Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Top Ten Tuesday | My Winter TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. 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 'Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To' but I'm very bad at keeping on top of new debuts before they've been published. I thought about searching for some debuts, but I didn't want to talk about books I'd only just discovered because the likelihood is I won't actually be that excited for all of them, and I'm sure that after looking at other people's lists I'll have plenty of 2016 debuts to add to my TBR. 

So instead of talking about 2016 debuts, today I'm going to share with you my Winter TBR!


Christmas at Lilac Cottage and Snowflakes on Silver Cove by Holly Martin: I received eARCs of both of these from NetGalley, and they sound adorable. Last year I read a bunch of Christmassy contemporaries in December and I really enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to doing the same this year. Plus these covers are lovely!

The Little Christmas Kitchen by Jenny Oliver: Again, I love my Christmassy contemporaries. I found a little copy of this for just £4, and it sounds very cute; I love stories about sisters and I love Greece, so I'm looking forward to this one!

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson: This is another eARC from NetGalley, and one that sounds so much fun. I feel like this is the kind of book that could be a brilliant feel-good, Christmas movie, and I hope I enjoy it.

Christmas at the Vicarage by Rebecca Boxall: This is another eARC, and one that sounds a little more serious than the others. I have no idea if I'm going to enjoy this one or not, but every now and then I do enjoy a family story and for some reason I'm always interested in stories starring families who work in the church.


The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston: This was on my Winter TBR last year and I still haven't gotten to it. I don't know if I'll read it before the New Year, but I think it'd make a pretty good January or February read, too. Plus I think it has a gorgeous cover.

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney: Some more historical fiction, and another book I think will make a really good January read if I don't get to it before the New Year. I started this book ages ago and ended up having to put it down because I just wasn't feeling it, but it has a lot of great reviews on Goodreads so I'd like to give it another try.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater: I still haven't read any Maggie Stiefvater - I will read The Raven Boys one day, I will - and while I know The Wolves of Mercy Falls series doesn't have the best reviews I still want to check it out. I think it'll be a great read for this time of year!

Dracula by Bram Stoker: Considering I grew up near Whitby it's pretty shocking that I still haven't read this classic, even more so when you take into account that I studied it for my Victorian Gothic module at university. Whenever I've tried to read it I've ended up giving up, but I'm determined to cross this classic off my list even if I have to force my way through it, and for some reason I just think winter will be a really good time to read this.

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan: I've heard some wonderful things about Kirsty Logan's writing, so I'd really like to cross her debut off my TBR this year if I can. This book has a stunning cover, too, so if you're deliberating between the hardback and the paperback, please treat yourself to the hardback.

Which books made your list this week?

    14 comments:

    1. Nice list. I keep meaning to request The Gracekeepers from the library. I think it sounds great. Hope you enjoy all of these!

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    2. I can live with seeing your winter TBR list. I love seeing all the Christmas books. I have Winter Witch on my shelf to read. Hope you enjoy your reads.

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    3. i love those Bookouture covers! They are just darling! I just finished reading/reviewing Christmas Joy Ride - it's a cozy Christmas read :) My TTT

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      1. They're adorable, aren't they? I'm glad to hear The Christmas Joy Ride is a good read. :)

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    4. This looks like an amazing TBR for the holidays! I'm hoping to get in a Christmas book or two as well! :D

      Here are my Top Ten!

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      1. I'm looking forward to getting into the Christmas spirit! :D

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    5. Oh wow very Christmassy!! I'll have to check these out as I don't really read festive books, thank you for sharing :-)

      Here's my TTT @ Emma's Bookery if you would like to check it out :-) Have a great day :-)

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      1. I had a lot of fun reading festive reads last year, so I'm looking forward to doing it again. :)

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    6. Love all the Christmas covers on your list! I'm LOVING The Raven Boys series, so I'm eager to see what you think about Shiver, I know some people LOVE the series and some people HATE it. I hope you enjoy Dracula! I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed it last year- perhaps give an audiobook version a try, that's how I read it. The Gracekeepers is very high on my wishlist; it's so beautiful.
      Happy Reading!

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    7. Look at all the pretty Christmas covers!! I'm always looking for book recs for the season so thank you so much for featuring these^^ I'll be checking out Winter Witch for sure - and you're right: Shiver would be perfect for this time of year ♥ I hope that you'll get to all of these in December :)

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    8. I LOVED Shiver. It's one of my favourite novels - it's such a shame that all the reviews are so hit and miss though. And all those festive novels are so sweet - like little feel good stories!
      Beth x
      www.thequietpeople.com

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