Friday, December 15, 2017

Winter TBR

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Hey friends!!

If you hadn't noticed, the blog's been taken over a wee bit by some book release festivities.

hard not to notice, actually 

But fear not. My Lady Bibliophile hasn't turned into My Precious War of Loyalties. ;) I'm back today with a TBR stack for the winter, and I'd love to hear what books you're looking forward to diving into over Christmas break and heading into the New Year!

A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War, by Joseph Laconte
This will probably be a 2018 read, sometime between January and March. It contains a theme I very much want to develop in War of Honor (the sequel to War of Loyalties) and I'm hoping it will be an easy jumpstart into research. Which is not my cup of tea, but I am determined to do a more organized and better job of it.

Hannah Coulter, by Wendell Barry
A friend lent me this book, which according to Goodreads and their description, is a story about a woman recalling her life since her husband came home from the Civil War. Barry is a new author to me, and it will be a new corner of literature to explore that I'm very much looking forward to.

Katharina and Martin Luther, by Michelle DeRusha
This is on my list of books I'd like to finish by the end of the year. I got it as a birthday gift from a dear friend, and I'm hoping to fit it in as one last celebration of the Reformation 500.

High as the Heavens, by Kate Breslin
This is a WW1 novel I'm very much looking forward to reading. It has threads of spying, nursing, and a very nice bit of drama. I love seeing WW1 stories I can get my hands on because of WoL.

Courting Morrow Little, by Laura Frantz
I've already looked at this book and am super impressed with what I've seen so far. Another friend recommended Laura Frantz to me last week, and when I found her book for $1, I couldn't pass up the chance to try her out. This book has Indians, Kentucky, and a really sweet love story.

My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York by Amanda Barratt
I can't wait for this one! This is my friend's first novel, (she's written other novellas with Barbour), and I'm so, so excited for her. I love what she's told me about it so far, and I can't wait to dive in!

A Song Unheard, by Roseanna White
A Name Unknown had creative, lovable characters and a really unique WW1 scenario that I absolutely loved reading. A Song Unheard continues the series, and I hope to request a review copy very soon!

Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation, by Elyse Fitzpatrick
I just saw this yesterday. I love the pretty pink detailing on the cover, and the premise of tracing God's love through the Scriptures (Amazon.) I thought it also connected specifically to women, which is what originally drew me to it, but I didn't see that in the Amazon description.


  1. You know, I never used to make winter TBR lists, but I've noticed a pattern over the last couple years: I usually spend Christmas vacation re-reading some old favorites, and have a list of new titles that I save for when we really settle in for the winter after New Year's.

    Here's what I'm saving up this year:
    The Amateur Diplomat by Thomas B. Costain and Hugh Eayrs - looks like WWI-era Ruritanian, which should be fun!
    The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope
    Island in the Sky by Ernest K. Gann
    The Searchers by Alan Lemay

    That's just fiction. I'm planning to read Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography by Iain Murray once I finish the biography of Martyn Lloyd-Jones that I'm currently reading; and I have some more books in line for WWII novel research too.

    1. Christmas vacation is a wonderful time to re-read old favorites! And the one thing I love about cold winters is that they seem to invite curling up with a book! :)


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