Now, in the previous two editions, I picked a mix of books I already own and new releases I knew I’d be reading immediately. For the winter version, however, I picked only books from my shelves (both virtual and physical), because I need to tackle my existing mountain of books – one of my New Year’s resolutions for 2016 was to stick to a 3-to-1 rule when it comes to buying books. I managed to cling to it for about four months before it all fell apart.
If I manage to read them all by the end of February, I’m rewarding myself by buying a book from my too-long to-buy list (I mean, I’m probably going to be buying other books in the meantime, but yeah. I need rewards.)
These are the books I’m hoping to read (in no particular order):
- Chime by Franny Billingsley – this is a re-read for me, I read it years ago, before I started blogging, and I remember next to nothing about it. Alicia recommended it, though, so I remembered I had it somewhere on my shelves. I want to give it another try!
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – look, you guys, I might actually read it this time (this is a transfer from the summer, ugh).
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – whew what a tongue-twister of a title! I have this one in Slovenian translation, my mom recommended it to me. I need to read outside of my comfort zone(s) every once in a while. (read in December) Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness – I recently re-read and reviewed A Discovery of Witches because I want to finish this series! (DNF in December) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – I won this two years ago in a giveaway and still haven’t finished it. It’s time, I think! (read in December)
- Un Secret by Philippe Grimbert – the only French novel on the list. I’ve had this one for years, it came recommended by a professor at Uni (wow, that was a long time ago) and it was one of those impulse purchases while I was on vacation (I think).
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami – oh, another “old” book from our shelves. Seriously, I think we’ve had this one since before we moved in together… (Slovenian translation)
- More Than This by Patrick Ness – I have this one in Slovenian translation as well, which is a pity (not that I think the translation is bad, I just like reading originals if I can), but it makes no sense to buy a book if I already own it.
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta – this was a Kindle deal, I had to get it. (DNF for now – in December. This book is so fucking depressing I can’t handle it.)
- Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb – I’ve been in the middle of this one for months and it’s high time I finished this series!
Aaaand I think that’s more than enough. We’ll see how it goes, I’ll absolutely be reading other books in between (I’m sure my obsession with romance won’t just magically fade away).
What are you reading this winter?
Which of these should I tackle first?
I’d love to hear from you! :)