Books on my Winter TBR

This week, the Artsy Reader Girl is taking a look at our Top Ten Books on Winter TBRs! What are you reading as Christmas approaches and hope for a corona-free future looms?

Ends of the Earth: The Polar Regions of the World, Isaac Asimov. Ho, ho, ho.

In Search of Zarathrusta: Across Iran and Central Asia in Search of the World’s First Prophet, Paul Kriawaczek. Hopefully an introduction to the highly impactful but often overlooked influence of Zoroastrianism on global faith.

Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife, Bart Ehrman. Based on reviews I suspect this won’t be nearly as comprehensive as its sweeping title suggests, but we’ll see.

The World Ending Fire, Wendell Berry. Collected essays.

Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents, Rod Dreher.

Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves, Frans de Waal.

The Old Man and the Boy, Robert Ruark

Rebecca, Daphne de Maurier.

Forgotten Continent: A New History of Latin America, Michael Reid

Star Trek: The Weight of Worlds, Greg Cox. There’s always Star Trek.

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13 Responses to Books on my Winter TBR

  1. lydiaschoch says:

    Mama’s Last Hug sounds good!

    My post.

  2. readingbifrost says:

    Oh. I remember reading The Eugenics Wars by Greg Cox ages ago. That was my fave Star Trek book series.

  3. Marian says:

    Wow, I’m looking forward to hearing about all of these! Forgotten Continents hadn’t crossed my radar before but sounds important. I have The World Ending Fire on Kindle, and am going to try to read Live Not by Lies in the next couple of weeks… or 17 days as Overdrive tells me.

    • Forgotten Continents was intended to be part of that Peoples of the Americas series that’s never gotten off the ground. Eventually I’ll start making traction on it!

      We may be reading Live Not fairly close to the same time, then: I’m intending to use it to kick off 2021. šŸ™‚

  4. Mudpuddle says:

    i’ve had a sometime interest in Zoroastrianism; looking forward to your review of Kriawaczek!

  5. Susan says:

    I read REBECCA this year, finally. I didn’t end up loving it and I still can’t understand why so many people love it so much, but I’m still glad I read it so I can say I did. LOL. I hope you enjoy it and all your other picks.

    Happy TTT!

  6. So many of these—In Search of Zarathustra, Heaven and Hell, Live Not by Lies—sound delightfully intriguing. Writing down these titles. Hope to hear more in the future about your thoughts.

  7. Such thought-provoking non-fiction titles. I based my list on fiction titles but I also have a list of nonfiction books I will be reading this winter. Looks like you are in for some good reading. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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