I love winter for reading--cuddling in bed or in my recliner with a good book and a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. It doesn't get much better than that. Some of the books I'm looking forward to reading this winter (in no particular order):
1. I am the One, the all and the only. I live in the Pendleton as surely as I live everywhere. I am the Pendleton’s history and its destiny. The building is my place of conception, my monument, my killing ground. . . .
The Pendleton stands on the summit of Shadow Hill at the highest point of an old heartland city, a Gilded Age palace built in the late 1800s as a tycoon’s dream home. Almost from the beginning, its grandeur has been scarred by episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse. But since its rechristening in the 1970s as a luxury apartment building, the Pendleton has been at peace. For its fortunate residents—among them a successful songwriter and her young son, a disgraced ex-senator, a widowed attorney, and a driven money manager—the Pendleton’s magnificent quarters are a sanctuary, its dark past all but forgotten.
But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, security cameras relay impossible images, phantom voices mutter in strange tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk in the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With each passing hour, a terrifying certainty grows: Whatever drove the Pendleton’s past occupants to their unspeakable fates is at work again. Soon, all those within its boundaries will be engulfed by a dark tide from which few have escaped.
Dean Koontz transcends all expectations as he takes readers on a gripping journey to a place where nightmare visions become real—and where a group of singular individuals hold the key to humanity’s destiny. Welcome to 77 Shadow Street. TO BE RELEASED 12/27.
2. All of The Dark Tower series (actually, that's seven books... but I'll just count them as one.) I want to re-read the books I've read already and read the couple I've not yet read in preparation for The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole is coming out in March!!
4. One of my favorite authors, YA book, the start of a new series, and time traveling--what's not to like?
5. Yep, another one by Stephen King. It's already out and I'm on the waiting list for it. Gotta love the "liberry"!!
6. I found a series on Netflix that I'm really enjoying, The Murdoch Mysteries. Maureen Jennings wrote the the books the series is based on, and I'd like to read them this winter as well.
Winter is not only good for reading NEW books like the ones above--it's also good for rereading some old favorites. I don't normally read books again, but there are a few that I try to read every year--and normally it's during the winter when it's too miserable to get out and about.
And...there you have it... ten books/series I want to read or reread this winter. Can't wait to check out everyone else's list...and see what else I can add to my own!!