Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten books on my TBR list for winter 2017/2018


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is about reading plans for this winter. What’s on my TBR list? Um, about 2,000 books? But thinking in more practical terms, here’s what I’m planning (hoping) to read during the next few months.

First up, I’m trying to be diligent about (a) only requesting books from NetGalley that I really, really want to read; and (b) actually reading them on or around publication dates. This part of my list is dedicated to NetGalley ARCs with publication dates between December 2017 and March 2018:

 1) The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (12/5/2017): The sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale!

2) The Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (1/16/2018): Book three in the delightful Veronica Speedwell series.

3) As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner (2/6/2018): Historical fiction set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, from the author of A Fall of Marigolds.

4) The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (2/6/2018): Because I’m a sucker for anything set in Alaska!

5) Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson (2/20/2018): Contemporary fiction about a mother and daughter — looks like fun.

6) The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth (3/13/2018): I’ve loved both books I’ve read by this author so far… despite the never-ending tears.

7) The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian (3/13/2018): Need I explain? Such an amazing author — I’ll read whatever he writes.

Besides the ARCs, I’m really looking forward to reading these next three, which I either own or have on order:

8) Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich: Can’t wait to see her spin on the dystopian genre.

9) The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert: This YA book seems to be getting a lot of buzz.

10) George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl: Sounds great!


What books will be keeping you warm this winter?

Share your links, and I’ll come check out your top 10!


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20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten books on my TBR list for winter 2017/2018

    • I’ve actually never read any of her books, but I’m looking forward to it! I was supposed to read The Nightingale with my book group, but I ended up having an extra-busy month that time around and missed it completely.

  1. Very much looking to The Hazel Wood as well. And I feel like I need to finally get to The Bear and the Nightingale…the covers in the series are gorgeous!

  2. Read The Flight Attendant – it’s excellent! Good luck with all your NetGalley reads. I recently joined and get a little stressed when I see the books on my “shelf” I’ve agreed to read.

  3. The cover of A Treacherous Curse caught my attention straight away and now I’m wondering why I’ve never heard of this series before, because it looks like something I’d enjoy.

    As Bright As Heaven sounds great too, and would be a change from the sort of book I’d usually read. I like a bit of variety at times 🙂

    Looking forward to reading your thoughts on The Girl in the Tower as I’m currently reading (and loving) the first book.

    Hope you enjoy your books 🙂

    • I loved The Bear & the Nightingale too! I’m doing a re-read right now (via audio) and then I’ll start The Girl in the Tower. Can’t wait!

      The Veronica Speedwell books are really fun! Victorian adventure with a feisty woman in the lead role — I hope you check them out!

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