Top 10 Books On My Winter TBR (2020)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

I can’t believe the year is almost over! It’s been a rough year and I’m glad to welcome in the new year. My reading has been a little all over the place, with stress, work, and school, it just hasn’t been the best reading year for me. However, I hope to read some of these. I’m hoping to sneak the following books in my reading schedule during my holiday break.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: Top 10 Books On My Winter TBR:

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan: I’ve been meaning to read this one since it released years ago. There’s always another book or another distraction that pulls me away from picking this up. Since I waited so long, my expectations for this are a bit high. I hope I like it.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White: This one is very short so it surprises me that I found it on my shelf unread the other day. It’s a retelling of Frankenstein and it’s Kiersten White so it’ll definitely be good!

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi: I’ve had so many people recommend this to me. I don’t know much about it except that cover is gorgeous. I haven’t read anything by Onyebuchi but I’m excited to dive in.

The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith: I just found out that this is becoming a TV series. As far as I know, there’s no dates or cast yet but it’s one of the last books by L.J. Smith I have left to read on my shelves. I can’t wait!

Everless by Sara Holland: I was gifted this a few years ago and winter is always the best time to read some fantasy!

Hunted by Megan Spooner: I picked this up thinking it was a Robin Hood retelling based on the cover, but it turns out that it is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. I’m not mad about it. I adore Beauty and the Beast retellings so I’m excited to read this one!

Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco: Every winter, I try to pick up a Maniscalco books—they all just have a wintery vibe to them. Instead of picking up her latest book (which I need to read soon too), I want to continue in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. Who knows, maybe I’ll finish the series in 2021?

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien: Kayla from BooksandLala has released all the words for the monthly buzzwordathon—a readathon where participants read books with a specific word in the title. While I don’t think I’ll participate every year, I can join during January. January’s word is “dream” so this one works perfectly!

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: This was a really popular book when I was growing up and I never read it. Probably because I saw the trailer for the movie had talking animals in it and that’s usually a hard pass for me. Yet, there’s even a popular TV show based on it now too and I kind of what to know what the hype is about.

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool: I’ve had this one on my radar for quite some time and I finally found it for sale at my local bookshop. I’m so excited about this new purchase that I’ll probably be ignoring the heaps of books on my shelves for the new, shiny book I just acquired. 😊

What are you planning on reading this winter?

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  1. The Golden Compass is such a fun read, especially during the winter. Enjoy.

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  2. OOOOMG! They're making The Forbidden Game into a TV show?! How did I miss that announcement! That was the first series I read by L.J. and I LOOOOOVED it! Great picks, seeing some faves here too! Like Hunted! LOOOVED that one! The Stalking Jack the Ripper series was amazing too! Happy Winter Reading!

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  3. I hope you're able to sneak in some reading time during your break. Enjoy!

    Happy TTT!