Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR List (Literally)


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Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR list

I went back and forth and back and forth, about what I should include on this list. Top Ten Books I’m Most Excited To Read in Winter? Top Ten Books I’m Most Excited To Read (But Haven’t Included in a TTT Yet)?

Or, how about we keep it simple…? Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR List.

No, literally, these are the first ten books on my winter TBR list. I’ve been sticking to a semi-strict reading schedule lately, because ARCs sneak up on me if I’m not looking. So these are the first ten books I have scheduled to read in winter, beginning on December 21st (the first day of winter). Unfortunately, these ten books only get us through the end of January… so at the end of this list, I went ahead and listed the other nine books I’ve got on my TBR list up until March 20 (the first day of Spring). :P












1. Panic, by Lauren Oliver | A lot of people are comparing this to The Hunger Games, but I fail to see the comparison. It’s contemporary, not dystopian/sci-fi like a lot of people seem to think. Yeah, there’s a “potentially deadly competition”, but that’s about it. I’m really excited to see what Lauren Oliver does with this one, because it has the potential to be really powerful, about facing your fears and persevering despite hardships. I’m excited.

2. The Child Thief, by Brom | I have wanted to read this ever since I heard it called a “dark retelling of Peter Pan”. So when I saw it displayed at the front of my library, I took that as a sign and grabbed it immediately. I’m in the mood for some gritty fairytales, and this more than fits the bill.

3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs | Ransom Riggs is doing a signing in Seattle in January, and I have to be prepared!! (Read: YAY I finally have an excuse to force me to read this book that I’ve been wanting to read FOREVER. Just remind me to keep the lights on while I do.)

4. Cruel Beauty, by Rosamund Hodge | Beauty and the Beast retelling. What more is there to say? Super excited to read this ARC.

5. Her Dark Curiosity, by Meagan Shepherd | I’m a little wary of this one, because I’ve seen more than a few bloggers, who were fans of book 1, end up utterly disappointed by this sequel. For reasons that I think I’ll probably agree with. But I can’t just let it slide, because I did love book 1, so I’m going to try to give this a chance.

6. The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness | Again, he’s coming to Seattle in January, so this is prep work. I might also try to read More Than This, but we’ll see how it goes.

7. Uninvited, by Sophie Jordan | So the main reason I’m reading this is because of Octavia @ Read. Sleep. Repeat. She read this one recently and got majorly excited about it over Twitter, and I am, more often than not, flaily over the same things she is. So of course I grabbed the eARC and am anxiously awaiting the moment I can finally start it. XD

8. All that Glows, by Ryan Graudin | I’m a little wary of this title, for some reason, but I can’t pass up faeries. I just can’t. (Though the main character’s name is going to bug me. Emrys? That will always be another name for Merlin, in my head, thanks to The Lost Years of Merlin and the BBC TV show…)

9. Let the Storm Break, by Shannon Messenger | Loved Let the Sky Fall, SUPER THANKFUL I got approved for this eARC on Edelweiss. I requested it a few months ago and was denied; but then I requested it again recently and they approved me! PHEW! Really excited to see more of Vane and Audra and the sylphs!!

10. The Unbound, by Victoria Schwab | This has seriously been on ALL my lists recently, but it really is the 10th book I’ll be reading this winter, okay??? I’m not just trying to push this series on people, I swear… well, not just… XD

11-19: Ignite Me, Death Sworn, The Shadow Prince, Elusion, Dangerous, The Shadow Throne, Salvage, Dear Killer, and Sea of Shadows.

Yeahhhhhhh, I’ve got a lot on my Winter TBR. And I’m sure there’ll be more. -_-

What’s on YOUR winter TBR? Do we have any books in common?

Let me know in the comments! And be sure to leave a link to your Top Ten post. I’d love to stop by!

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR List (Literally)

  1. I know what you mean about the ARCs; I may have included one or two on my list this week but I have a whole bunch of them waiting for me on NetGalley that needs to be read before the winter is out xP Great list! I hope to eventually get around to Meagan Shepherd’s trilogy.

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  2. I’ve got HER DARK CURIOSITY and CRUEL BEAUTY, too! And also PEREGRINE, for the same reason as you. I need to read Ness’s books, preferably before he comes here, but we’ll see. I have PANIC too–let me know how it is! I still need to read THE ARCHIVED and LET THE SKY FALL.

  3. I wasn’t a big fan of All That Glows, but maybe you’ll like it better because you’re more into fantasy than I am. The Uninvited is on the top of my tbr when I finish with finals. It looks so cool and it was featured on Epic Reads.

  4. Haha, I have the same exact list of Harper galleys to read! Cruel Beauty made this week’s list, but I also need to read Uninvited, Panic and Her Dark Curiosity (which, like you, I am now afraid to read because of others’ opinions on it). And I really need to get back to Let the Sky Fall. I had to return it to the library because it had a hold on it, and haven’t requested it again yet.

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  5. Quite a few of the books on your list are the same as mine, lol. I think people will look for any reason to compare a book to The Hunger Games, honestly. Lauren Oliver’s writing is beautiful though, so I’ll definitely pick up Panic at some point. I’m super excited for Cruel Beauty! The cover is gorgeous and Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney tale.

  6. I don’t think you’re going to read More Than This when you’re finished with The Knife of Never Letting Go. Instead you will want to continue the series as soon as possible. Patrick Ness is the worst when it comes to cliffhangers imo :D

    Panic is amazing! I liked her Delirium series but I think she is way better in writing contemporary books. I loved Before I Fall and this one is just as good! (Don’t understand the THG comparison either!)

    I feel so bad that I forgot The Unbound >.< I only included books I already have and forgot all the new releases.

  7. You have The Unbound! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. I really enjoyed the first. I have Let the Storms Break, Death Sworn, Dangerous, Elusion on my pile too. So many amazing books to read. I’ve never heard of the Child Thief–the cover (and title) creep me out!

    • I don’t have The Unbound yet, unfortunately, lol. It’s just on my list because I’m scheduled to read it the day it comes out, haha. I’m so excited for it! The Child Thief is supposed to be a really dark Peter Pan retelling, and I love Peter Pan AND dark fairy tales, so it’s definitely a must-read for me. ;D

  8. So much awesome on this list! We share a couple, like Her Dark Curiosity and Cruel Beauty, much for the same reasons. I wasn’t as obsessed with The Knife of Never Letting Go for a very particular reason but I hope that you love and enjoy it. How exciting – all those awesome bookish events coming your way! : ) I’m so curious about Panic but I feel like I have to finish off the Delirium series before I can embark on this new one.

    Looks like you’re in for an awesome winter!

  9. I really want to read Cruel Beauty as well, but I dont have an ARC. So many people are posting about this book, and I really love fairy tales! I also have The Knife of Never Letting Go on my shelf, so hopefully I’ll get to that soon!

    Tina @ Pages of Comfort
    My TTT

  10. I’m really excited about The Uninvited, too. Hopefully it lives up to our expectations. I want to read Panic, I agree it sounds different from the Hunger Games, but I haven’t read any of Lauren Oliver’s other books (I want to!) so I feel like I should start with one of those, first.

  11. So many good choices! I have a copy of The Child Thief sitting at home too (love the illustrations!). And I’ve really been wanting to get to The Knife of Never Letting Go, although I forgot about that one when I was putting together my list this week. I’ve got Cruel Beauty coming up soon as well. Looks like it’ll be a fun winter — enjoy!


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