The colder months, in general, are my favourite times of the year, but winter is definitely my favourite season. I’m not one for hot weather because I get too hot very easily and I’m not a fan of summer clothes because of deep-rooted issues with my body that I don’t want to get into in an otherwise lighthearted post. Yeah, it gets dark at around 4 pm but that doesn’t bother me because I spend most of my time indoors anyway. More time spent indoors means more opportunities to read and winter is when I read mostly fantasy. Well, I try to read mostly fantasy, I always have some other genres sprinkled in here and there.
One thing that I am trying to do this season, and also next year, is to read books that I already own instead of constantly buying more books that will sit unread on my shelves for months or even years. I guess I could say that I’m getting a headstart on a new years resolution.
Vicious by VE Schwab – I am relatively new to VE Schwab’s books, but I do love her writing and her versions of magic that she features in her books. I probably should have finished the Shades of Magic series first before reading this one, but Vicious has been on my TBR for years, and now I have a beautiful copy. Also, I met VE Schwab earlier this year at a signing for The Near Witch, and she told me that she liked my makeup, so she now has an extremely special place in my heart 💕
Renegades by Marissa Meyer – This year I actually remembered to ask for books for Christmas, and I had to ask for Renegades after being so excited for it for such a long time. Well, there is one thing that I’m not that excited about it but I can hold my tongue. (the main guy has the same name as my dad.)
Shatter City by Scott Westerfeld – I finally read Impostors last month after only finding out it exists earlier this year, and I absolutely adored it (Scott Westerfeld can do no wrong for me) so naturally, I’ve asked for it for Christmas. And I will very likely be reading it soon after.
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater – It has been over a year since I read Shiver and I am not one for rereading, so I’m kind of relying on recaps to refresh my memory before I finally continue with the series.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling – I actually DNF’d the first Harry Potter book last year but I’m willing to give it another go. My main problem is that I don’t read middle grade so the writing style is just a little too young for me, but thankfully that changes as the series goes on.
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury – I’ve had a signed copy of this book for a long, long, long time, and now the series is over so I should definitely have read this one by now.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige – I know that there are some mixed feelings towards Danielle Paige in the bookish community, but I do still want to read this book, and I am also disappointed in the way she reacted to the Kathleen Hale scandal.
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh – I was supposed to read this book when it came out in October, but life got in the way again so now it’s gone to the bottom of my immediate TBR. It’ll definitely be a while before I get around to this one, but that’s better than me not reading it at all.