Top Ten Tuesday (25) – Winter TBR

Memes 5 Comments 25th November, 2014


Time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of the Broke and the Bookish!

This week’s topic is: Ten Books On My Winter TBR List



PEP_8351-Edit-XL Bry:

1. Parasite by Mira Grant – TODAY! This comes out today and I want it NOW! Expect squealings about sentient tapeworms

2. Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong – recently I listened to a radio interview with Karen Armstrong about this book, and her thesis that almost all religious violence is inherently political. I do not think I will agree with her in this but her viewpoint was fascinating and enticed me to read her newest book.

3. The Strain Trilogy – I have wanted to read this for a while but it did not jump out as high priority. Recently, I picked this up to fill my current book ennui I was feeling after a slough of let downs and emotional abuse (I am looking at you, Anne Rice), and so I’ll finish.

4. Esther: Royal Beauty by Angela Elwell Hunt – After reading Sheba, I am keen to pick up some more bibical historical fiction, and this one recently popped up on NetGalley.

5. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston – I have wanted to read this book for ages, long before Ebola became a very real pressing concern. Fry and I agreed we would read this, and she’s ahead of me in that!

302722_10152199913595058_122942404_n Fry:

Well, you guys, for December, I’m going to be reading ALL SANDERSON ALL THE TIME. I hope to at least plug through most of his books by the beginning of the new year.

I also really want to finish-

Symbiont by Mira Grant
The Raven Boys series (Dream Thieves/Blue Lily, Lily Blue)
The Lotus War by Jay Kristoff (Kinslayer/Endsinger)

Otherwise, I don’t really have any reading plans for this winter. :3

Written by Bry


I’m Bry, and I’ll be your saucy guide in the realm of historical and supernatural fiction.

With a BA and ongoing MA in History, I am avidly passionate and easily excited over anything written in a time period of my interest. My primary specialty is the Italian Renaissance, but I have extensive expertise in Tudor Britain, Louis XIV France, and am well versed in antiquity and general world history. Because of my deep love for the past, I am drawn to supernatural fiction, particularly when woven together with myth and historical background. I also love high-adrenaline reads, whether its horror, mystery, thriller or well written sex. Give me something to excite me.

When not reading, I am a fitness model, sponsored athlete and personal trainer.

5 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (25) – Winter TBR”

  1. Stephanie

    I’ve owned The Hot Zone for a few years but haven’t yet read it. I think I had forgotten it was specifically about Ebola which would make it a very appropriate read right now!

  2. Tabitha (Not Yet Read)

    But didn’t Parasite come out last year? I was thinking of reading it I still haven’t read anything by her yet, I might go for her urban fantasy tho.

    Fry – so have you not read anything by Sanderson yet? I think the only books by him that I haven’t read yet are his children’s evil librarian books, The alloy of Law and the Infinity Blade one….and some other short story/novella one…I just read Legion, I’m on Legion Skin Deep right now and halfway through Words of Radiance (the epic fantasy he does is fabulous but since I’ve been listening to those on audio they take me way loner!)

    I just finished Endsinger last night!! It was so fabulous but wow now I need some rainbows and fluffy unicorns and fairy farts in my life for real. I think I’ll read Blue Lily Lily Blue this week 🙂

    Really though I need to read some “first” books or standalones, sometimes I feel like all I read are sequels even tho I’m woefully behind on so many series I’m reading.

    • Fry

      Oh, Mira Grant is so good! The second book in Parasitology just came out, but I would probably suggest starting with the Newsflesh series. Granted, sentient tapeworms are pretty awesome and interesting, but her zombie novels are top notch.

      I have read ONE Sanderson book. It was the first Mistborn book and I enjoyed it tremendously. I just haven’t really had time to read anything else by him. My review schedule is at least clear for awhile, so I’m going to have a go at it. I just started Elantris last night. It’s def more clunky than Mistborn, but the premise is already interesting.

      Oooh. I still need to finish Kinslayer! I’m totally not ready for the feels trip this is going to give me. I’m glad everyone seems to have enjoyed Endsinger. It’s great when series finish on an awesome note.

      Yeah, I feel like I have so many series I need to start, but then there all these series to finish too. Someone needs to let you download books into your brain Matrix style. It would make reading so much easier.

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