Top Ten Tuesday | My Winter 2020 TBR


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! I’m a mood reader, and this year has been such a strange one that I’ve found that while I might be in the mood for certain novels when I make my seasonal TBRs, I’m no longer in the mood for them when it comes to picking them up.

2020 has also been a year in which I’ve accidentally accumulated far too many NetGalley reads, so just over half of the books on my TBR this week are books that I really want to read and review!

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave: I picked up a copy of this book, based on the Vardø Witch Trials, when it was released this February but I’ve been saving it for the winter months because it’s set in 17th century Norway, and I believe it opens around Christmastime.

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers: Chambers is my favourite sci-fi author and I’m so excited for what I believe is the final Wayfarers novel. It’s due out in February but I’ve been lucky enough to receive an eARC from NetGalley!

The Conductors by Nicole Glover: Another eARC for a historical fantasy murder mystery set around the Underground Railroad, which sounds very cool. It’s due out in March, but I’d like to get it read and reviewed in plenty of time!

Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova: I received an eARC of this spring release and still haven’t read it because I’ve been an absolute garbage person when it comes to ARCs this year, and I need to stop requesting them. I’ve enjoyed the Latinx fantasy I’ve read this year, though, and I love that this is inspired by the Spanish Inquisition, so I’d really like to cross it off my TBR!

The Black Coast by Mike Brooks: This is another beast of a high fantasy novel, the first in a new series, and another one I’ve been lucky enough to receive a copy of from NetGalley. I’ve seen only brilliant reviews so far so I’m looking forward to giving it a try! It’s due out in February so, again, I’d like to read and review it in time for the pub date.

Northern Wrath by Thilde Kold Holdt: I also received a copy of this huge fantasy novel from NetGalley. I always think of winter when I think of Norse mythology, and I’m excited to read a novel incorporating Norse mythology written by a Danish author!

Hall of Smoke by Hannah M. Long: This debut fantasy novel is being released in January and it’s another one that sounds viking-inspired and perfect for winter.

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse: As someone who was slightly obsessed with the Aztecs as a child, I’m so excited to read Roanhorse’s new novel. The blurb mentions a winter solstice, so I’ve been saving it for the winter months.

A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha: This is another NetGalley read – a queer retelling of a Portuguese tale from a Portuguese author – and it sounds wonderful.

Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend: I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Townsend’s Middle Grade series this year and I can’t wait for my copy of Hollowpox to arrive!

Which books made your list this week?

43 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | My Winter 2020 TBR

  1. Jaime says:

    I received Incendiary in a book box so that’s one I’ll try to read next year as well.

    I totally understand the whole “too many NetGalley ARCs” thing. I never think I’m going to be approved so I request a lot and then I have too many to read! XD

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  2. Rabeeah says:

    Can’t believe you have an arc of the final Wayfarers book, I’m so excited/sad for the series to complete!

    I’ve not heard of many of these books so I’ll be excited to see what you think of them!

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  3. dinipandareads says:

    Great list, Jess! I want to read quite a few of these as well. I’ve been even more trash than usual with ARCs this year and ugh, yeah, I really need to stop requesting 🙈 I did read Incendiary and I did enjoy it for the most part! The Conductors looks and sounds amazing, and Black Sun and Hollowpox are both super high on my TBR! Lol I hope you enjoy all of these 😊

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    1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

      Thanks Dini! Haha it’s good to know I’m not the only person who’s fallen behind on ARCs. I’m reading Black Sun now and enjoying it and I’m hoping my copy of Hollowpox will arrive in the next few days, so it’s definitely one I’m planning to read before the end of the year. I hope you enjoy them both when you get to them! 😀


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