I’m currently getting back into making monthly TBRs. It’s fun to pick a couple of books I’m really in the mood for and see how far I get over the course of the month. They’re not set in stone, so I won’t revive the blog posts, though. I don’t want to put pressure on myself again since it didn’t end well the last time. And yet, it’s fun to plan ahead. So here are ten books I currently feel like reading over the next couple of months. This list definitely has the feeling of my favourite season, best read on colourful, crisp, and sunny days, and in cold, foggy, and rainy nights – or any combination of these adjectives, for all it matters.
Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake
My Halloween read. It’s been three years since I read the first one and about time I finish this duology of a ghost hunter and the murderous ghost girl he wants to bring down.
Totenmädchen by Mary Hooper
[OT: Newes from the Dead]
A historical novel about a hanged girl waking up on a dissection table. It’s based on true events and sounds positively creepy.
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
I have to admit that I bought this one because of its stunning cover. So bring on the horror!
Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School, #4) by Gail Carriger
I both dread and yearn for this novel. The former, because it’s the last instalment in this series, the latter, because I just can’t get enough of this wonderous supernatural steampunk world.
Die Wolkenpferde by Jill Pinkwater
[OT: Cloud Horse]
Iceland, its famous horses, vikings, magic, and a connection between two girls that bridges a millennium. This sounds like a fantastic read in every sense of the word.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Another novel set in Iceland, this time in the early 19th century. A woman on death row and her side of the story.
Nocturna: Die Nacht der gestohlenen Schatten by Jenny-Mai Nuyen
[LT: Nocturna: The Night of Stolen Shadows]
I can’t say I’m looking forward to this one – and yet I want to finally read it. I hated her debut and also tried to read this one a few years ago and couldn’t get into it. Alas, the story should fit perfectly into the season. And who knows, maybe I’ll enjoy it after all.
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer
OBVIOUSLY! This is my most anticipated book of the year. Can’t wait to get my hands on it! This series of sci-fi fairytale retellings has me totally hooked. If you haven’t even started it yet, what the hell are you waiting for?!
Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2) by Libba Bray
I’m still grumpy about the cover change although I like this one, too. The colours are pretty cool and it’s dark and ominous – and they got rid of the people that were on a preliminary draft. Alas, I prefer matching covers on my shelves. I just recently read and really enjoyed The Diviners so I want to dive back into this creepy 1920s New York pretty soon.
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
“Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter’s come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I’ve watched the danger swell.”
This sounds just wonderfully eerie.