Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter Reads

Top Ten Books On My TBR List For Winter

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!!

3. I'm currently reading through this series and hope to make it to this latest book this winter.

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.

7. This is the third book of Karen White's Tradd Street books--and I can't wait to read it!!

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.

8. I love this series--and the movie versions are pretty darn good too.

9. This is a short little book, but a charming one.

10. Another series I really enjoy--and each time I read it, I find something new.

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!!


  1. Dean Koontz and Stephen King - yes, yes & yes :-)

  2. STEPHEN KING YAY! The Dark Tower is my favorite series ever and like you I want to re-read them before the new one in March.

    AND OMG BIG HUGE HIGH FIVE for Lord Of The Rings.

    Awesome list!!

  3. Oh! I have not read the Narnia books yet, or the LOTR books; but I am going to :D Awesome list ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my top ten. <3
    Love, Carina

  4. I actually read The Dark Tower this year.

    Beth ^_^

  5. Love "84 Charing Cross Road". Such a cozy read for winter, too.

  6. Great list and so different than many of the others I've seen. New follower btw.

  7. I hadn't heard of this Dean Koontz but now I might just have to check it out.

  8. I love the Chronicles of Narnia!! Happy reading.

    Thanks for visiting my top ten.

  9. I love reading the Chronicles of Narnia around the holidays, if only my TBR list would allow it now!

    Top Ten - Otherwhere.co

  10. I love the Narnia books and LOTR and 84 Charring Cross, great choices!

  11. Thanks for stopping by. Nice list! Hope you enjoy your winter reading :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark.com

  12. Narnia = perfect winter book! I haven't read them since I was a kid, but want to reread them because I love children's classics.

  13. Ooh great list! I have the eBook of 11/22/63.. just have to find time to get to that big book!
    I also have a few Dean Koontz novels but haven't had the chance to get to those either.. lol..

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | Top 10

  14. Ooh, I've never heard of most of these books before but they all certainly sound interesting, especially Tudor Rose! Great list! :)

  15. I love your list! So many are also on my TBR list.

  16. Tudor Rose sounds sooo good! And I LOVE Lord of the Rings. I just spent the whole weekend with my TV stuck on Encore because they were rerunning, in a three-day-long loop, all three movies back to back to back. It was amazing. Great list!

  17. Ah, LOTR is one of my favorite rereads too. Something new pops out every time for me also.

  18. This is a good TTT list! I really want to read a few on here. Thanks for stopping by!!

  19. I got through the first four of the Dark Tower but then the narrator changed (I was listening to the audio) and I heard not great things... I still need to go back and finish!

  20. I am happy to see mine favorite "EXCEPT THE DYING" which is listed here.
    PSD to HTML

  21. I haven't read the Dark Tower series yet, but it's been on my to-read list forever. Great list -- you'll have some great reading this winter!


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