Top Ten Books on My 2014 Winter TBR List

November 25, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 20

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is Top Ten Books on My Winter To-Be-Read List.  

I actually made two lists, one of books that are coming out between Dec. 21 and March 21, and one of books that are already out, but I haven’t gotten around to reading yet. Of course, whether I’ll get to all of these is anyone’s guess!

New/Forthcoming Books

  • Dreaming Spies (Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes #13), by Laurie King
  • Unbound (Magic Ex Libris #3), by Jim C. Hines (1/06/15)
  • Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2), by Rachel Hartman (3/10/15) 








Older Books (from my TBR pile/list)



  • A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox #1), by Charles Finch (and the rest of the series up through book 6)
  • In a Dark House (Kincaid & James #10), by Deborah Crombie (and the rest of the series through book 16)




What’s on your Winter TBR list?


20 Responses to “Top Ten Books on My 2014 Winter TBR List”

  1. Lianne @

    I really want to read The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, I hope to get around to it soon! (with the paperback coming out soon and all)

    I read one of Deborah Crombie’s books years ago and enjoyed it, but never got around to the other Kincaid & James novels…I should do that one of these days xD

    Happy reading! 🙂 My TTT
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  2. Camille @ Girl meets Books

    *squeals* You’ve got The Thief on your TBR list, I’m so happy. Everybody should read Megan Whalen Turner. I hope you’ll enjoy reading that one. My favorite is the second book and I hope you’ll get to read the entire series. I have The Night Circus on my shelf as well. I hope to read that one maybe next year. And yes to Julia Quinn and Jennifer Nielsen. I haven’t read the 3rd book in the Ascendancy trilogy yet but I do have the book on my shelf. Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s my TTT 🙂
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  3. Stephanie

    This looks like a such a good list Lark and you are such a prolific reader you will probably get through them all! The only one of your older titles that I’ve read is The Night Circus and I loved it – so atmospheric – I hope you like it. I also would like to read The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry as well as a number of things on your yet to be published list (Shadow Scale!).
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I still haven’t read three of the ten from my Fall TBR list, so we’ll see! I probably should have put those three on this list, but I was hoping to get to them before this list posted. (Obviously, I didn’t!)

      And since I’m still having trouble commenting on your blog, I’ll put my comment here instead: What a great list! I want to read about half of your books now (a few were already on my TBR, just not in the top ten.) The Eterna Files sounds like a lot of fun; Sabriel has been on my list for several years; Zenn Scarlet and The Mad Scientist’s Daughter both sounded appealing when I first heard of them (and still do); and I hadn’t heard of that Holmes anthology but now I must read it! I read the Oz anthology put together by the same editor, and it was very good; and there are some terrific writers in the Holmes anthology. Thank you for pointing me in its direction!

      • Stephanie

        An Oz anthology sounds pretty fantastic – I think I’ll add that to my TBR! Sorry the comment thing still doesn’t work! I have been thinking, for several reasons, of moving my blog to self-hosted or perhaps WordPress. I am extremely nervous about it though and think I would quickly get over my head in the technical arena. I’m afraid I’ll lose a bunch of things etc… You recently shifted to a new platform didn’t you? Did it go pretty smoothly? Any words of wisdom?
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        • Lark_Bookwyrm

          I did; I had Ashley from NozeGraze and Creative Whimsey move my blog, and she did a great job. There has been a steep learning curve in switching to self-hosted WordPress (which, combined with my work schedule, is why I haven’t customized the look of the blog much yet.) But I do feel I’m getting a handle on how to use it, and I love Ashley’s Ultimate Book Blogger plugin! There are a few things I still want to tweak (or perhaps pay Ashley to tweak) but on the whole I’m pretty happy with it. If you’re like me, and not very techie, I highly recommend getting help, either unpaid if you have a WordPress-savvy friend, or paying someone like Ashley to do the actual switchover. Just make sure you get someone trustworthy! (She came highly recommended, and I can second that, if you want to hire her.) A lot of what you need to learn after that you can find by googling. 🙂

  4. Kim

    Oh I’m just dying for Shadow Scale too!! And I have yet to read the Magic ex Libris series but I really can’t wait to! Jim C. Hines is such a delight on social media.
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  5. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    So many great books on here! Dreaming Spies made my list as well and I’m really looking forward to Teardrop Lane. How did I forget about the new Quinn and Krentz?? Don’t know what I Was thinking there! I have the Charles Finch and In a Dark House was so good! Pretty much the only Crombie I didn’t love was the one set in Scotland about Hazel. Go read A.J. Fikry! It’s such a short read and it’s sweet. I didn’t find it as amazing as some other reviewers but it’s a really nice curl up with a book on a cold day kind of read.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I keep telling myself I should wait to read Teardrop Lane and Dreaming Spies until I get some of my earlier ARCs read – but I want to read them both NOW! I just bought all six of the Finch mysteries I haven’t read (they were or are on sale for Kindle, yay!) but I keep blowing the book budget so I’ll have to get some of the Crombies from the library. And I will definitely read A.J. Fikry! I hadn’t realized it was short; I kept thinking it was long and that was putting me off because I have so many other books to get through.