December 18: Winter 2018 TBR
While I haven’t been hugely successful in sticking to these seasonal TBRs recently, I still really enjoy making them. I’m very much a mood reader, so I think the success of these sorts of TBRs depends almost entirely on whether or not my reading mood changes over the course of the season, and how early that change occurs. My winter TBR mostly consists of fantasy novels, since that’s what I’ve been in the mood for in the past few months, fortunately I have quite an impressive backlog of fantasy books on my TBR waiting for my attention.
1. Wintersong – by S. Jae-Jones
This has been on my TBR for far too long, so at this point it’s a priority for me. The title makes me feel like I need to read it in the winter, and finally, this year I’m in the mood to read all the fantasy books. At this point I can remember very little of the synopsis, but sometimes that’s the best way to experience a book.
2. The Last Namsara – by Kristen Ciccarelli
This is another book that I’ve been meaning to read for a while, and since my current fantasy phase doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, it feels like The Last Namsara’s time has finally arrived. I have a really good feeling about this one.
3. Furyborn – by Claire Legrand
This is another fantasy book that has been sat on my TBR for a while, so I really want to get to it while I’m still in such a big fantasy mood. This book has a really interesting concept, following two characters stories 1000 years apart, and I’m curious to see how it’s executed.
4. The Dark Vault – by V.E. Schwab
This series has been on my TBR for literally years, so I was thrilled that it finally got its release in the UK. I’m really looking forward to diving in to this as it’s such an interesting concept, and has been compared to several things that I love.
5. Empress of All Seasons – by Emiko Jean
Continuing on with the fantasy theme, this is a new release that I’ve been really looking forward to. It just sounds like something I’ll really enjoy, and I received a copy in a recent subscription box, so it seems like the perfect opportunity.
6. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone – by J.K. Rowling
I plan on revisiting this book in audio book format as a Christmas treat for myself. This time of year is quite stressful for me, so it’s fortunate that I find the Harry Potter Audio Books so relaxing.
7. Hunted – by Megan Spooner
I actually remember very little about the synopsis of this book, other than the fact that it is a fairy-tale retelling. However, I like to be surprised sometimes, and it seems like an ideal book for getting lost it on a cold winters day.
8. Cruel Beauty – by Rosamund Hodge
This book has been on my TBR for such a long time now. I’ve come close to picking it up a few time since I bought it, but have always ended up reading something else instead. I know it has mixed reviews, but it seems like the sort of book that I’ll enjoy.
9. The Wicked King – by Holly Black
This is one of my most anticipated releases for 2019. I pre-ordered a copy months ago, and naturally I plan on diving right into it as soon as possible. I adored The Cruel Prince, I genuinely couldn’t bear to put it down, so I am very excited about this.
10. King of Scars – by Leigh Bardugo
Another January release that I have had pre-ordered for a while because of how excited I am for it. I’m in love with this universe, and can’t wait to get back into it, I’m especially excited about some of the characters that are expected to make appearances in this book.
What books are high on your TBR this winter? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
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