerald, but what I have heard fascinates me. Perhaps I should begin by reading a biography of her life to give me a little context, but I’m so excited to read Therese Anne Fowler’s novel as I’ve heard little but universal praise for it 🙂
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  3. Jasprit says:

    Oh I absolutely adored The Book of Broken Hearts so I really hope that you get the chance to read that book this Winter. I’ve also heard some pretty amazing things about Where the Stars Still Shine and Not a Drop to Drink! Happy reading, I hope you get a lot more of these books ticked off your list this time around 🙂
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  4. I wasn’t going to read Not a Drop to Drink because honestly, it didn’t interest me that much. But the hype monster has eaten my brain and now I can’t resist. I hope it’s as amazing as everyone says it is.

    I seriously CANNOT WAIT for These Broken Stars. It’s in the mail to me, but of course I have to wait until Christmas to even LOOK AT IT. My husband is mean! How will I deal with it being in my house?
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  5. I am the same exact way about making lists and then not reading the books I put on them! I don’t know how many I read off my Fall TBR but I’m sure it wasn’t many. 😛

    I am reading These Broken Stars right now, although I’m only 30 or so pages into it so can’t form much of an opinion as of yet. I enjoyed Where the Stars Still Shine quite a lot!

    My TTT post
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  6. Bree says:

    Ahhh that reminds me that I still have Where The Stars Still Shine to read too! Also want to read These Broken Stars at some stage too! Going to look up The Divorce Papers, that looks interesting just from the title/cover!
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  7. Katie says:

    Oooo THESE BROKEN STARS is really good! I read it in one day! 😀
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  8. These Broken Stars & The Book of Broken Hearts are so good! I immensely enjoyed those two books. Curious about The Divorce Papers, the title instantly draw me in! 😀
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  9. kay says:

    Ha! I feel exactly like you do about these lists! I made one for “series to start” last year and I still have to read any book on it… yikes!
    Anyhow, that is such a great list! These Broken Stars is already receiving many great reviews and The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B sounds so good. Good luck on your list!
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  10. Lol I am completely with you on the jinx part. I feel like that with read-a-thons! I get all excited and join up and as soon as it arrives… slow reading phase/life happens…

    I really hope you get some great reading done this holiday!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday list if you want to check it out!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.
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  11. Melody says:

    I really enjoyed Not A Drop to Drink and These Broken Stars!
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  12. WtSSS and TBoBH!!! (hope you got those acronyms lol) Two of my favorites that pub’ed in 2013! I hope you love them as much as I do <3
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  13. I’m so desperate to pick up Not a Drop to Drink. I absolutely love the concept of it, so I hope that I love the book itself too. And I can’t wait to read These Broken Stars, I’ve been lusting after a copy of that book ever since I saw its cover for the first time!
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  14. M says:

    Great list – and also just added about 5 more books to my TBR list!!
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  15. Great list, I really want to read Not A Drop To Drink, that looks AMAZING. I loved These Broken Stars, hopefully you do too. Hope you get to them all 🙂 My TTT.
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  16. alice-jane says:

    The Divorce Papers sounds really intriguing and I love the premise of it. I have to grab a Sarah Ockler novel too this winter since I haven’t read her stuff in the longest time. Where the Stars Still Shine has such a holiday-themed cover and I think it’s perfect for the holidays! Personally, I want to get through The Paris Wife, The Cuckoo’s Calling and some other books this winter. Here’s to hoping!
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  17. Oh, Z. I got that from Netgalley an embarrassingly long time ago and still haven’t read it. I really need to remedy that. I recently got Not a Drop to Drink, too, and I’m excited to read it! Great list!
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  18. Alexa Y. says:

    I just read The Book of Broken Hearts! It was really good, and kept me reading until 3AM. I loved the way it tackled the dynamics between Jude and her dad, and loved seeing her with her sisters and with Emilio Vargas.

    The family dynamic is also great in Where the Stars Still Shine, which was lovely. I enjoyed seeing Trish’s descriptions of the setting and of Callie’s (new) large Greek family.

    I also enjoyed These Broken Stars! It was written so beautifully, and I really loved Tarver.

    Happy reading!
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  19. Not a Drop to Drink and Where the Stars Still Shine are really two books that I enjoyed a lot this year. They might make my end-of-year lists. Enjoy!
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  20. None of these made my official TTT list, but I also want to read Z and These Broken Stars soon! I own both, too, so I really have no excuse. I adore the cover for Mrs. Queen takes the train. I always pick it up when I’m just browsing in the bookstore. The only two I’ve read at Where the Stars Still Shine and The Book of Broken Hearts. Hope you enjoy!
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