TTT: My Winter TBR

capture-20181218-171327.pngHi guys! How are you today? Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Artsy Girl. The topic this week is your winter TBR. Seasonal TBRs are my favorite TBRs, cause I actually sometimes manage to stick to them.

1. The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy


I’ve been meaning to read more short stories and this collection looks so lovely. I picked it up mostly because of title, but judging by the cover it’ll be a perfect winter read and the first part’s even titled “Love Beings in Winter”.

2. The Idiot by Elif Batuman


I bought this mostly because of the title too, but I’m super excited about it. It’s a coming of age story set at Harvard in the 90s (my favorite decade). The only reason I haven’t already read it is that I have a lot books and highkey forgot I own it. 

3. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


If you saw my post about my book crushes, you know I’ve been desperate to get my hands on some books set in the middle ages. Turns out my mum had this one in the attic and was kind enough to find it for me. It’s set in the 13th century and centered around the building of a great cathedral.

4. The Wendy by Erin Michelle Sky Steven Brown


This will be the second Peter Pan retelling I read which is named after and focused on one of the book’s female characters. If it’s even half as good as Tiger Lily, I’ll be very pleased with it.

5. Beartown by Fredrik Backman


This is one of those books that everyone, regardless of their usual reading taste, seems to love. So even though a book about hockey and small towns is definitley out of my comfort zone, I have very high hopes for this one.

6. Sashenka by Simon Sebag Montefiore



There’s no winter like a Russian winter and my planned Russian fix of the season is Sashenka, a historical novel set in 1916 St. Petersburg about a young girl who “plays a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction.” Sounds intriguing.

7. One Day in December by Josie Silver


Who doesn’t love a good holiday rom-com? I know I do. This book’s been called Love Actually in book form and I’ve heard a lot of lovely things about it , so I’m super excited to buddy-read it with my momma over the holidays.

8. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas


I’ve heard very mixed things about this novella, but I adore these characters and I’m so excited to read about the inner circle again. It’s set on the winter solstice, so I think that will be the perfect time to pick it up.

9. Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis


I read the first book in the series in November and it was a lovely Autumn read. I think this one’s set in the winter so I’d like to get to it soon. Hopefully it’s just as charming as the first one, full of talking animals, quirky characters and whimsy.

10. The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden.


Did anyone think I wasn’t going to read my favorite, dark, magical Russian winter-fairytale this winter? I might have read The Bear and the Nightingale three times already, but I’ve only read the sequel once, so I really want to reread both before The Winter of the Witch comes out. I need to be prepared.


Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? What are you planning on reading this winter?


44 thoughts on “TTT: My Winter TBR

  1. Good luck with your TBR! 🙂 I’m currently reading A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J.Maas and I’m having mixed feelings about it. I like it but it is kind of “meh”! Honestly, I don’t think that this novella was necessary but it’s perfect for this season as it gives you the typical “Christmas” feels.

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  2. I have read three of the books from your list
    A Court of Frost and Starlight was a let down for me… It isnt a DNF thing but it wasnt upto the SJM style which I love.
    I have read both the books of Katherine Arden and m eagerly waiting for her last in this trilogy. Her books are perfect a winter reads. I haven’t read anyone else, among the new fantasy authors, who sketches winter as mesmerizing and beautiful as she does.
    Have a nice Winter Read

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    1. I’ve heard a lot of people say ACOFAS didn’t live up to their expectations, so I’m trying to keep my expectations low! I love Katherine Arden’s books so much and yes, they’re absolutely perfect winter reads 😊 Thank you so much and happy reading!

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  3. Great list! I need to read some of Katherine Arden’s work and The Pillars of the Earth has been on my TBR for years – I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

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  4. After your many comments about The Bear and the Nightingale, I really wanted to read it, and I happened to get it in my most recent Book Case Club box! I’m excited for it because it sounds fantastic.

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  5. Beartown is also on my list. I like the sound of Sashenka. I will definitely check it out, thanks. 😊

    And I am planning on re-reading my favourite two Arden’s books as well. I absolutely adore The Bear and the Nightingale. ❤️

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  6. I’m so excited for The Winter of the Witch but I can’t read it until I’ve read Girl in the Tower but I refuse to read Girl in the Tower until The Winter of the Witch is released! I keep reading books in unfinished trilogies or series and then despairing when I love them because I’m impatient!

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