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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.