What’s better than a book and hot chocolate in front of the fireplace? Not much, that’s what. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish is about our TBR-list for Summer, but in my case for the Winter.
1. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne – I need to read a classic, I really do. I’ve been really struggling, but I’m so intrigued by this one’s plot.
2. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami – I’ve actually already started reading this, but it’s going really slowly (it has 925 pages okay!). It’s part of my Mixing It Up Challenge, so there will be a review when I am (finally) done with it.
3. Deadlands by Lily Herne – a Zombie movie set in Cape Town by a South African mother-daughter pair… and with a twist! I need to read this. And make my siblings read it. And review it!
4. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender – I’ve been meaning to read this one, and I read a short sample and the writing is so beautiful.
5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – Cape Town Book Fair had many books of The Mortal Instruments on sale, but not one of them had the first book! Luckily I found it at the library today.
6. Cion: A Novel by Zakes Mda – I need to get better acquainted with this popular African writer. This book is about the travels of a professional mourner. I think it will be great.
7. Life Times: Stories, 1952-2007 by Nadine Gordimer – I suppose it’s a shame that I haven’t read this South African winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Not everybody enjoys her work – I hope I will!
9. Insight Guides India – a beautiful full-colour book in preparation for my elective to India this year!
10. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostove – this one has been lying around home and I keep staring at it longingly. I love history. I love reading. Perfect combination.