28 Nov 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: On my TBR list

Top Ten Tuesday. Love it. Go to The Broke and The Bookish if you haven't been there yet - and even if you have - do check it out again, it is a great blog. This tuesday it is all about our TBRs for the winter months. These are mine:

10) "A Cupboard Full of Coats" by Yvvette Edwards
This one takes place in East London and having just moved here, I absolutely have to read it. Preferably soon.

9) “The Fire Gospel” by Michel Faber
What I really admire about this author is his ability to shift between genres. From historical realism in “The Crimson Petal and The White” to sci-fi nightmare in “Under the Skin”, he manages to impress every time.

8) “From Where I Stand” by Tabitha Suzuma
Since reading “Forbidden” by this author I have been looking so much forward to reading more from her. Very talented YA writer, she does dark YA really well! Can’t wait to read this one.

7) "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay
My chosen crime fiction book for December. Have heard good things about it - it is different because this one focuses on the serial killer. A serial killer who chases the bad guys and only kills criminal. It sounds really interesting so I can't wait to give it a try.

6) “The Cure” by Rachel Genn
This one I totally picked up because of the title. I love The Cure – and for those of you who are too young to remember, they are a pretty amazing 1980’s punkrock band. The forefathers of emo. The makers of hits such as “Boys Don’t Cry”. Not actually sure if there is any music in this one but I loved the title and liked the sound of the plot (which I can’t remember now…)

5) "What the Nanny Saw" by Fiona Neill
Fiona Neill is one of my favourite comfort-reading-writer. Her books always make me relax and laugh and I think the plot sounds really interesting - it is about a girl who takes up a position as a nanny with a family that suddenly become headline news. Like a modern day governess novel I imagine.

4) "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver
I have heard so much good about this one and I really want to read it. Haven't bought it yet but it won't be long.

3) “Wings of the Dove” by Henry James
This one has been on my shelves forever and I am finally reading it in February for the Venice in February Challenge. Join in here.

2) "The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides
This is an author that I really admire. "The Virgin Suicides" is a very special book and I am looking forward to reading his new book "The Marriage Plot".

1) "Northern Lights" by Philip Pullman
This one is a classic - why have I not read it yet? I am not sure but it is on the TBR for this winter and I really look forward to reading it.


  1. I have Cupboard Full of Coats on my shelf at home. I won it but know very little about it.

  2. Darkly Dreaming Dexter is what the Showtime show Dexter is based on. I watched (and LOVED) the show before trying the book series, and I have to say the books pale in comparison. The writing isn't great, and the show just offers so much more detail and mystery to the plot. So try the tv show too!

  3. @Linda: I wish I had it on my shelf, haven't bought it yet :-)

    @Sarah: Thanks for the tip, I have seen one episode of the series and really enjoyed it.

    @GF: Thanks :-)

  4. I watched the first half or so of the first season of "Dexter." I like it, but it was just too gory for me. Maybe the book would be better, since it's less visual.

  5. I'm another Dexter fan - I've watched the tv shows but haven't read the books (yet). I really enjoyed Delerium so hope you like it too. And I want to read The Marriage Plot over the winter - it's on so many "best of 2011" lists.

  6. @couchpotatocritic: yeah at least I get to imagine the blood, not actually see :-)

    @Tanya: Sounds like we have the same taste.

  7. Great selections on the list! I have been meaning to read Henry James at some point. I hope you enjoy!

    And thanks for stopping by the blog today :)