I’ve actually got a fair amount of time off work for this winter break and I’m so looking forward to some serious reading time. I’ll definitely be celebrating jolabokaflod as well. Here are some of the titles coming out this winter that I’ll be reading. 

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Smoke and Ashes

Just started reading this one last night. I’m really interested in the complicated setting and characters.

from the publisher: India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of World War I, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. With the aid of his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-Not Banerjee, Sam must try to solve the two murders, all the while keeping his personal demons secret, before somebody else turns up dead. 

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books (March 5, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1643130145
ISBN-13: 978-1643130149
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

More Deadly Than the Male

I loved Davis’ collection of Colonial Horrors — I’m so excited to read this collection.

from the publisher: A darkly luminous new anthology collecting the most terrifying horror stories by renowned female authors, presenting anew these forgotten classics to the modern reader. From the earliest days of Gothic and horror fiction, women were exploring the frontiers of fear, dreaming dark dreams that will still keep you up at night. Readers will discover lost and forgotten women who wrote horror every bit as effectively as their male contemporaries. They will learn about their lives and careers, the challenges they faced as women working in a male-dominated field, the way they overcame those challenges, and the way they approached the genre―which was often subtler, more psychological, and more disturbing.

More Deadly Than the Male
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books (February 5, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1643130110
ISBN-13: 978-1643130118
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches 

Early Riser

I’ve been an adherent of Jasper Fforde since Thursday Next first arrived. I’m excited to dive in to his new world.

from the publisher: Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing and it’s your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Viking (February 12, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0670025038
ISBN-13: 978-0670025039
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

This is Cuba

Having been to Havana, Cuba, though only for a day, I’m really keen to learn more about the culture there.

This is Cuba is a true story that begins in the summer of 2009 when a young American photo-journalist is offered the chance of a lifetime—a two-year assignment in Havana.

from the publisher: For David Ariosto, the island is an intriguing new world, unmoored from the one he left behind. From neighboring military coups, suspected honey traps, salty spooks, and desperate migrants to dissidents, doctors, and Havana’s empty shelves, Ariosto uncovers the island’s subtle absurdities, its Cold War mystique, and the hopes of a people in the throes of transition. In This Is Cuba, Ariosto looks at Cuba from the inside-out over the course of nine years, endeavoring to expose clues for what’s in store for the island as it undergoes its biggest change in more than half a century.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (December 11, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250176972
ISBN-13: 978-1250176974
Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1 x 8.6 inches 

The Paragon Hotel

I have so far loved everything written by Lyndsay Faye.

from the publisher: The year is 1921, and “Nobody” Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon: a distant frontier that seems the end of the line.

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (January 8, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0735210756
ISBN-13: 978-0735210752
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches


What are you reading this winter?



One thought on “Top Ten Tuesday: Winter reads”

  1. these sounds good to me, especially ‘early riser’ & ‘the paragon hotel’ – I’m putting these two on my ‘check it out later’ list.

    have a lovely day.

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