Even though I still have about three weeks left until my last exam, and even though I'm working most days this christmas, I've already planned which books I would like to read inbetween my working hours. Which books will you read this christmas?

I hope I will have the time to read:

Peter S Beagle ~ The Last Unicorn
"The unicorn herself seems to glow, but there is something troubling her. Is she really the last? She goes on a quest to find the others, with a magician and a woman. Will the quest be successful? Or will the unicorn be trapped with the others?

Ransom Riggs ~ Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
"A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the clumbling ruins of Miss Perengrine's Home fro Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedroom and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here were more than just peculiar"

Erin Morgenstern ~ The Night Circus
"The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rives, and it is only ope at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway - a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhoon for this purpose by their mercurial instructors."

John Le Carré ~ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
"It has now beyond doubt that a mole, implanted decades ago by Moscow Centre, has burrowed his way into the highest echelons of British Inteligence. His treachery has already blown some of its most vital operations and its best networks. It is clear that the double agent is one of its own kind. But which one? George Smiley is assigned to identify him. And once identified, the traitor must be destroyed."

Patricia A McKillip ~ The Bards of Bone Plain
"Scholar Phelan Cle is researching Bone-Plain, which has been studied for the last 500 years, though no one has been able to locate it as a real place. Archaeologist Jonah Cle, Phelan's father, is also hunting through time, piercing history together from forgotten trinkets. His most eager disciple is Princess Beatrice, the king's youngest daughter. When they unearth a disk market with ancient runes, Beatrice pursues the secrets of a lost language that she suddently notices all around her, hidden in plain sight."

William Boyd ~ Any Human Heart
"Logan Mountstuart's long life is both ordinary and extraordinary. A writer, a spy and later an art dealer, Logan mixes with the men and women who shaped the twentieth century. But he is also a son, a husband and a lover, and he makes the same mistakes we all do in his search for happiness."

George R R Martin ~ A Feast for Crows
"After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears... But as in the aftermath of any climatic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead."

William Goldman ~ The Princess Bride
"Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his forune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leavs survivors - her heart is broken"

William Shakespeare ~ The Complete Works
Planning to read some of the plays I haven't read yet.

Ian McEwan ~ The Child in Time
"Stephen Lewis, a successful author of children's books, takes his three-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning to trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped."

Have you read any of these books?

(descriptions from bookdepository and shelfari)


Ελλάδα said...

This is a great story to read and to be read to. The movie is great too except for one curse word you have to zip through. Good for Grandmas.

Ceska said...

Miss Peregrine's is more dark fantasy then horror - it reminded me a little of some of Guillermo del Toro 's movies, such as Pan's Labyrinth. Lots of weird imagery and foreboding atmosphere. It makes for entertaining reading.

Pandora said...

Ceska: I love Pan's Labyrinth so I'm looking forward to this book :)

Ελλάδα: I'm not sure which story/movie you are talking about. Plenty of stories here that has been adopted into movies/series

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