I haven’t done a TBR (to be read) post in quite some time but I thought I’d quite like one for the remainder of 2018. Some of the books are festively themed, be it for Halloween or Christmas or Autumn as I find these times so special and I love exploring them in different book worlds. Others are simply books I’m keen to read before the year is up. As always this is simply a guide and a hope, who knows what I’ll actually read?
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. I saw this featured in a Youtube Video by Lauren and the Books for her October TBR and having had it on my shelf I thought why not throw it into my pile too? If you see the cover there is no denying it is all shades of autumnal glory. I am really quite excited to nestle down into a proper Fantasy novel as I haven’t done so in quite some time.
- Pages & Co – Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James. Anna James is a wonderful Booktuber so naturally, this has been sat on my shelf. As with the previous novel, the cover is beautifully autumnal coloured so I thought it was fitting. If you like books about books I’ve been told this is phenomenal.
- And lastly for this category is Autumn by Ali Smith. I’m assuming you can all figure out why this was one was picked for the season!
- Nevermoor – The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. Again this is a Lauren and the Books recommendation and from all the hype and publicity I just know I’ll love this. This falls into both the Christmas and the Halloween categories as it apparently has very focused areas discussing these and I am so excited for a magic book with festive themes.
- A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Leuddecke. Although I don’t believe this book is set in Christmas the simple fact the title contains the word snow in it and the cover is beautiful made me desperately keen to read it.
- Lastly for the Christmas section is two Harry Potter based books because who doesn’t love the comfort of the series in these colder months. I’ve chosen to read The Artifact Vault by Jody Revenson & A History of Magic by The British Library.
I’m hoping I can get through more than just those 7 books in the last few months of Christmas so I’ve decided to note down those I’m most keen to finish or read in these last 3 months.
- Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
- The World of Sex by Henry Miller
- The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
- Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe – this one I really do want to read over Christmas as I think it would just a super reminder that it’s okay to indulge at Christmas and because I know, personally, Christmas and the run up to January exams can be quite stressful.
- Coming Home to the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson (ARC)
- A Promise Stitched in Time by Colleen Kosinski (ARC)
- To Be Read at Dusk by Charles Dickens – again, I think this one will be a must. Dickens reminders me of the bleaker months is this is only a short novel so I think I might read it on a rainy autumnal day – although doubtfully at Dusk.
- Fame by Andy Warhol
- The Suffragettes – this is a likely read for some kickass girl motivation as the New Year comes around!
- 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do (ARC)
- Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith – this I am reading alongside my universities Psychology Society book club so I definitely need to get it under my belt.