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Joining a read-a-long via SavidgeReads. And may I say, one good thing about 2020 was discovering a number of terrific bookish YouTube Channels. (Hashtag BookTube? I'm all for it.)
Read-Along runs from Friday 22nd - Sunday 31st of January 2021 [Ha. Reading these books is going to take me all year, but it was fun putting this list together based on the prompts.]
Winter Book HiBearNation Prompts
Basic Bear Prompts (and Blue Gal's personal selections)
A book with an alliterative title.
I'm currently reading Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz and I will still be reading it in twelve days. It's got a full-on mystery book (the book that is a CLUE to a woman's disappearance) inserted in the middle of this mystery book. Hefty!
A book with an icy blue cover (or part of its cover)
A book with a feather on the cover. I noticed my adult stepdaughter's Instagram showed she was reading Hamnet so I started it -- hard to read because in it, children die of the plague. They are kids in Shakespeare's immediate family, but STILL. But the book is beautifully written so I will persist. PS the British edition of this book does NOT have a feather on the cover, but that edition was SavidgeReads Favorite Novel of 2020.
A backlist book of an author you’ve read before and want to go back to (I've read Bel Canto.)
OR read an author you’ve never read before. This is a first novel:
Daddy Bear Prompts
Read Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield (covers all the basic prompts) Yes it even covers, for me, the "author you've read before" as I just finished her Once Upon a River.
Read a book with winter/snow/ice in the title. (Highly recommend Winter's Tale by Mark Helperin)(Not Halperin)
Read a wintery poem. Perhaps one of these.
Not meeting the prompts but on my list, and both by women of color: Such a Fun Age by Kiely Reid and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.