Saturday, December 4, 2010

Winter Reading: What's on your list?

Winter Reading: Padfoot and Prong's Piles!

Hey there Marauders! We are just doing a quick post to welcome you all to December, the holidays, and best of allll
our winter break from school!

You all know what that means.... tons of time to read!
Above we have included some pics of our winters lists
Just in case they are too hard to see here is a list

The Stand - Stephen King
Four Past Midnight - Stephen King
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
Ease of Eden - John Steinbeck
The Master and the Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
The Mysterious Benidict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The Naked and the Dead - Norman Mailer
Bad Things Happen - Harry Dolan
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Everything is Illuminated - Foer
The Hunger Games - Susanne Collins

So what do you think? Where should we start?

Now we have a mission if you choose to accept it:
We would love to see photos of your own TBR winter book lists!! Take a photo and post it here, on twitter, on your own post, whatever! Just spread the love and make sure to let us know so we can check it out!!

Read and rock on guys!


  1. Prongs - Well...if you read Hunger Games, then The Girl on Fire and Mocking Jay will quickly follow. While lightening fast reads, they are quite brilliant. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's protagonist will keep you turning the pages.
    Padfoot - Good on you for selecting The Stand. It is my all time favorite King. I've tried The Book Thief on several occasions, but can't make it past the first few pages. This is a rarity for me, and I'm not sure why I have "reader's block" with this one.
    I'm currently trying to get through Room by Emma Donoghue. The jury is still out on it.

  2. I'm about 350 pages into The Stand right now. I'm surprised that I've read through that many pages and it's still developing characters. But, I still really like it, and am looking forward to the rest of the book, I've only ever heard amazing things about it!!

  3. Padfoot, The Stand is by far my all time favorite King book.

  4. Not one person that I've talked to has said anything less than they've loved it, I'm excited to keep on reading! I'm 400 pages into the uncut version and I love it so far!

  5. I really loved The Book Thief, it was very sad but brilliantly written. Hmm, think I might read it again. Enjoy.

  6. I'm glad to see someone else planning to cram their winter holidays with reading! Will tweet you my pile later today, I'm still figuring out what will make the cut.

    Looks like I might finally read Nabokov's 'Ada or Ardor'.

  7. I read East of Eden a couple of months ago and LOVED it! The Graveyard Book is fun. The Book Thief was incredible. Good picks. I'll have to take a picture of my pile and post it on my blog in the next day or so.

  8. I would have such a hard time taking a picture as I have no idea what I'll be reading!! I'm in such a slump right now...

  9. @Sady - I am going to start that tonight! The last 2 books I have read were much more plot/action driven with not much focus on the the actual imagery/word play, so I am really excited to start something that makes me drag out the post it tabs!

    @Nirina - Yess def post a pic on twitter so we can retweet it!! I started his Pale Fire awhile ago and was loving it but hit a wall about half way through and couldn't finish. The footnotes/style was killing me. Ill have to give it another try.

    @Kristi - Isn't East of Eden AMAZING!?? I can't wait for Padfoot to read it so we can swoon over his insane prose. That is on my top of the too read list.

    @Amanda - Have you tried East of Eden haha?? One of my top 10s easily. We totally understand though. We have hit quite a few book slumps over the years (usually when we are in school and can't read for fun). For me, re-reading an old favorite sometimes helps to get me through it, so maybe revisit some books you loved in the past? Re-read Harry Potter if you haven't recently?! Hope your slump ends soon :(

  10. Padfoot, I read the uncut version too. Just a great, great book.

  11. I've wanted to read The Book Thief for a while, but I've not had time. Perhaps over winter break... Gotta love having a month off.

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and the books that follow it) are absolutely incredible. I read the last book in the Millennium trilogy, off and on, in about 3 days. Enjoy!

  12. @Prongs: "Everything is Illuminated" was the first book to make me cry (ok, maybe second after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). It is also funny, introspective and beautiful. So that's where my vote lies! :)

  13. @Cary - Nice! Maybe we will read it around the same time and can compare notes. Just finished Dragon tattoo and immediately ordered Girl who Played with Fire! I can't wait to write a review!! Loved it!

    @Gabby - Oh lord I am kind of in need of a book like that. I have loved the last 2 books I've read but they have been much more 'plot/action' driven. I'm ready to see some 'introspective beautiful words'. Can't wait!!!

    And who hasn't cried over HP -_-

  14. East of Eden is in my top 10 as well. I love John Steinbeck. I posted my reading list on my blog.


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