Good morning, fellow bookworms. We have reached Tuesday and that can only mean one thing: it is time for Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on it. This week’s topic is:
There are many wonderful books awaiting me on my bookshelf and Kindle, however here are ten books I am really hoping to get to over the cold, wintry months of December, January and February:
1. Lady Susan & The Watsons by Jane Austen – After recently reading Sanditon, I hope to finish off this collection of Austen’s shorter/unfinished works soon.
2. The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale – An enchanting, magical book set in a mysterious toyshop, which I bought for my mum last Christmas and who has subsequently recommended it back to me.
3. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel – The award-winning, historical-fiction about Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Thomas Cromwell. A book that has been bumped up my TBR list after featuring it in my TTT list last week.
4. A Gift From Bob by James Bowen – A festive standalone from James and Bob, the real-life stars of the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob, which should be a perfect read for this time of year.
5. The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick – A time slip, one of my favourite genres, from a new-to-me author, that I downloaded on a whim. Another book that I have bumped up my TBR list after featuring it in my TTT list last week.
6. The Poison Bed by E. C. Fremantle – An historical, murder-mystery from an author I have previously enjoyed, although this is a bit of a departure from her usual historical-fiction, Sisters of Treason and The Girl in the Glass Tower.
8. River Rising by John A. Heldt – The first book in Heldt’s latest Carson Chronicles series, which I look forward to starting after finishing Heldt’s previous, time-travelling series, American Journey.
9. Calysta and the Beast by Joanna Alonzo – The first book in new-to-me author, Alonzo’s The Sacred Scarred series, which is a modern-day, Christian retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
10. The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field – A history of the life of this powerful, glamorous and controversial lady, which is stated to be the real history behind the recent, critically-acclaimed film.
Now over to you: Have you read any of these? Are there any you think I should read first? What books do you hope to read this winter? If you have also taken part in this week’s TTT topic, please leave a link for your post in the comments below, so I come check it out.