Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR


I'm planning to take part in several challenges in 2021, and I also have my usual book club offerings. I've made a long list of some of the books I may read this winter:



Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (Japanese Literature Challenge)

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford (Classics Club spin)

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester (1000 Books to Read Before You Die Challenge)

Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare (Back to the Classics Challenge)

The Divine Comedy (Chapter-a-Day; Books in Translation Challenge)

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn 

Little Humans by Brandon Stanton (picture book)

Love in Lockdown by Chloe James (pure escapism)

Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World 

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson (Nonfiction Reader Challenge)

Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley

Remarkable Trees of the World by Thomas Pakenham

Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer


Have you read any of these? 

What are you hoping to read this winter (summer for the Southern Hemisphere)?


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

26 comments:

  1. Ooh nice! These are all new to me ones! I hope you enjoy them all this winter!


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  2. Aww, Little Humans sounds adorable and very much your sort of book. Enjoy!

    My post.

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  3. Before the Coffee Gets Cold is at the top of my list! I look forward to reading your comments. And of course, I can't pass up Perestroika in Paris :)

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  4. An impressive list. It will be good to hear which ones you like!

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  5. Oo, good luck with the Commedia. Are you reading all three parts or just Inferno?

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    1. All three (answering with trepidation). I certainly hope I can do it.

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  6. no, I have not read any of these. But I think "The Stars My Destination" would be in my taste :)

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  7. The Carson book is actually a favorite of mine. I read The Divine Comedy in translation several years. Did I necessarily understand it? Well, umm, that's debatable. That is a challenging list of books for winter reading.

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  8. Before The Coffee Gets Cold is on my TBR too, but my library doesn't have it! I recommended it though, so hopefully they'll take my rec and I'll be able to read it soon!

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  9. I'm so intrigued by Love in Lockdown.. or is that too much like real life?! haha!

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  10. I haven't read any of those but I hope you enjoy them.

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  11. You seem very organized on your picks. Perestroika in Paris - I might have to get to that animal novel!

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  12. I haven't read any of these, but they look good! Here's my post if you're interested: https://www.howdidthatbookend.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-winter-tbr/

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  13. I've seen Love in Lockdown a lot. I hope you enjoy all of these!

    Natalie the Biblioholic

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  14. Great list! Perestroika is on my TBR but not on my post today. I love Nancy Mitford and Rachel Carson (wildly different people!!). Trees seem to be "in" right now. I read The Hidden Life of Trees recently and have seen a few other new(ish) tree books. Good post!

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  15. A great variety of choices for your winter reading. I finished The Divine Comedy this year. It is surprisingly fresh. The Pursuit of Love has been on my radar a while. Good luck with your reading. I am looking inwards for next year and will try to read books from my own shelves.

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  16. You've got a few on there I want to get to next year sometime. Utopia for Realists and Rachel Carson's book. Good luck and I hope this winter brings some cheer!

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  17. I'm curious about Gathering Moss...

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  18. I have "Coffee Gets Cold" waiting for me at our library. I want to read a few others on your list as well.

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  19. I haven't read any but I'm really, really temped (in spite of my book buying ban) by Before the coffee gets cold. There are some I want to read (Mitford, Stanton, Similey and Utopia for realists - such a good title). Oh, I read Shakespeare, but it was long, long ago... Great list anyway, have fun !

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  20. Most of these are new to me, but I'm intrigued by Love in Lockdown. Sounds cute!

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  21. Love in Lockdown sounds fun. I hope you enjoy all of these. :)

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  22. There's something appealing about Love in Lockdown. You know it will be a fun and fast read and I think a positive story about lockdown is necessary. :-) I haven't read a Jane Smiley novel in far too long so I hope that one is good.

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  23. Haven't read any of these but I do have Before the Coffee gets cold lined up on my Kindle. Hope you'll manage to get around to all these. Happy reading! https://readwithstefani.com/books-on-my-winter-tbr/

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  24. Remarkable Trees is at my library, so I'll check it out at my next trip, thanks!
    I really need to read The Sea Around Us!
    It connects beautifully with the scifi I'm currently reading: Flood, by Stephen Baxter. The seas and oceans are rising, and rising... So good!

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  25. I've read Love in Lockdown, it's not exACTly escapism as it's a bit too real and recent but is a jolly read in the main. Have fun with these!

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