Christmas is approaching – tomorrow’s my last full day of school, I have two art classes and church on Thursday, but that’s it for this year then! One week to go and today’s topic will be my Winter TBR list, here we go!
#1 Faust by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
For the past few days, I’ve been talking (and gossiping) about this book. I’ve, as of right now, already read 90 pages – it’s only 135 pages long. It’s on my mandatory TBR list because my literature class is reading it, everyone is in a German high school.
#2 1984 by George Orwell
Another mandatory TBR. Everybody was told to read a book over the break and then present it (not very hard, but okay). I guess our teacher is using this little extra credit to get some of the students to read because I am almost literally the only person who likes to read in my whole class…. Anyways, I chose 1984 because my mum said she wanted to give it to me for Christmas anyways, so why not just do a little two in one?
#3 Hamlet by Shakespeare
I almost chose Hamlet as my holiday read to present after, but I didn’t want to get ahead of myself. I’m quite scared to start this classic because (although I’ve never had any experiences) I feel like reading Shakespeare will prove itself to be a challenge. I’m not the biggest fan of verse written texts, and so that’ll be uncomfortable/ difficult for me. But other than that, I am super intrigued to start right after Christmas!
#4 The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Hint to my parents (who hopefully read this): here’s another idea for Christmas! I’ve seen this book a million times over the last few months because everyone seems to LOVE it. I’ve heard it has some kind of Six of Crows vibes and I’m soooo here for that. Plus also: the story obviously sounds great as well!
#5 A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Mum, dad: another hint! This book literally sounds perfect. I’ve been in search of new great YA fantasy reads and this one (and The Gilded Wolves) sounds perfect. I love retellings and everyone has been saying “Oh, it’s just as great as Cinder” and that retelling was awesome – so I’m ready!
#6 The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
I realize that this will probably not make much sense – summer vs. winter? Am I crazy? No – I’ve simply been told that is YA contemporary is super cliché, super cheesy and sweet and sometimes, when life gets tough and you just want to suit school for the work overload – this book will be perfect.
I won’t continue (although my TBR on Goodreads wouldn’t mind me reading some more books…), because I know me: I won’t have the time to read more than six books during December/January. School is already killing me (I have tons to do during the holidays…) and I don’t see myself having too much time to read.
That’s it, then! What’s on your TBR list – feel free to comment! Happy reading!
5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR”
I hope you will love them all!
Great list! Faust is a classic I really need to try and I want to read A Curse So Dark and Lonely, too. I enjoyed 1984 – it’s super dark, but it’s very much the father of dystopian fiction – and I hope you enjoy your first foray into Shakespeare! I think a lot of people are intimidated by him, and it can be challenging, but his plays are so fun – I highly recommend giving his comedies a try if you can. My best piece of advice would be to watch an adaptation of Hamlet after you read it – watching Shakespeare is so much better than reading it, in my opinion, because it helps you understand what everything means. There’s an adaptation with Glenn Close, Mel Gibson and Helena Bonham Carter which is pretty good! 🙂
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Thanks so much! Oh yes, please try Faust! Oh, but 1984 sounds perfect then!!!!
Me too, but I’m confident that his plays are gonna be great (I mean it’s Shakespeare haha)! And thanks so much for the recommendation, I’ll definitely do that! I already watched Much Ado About Nothing with Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh and I loved it! And as a Harry Potter fan, I obviously also adore Helena Bonham Carter, so that should be fun!
Thanks so much for commenting, happy reading!
Hope you enjoy all of these! 😊
My TTT: https://lifewithallthebooks.com/2019/12/17/top-ten-tuesday-winter-tbr/
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Thanks so much!!! Happy reading to you!