Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR

Been a long time since I’ve done one of these. Because, well NaNoWriMo. This week’s prompt is pretty simple though, so it’s easier to get done I guess. The prompt is Winter TBR, and Top Ten Tuesday is as always hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
In an attempt to finish series that I’ve spent an eternity trying to read basically. It’s the last book in the Wicked Years series about Oz from Maguire’s perspective. This one is about Rain, the daughter of Liir, and granddaughter of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. It’s also about an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, the Cowardly Lion is on the run, and Dorothy is back. I’m really excited, and I’m really looking forward to it.

Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-up by Grace Helbig
It’s YouTube’s Grace Helbig guys. I’m so excited. This is Grace’s memoir and her guide to the twenties, and it’s supposed to be really good. And I love Grace Helbig. She’s adorable, and awesome.

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
I’ve wanted to read Lolita forever. People keep saying how beautiful and amazing it is. It’s about the relationship between 12-year-old Dolores Haze (Lolita) and the 37-38-year old Humbert Humbert, who becomes obsess with Dolores. He begins a sexual relationship with her. So it sounds like fun.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This book has gotten so many awards, and it’s been lauded and oh everyone loves it. It’s about a young couple in Nigeria, Ifemelu and Obinze, who fall in love. The Nigeria they live in is a military dictatorship, so they want to leave. Ifemelu leaves for America, but when Obinze tries to join her he can’t get into the States because it is by that time post 9/11. So Obinze ends up as an Undocumented in London. It sounds really cool, and it’s been talked up so much, so I’m very excited.

The Hero’s guide to being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy
I shall in this case also attempt to finish a series. I’ve been reading this series, the League of Princes, for a couple of years. I always struggle to find Healy’s books in Norway, so I finally caved and ordered it on Amazon. The princes; Liam, Gustav, Fredric and Duncan hear that Briar Rose has been murdered, and that they’re the suspects. So they try to clear their names. The first books are hilarious, so I’m excited.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
This is a historical fiction, set in Amsterdam in the 17th century. I love books set in Amsterdam, because I’m a dork, so that alone excites me. It’s about a young woman named Nella, who moves to Amsterdam in 1686 to marry a guy named Johannes. She likes Amsterdam, but it isn’t all she’d dreamed, and then Johannes gives her a miniature replica of their house. It sounds interesting. I’m excited. Whoo.

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
I heard of this from Justkissmyfrog on the YouTubes. It’s about the Binewski family, a carnie family. The older generations create their own carnie freaks by ingesting amphetamine, arsenic, other gross stuff, to give their children freaky bodily stuff. Yeah, words. Like Siamese twins, and albinos, and people with like flippers for limbs. I am excited.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
For me 2015 is going to be the Year of Bronte. I’m going to try and get through the bibliography of the Bronte-sisters. And I’ll start with Jane Eyre, I think. Yeah. Jane is an orphan, and she moves into her aunt’s house. She grows up, becomes a governess, and meets Mr. Rochester, and falls in love with him, and it turns out he has a wife he’s hidden in the attic. So that’ll be fun.

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
I’ve read two Margaret Atwood books now. This will be number three, duh. It’s about a dude named Jimmy, who goes by Snowman. It’s set in the future, after a plague. Jimmy has lost his best friend Crake, might be the last person alive, and he pines over Oryx, a girl he and Crake both loved. I’m just real excited.
A Girl is a Half-formed thing by Eimear McBride
This is sort of stream-of-consciousness, I think. It’s about a young woman, and her relationship with her brother, who had a tumor when he was a kid. It’s won all sort of prizes and awards, so that’ll be fun.