TBR lists are hit-or-miss for me: the long-form style of having a list of prompts while still having the flexibility to read by mood works well, but I don’t do well with a short-term schedule unless there’s a strict deadline. So take this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt – books on my Winter 2020-2021 TBR – with a grain of salt.
Header is a photo of my December TBR for bookstagram. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune is the only one in the photo that isn’t for a challenge – it’s a feel-good book that will hopefully end the year on a lighter note.
The final three for Popsugar 2020! I actually drafted this post in early December and since then have finished two of them, but I’m not home to update the photos for this post, so they’re staying. 😂
Lives of Girls and Women, Alice Munro
Prompt: Read a banned book during Banned Books Week. Started reading this during Canada’s Freedom to Read Week (February 23-29) but got distracted by overdrive loans.
The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal
Prompt: A book that won an award in 2019. Finished on the 7th. The worldbuilding in this alternate history of space-flight is amazing, with thorough attention paid to every detail from technology to social issues.
The Last Crossing, Guy Vanderhaeghe
Prompt: A Western. Finished this one last night. I’m not a fan of Westerns, but Vanderhaeghe deconstructs and plays with many of the elements I dislike about the genre.
Libby holds that will be available within the next month or two.
Witchmark, C.L. Polk
Placed a hold on the off chance I’d still need a book with an upside-down image on the cover. Not sure what to expect but the summary sounds interesting.
The Demon-Haunted World, Carl Sagan
My library loan ran out mid-book and I’m finally back near the top of the waitlist. Excited to finish!
Equal Rites, Terry Pratchett
Discworld #3. At this point I’ve been told it’s easier to jump around in book order, now that the fundamentals are established, but I’m going to continue in publishing order for now.
And, last but not least, books I’d love to start immediately, but I’m saving them for 2021 challenge prompts.
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories, Holly Black
Excited for Cardan’s perspective and Rovina Cai’s illustrations. 😍 My copy is currently stuck in international shipping hell, so who knows if it’ll be here before the new year anyway.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Putting this out into the Universe… 2021 will be the year that I finally tackle this brick. It’s happening. The physical copy is on my desk at this very moment. Looming. Waiting.
Iron Heart, Nina Varela
Second half of the Crier’s War duology. Very excited to get back into this world.
What are you planning to read in the next few months?