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November 28: Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR
While I love to set reading goals for myself, I sometime’s struggle with sticking to them because I’m such a mood reader. For this list I’ll be thinking of the books I’ll most likely be in the mood for, the books I’m most excited for, and the ARCs that I really want to prioritize, so I can keep on top of my reviews in the coming year.
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – by J.K. Rowling
I’ve been wanting to reread the Harry Potter books all year, and so far I’ve been failing spectacularly on that goal, but that’s about to change. You see, recently I discovered that my local library does digital audio books, so I am currently second in line for the Philosopher’s Stone. I’m hoping I’ll get it before the end of the year, so I can listen to it over Christmas.
2. Wintersong – by S. Jae-Jones
I bought this last January, and I’ve been really looking forward to reading it ever since. However since it’s called Wintersong, I’ve convinced myself that I need to read it during the winter months, so it’s been sat on my TBR, waiting all year. I’ve heard some really interesting things about this book, and I believe it takes some inspiration from The Goblin Market, which I definitely find intriguing.
3. Goodbye, Perfect – by Sara Barnard
I read A Quite Kind of Thunder earlier this year, and have been looking forward to Sara Barnard’s next book ever since. I feel like this book will likely grip my attention, and I’ll probably end up flying through it. Early buzz has been overwhelmingly positive so I definitely want to get to this before it’s released so I have time to write my review.
4. The Cruel Prince – by Holly Black
I’m a big fan of Holly Black’s writing, and how it is often full of dark twists and turns, so I’ve been looking forward to this for a while now. You have no idea how excited I was when I got approved for an ARC on Netgalley. I have really high hopes for this one.
5. Avalon – by Mindee Arnett
I’ve been really craving science fiction books just lately, specifically something set in space, and this has been on my TBR for way too long, so it seems like I have two very good reasons to pick this up very soon. I’ve seen so many people compare this to Firefly, that I feel fairly confident that I’ll love it.
6. Artemis – by Andy Weir
Speaking of that Sci-fi craving, I have really high hopes for Artemis by Andy Weir. I loved The Martian, and the way realistic science was combined with good humour and a really strong, well-developed main character, so of course I’ve been looking forward to this. I read The Martian over Christmas two years ago, and I’m hoping to do the same with this one.
7. The Truth and Lies of Ella Black – by Emily Barr
This book sounds really interesting. I get the impression that this will be a really quick read with a lot of twists and turns. I’m really intrigued by the synopsis, and it’s a Netgalley book, which means it’s a high priority for me.
8. A Shiver of Snow and Sky – by Lisa Lueddecke
The title of this book makes me feel like this book should be read in the winter, while it’s cold outside. I’ve heard so much praise for this book, but I know very little about the plot, which sometimes can make the reading experience even better. I might listen to this on audio book rather than read my copy, this is one of the few books I’m interested in that my library actually has available on audio.
9. Love, Hate and Other Filters – by Samira Ahmed
This is one of my most anticipated releases of 2018, and miraculously I was approved for and ARC on Netgalley, so obviously I’ll definitely be getting to this very soon. Love, Hate & Other Filters is a #ownvoices novel, which makes it incredibly important, and I hope to support it in any way I can.
10. Fireblood – by Elly Blake
I read Frostblood over Christmas last year, and I found it so easy to get into that, even with a lot going on over the holidays, I still managed to finish it in good time. I only remember bits and pieces of the story, but I’m sure it’ll come back to me once I get reading.
What books are on your Winter TBR? Have you read any of these books? What did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Sorry this post was a couple of days later than it should have been, my health has not been great, so I’ve had less time and energy for blogging, but I’m trying to get back on track.
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