Winter Holiday TBR


Every winter I find myself with the pleasurable prospect that I have 2 weeks holiday with no work, and therefore no obstacles to reading as much, or as late in the evening as I want!

One of the perks of being a public school teacher is that, every year, the State gives students and teachers 2 weeks of winter holiday to celebrate __(insert own December holiday you and your family celebrate)____.

This year I plan to take full advantage of the 2 weeks… I have already started my preparations with collecting all the books from my Goodreads TBR list from my local library –

I love sharing – and it is the season of sharing good things – so I thought I would list my Winter Holiday TBR. Most of which is currently stacked up neatly in piles on both sides of my bed. The picture above shows the majority of them; I think I only have a 4 or 5 stack on the other side…since I need to keep some space open on my nightstand for a place for hot chocolate and snacks…of course….

Without further ado — here is my list…after a couple pictures of my cats modeling the latest in holiday cheer. Misha and Yuki  do not appreciate wearing anything around their necks – including collars and….seasonal bow ties. But “Bowties are cool” and it is December. (Note: No animals were harmed in the following pictures, after I got the snapshot they escaped their bowtie prison very easily with no residual harm done)


Happy Holidays!



Here is my Winter TBR Pile:

Words in deep blue ~ Cath Crowley

Whichwood ~ Tahereh Mafi

The Sweetest Spell ~ Suzanne Selfors

Spoonbenders: A Novel ~ Daryl Gregory

Some Quiet Place ~ Kelsey Sutton

The Sandcastle Empire ~ Kayla Olson

Release ~ Patrick Ness

The Magic Misfits ~ Neil Patrick Harris

The Last Namsara ~ Kristen Ciccarelli

The Immortal Heights/The Perilous Sea/The Burning Sky ~ Sherry Thomas

Harry Potter: A Journey through a History of Magic ~ J.K. Rowling

Coming up for Air ~ Miranda Kenneally

Click’d ~ Tamara Ireland Stone

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow ~ Jessica Townsend

A Madness So Discreet ~ Mindy McGinnis

See Me ~ Wendy Higgins

Obsidian ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout

Dark Triumph ~ Robin LaFevers

RoseBlood ~ A.G. Howard

Ink and Bone/Paper and Fire/Ash and Quill ~ Rachel Caine

The Hearts We Sold ~ Emily Lloyd-Jones

Have Sword, Will Travel ~ Garth Nix

Chasing Jupiter ~ Rachel Coker

Wayfarer ~ Alexandra Bracken

Unspoken/Untold/Unmade ~ Sarah Rees Brennan

The Thief/The Queen of Attolia/The King of Attolia  ~ Megan Whalen Turner

Theft of Swords/Rise of Empire/Heir of Novron ~ Michael J. Sullivan

Some Kind of Magic  ~ Mary Ann Marlowe

Shadowfever/Iced/Feversong/Feverborn/Dreamfever ~ Karen Marie Moning

A School for Unusual Girls/Exile for Dreamers ~ Kathleen Baldwin

Prisoner of Night and Fog/Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke ~ Anne Blankman

Ivory and Bone/Obsidian and Stars ~ Julie Eshbaugh

Menagerie ~ Rachel Vincent

Long may she Reign ~ Rhiannon Thomas

Library of Souls/Hollow City ~ Ransom Riggs

Unearthly/Hallowed/Boundless ~ Cynthia Hand

The Gilded Cage ~ Lucinda Gray

The Firebird/The Winter Sea ~ Susanna Kearsley

Dress Codes for Small Towns ~ Courtney C. Stevens

Shadow of Night/The Book of Life ~ Deborah Harkness

Bewitching/Beheld/Mirrored~ Alex Flinn

The Best kind of Magic ~ Crystal Cestari

Berserker ~ Emmy Laybourne


Some of the books listed are part of a series that I plan on continuing on ebook through the wonderful app of Overdrive 🙂 So they are not fully listed above.

Many of the books are pretty thick – I feel like there are many sleepless nights with caffeinated hot chocolates with extra Cool Whip ahead of me – I can’t wait!

Wish me luck!!