Hi everyone! First Top Ten Tuesday of 2018, all, and it’s #140 which is incredibly pleasing to me, starting the year on an even number! I hope you all enjoyed your New Year celebrations, I didn’t do all that much, went to see The Greatest Showman in the cinema with my parents (it’s excellent btw), we watched the fireworks and then rang in the New Year with drinks at our neighbours’ house. Also Friends is now on UK Netflix so that’s my January sorted!
Anyway, since it is the first Tuesday of 2018, that can only mean one thing, another Top Ten Tuesday for all of you, courtesy of the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish, the second to last one before it moves over to That Artsy Reader Girl in two weeks time. This week, we are meant to be talking about New To Us Authors We Read in 2017, but as I did that topic a few weeks ago, today I’m going to be talking about the Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR (the topic I swapped it for initially). So here we go, the books I plan to read this Winter (or say I’m going to read and then leave languishing). I only read 4 off my Autumn list, so I’m hoping to do much better this time around:
- Shadow and Bone-Leigh Bardugo
My first read of 2018 and my #RockMyTBR read for January. I really enjoyed Six of Crows when I read it last summer, so I’m hoping that I will love this one just as much.
2. The Fandom-Anna Day
One of my 2018 ARCs, I was really excited for this one but then my friend read it and wasn’t a fan (pardon the pun!), so I’m not sure about it now, but I don’t want to just leave it since it was one of limited copies at YALC and you don’t want to let that go to waste. Hopefully I enjoy this more than Hannah did!
3. The Exact Opposite of Okay-Laura Steven
Another of my 2018 ARCs, I’ve been hearing really good early praise for this one and it sounds like just my kind of thing, a feminist contemporary, so I’m really excited to get to this one closer to the release date in March.
4. Wintersong-S.Jae Jones
One of my resolutions for this year (which you will get to see in full in two weeks time when the topic comes up for TTT), is to read the books that my Secret Sisters, through the #otspsecretsister project have sent me. This was one I received in the last round, and it will make a perfect wintery read!
5. Orphan, Monster, Spy-Matt Killeen
I got this one from Usborne YA, and it sounds really great, a Jewish girl infiltrating a Nazi school as a spy, so I look forward to reading it closer to the release date in March.
6. Everless-Sara Holland
I’m actually reading this one at the moment, and it’s been pretty good so far, I’m really interested to see where it ends up going, the idea of using time as currency is such a cool concept! This one has been really hyped, so hopefully I enjoy it.
7. Moxie-Jennifer Mathieu
This was a 2017 release I was really looking forward to, but didn’t get around to, but it’s one of the books on my #RockMyTBR Challenge list this year, so I’m hoping to enjoy it this Winter.
8. By A Charm and A Curse-Jaime Questell
Another one of my Netgalley reads, this one sounds like a really intriguing take on the whole circus story thing that’s been going around YA fantasy for the last few years and I look forward to reading this one in February.
9. The Hazel Wood-Melissa Albert
My friend picked up an ARC of this one at YALC and absolutely loved it, so I’m really excited that I got approved for this on Netgalley, it sounds like a great twist on the whole fairytale thing, so I hope I enjoy it as much as my friend did!
10. The Toymakers-Robert Dinsdale
I wasn’t really expecting to get approved for this one, but I just did the other day and it sounds so cool, a toy shop in the middle of World War One London where the toys come alive? Yup definitely a Jo book.
So there we go, the books I’m planning to read this Winter! I hope I’ll get to all of them, especially since most of them are ARCs. And it kind of fits into the original idea of this week’s theme anyway, because all bar one of these authors are in fact new to me! What books are you planning to read this Winter? Any of these? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s TTT will be the last hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, which is going to be incredibly bittersweet, but we can all look forward to a new era of TTT with Jana at The Artsy Reader Girl. The final TBTB topic is Top Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 but didn’t get to (but totally plan to read in 2018), otherwise known as the list of shame!
In the meantime, I hope you guys all enjoy your first week of 2018! I plan to have my review of Chainbreaker up either this evening or tomorrow (as it releases today) and will also have my first discussion post of 2018 up very soon, so stay tuned for those!