My Winter TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where a weekly topic is given and you pick your top ten things that fall into that topic! This week’s topic is my Winter TBR. Check out my previous Top Ten Tuesday’s here!

I’m really not the best at sticking with a TBR, but I’ve been trying to do better! I’ve gotten a lot of book mail over the last several weeks and I have some ARCs I need to work on, so those will be on the list. It’ll definitely not end at this list, but here are the top ten books in my winter TBR!

1. Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

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I got a copy of this (with this gorgeous cover!) in my November OwlCrate and it gives the perfect winter vibes! I’m so excited to start reading it, especially after I ended up really enjoying The Wicked Deep. Plus, the fact that “winter” is right there in the name makes it perfect for a winter TBR!

2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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This book is so hyped and I couldn’t help but order it to see what all the fuss was about! I read the first 40 or so pages already and the format is so different and awesome and I’m rushing through the book I’m currently reading just to finally read the rest of this! It’s such a cool concept so I’m pumped to read the rest of the story.

3. I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak

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I received an e-ARC of this in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley, and it’s such a cute read so far! I love books having to do with animals and this has been no exception so far. Look out for my review on this coming soon, and its official release date is December 24!

4. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

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I received this book in my October OwlCrate (again with this gorgeous exclusive cover) and it keeps getting pushed behind my library holds. It’s time to start it, finally, even though it’s Halloween vibes will be a little late for the season. It’s such an interesting plot, and there’s a goat!

5. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

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I’m FINALLY nearly done with Tower of Dawn, so I am READY to see how this amazing series ends. This one is nearly a thousand pages though, so it will definitely be a time commitment and I’ve got to psych myself up for that.

6. Slayer by Kiersten White

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As someone who grew up watching Buffy, getting to read a continuation of the series is so exciting! I’ve heard mixed reviews from die-hard Buffy fans, so I can’t wait to form my own opinion on this. Also, at the time of posting this, Slayer is on sale on Amazon for $1.99!

7. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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This is another book that is really, really hyped! I got it (and the sequel. And yes, I don’t know yet if I’m going to like the series, but shhh…I have a problem) on sale on Amazon so I couldn’t resist, and I can’t wait to see if it lives up to all the talk I’ve heard.

8. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

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This book has such a cool concept, and I love EVERY Beauty and the Beast retelling. I mean, I’m trash for pretty much any fairy tale retelling, but Beauty and the Beast is my jam. I’m also excited to read a book with a protagonist that has cerebral palsy, because that’s not something that you get to see very often!

9. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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In continuation of my attempting to enjoy Maggie Stiefvater’s books, I present to you…the next series I will try. My cousin, whose reading tastes are fairly identical to mine, recommended this series as her all-time favorite by her, so we’ll see how this goes!

10. Under Currents by Nora Roberts

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I won’t lie, I’m pretty much trash for anything that Nora Roberts writes. Hate me if you want for this opinion, but I love mass market paperbacks and I don’t understand the distaste for them. Sue me. And Nora Roberts always writes a romance that is comforting in that you know what you’re going to get from them, which means a quick easy read that always manages to get me out of a reading slump if I need it. Her standalones in recent years have been fantastic (i.e., The Obsession, The Witness, Shelter in Place, and some others that I don’t remember off the top of my head) and she will always be an instant buy for me. Or at least an instant library hold, because her books have gotten mad expensive in recent years, so I’ll only buy them if they’re on sale, heh.


So there it is! My (tentative) winter TBR! I’m really terrible at sticking to these, as I’m definitely a mood reader. And a shiny-new-objects reader (is that a thing? I’m making that a thing) in that I will ignore all my backlisted, need-to-be-read books I’ve had forever in favor of one that I just got (and probably didn’t need).

What are you reading this winter? This is definitely not the end of my list, so is there anything you think I should add to my winter TBR?

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22 thoughts on “My Winter TBR

    1. Hopefully I like it, too! I don’t mind slow burns most of the time, so maybe this will finally be the book that lets me understand the Maggie Stiefvater love haha.

    1. I’ve heard I’ll enjoy the rest of the Raven Cycle more than I did the first book, so I definitely plan on continuing on, and I’d like to read Call Down the Hawk eventually!

    1. I’m SO EXCITED to start reading it haha. I got the Guinevere Deception by her in my OwlCrate this month, so now I get to read two of her books this winter!

    1. That’s what I keep hearing! And I’ve been slowly working on Tower of Dawn, it’s like I don’t want to ever finish it hahaha. It’s much better than I thought an entire book about Chaol was going to be though lol.

  1. I am as die-hard a Buffy fan as they come. I am still obsessed with the show and am not so patiently waiting for the day I can start letting my daughter watch (she is 6 now…) I absolutely hated the idea of this book, but for $1.99 I had to try it. The premise doesn’t make sense to me, because all the Slayers were activated, so how can there be a last one? But, I guess I will have to read and find out. And then return it to Amazon when I end up hating it!

    1. Haha I think I watched some of my first Buffy episodes at 6 with my older sister! Some were good and some scarred me a little, so you’re smart to wait 😂😂 but I hope that it’s better than you anticipate! I had the same thoughts….I might as well try it if it’s on sale for so cheap!

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