Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!
This week’s theme is all about the books on our Winter TBR! In the winter I love reading books that have wintry or Christmassy settings, but I also find myself aching for chunky books that I can get lost in during the winter, when the nights are long and dark.
There are also some books being released in January and February that I’d like to get to over the winter, but as I’ll be talking about my anticipated 2020 releases for TTT in a couple of weeks I’ve decided to leave them off my list this week!
A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos; translated by Hildegarde Serle: This is the beginning of a YA fantasy series translated from French that I keep hearing good things about, and with that title there can’t be a better time to read it than winter.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon: This has been on so many of my TBRs this year and I just haven’t got around to it, but I’d really like to read it this year if I can! I feel like I need to just sit and enjoy this one over Christmas.
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers: I always say I love the His Fair Assassin trilogy even though I still haven’t actually read the third book, and I’d like to read it so I can get to the new books LaFevers is releasing in this world. I believe Mortal Heart is set during the colder months, so now’s a great time to read it.
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill: This is the December pick for Dawn of the Read, the horror book club I run with two friends, and I’m so excited to finally read some Joe Hill!
The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang: I need to make an effort to read more self-published novels because I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book this year. It’s quite a chunker, so it’s another one I’ll be able to sit with and enjoy well into the cold nights.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: I received this book through NetGalley and still haven’t read it, which is SHAMEFUL, but it’s also been on my winter TBR for the past few years and I keep not getting to it. I need to get to it this winter; I’ve heard such amazing things about this series.
Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao: With that cover, this YA fantasy debut seems like the perfect book to pick up during the winter.
Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: I know I said I wouldn’t be including any 2020 releases here, but I was approved for an eARC of Moreno-Garcia’s next novel – her first thriller! – which is due out in February, so I’d like to get it read and reviewed before the release date.
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale: This is another novel I received through NetGalley and still haven’t read because I’m garbage, but it sounds like the perfect winter read and it has great reviews!
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray: I read and really enjoyed The Diviners back in October, and as the last book in this series is due to be released in the new year I’d like to catch up and find out what happens to these characters next!