Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and you can find a list of past and future topics here!

1) What Light by Jay Asher
What Light
I bought this last year but didn't get to read it in time for Christmas. Since I'm a seasonal reader, reading it after Christmas felt fundamentally wrong so I put it aside for this year!! I am really excited for it because I was a huge fan of Thirteen Reasons Why and whilst this looks, of course, very different, I'm hoping I still love Asher's writing. 

2) Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis
Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay, #4)
I adore Jill Shalvis's books and her Heartbreaker Bay series is probably my favourite of hers. This is the fourth book in the series and looks super festive and lovely. 

3) The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes
The Mitford Murders (Mitford Murders #1)
Because Christmas just isn't complete without a good murder? I got this recently because of the great reviews and because I do love murder mysteries - especially those set at Christmas!! 

4) The Fandom by Anna Day
The Fandom
I got an ARC of this at YALC and also met the author so I am very excited to read this! I should be reading it before the release since I do plan to post a review!

5) Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Zenith (The Androma Saga, #1)
Getting an ARC of this at YALC was an experience. There were so many people so determined to get a copy. And I get why. It is one of my most anticipated reads of the year because space pirates. Space. Pirates. I also love Sasha's videos. 

6) The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson
The Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials, #1)
The Usborne team were super nice to me whilst I was waiting for the ARC of this at YALC so getting it was a great experience. Plus this is Jurassic Park meets Hunger Games and if that doesn't intrigue you then... I don't even know. It makes me very excited! 

7) The Dragon's Legacy by Deborah A. Wolf
The Dragon’s Legacy (The Dragon's Legacy, #1)
I will be posting my review of this sometime in December so I need to read it very, very soon. It helps that I am crazy excited for it! I always get drawn towards dragon novels and this one sounds awesome and I've heard some good things. 

8) Cloaked in Shadow by Ben Alderson
Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori, #1)
Another Booktuber whose videos I enjoy! I've been curious about this book since he first mentioned it and now all details have been revealed and it sounds really, really good. I have this one pre-ordered and just hope I get to read it when it arrives!

9) Shadow Girl by Liana Liu
Shadow Girl
Paranormal YA Mystery was enough to get my interest. Also the blurb sounds vaguely Jane Eyre which is one of my favourite classics so of course I want to read this! 

10) High Rising by Angela Thirkell
High Rising
I got this for Christmas last year and yes, it's taken me this long to read it. It's one of those classics that forever intrigues me and I don't know why I haven't picked it up sooner! But it's a nice symmetry, reading last years presents at Christmas. Or that's what I'll tell myself anyway! 


  1. What Light is adorable! I loved its lighthearted feel and storyline (though it does still have depth to it). From all I understand, this is the complete opposite of Jay's previous book, which sounds really dark. YAY for Zenith. Really looking forward to reading that one. :)

    Happy winter TBR-ing, Clare!

    1. So glad to hear you loved What Light!! Yeah Thirteen Reasons Why was definitely darker in tone. Hope you get to read Zenith soon!!

  2. The Mitford Murders looks excellent (love Christmas plus mystery!)and yes to more Jay Asher. Also, I want The Extinction Trials just forfthat cover.

    1. Christmas plus mystery just works so well doesn't it? Yes! The cover is amazing and I love the premise too so I'm excited!

  3. I`m really excited about Ben`s book, it sounds really good. And it`s nice to celebrate fellow booktubers/book bloggers. Zenith sounds cool as well, but Sci-Fi isn`t really my genre.

    Carmen / Carmen`s Reading Corner

    1. Yeah I always get excited when a fellow booktuber/book blogger does something like writing a book! Sci-Fi wasn't my genre before this year and then I suddenly started liking it but I've no idea why!!

  4. High Risking sounds like my kind of book. Interesting list.

  5. I've not heard of any of these, but you can bet I'll be checking them out.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

    1. Glad they interest you!! Hope you get to read some of them!

  6. Some of these are definitely going on my wishlist. Enjoy!

  7. What Light has been on so many lists today. It does look very wintery. I hope you get a chance to read all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. It's odd because I think its mostly set during summer yet it seems like such a Christmassy read?

  8. I am reading Shadow Girl this week, and I will read any book Shalvis writes. Love her! What Light was a sweet story. I read it last year, and found it sweet and I liked the themes of hope and forgiveness.

    1. I hope you enjoy Shadow Girl! And yes - Shalvis is brilliant! Glad to hear you liked What Light, I am really looking forward to reading it!

  9. Looks like a great bunch of books for the holiday season.

    I'd like to invite you to join my 12 Books of Christmas reading challenge since you've got a couple Christmas books on your list. You don't have to commit to reading 12 books to join.

    Have a great week. - Katie

    1. That sounds like an interesting reading challenge! Will definitely have to check it out!