Welcome to another Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by the Bionic Bookworm herself, Shanah! This weeks topic for the last Tuesday in November is probably fitting, as we head into the December and the winter months.
Given my book haul from last week, plus any number of books still unread for SciFiMonth, I think I need to get myself sorted, and get reading. While I might be choosing these books as potentials, that doesn’t mean they’re going to get read in a timely fashion. My track record this last month has been deplorable. But then, I was doing way too much in November, so maybe I can sit back and enjoy a good read through out the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Anyway, here are my choices:
SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman
Inspired to get a hold of a copy after reading Christina’s review, over at Recipe and Read. Not only was her enthusiasm infectious, but the premise for this one has me intrigued — that of a population in the far future controlled (and culled) by the SCYTHES. The perfect life, till, it’s your turn to die. I’m looking forward to the world building and seeing what the leading pair of protagonists, Citra and Rowan, get up to!
THE BLOODPRINT by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Another impulse buy inspired by my recent foray into reading THE CITY OF BRASS by S. A. Chakraborty. I went looking for similar themed novels, and this one popped up on my radar. Despite mixed reviews, I’m hopeful this one will deliver another riveting read.
THE SILENT GIRLS by Eric Rickstad
Norrie over at, Reading Under The Blankie, turned me onto Eric Rickstad, after she reviewed a couple of his novels. A copy of The Silent Girls was there, on the bookshelf at my local book store, so this will be my first foray into his writing. And, quite possibly, my first PI novel featuring a retired detective turned PI hunting a vicious killer.
EMBERS OF WAR by Gareth L. Powell
Given this was sent me as an ARC by Titan Books, I’m way behind on reading and reviewing this one. Gareth is not a new author to me, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed what I’ve read of his work, so far. So I have high expectations for EMBERS OF WAR. This is a start of a new series Powell admits to being military space opera. What more could I ask for, a far-flung war, sentient AIs, and lots of ethical and political questions to consider.
THE DEFENCE by Steve Cavanagh
This one is another buy because of a review I read, though, of Cavanagh’s THIRTEEN. Not wanting to start a series with book two. I had this one ordered so I could start the series from the beginning. I love me a good police procedural, and love crime fiction in general. But haven’t come across or read many courtroom style thrillers. So I’m really looking forward to seeing if this is as riveting as the back cover blurb would have us believe.
Okay, over to you, what are your top 5 choices for winter reads?