winter reading wonderland: 2009-2010

I decided to map out my reading plans for the winter season now that the Fall Into Reading Challenge @ Callapidder Days has come to an end. After perusing my account for the best of the best and the highest of priority in my To Read folder, here are several books that I’d love to curl up with while the weather outside is most frightful…

  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater : This young adult novel about werewolves seems very appropriate for the cold winter months. Here’s a description: “For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human … until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human–or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
  • Splendor by Anna Godberson : It’s only a matter of time before I won’t be able to wait another second to read this latest installment in the popular Luxe series. If I don’t read this book this winter I will not be a very happy camper.
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond : I’ll be opening this book on Christmas morning (yes I wrapped my own present, shut up) and you know I won’t be able to resist cracking into it immediately.
  • Julie and Julia by Julie Powell : I’ve been putting off reading this book for awhile but I’m pretty sure I’ll be reading this one next. Really. I promise.
  • Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran : This book is getting great reviews and I am anxious to read it. It’s been awhile since I’ve delved into some good historical fiction so I’ve got my fingers crossed.
  • Little Children by Tom Perrotta : Another I’ve been meaning to read for awhile, the description says it “exposes the adult dramas unfolding amidst the swingsets and slides of an ordinary American playground.” It deals with child molesters at least partially and I think that’s why I’ve been holding off on reading it, but I’ve been much less emotionally rocky than when BB was first born and I think I might be ready for this one…
  • The Help by Katheryn Stockett : This one looks really good – again, I’ll let the description do the talking – “In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women—mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends—view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.”

Feel free to share with me what books you have slated to read during the winter months…

3 thoughts on “winter reading wonderland: 2009-2010

  1. Ooh Shiver sounds right up my alley! I put in a request for The Help at my library and I’m like 120 on the list – yikes! Maybe I’ll have it for the 2010 Fall Into Reading challenge…


  2. I love your reading lists. They always give me a few titles to add to my neverending list of to reads.

    Cleopatra’s Daughter was wonderful. Full of historic details and intrigue. Personally I think The Heretic Queen was better but I still enjoyed this one. Can’t wait for her next one to come out. I think it is about Madame Toussand.


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