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2021 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama
- Alaska
- Arizona (1)
- Arkansas
- California (4)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut (1)
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia
- Hawaii (1)
- Idaho
- Illinois (4)
- Indiana
- Iowa
- Kansas
- Kentucky (1)
- Louisiana (1)
- Maine
- Maryland (1)
- Massachusetts (1)
- Michigan (1)
- Minnesota (1)
- Mississippi
- Missouri
- Montana
- Nebraska (1)
- Nevada (1)
- New Hampshire (1)
- New Jersey (1)
- New Mexico
- New York (4)
- North Carolina (1)
- North Dakota
- Ohio (6)
- Oklahoma
- Oregon
- Pennsylvania (1)
- Rhode Island (1)
- South Carolina (1)
- South Dakota
- Tennessee
- Texas (1)
- Utah (1)
- Vermont (2)
- Virginia (3)
- Washington (3)
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming (1)
- *Washington, D.C.

International:
Australia (2)
Canada (3)
England (6)
France (1)
Ireland (1)
Switzerland (1)
The Philippines (1)
Wales (1)

My Progress:


28 / 51 states. 55% done!

2021 Fall Into Reading Challenge

My Progress:


0 / 24 books. 0% done!

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
(Hosted by Yours Truly!)

My Progress:


6 / 25 books. 24% done!

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge

My Progress:


33 / 50 books. 66% done!

Booklist Queen's 2021 Reading Challenge

My Progress:


35 / 52 books. 67% done!

2021 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

The 52 Club's 2021 Reading Challenge

My Progress:


39 / 52 books. 75% done!
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

TTT: A Book-Filled Winter


I love it when the Top Ten Tuesday topic du jour is a seasonal TBR list!  It's always fun to think about what I want to read in the coming months (even if I never get around to actually reading my picks).  For the next couple of weeks, I'll still be reading frantically for the Cybils.  After that, I've got a variety of books I'm hoping to get to this winter/early spring.  We'll see how it goes.

If you're not playing along with TTT this week, what's wrong with you?  Seriously, it's a good time!  All you have to do is click on over to That Artsy Reader Girl, scan a few quick instructions, make your own list, and then spend some happy hours wandering around the book blogosphere.  Sure, there's Christmas shopping to do, gifts to wrap, goodies to bake, and bills to pay, but those things will wait while you visit favorite blogs, discover new ones, add books to your TBR mountain chain, and spread the love around this wonderful book blogging community.  It's an entertaining diversion, trust me!

Top Ten(ish) Books on My Winter TBR List:   


1.  Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson—I just bought myself a copy of this middle-grade novel about a girl who's trying to hide the devastating fact that she's rapidly losing her eyesight.  When her sister begs her to enter a dog sled race in the Canadian wilderness, she can't refuse—even if she's not sure she can see well enough to race, let alone win.  Sounds like an exciting adventure novel!


2.  A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs (coming March 17, 2020)—I've been waiting for this newest installment in Reichs' Temperance Brennan series to come out for several years.  The author had to take a break from writing due to health problems and I'm so glad she (and her fictional counterpart) are back in business.


3.  The Sea of Lost Girls by Carol Goodman (coming March 3, 2020)—I'm a fan of Goodman's Gothic thrillers, so I'm excited about her newest.  It concerns a teacher at a posh boarding school whose teen son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.  The crime brings attacks on the family and threats of revealing secrets from the woman's hidden past.  


4.  From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks (coming January 14, 2020)—I love me a good middle-grade mystery and this debut sounds intriguing.  When the titular character receives a letter from her father—a man she's never met who is in prison for a heinous crime—proclaiming his innocence, she launches a secret investigation to figure out if he's telling the truth.  


5.  How to Walk Away by Katherine CenterThings You Save in a Fire was one of my favorite reads this year.  This one, Center's 2018 offering, sounds just as good.  It's about a woman whose life changes in an instant.  As she figures out how to deal with her new normal, she must reexamine her entire life and everyone in it.  

I just realized Center has a new novel coming out in July 2020, so I'll be keeping an eye out for that one as well.  


6.  A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn (coming March 10, 2020)—An ARC of this one, the newest installment in Raybourn's always-entertaining Veronica Speedwell mystery series, is winging its way to my doorstep as we speak.  I can't wait to see what the delightful, intrepid Veronica gets herself up to next! 


7.  The Lost Castle and Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron—I really enjoyed reading The Painted Castle this year.  Since I didn't realize it's actually the third book in a trilogy of connected novels, I need to go back and read the first two.  



8.  What Stars Are Made of by Sarah Allen (coming March 31, 2020)—This debut middle-grade novel concerns a girl with Turner Syndrome who makes a deal with the universe—if she wins the grand prize in a contest she wants to enter and she gives all the money to her sister, her sister's baby will be born perfectly healthy.  Sounds like a sweet story!



9.  The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley (coming February 4, 2020)—When a lonely old man writes the stark truth about his life in a green journal he purposely leaves in a cafe, it inspires others to write—and own—their own truths.  


10.  We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry (coming March 3, 2020)—This YA novel is about a group of high school field hockey players living in the town that 300 years ago was known as Salem Village who find a spellbook that just might reverse their losing streak and change their lives forever.  Fun!

There you have it, ten(ish) books I'm looking forward to reading this winter/early spring.  Have you read any of them?  What's on your Winter TBR?  I'd truly love to know.  Leave a comment on this post and I will gladly return the favor on yours.  

Happy TTT!
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