Top 10 Books on my Winter TBR (2021)

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

I can’t believe that the year is almost over. It’s been quite the year too. I’m glad to welcome in a new year. My reading this year has surely taken a hit with school, work, and the pandemic. However, I hope to turn that around in the new year and hopefully get to some amazing books that I have been meaning to read.

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

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: It’s been such a long time since I set foot into the Shadowhunter world. I am a bit behind in Clare’s books but, at least, I hope to begin The Dark Artifices series in the new year.

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson: This book has everything I love: a fantasy with royalty and assassins. I started Dance of Thieves this year before I realized that series is a spin-off or, at least, is set in the same world as this one. Thus, I am backtracking a bit, wanting to start at the beginning. 

Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon: I am always ready for a retelling. While I hope to read the classic, Oliver Twist, before reading this one, I can’t wait to start this fun reimagining.

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco: I don’t know anything about this, and that’s usually the best way to approach fantasies. Maniscalco is such a talented author so my expectations for this book are quite high.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: So, I still haven’t read this one. I feel like everyone but me has read it. However, I hope to remedy that soon, because I would love to know what all the hype is about.

The Splendor by Breeana Shields: After her sister comes back from the hotel completely changed, Juliette decides to visit the fantastical setting herself to see what transformed her sister. I’m so curious to find out what happened at the Splendor hotel.

Reverie by Ryan La Sala: I picked this up recently at my local bookshop. I haven’t heard many people talk about this one so I am intrigued into what’s in store for me. It’s marketed as Inception meets The Magicians.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow: When this released, a lot of people were hyping this up, even with mixed reviews. I couldn’t resist the gorgeous cover! I adore portal fantasy so this sounds like it will be great for me! Actually, I even started this one in the summer but had to put it down after I got distracted by another book. However, I am excited to pick this one up again!

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer: Is it too soon for a pandemic fantasy? It’ll be interesting to see how Tessa will save the world from the sickness that’s been plaguing the kingdom. I can’t wait to read Kemmerer’s newest release. It’s been getting a lot of buzz lately. 

The Project by Courtney Summers: Without hesitation, I was going to purchase any book Summers wrote after Sadie. While I have never read a book about a cult before, I am willing to give it a try.

What are you planning on reading this winter?

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  1. I've always loved the movie Oliver! but I haven't ever read the book. Honestly, I'm not sure I'm up for a real Dickens novel (I re-read A CHRISTMAS CAROL every year but it's the only Dickens I've actually read). OLIVIA TWIST sounds fun, though. I'll have to check it out.

    Happy TTT!

  2. Such great picks. I love it.

  3. I own, and need to read, Kingdom of the Wicked and The Project!

    Lauren @

  4. I loved The Thousand Doors of January so much. :)

    My list is here—

    Happy TTT!

  5. I love The Cruel Prince, and the series! I hope you enjoy them when you read them :)

  6. I hope you enjoy these when you get the opportunity to read them.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  7. I need to read The Cruel Prince and The Project too. I want to know what the hype is about. Good luck with your TBR!