The Top 8 Books on my Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year. But instead, today I’m being a REBEL and doing the Top 10 (or really 8) Books on my Winter TBR. This is a big deal for a rule follower like me…



Jemma = me

I do have a purpose to my rebellion though. I LOVE doing seasonal TBR lists. I never follow them to the letter, but it helps me form a game plan and keep me somewhat on track with my TBR. So I was incredibly sad to to see no Top Ten Tuesday topic for our winter TBR list month! What is this blasphemy?! Winter has started, so there’s no time like the present for this list! Besides, this list includes books I am anticipating getting for Christmas. In no particular order…

1. & 2. Killer Instinct and All In (The Naturals #2 & #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


I read The Naturals over a year ago and I’m ready to continue the story!

3. The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


If I actually follow this list, I’ll be reading a lot of Jennifer Lynn Barnes! I got this one for my birthday and still need to read it.

4. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


I’ve been moderately interested in this one thanks to the positive reviews, but now that it’s my next book club read, I’ll be reading it soon for sure!

5. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


I want to read this one for the hype. And it definitely looked really interesting when I saw it in person, especially underneath that dust jacket! I’m intrigued!

6. Vicious by V.E. Schwab


I bought this one a few months ago and have been meaning to read it since before then, but Victoria Schwab is coming to town (well, she’s actually local to Nashville, but I anticipate seeing her at an upcoming event in a few months) so I need to read this one and/or my next pick…

7. The Archived by Victoria Schwab


For a while I had no interest in this one, but now I do! I asked for it for Christmas, and as previously mentioned, I’d like to read something by Schwab before I see her!

8. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys


I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages, and now that I own it I fully intend to do so sooner rather than later!

9 and 10 are kind of up for grabs. I have some books I own that I still need to read, books I have been thinking about grabbing from the library, or new shinies that are very likely to crop up.  Possibilities include but are not limited to…


What’s on your winter TBR?

25 Responses to The Top 8 Books on my Winter TBR

  1. I don’t typically go for YA books unless someone specifically recommends something to me, but with it being Star Wars I picked up Lost Stars by Claudia Gray. There was a little bit more sexual content than I was expecting, but overall story and writing style was pretty decent. Main story starts around A New Hope and finishes about a year after Endor. With the content caveat, it’s definitely worth a read.

    • I’ve heard of other books by Claudia Gray but not the Star Wars one; interesting. I know YA author Alexandra Bracken did A New Hope retelling but haven’t read it either.

  2. No winter TBR list?! Oh my. I actually had to go check and make sure! If I’d have realized that, I probably would’ve rebelled this week too as those are my favorite TTT lists to put together. Other than Percy Jackson, the only book I’ve read from your list so far is “Everything, Everything.” Contemporary YA is not my usual cup of tea, but I checked in an almost-brand-new copy at the library and decided on a whim to bring it home with me. I read the entire thing in one afternoon, and I was pleasantly surprised as I usually go into super-hyped YA books with the subconscious intention of picking them to pieces (I probably need to work on that). Anyway, I thought it was pretty good and I hope you enjoy it! I’m planning to read “Vicious” this winter too. I liked “A Darker Shade of Magic,” but “Vicious” seems to be everyone’s favorite Schwab book.

  3. I’ve never paid much attention to The Naturals, but now that I’ve seen those covers, I need to read them. I’m powerless against a clever design.
    And I applaud your rule-breaking. Bon courage!

  4. Wow, I haven’t read any of these, and they all look fantastic! I need to step up my reading game. Right now I’m in the middle of the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer, but I have “The Wrath and the Dawn” and “An Ember in the Ashes” cued up next.

    • I read The Wrath and the Dawn a few months ago and liked it! It started off a little slow for me, but I got into it, and the writing is gorgeous!

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