Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week, as usual things have been pretty quiet for me, I have to admit, it really doesn’t feel like the week before Christmas, most of the things I usually do in the run-up to Christmas haven’t been possible this year and whilst it’s obviously not a massive deal in the grand scheme of things, the festive season just hasn’t felt the same this year.
Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is our annual Winter TBR topic, I have to admit, I didn’t do that well on my Autumn TBR, I only read 4 out of the 12 books, with two still in progress, so I’m hoping to do a lot better on my Winter TBR:
- Seasons of War-Derek Landy
My current read, I’m about 60% of the way through it, so I’m hoping I will finish in the next week or so. I have to admit, I preferred the previous book to this one, this book has had a LOT OF JOURNEYING, which is one of my least favourite things in a book. I’ve still enjoyed it because I love Skulduggery, but it’s definitely one of the weaker books in the series.
2. Good Omens-Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
This is my current audiobook, and I have to admit (please don’t kill me) I think the show worked better for me than the book? It’s amusing yes, but I’ve found it quite tricky to follow, there’s a lot of seemingly irrelevant characters introduced for no real reason and the plot is kind of jumbled: I feel like the show was just more straightforward and easier to follow?
3. Sorcery of Thorns-Margaret Rogerson
This was meant to be my #RockMyTBR book for December but if I’m being honest, I don’t really see me getting to this before the end of the year as Seasons of War has taken me so much longer to read than I thought it would. It’s definitely high priority for next year though as I’m really excited to finally try this book.
4. Kingdom of The Wicked-Keri Mansicalco
My current Netgalley read, which I’m enjoying but not LOVING, at the moment it just feels kind of Ok, I’m hoping the pace picks up a bit soon as so far its been quite slow.
5. These Violent Delights-Chloe Gong
The other Netgalley book I’m hoping to get to this month, I’ve heard really great stuff about this one and it sounds amazing (1920’s Shanghai Romeo and Juliet retelling) so I’m really hoping that it lives up to the hype.
6. A Court of Wings and Ruin-Sarah J Maas
My January #RockMyTBR read, as I’m hoping to catch up with the rest of the ACOTAR books before the fourth one comes out in February. It’s been over three years since I read ACOMAF so I will admit, there’s a lot I don’t remember from that book, I’ll probably have to read a recap before I go into ACOWAR!
7. A Court of Frost and Starlight-Sarah J Maas
I know there have been very mixed responses to this novella, but I do love a good seasonal story, so I’m hoping that I enjoy this one!
8. A Court of Silver Flames-Sarah J Maas
Yes, I know, there’s a lot of Sarah J Maas on this list, the beginning of next year is basically going to be predominantly Sarah J Maas for me, but once I’ve caught up with ACOWAR, I don’t want to end up leaving this one for years like I did that one! I’ve decided I’m going to do all of Sarah J Maas’ books on audio from now on though, as I find audio a much easier way of getting through such lengthy books!
9. The Silvered Serpents-Roshani Chokshi
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE. My February #RockMyTBR book and I can’t wait for it, The Gilded Wolves was one of my favourite books of this year and I’ve heard such good things about the sequel already that I’m really looking forward to diving in next year.
10. Where Dreams Descend-Janella Angeles
This was one of my most anticipated new releases for this year and yet I just didn’t get around to it. I’m really excited to dive into it next year though, I mean any book that has Moulin Rouge (my favourite movie of all time) as one of its comp titles has to be good!
11. Beloved-Toni Morrison
I was leant this one by a friend, I’ve never read any Toni Morrison books before but I know this one is pretty famous and my friend said it was really good, so I’m hoping I enjoy it.
12. The Midnight Library-Matt Haig
I heard Matt Haig talking about this book on Jameela Jamil’s podcast I Weigh and it sounded super good, so I definitely want to try it next year. The idea is so cool and creative, so I’m hoping that the book lives up to it.
13. The Mask Falling-Samantha Shannon
FINALLY. The fourth Bone Season book is almost here! I had no idea when I binged all three Bone Season books in 2017 that I would be waiting almost four years for the next one, and I’m ridiculously impatient to find out what happens to Paige and Warden next.
14. Burn Our Bodies Down-Rory Power
I wasn’t the biggest fan of Wilder Girls when I read it last year, but Rory Power’s latest book sounds like a really interesting thriller, so I’m willing to give her another try and hope that this one turns out better for me.
So that’s my Winter TBR, an even more ambitious one that my Autumn one, but I’m pretty confident I should be able to finish most if not all of them. What’s on your Winter TBR? Have you read any of these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back with a new Top Ten Tuesday next week, our annual Christmas one, but instead of doing Books Santa Brings, I’ll be doing the Christmas Songs Book Tag that I found on A Book Wanderer as it seemed really fun!