Top Ten Tuesday: My Winter TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in with their own top ten list.  Click on the link for more info and to find out about future topics.

This weeks theme is:   Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR List.

Are you a seasonal reader?
I can’t say I am particularly, but I have included at least one book in this list with Christmas in the title.
That aside, it’s a mix of classics, killer mermaids and the post-apocalypse. Business as usual around here then…

The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan – I usually pick up the latest offering by Karen Swan at this time of year. I read Christmas Under the Stars last year and it was really good, so hoping this one is just as good as that.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – A classic. What more is there to say?

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – I’ll admit it, it was the lovely cover on the paperback that attracted me to this in the bookshop, but that of course leads to a glance at the first page and I don’t know how I haven’t come across this book before. Tales of folklore, sorcery and the Winter King? Sounds perfect, especially now winter is almost here.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman – I haven’t read Practical Magic, but I have seen the movie. I just couldn’t resist taking this out when I spotted it at the library.

Year One by Nora Roberts – It’s the end of the world as we know it, and that of course immediately gets my attention. I read the Inn Boonsboro trilogy by Nora Roberts which I enjoyed, although it was a very different setting and situation, so am looking forward to reading her again. I do love a post-apocalyptic scenario.

Artemis by Andy Weir – I still haven’t read The Martian, and I really will, some day, I’m certain, but I can’t resist a shiny new book, and so I’ll probably end up reading this one first!

The Remnant by Charlie Fletcher – The final book of the Oversight trilogy. I have to know how it all ends.

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant – Off for an under-sea exploration in search of mermaids? I don’t think it’s going to be like The Little Mermaid at all, and I can’t wait to find out what this book has in store.

Strange Weather by Joe Hill – Short stories aren’t my usual reading choice but I enjoyed The Fireman by Joe Hill and wanted to read his next book. This collection does sound pretty interesting.

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier – I watched the new movie version a little while back and decided I’d like to read the book too. Imagine my surprise then when having a move around of my bookcase I found a brand new, never-read copy of the very book I wanted to read. It’s a sign that you have too many books when you actually have no idea what is lurking on your shelves just waiting to be read.

What will you be reading over the winter?
Have you read any of the books on my TBR list, and what did you think of them?
See you next time for another Top Ten Tuesday!

33 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Winter TBR List

    • pagesandtea says:

      Thanks 🙂
      I enjoyed the movie of My Cousin Rachel, so want to see whether the book has the same tenseness and how the ending compares.
      The Rules of Magic is another going to the top of the TBR I think, it looks so good.


  1. Chizurue says:

    I just added Artemis by Andy Weir in my TBR too! But it’s not in my winter list. Hope you enjoy reading it coz it sounds interesting!


    • pagesandtea says:

      I love Jane Eyre. I thought it was time for a re-read because it must be a few years since the last time I read it. I’ll definitely check out the film version you mentioned because I don’t think I’ve seen that one.

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    • pagesandtea says:

      I’ve never read Practical Magic and wondered whether I should read Rules… first. I decided I would as it’s a prequel. I did watch the movie and enjoyed it, so hopefully I won’t be totally lost with The Rules of Magic 🙂


  2. Lisa says:

    I’m doing a re-read of The Bear & the Nightingale before starting the sequel. It’s lovely! I really loved Into the Drowning Deep — killer mermaids for the win! Have you read the novella (Rolling in the Deep) that came out first? If not, you should start there — it’s really the beginning of the story. I’m really looking forward to Strange Weather too. Joe Hill is amazing! Great list – hope you enjoy your winter reading!

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    • pagesandtea says:

      I’m really enjoying The Bear and the Nightingale, am hoping to get a really long reading session in over the weekend because it’s such an engrossing story.

      I haven’t read Rolling in the Deep yet, so perhaps I’ll check it out before starting Into the Drowning Deep.

      My copy of Strange Weather arrived at the library yesterday and it’s so tempting to just start reading it right away 😀


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