Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #10: Winter Titles

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I recently read Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata (review pending) and I love winter and snow so that got me thinking about other books in my TBR stacks with winter-themed titles.

13 winter titles I own but have not yet read

The Winter Queen - Boris Akunin

If on a Winter's Night a Traveller - Italo Calvino

The Winter Mantle - Elizabeth Chadwick

The Frozen Deep - Wilkie Collins

A Spell of Winter - Helen Dunmore

The Snow Geese - William Fiennes

Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow - Peter Hoeg

Cave in the Snow - Vicki MacKenzie

Encyclopaedia of Snow - Sarah Emily Miano

Snow - Orhan Pamuk

Light on Snow - Anita Shreve

Ice Road - Gillian Slovo

The Ice Palace - Tarjei Vesaas

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  1. Wish we'd get some snow here! well, maybe. Your TT is very interesting!

  2. Wow, you have a lot of winter reading ahead of you! :~D

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  3. If you've got that many snow books in your stack I can't even imagine how big the entire stack is. You'll be set long beyond the winter I suspect. Happy reading.

  4. Don´t worry, I'm more lazier than that!

  5. You have quite a range of authors dealing with the subject of snow! Good luck with your reading.

  6. The Winter Queen is also on my bookshelves...I haven't read it yet. Do you know if it is part of a series?

  7. Gosh, I don't think I've read any of these - of course, I'm not winter's biggest fan. Sad to say since I live in Denver Colorado. Thanks for sharing such an interesting list!

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  8. Who would have thought there were so many "winter" books :)
    Cool list. I have one or two of these on my TBR list.

  9. Wow! Clever idea for a list. I haven't read any of those, but I wonder how many winter books I have in my TBR pile.

  10. I've not read a one of those, but I love the cover for Encyclopaedia of Snow!

  11. Amazing...with the many books I have, not one of these is on my TBR pile. Which one are you going to read first?

    If it's any good, give me a holler...I'd give it a try too.


  12. forgetfulone- I wish we'd get some snow here too!

    Robin- I try not too think about how big the stack is!

    Nyssaneala- As far as I know it's the first book in a series.

    Open Grove Claudia- You should probably be reading books with warm, summer settings right now! ;)

    Iliana- I admit that winter or snow titles do catch my eye, or snow on the cover! ;)

    Janet- Me too which is why I bought it in hardcover! Some of the snowflakes are on the dustcover, which is slightly transparent and some are on the book itself. Nice effect!

    Midas- I have no idea which one I'll read first. Plus I already have some other books lined up to read so I'll just have to see which one jumps out at me. :)

  13. I've read Akunin--very quirky! I also have the Wilkie Collins, which I am looking forward to reading. I really liked A Spell of Winter--I've always meant to read more of her work. What a chilly list!

  14. All those titles make me want to wrap up warmly and drink hot chocolate!

  15. I have read The Winter Queen and Light on Snow. I enjoyed them both. Happy reading and happy TT.

  16. Danielle- I've read a couple of Dunmore's books but it's been awhile now since I did. I'm looking forward to The Frozen Deep too. I wonder if I can fit it in sometime this winter.

    pussreboots- It seems like everyone that I've heard has liked The Winter Queen. I really must get around to reading it.

  17. I hope you find time to read them soon! :)

  18. Wow, lots of books about winter! Enjoy reading them. :)

  19. I absolutely loved Pamuk's "Snow." Your list sounds wonderful! Winter is my favorite season by far. I'm wondering, have you ever read "Smilla's Sense of Snow?" That was a wonderful book, too, especially if you like crime/thrillers.

  20. Bellezza- I've been meaning to read Pamuk for ages, both Snow and My Name is Red. As for Smilla, not yet. That's why it's on the list but with the UK title Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow. :)


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