Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Winter TBR

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I love that the prompt says it's a month early. Clearly you all don't live in a place where winter lasts six months out of the year. It's been winter for me since the start of the month! But I get that it's early for the schedule of when we talk about our reads for the season.

So as you all know, I do themed months. So here is a peak at my themes for the next three months and the books I am excited to read this winter.

December Theme - Science Fiction

1.) Firefight by Brandon Sanderson - Add to Goodreads
This one is in the mail! I'm part of a kind of ARC tour for this one and I'm so dying about it! Thanks to Mark for sharing the Sanderson! I loved Steelheart and can't wait to continue this series with amazing characters and this fantastic world where superheroes are villains!

2.) Zodiac by Romina Russell - Add to Goodreads
I've seen some mixed reviews on this book but I'm still very intrigued by the world and the concept of planets based on the zodiac. I got an ARC at BEA and it fits my theme for the month so I'm making it happen.

3.) This Shattered World by Aime Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - Add to Goodreads
These Broken Stars blew my mind and is one of my top books of the year. I got a bound manuscript of this one at BEA and I've had to hide it so I don't start it too early. Soon precious, soon!

4.) The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon - Add to Goodreads
I've mentioned this one a few times but I'm so excited to continue with this series. The world is so intriguing and I'm excited to explore more of this series version of an alternate future London. Plus the "magical system" is very cool. It's like Science Fantasy which I love and the characters are really interesting.

Backup Books: Dissonance by Erika O'Rourke and A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
(If anyone has recommendations between these two that would be appreciated)

January Theme- Mystery/Thriller

5.) There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake - Add to Goodreads
I got approved for this one on NetGalley and I'm pretty excited about it. I love a good unreliable narrator and well I mean, check the title out. Yes it's basically a travel book which you probably know I hate but it sounds mysterious and action-packed so I'm expecting to really enjoy it.

6.) The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black - Add to Goodreads
This is not a Mystery or a Thriller, it's Fantasy but it sounds mysterious and thrilling. I got an ARC at BEA and I've been waiting to read it closer to release day and I'm excited to make that happen in January. I've changed my tune of fae stories and I'm excited to read my first Holly Black.

7.) Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham - Add to Goodreads
This is the second Veronica Mars book and I flailed so hard when I was approved for it on NetGalley and realized it fit the theme for that month. I loved the first one and I hear this one has more Logan, so obviously it will be better!

February Theme - Retellings

8.) Beauty by Robin McKinley - Add to Goodreads
I picked a copy of this up at Half Price Books for a few bucks and after Jessie and Terri doing their Robin McKinley week I'm excited to read my first book by the author. Plus it fits my theme for February so I'm making this happen!

9.) Fairest by Marissa Meyer - Add to Goodreads
More Lunar Chronicles? Yes, please! I'm really excited to learn more about Queen Levana and maybe some of the other characters in turn (like Princess Selene and Winter). Not to mention that I love villain stories and Levana is definitely a compelling villain.

10.) The Marriage Game by Alison Weir - Add to Goodreads
This does not fit the theme, but I sort of realized that it's good to switch things up a little bit to not get bogged down in the theme. It's Historical Fiction about Elizabeth I but it sounds dramatic, tawdry, and full of political intrigue. This book has me written all over it!

What are you planning to read this winter? Are any of these books on your list? Have you read any of them? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I'm interested in every book you have listed except #5, because I never heard of it, and #7, because I never did jump on the Veronica Mars bandwagon. You have superb taste in books Cassi =)

  2. I can't wait to read The Darkest Part of the Forest! I featured it for WoW a month or so ago and it looks awesome! I haven't heard of Beauty, but it looks really good! I hope you love all of these :)

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  3. Oh gosh, quite a few of these books are on my wishlists :D I really want to read The Darkest Part of the Forest, it sounds so awesome! And Fairest is a pretty much a must-read! I have to get my hands on Cress first, but I'm really looking forward to seeing inside Queen Levana's mind. I'd love to read Zodiac too! Oh, and This Shattered World :D Hope you enjoy them all!

  4. Look at all those "Add to Goodreads" links, it's like a sign the universe want me to add all of these to my Goodreads TBR list.

  5. Yes to Holly Black books!! I love your themes! I wish I could do that but I'm a mood reader so it's hard for me to stick to a plan lol.

  6. OOoh nice! I need to read The Bone Season asap! I heard that the author will be in my city in February! Kind of in the scarier neighborhoods towards downtown I believe, but gotta find me a buddy to make it happen!!

    Still need to finish watching Veronica Mars season 3 and the movie--which I still need--and get these books so I can read them too! Pretty much the reason why I didn't request an ARC is that I am still behind in general with Veronica Mars...sigh...!

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  7. So much awesomeness on your list, Cassi!!!
    So many books I can't wait to read.
    I read The Darkest Part of the Forest and really enjoyed it. And I think that there is a little bit of mystery to it. :D
    I am looking forward to Veronica Mars Book 2. And yay, I am so excited you got approved to read it! I still need to read book 1.
    I hope that you enjoy reading them all!

  8. The Marriage Game looks SOOO GOOD. This is the first I've heard of it, but I've already added it to the top of my TBR. I'm looking forward to Fairest along with the rest of the world, too. I'm excited for you to read Beauty. I read that book about a million times growing up. It's one of those nostalgic happy books for me.