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December 10: Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR
1. The Bastards and the Knives; Scott Lynch. Locke and Jean are so special–lovable rogues who sometimes struggle to stay alive when their clever plans go awry. I’ll be happy to read a few short stories about them.
2. Black Dog; Rachel Neumeier. A story about a different kind of werewolf, which I found on a blog, and seems interesting. All about responsibility, and magic, a coming of age story.
3. Board Stiff; Piers Anthony. Be careful what you wish for… especially in Xanth, where wishes can have funny consequences. The heroine of this story wishes for adventure, because she’s ‘bored stiff.’
4. Fire; Kristin Cashore. I’m a little behind on this bandwagon, but I read Graceling, and I’m excited for Fire, and then Bitterblue. The Graces are so interesting, a nice double-edged sword of power and fear.
5. Monster on the Hill; Rob Harrell. Every town has a monster that terrorizes it, and they’re proud of it for the tourists the monster brings. Except one little town, whose monster isn’t scary at all… Sounds hilarious, a definite must read.
6. Raising Steam; Terry Pratchett. I’ll read anything by Pratchett. And unfortunately names Moist Von Lipwig is one of my favorites, poor pressured con man that he is. Steam power comes to Discworld? Yes, please!
7. Ruins; Dan Wells. How will the Partials do? Will they learn to get along with the humans, and vice versa? I must know.
8. S.; J.J. Abrams, Doug Dorst. A book about readers and reading, a shared book,
9. Say What You Will; Cammie McGovern. Saw this book on another TTT–it spoke to me. It said I’ll be funny, and sweet, and sad. Read me!
10. When It’s A Jar; Tom Holt. Holt’s books always make me laugh. And any book description that starts with someone killing a dragon with a bread knife has got to be a good one.