Wednesday, 5 December 2012

*Cue fanfare* My Winter TBR List

Given the first snow fell here this morning, it seems like the right time to declare this season's pile open. (OK, so I have read the first one already, but it is December 5th already, and "Have books, must read." That is a real adage, isn't it?)

I'm quite tickled about this pile, as for the vast part, I have absolutely no idea of what they are about. In fact all the ones with an asterisk are a complete mystery to me. That’s Living on the Edge, right there...

Two aren't featured in the picture, but are incoming. I'll update as they deign to cross my threshold, but I just couldn't wait any longer.

In depicted order, the members of the merry bunch are;
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
Why we broke up - Daniel Handler
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson
Emma (hearts) LA - Keris Stainton*
Notes from the Teenage Underground – Simmone Howell*
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
Lucas - Kevin Brooks*
An Abundance of Katherines -John Green *
You killed Wesley Payne - Sean Beaudoin*
Struts and Frets - Jon Skovron*
Going Nowhere  Faster - Sean Beaudoin*
The Curiosities - Maggie Steifvater, Tessa Gratton & Brenna Yovanoff
The Duff- Kody Keplinger
Skin Deep - Laura Jarratt*

No e-books up there currently, but as you know they are slippery little buggers and sly their way into my i-pad when I'm not looking.

And just to show that I do in fact follow up on (some) of my plans, of the 14, 7 are by male writers.  I feel I am doing my bit today for equality in the YA world.

So, let the reading commence! (Yes, it already did – I know, but “Let the reading continue” doesn’t sound as Gung-ho.) What are you reading this winter?