Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Month of Faves: Books on My Winter Reading List

A Month of Favorites

Today, we are discussing the books we hope to read during this long winter hibernation. Hop on over to Estella's Revenge, Traveling with T, or Girlxoxo to see what other bloggers have on their lists!


Twain's End imagines the ups and downs of the relationship between Mark Twain and his longtime secretary, Isabel Lyon.

Ten Thousand Skies Above You is the sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You, which I loved. Both books are about the adventures Marguerite has with the Firebird, an invention of her parents that allows the user to travel to other dimensions.

The Song of Hartgrove Hall has dual timelines, music, and WWII. I am all in!

      Twain's End   The Song of Hartgrove Hall


The Witches covers a terrifying and fascinating moment in history and Schiff is one of the best history writers.

The Giveness of Things is a collection of essays by Marilynne Robinson. Need we say more?

Excellent Daughters tells the stories of women in Arab countries who are seeking their own education, careers, and choices.

      The Witches: Salem, 1692    Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World


The Snow Child is about a snow child that comes to life for a childless couple in Alaska. Perfect for winter, right?

We Have Always Lived in the Castle has been on my woefully neglected Classics Club list for a while. It's supposed to be spooky and great!

Cinnamon and Gunpowder is a retelling of Scherezade where the prince is a female pirate. Yes, please!

While Christmas shopping for other people, I happened to pick up The Golem and the Jinni for myself. I've been meaning to read it since it came out in 2013!

      The Snow Child  The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)

What is on your winter reading list? 


  1. Great list! I really want to read The Witches and Twains End looks so good! Happy reading :)

  2. Sounds like a wonderful winter of reading! "The Golem and the Jinni," "The Witches" and "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" are on my to-read list. I haven't heard of "The Song of Hartgrove Hall" but your description has me intrigued! I love WWII-era historical fiction.

  3. Great list! Schiff does an amazing job with The Witches. It is such a weird period in American history. I hope you enjoy everything you read and have a wonderful holiday season!

  4. The Song of Hartgrove Hall and The Snow Child look good.

    I never have read The Snow Child yet.

    ENJOY your week, and Merry Christmas!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My A Month of Faves

  5. I loved The Snow Child; such a great re-imagining of a classic fairy tale. And Twain's End sounds like a lot of fun. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas...and happy reading!

  6. Loved Golem! And I keep wanting to read Snow Child! Thanks for the reminder!

  7. I AM DOING A DESK CHAIR DANCE that you have Cinnamon and Gunpowder on your list! It was one of my favorite books I read in 2014 and I recommend it to everyone who I think would really like it. The writing is lovely, the lady pirate is kickass, and the main character is a hoot. There are a lot of hoots, in fact. And We Have Always Lived in the Castle is one of my all-time faves.

  8. Excellent Daughters sounds intriguing. I hope transformation is happening from the ground up. I may look into that one.

  9. All three of your fiction selections look like books that could very quickly be making it onto my TBR list! Hope you enjoy them!

  10. The Golem and the Jinni is awesome. I hope you get to it soon. The Snow Child was on my reading list for a long time, and I'd still love to get to it.

    Tanya Patrice

  11. Excellent Daughters is on my list too. It sounds so interesting!