Saturday, 30 January 2010

Weekly Geeks - Winter Reading


If you're anything like me, the books you choose to read reflect your mood which is often reflected by the season in which you find yourself. I love reading Chick-Lit in the summer months when my mood is light and carefree, but in January and February I find myself immersed in classics, mysteries and chunksters.

Many of us are in the midst of winter - digging out snow laden driveways, bundling up in multiple layers of clothing, enjoying comfort foods, and curling up in front of woodstoves and fireplaces with a good book.

For this week's Weekly Geeks, share with us the books which call out to you during the cold, wintry months. Are there genres which appeal to you most? Why do you think you are drawn to these types of books during winter? Do you have some book recommendations for other readers who are looking for some escape from the blustery weather? Give us some of your favorites and tell us why you recommend them.

As "extra credit" why not share some photos of what the weather looks like outside your home...or where you curl up to read when 'the weather outside is frightening.'



I haven’t taken part in a weekly geek project in a while, but I had to join in this week as I am such a mood reader and nothing says mood reading like like winter.

I agree with the statement – winter does call out to me to drag out those heavier tomes and have ago at them. I already do a Monday sum up of what I read on a weekly basis, HERE.

However some books I have invested in them as a series, so I followed through on them during the winter months,  or some neat finds that just happen to call to me be during the winter month.

The list below are just some of the books that are not just run of the mill, they were really good.


My Winter Reading

Heart's Blood - Juliet Marillier

 And Call Me in the Morning - Willa Okati

The Solitary Knights of Pelham Bay – Claire Thompson

Kell’s Legend – Andy Remic

The Courtland Chronicles -Bk 5 –Triad - Cat Grant

Konigsburg, Texas, Bk 3 - Be My Baby - Meg Benjamin



Upcoming Releases I am looking forward to

Broken - Shiloh Walker

Steamed: A Steampunk Romance - Katie macalister

Velvet Haven – Sophie Renwick

King Maker: the Knights of Breton Court Bk1 – Mauruce Broaddus

Brotherhood of Blood - Collection of stories -  Bianca D'Arc




8 Speak To Me:

pussreboots on 30 January 2010 at 21:16 said...

Winter reminds me of the books I bought in the previous months and haven't read yet. You can see my TBR pile here.

Unknown on 30 January 2010 at 23:48 said...

Vampire stories are my favorite to keep my blood boiling on those wintry nights. Here's one I recently read and rated with five stars. The Vampire's Angel by Damian Serbu. I'd never heard of this author, but he's a fantastic writer. I don't know how to add photos on here, but here's the link to the goodreads' page for his book.

Chris on 31 January 2010 at 00:13 said...

I don't think there's any difference between my summer and winter reading...

I wonder if they'd sell a posted of the Velvet Haven cover? *drool*

gautami tripathy on 31 January 2010 at 02:22 said...

As yu know, I read a lot of romances. And I loved Heart's Blood!

Here is my Weekly Geeks post

Erotic Horizon on 1 February 2010 at 08:56 said...


I find I am like that sometimes..

I stack up books for the winter months..

Unfortunately some remain there for many winters after...


Erotic Horizon on 1 February 2010 at 08:57 said...


I am going with your recommendation on this...

I find the blurb rather convoluted, but I am always game for a challenge...


Erotic Horizon on 1 February 2010 at 09:01 said...


My moood reading books never change - but I go through spec fic and alternative read like crazy during the winter...

I do like that cover - you could probably get it from the artist...

I did buy one last year from Dos Santos - the guy who does Patricia Briggs Cover .. signed and all..


Erotic Horizon on 1 February 2010 at 09:02 said...


I know you love your romance - I LUV Heart's Blood - alot..