Top Ten Tuesday: Winter Break TBR

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Ahhhh, it feels so good to be doing a Top Ten Tuesday post again (for those of you who don’t know: I was on a semi-hiatus b/c of the craziness of college & finals)!! This week’s TTT topic is “Winter 2018 TBR”, but because I don’t know what my schedule is going to be like next semester (or the books I’ll have access to, since I’ll be studying off-campus), I decided to slightly modify the topic and write a Winter Break TBR! My winter break is just under 4 weeks and there’s definitely a lot of books I want to get read, so hopefully I can read all of these, if not more!

(Also I just realized that this is my 100th post. WOW, that’s crazy)

For those of you who don’t know:

β€œTop Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”

(This quote comes directly from the blog That Artsy Reader Girl)

1. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas


I HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! I’m SO excited for this book, but also really scared and sad. I’m also terrified this book will put me in a reading slump, because as you can see I have a lot of reading plans for this break.

2. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden


This book has been on my TBR practically ever since it released. But as you can see; I of course haven’t gotten around to it yet. Part of the reason behind this though is because I’ve been specifically saving this series for winter break. Doesn’t it look like the perfect winter read?

3. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden


And because I just know I’ll love this series (plus I already own this book so, yeah), I also plan on continuing with the series. Plus these covers are gorgeous so I must read these books so I can continually admire them. πŸ˜„

4. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi


I won an ARC of this book from a Goodreads giveaway way back in September and I still haven’t read it. Given that it releases in less than a month, I really should get on it…

5. Green Rider by Kristin Britain


My mission for this break is to expand my reading from YA fantasy to adult fantasy (okay, I guess that’s not a lot of ‘expanding’ there, but still). I heard about this book a few years ago and the synopsis has been haunting my mind ever since.

6. From Unseen Fire by Cass Morris


Another adult fantasy. Omg, doesn’t the cover look so cool?? Honestly, as soon as I read that elemental magic was involved in this book, I was sold.

7. The Birthgrave by Tanith Lee


I don’t know much about this book other than that it was first published 40+ years ago and that the synopsis described the protagonist as “mortal woman, demoness lover, last living heir to a long-gone race, and a goddess of destruction” and that I was SOLD instantly.

8. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo


It happened! I finally read Six of Crows and adored it! I can’t wait to see how this duology ends and ahhhh how did so many epic fantasies end up on this TBR???? Please please don’t throw me into a reading slump you guys!

9. The Lost Sisters by Holly Black


I’ve heard great things about this novella and that it’s necessary to understanding the series. ALSO, this is the only e-book I’ve ever bought in my life?!? Awww, I’m so hype to continue with this series!

10. The Wicked King by Holly Black


This book releases like 2 days before my break ends and therefore I am determined to read it before returning to school! Not to mention I’m SUPER excited for this to release. There’s SO MUCH hype; I’ve been dying of anticipation for months. I gotta remember to pre-order this before it’s too late…


Wow, I didn’t realize until I wrote out this list that my reading plans for the break involve purely reading fantasy novels. Lol, this will be an epic few weeks of reading. πŸ˜†

What books are you guys hoping to read this winter/winter break? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?

If you participated in TTT this week, feel free to link up your posts in the comments below, I would love to read them!

38 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Winter Break TBR”

  1. Ugh, I feel the same way about Kingdom of Ash. I have been putting it off because I haven’t quite come to terms with it being THE END. I’m thinking I may do one complete re-read before I actually dive in πŸ™‚
    Happy reading!


    1. A complete reread? Dang, I don’t think I have the patience to do that before picking up Kingdom of Ash. I’ll definitely have to reread the series someday in the future though…
      Happy reading to you too! πŸ™‚


  2. I still need to read The Cruel Prince but I’m pretty excited for it, based on what I’ve heard. And I read Green rider a few years ago and I remember liking it- I hope you do as well!

    From Unseen Fire looks good as well- love the sound of elemental magic!


    1. Yes, The Cruel Prince is amazing! I hope you enjoy it when ya pick it up.
      Thanks, that’s great to hear about Green Rider! I’m so excited because I ordered a copy of it and it’s suppose to arrive today!
      And yessss, I don’t know about you, but elemental magic is a trope I will never tire of! πŸ˜„


  3. So earlier today someone posted on Twitter all of the covers from The Bear and the Nightingale series and it makes an AMAZING photo. I got TBATN on Kindle, so I guess I won’t be lining them up to see how pretty they are… but The Bear and the Nightingale is on my winter TBR. So is The Gilded Wolves, Kingdom of Ash, and the Wicked King (although that one didn’t make it on the TTT post). Great picks!


    1. Lol, that’s another reason why I want to read The Bear and the Nightingale this break: so I can justify buying the third book when it releases in January and having all 3 of these gorgeous books!

      And wow, great minds think alike! I hope we both enjoy these books and good luck on the rest of your Winter TBR! πŸ™‚


  4. The Wicked King! YESS. I’ve been waiting so long for that one.

    Kingdom of Ash.. broke me.. I don’t even want to know how many times I cried / teared up / got angry but it wasn’t pretty – that’s for sure. It didn’t put me in a slump though – so there’s hope, haha!

    I really should get started on my eARC of The Gilded Wolves as well.. I keep seeing raving reviews about it though – so it can’t be bad, right? πŸ˜€ [I’ve mostly been hearing about amazing diverse rep or something – just mentioning in case that’s something that might motivate you to pick it up sooner. :P]

    Happy reading!


    1. YES and now the wait is SO CLOSE to being over! Omg, Goodreads is gonna go crazy on the day that book releases.πŸ˜†

      And that’s so good to hear about Kingdom of Ash! Though, ahhhhh, emotional roller coaster here I come…πŸ˜€

      I’ve been hearing good things about The Gilded Wolves too! And that’s great to hear about the diverse rep! I’m definitely going to be picking the book up in the next few weeks…

      And happy reading to you too!


    1. Yess, fantasy is amazing! I would def recommend branching into YA fantasy if you’re at all intrigued; they hold so many hidden gems!
      Hope we both enjoy Green Rider when we pick it up.


    1. Nice! And glad to hear that you loved Crooked Kingdom! I’ve heard a vague spoiler about the ending, so I’m slightly nervous to pick it up. Also, didn’t Leigh Bardugo say there would a 3rd book way in the future?

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      1. It’s actually the last book in the series 😦 Believe me, I put off reading it for almost a year because I heard rumblings about it. But I’m glad I did because it’s such a well done ending and left me totally satisfied.


    1. Bahaha will do! And yeah…I think I might be biased, because I tend to only seriously consider fantasy books with female protagonists and thus female authors… hmm, I should probably work on that πŸ˜…

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    and im so emotional like its oVER ITS ALL OVER
    keep tissues nearby.

    good luck on getting through these books and i hope you love them all!

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    1. AHHHH, I REALLY DO NEED TO READ KINGDOM OF ASH!!! I’m so excited, but also scared… I’m so glad that everyone is saying the ending was good because I don’t think I could handle picking up the book if it wasn’t.
      And I will for sure keep tissues nearby and I will no doubt get emotional also 😬

      And awwww, thank you! ❀ ❀


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