Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is...

My Winter TBR!

Yes, my friends, winter is coming, and it's time to make those hard choices. It's time to select some of those "must read" books for my winter TBR. This is a really difficult choice, since when I looked at my Goodreads TBR, I had over 300 2018 releases shelved. So, I narrowed it down to books I actually have, and it was hard, but I am committed to reading these ten books, which all have release dates in January and February.


Busted 
Gina Ciocca
Series: n/a
Publisher: Sourcefire Books

This one sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. When this "snoop" is hired to spy on her best friend's boyfriend, it seems she may actually be the "other woman". Early reviews are throwing around terms descriptors like fun and name dropping Veronica Mars, so I think this one will delight me.

Love and Other Train Wrecks
Leah Konen
Series: n/a
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

This was one of my Can't-Wait Wednesday picks mostly because I enjoyed Konen's last book so much, but I also love the idea of someone pessimistic about love being trapped with someone optimistic about love. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder
Sara Barnard
Series: n/a
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

Seriously, I have tears in my eyes from reading the synopsis. A boy who cannot hear helps a selective mute find her voice. I am anticipating lots of feels, and from what I have heard, Barnard knows how to deliver them.

Nice Try, Jane Sinner
Lianne Oelke
Series: n/a
Publisher: Clarion Books

I like that Jane is resourceful, and solves her housing problem by signing up for a Big Brother type reality show. Reality shows usually result in some great hijinks and delicious drama. I am eager to see how this concept plays out, and early reviews are encouraging, calling it chaotic and funny.

The Dangerous Art of Blending In
Angelo Surmelis
Series: n/a
Publisher: Blazer + Bray

I think this is going make me cry and feel a lot of feels. I love coming of age stories, and this one combines abuse and identity issues. I may have already shed a few tears while reading the blurb.

Olivia Twist
Lorie Langdon
Series: n/a
Publisher: Blink

I am such a fan of Oliver Twist, and am excited to see how Langdon re-tells this story. This book will also be a little change of pace for me, as it is a historical romance, and a little variety will be good for me.

#Prettyboy Must Die: A Novel
Kimberly Reid
Series: n/a
Publisher: Tor Teen

A former foster kid turned CIA operative. This sounds promising, and I am eager to see how the whole sort-of teen Die Hard plays out. I read a ton of contemporaries, and this sounds like it will be well worth branching off into suspense-thriller for a change.

The Precious Dreadful
Steven Parlato
Series: n/a
Publisher: Simon Pulse

While participating in a teen writing program, Teddi begins to uncover some memories that have her unsettled and she is determined to solve this puzzle. That combined with two love interests and a ghost have me intrigued.

Flight Season
Marie Marquardt
Series: n/a
Publisher: Wednesday Books

I absolutely adored Marie Marquardt's The Radius of Us, and jumped at the chance to read this book. She just knows how to write a beautiful and powerful book, and I suspect this book will provide a feelsplosion too.

The Upside of Falling Down
Rebekah Crane
Series: n/a
Publisher: Skyscape

When I saw this book, I was interested, because it is set outside the US and features a survivor/amnesia storyline, which I always seem to enjoy. Then I realized it was written by Crane, who also wrote The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, which I though was fabulous, and I was all in.





What's on your winter TBR?
Let us know in the comments!

42 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of most of these, but they look amazing! I'm going to go and add them to my TBR list now...

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  2. Winter is coming- nice!! :) Busted sounds fun, and Love and Other Train Wrecks- I just love that title!

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    1. Yeah, I couldn't resist the reference. There are quite a few books I read just because they had an intriguing title, and lucky me, the books were good too.

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  3. ooooh BUSTED sounds really good!! I hadn't heard of it before, but I'm saying YES to it now :) Also, I was SO close to putting #prettyboy on my list!! Happy reading!!

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    1. #prettyboy is such a change of pace for me, but if it was a movie or a TV show, I would watch it, so why not read it? Busted sounds wonderfully complicated and I am a fan of the author. Hoping I love them all!

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  4. Ooo Busted sounds great! I LOVE Veronica Mars so anytime I see a comparison to it I'm instantly sold. Nice Try, Jane Sinner is currently in my TBR and I can't wait to read it. Early reviews have been really positive. Great picks, Sam!

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    1. I am all over anything promising a VMars type PI. I am very hopeful about Jane Sinner too. I like redemption type stories, and it sounds like it may go that way. Plus, the reality show parts should provided some good comic fodder.

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  5. Ah a bunch of these are new to me but look awesome. Can't wait to hear what you think of them! Happy reading!

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    1. This list was culled from my review books, and they sound really promising.

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  6. That GoT giff, priceless. I am a big fan of Oliver Twist as well, so I`m quite curious about that retelling.

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    1. I like re-tellings. My feelings about re-tellings is the same as about cover songs - I want to see the author bring something new to the story. I am not looking for it to just be slightly different from the original, just capture the essence and be something sort of new. That is my hope for Olivia Twist.

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  7. Several of these sound really good! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. There are a few that I am so hopeful for, and I hope I love them all.

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  8. The Precious Dredful is on my TBR as well. The author is coming to a reading festival I might attend, and also the premise sounds really interesting, plus that cover? Sign me up!

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    1. Ooh! I love reading festivals. I haven't been to anything bookish since BookCon. *sad face*

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  9. OOoh nice ones! Those are pretty much all new to me ones! I hope you get to read them all this winter and love them too!

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    1. This post is my commitment to reading all 10 of these!

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  10. The Precious Dreadful sounds interesting as well as Olivia Twist which I've been wanting for quite some time. Have fun reading these.

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    1. Both are a little out of my norm, but I was intrigued.

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  11. I can honestly say that *all* of these are new to me. Outside of my handful of favorite authors I don't really keep up with upcoming releases. A Quiet Kind of Thunder sounds like it will be so moving. And the premise of The Upside of Falling Down definitely caught my eye. I'll be keeping an eye out for those two!

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    1. Some of these are new releases from authors I have enjoyed, but a lot are new to me too. You know I comb Goodreads like a fiend. I like finding the less hyped books and reading debuts as well. I should be starting to read these in early December, so I will have stars and reactions posted during Dec.

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  12. A lot of these are new to me. Prettyboy Must Die is one that I have seen around a bit. I hope you enjoy all of these!

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    1. #prettyboy is one that I am super excited about. I read almost no espionage books, and I like the premise so much.

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  13. They all look new to me. I need to check them out. Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy them once you read them. Happy reading. 😁❤️

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    1. I love making these lists and giving priority to my books. Now I just have to stick to the list.

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  14. I didn't get a chance to set up my list yesterday but I'm excited for a few of the winter books I have plans to read. Love and Other Train Wrecks is definitely on my list too!

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    1. I have so many books on my list. It was so hard to make this list, because I want to read all the releases I have, but I want so many more.

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  15. Olivia Twist looks great - I love Oliver Twist as well. Looks like you have a lot of great books to look forward to this winter.

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    1. I actually have TOO many books to read this winter, but I hope to get to them all.

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  16. #Prettyboy Must Die: A Novel looks interesting. I need to check this one out. It looks like you have a great list of books to read. I hope you get to all of them.

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    1. #prettyboy looks so good and different for me. I was really excited to get a copy.

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  17. I hadn't heard of Olivia Twist, but I definitely want to read that one since Oliver Twist is one of my favorite classics. Great list!

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    1. It sounds really promising, and the aging up and crossroads Olivia is placed at should produce some interesting events.

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  18. Oh Busted made my list too. I'm excited to dive into it! Great picks and good luck!

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    1. Busted seems like it's going to be quite fun, and if the MC is even half the PI of VMars, we should be in for a treat.

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  19. I love Oliver Twist too, need to check out Olivia Twist then! :)

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    1. It sounds like the story gets an interesting twist from the synopsis. I am definitely interested to read this take on that classic.

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  20. A Quiet Kind of Thunder is on my TBR too! It sounds so powerful and emotional. Hopefully it lives up to the permise! Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! <3

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    1. I have heard good things about Barnard, so I am eager to read one of her books. Fingers crossed we both love it.

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  21. Busted is on my list too!! I need to check out the others you listed. Great list <3

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    1. I hope Busted lives up to its reputation, because it sounds like it could be awesome.

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