Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! This week, we're looking the books we'll be reading over the next couple months. Winter tends to be my power-reading season (brrrr-y outside means it's best to stay in snuggled up with a book!), so hopefully I get beyond these books even, but here are the next ten on my list (not counting the yet-to-be-decided book club picks).


The Lady Elizabeth: I didn't love Alison Weir's debut novel about the life of Lady Jane Grey, but I'm giving her another shot since I love her nonfiction so much...this novel is about the youth of Queen Elizabeth I.

The Games: With the Winter Olympics (my favorite ones!) coming up a few months, I'm going to read this nonfiction about the history of the Games.

The Girl in the Tower: I LOVED The Bear and the Nightingale, so I am pumped to read my advance copy of the sequel!

The Lady of the Rivers: Back to English royalty historical fiction, this is yet another in Philippa Gregory's series on The Wars of the Roses, focusing on Jaquetta Rivers, the mother of Elizabeth Woodville.

The Power: I've heard some mixed reviews about this book, which posits a world in which women are suddenly given lethal power, prompting new gender relationships, but I'm intrigued anyways.

Rebecca: I've seen the (excellent) movie version of this gothic tale, but it's very popular in its original novel format as well.

Fourth of July Creek: This was a whim Kindle deal purchase (like, three years ago) that has gotten pretty good reviews.

Ghost Wars: I actually was originally recommended this book about American covert influence in Afghanistan in the 80s by my college boyfriend, and even though it's been a LONG time since we dated, I've always remembered and been curious and I'm finally going to read it.

An Untamed State: As much as I love her Twitter presence, I've never actually read any of Roxane Gay's books...time to fix that.

An American Marriage: I won a copy of this book, about what happens to a woman when her husband is unjustly convicted and she turns to a good friend for comfort, through LibraryThing's giveaways and I'm really excited to read it.

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  1. The Girl in the Tower sounds so good! Though I also still have The Bear and the Nightingale on my TBR, so maybe I should start there :)

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    1. Probably worth it to start with the first one...it's so good! It's out in paperback already (at least in some places, I ordered my paperback from the UK) so easier to fit in the budget too

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  2. Great list! I love Rebecca - I hope you enjoy it! The Power and The Bear and the Nightingale are both books I need to cross off my TBR soon, too.

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    1. The Bear and the Nightingale is wonderful! And I hope I enjoy Rebecca as much as you!

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  3. Be aware that Fourth of July Creek is really dark and the main character is angry and depressed for most of it. Ultimately I didn't feel like the book was worth the darkness, but clearly a lot of other people did.

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    1. Thank you for the heads up! That's one I'll try to make sure I'm not already in a downer mood when I read because that doesn't sound like a good match

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  4. I've been wanting to read The Power since I first heard about it earlier this year, but haven't managed to get my hands on it yet! It's definitely on my Christmas list :) Great list!

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    1. I've got a review copy on my Kindle, I just haven't quite gotten around to it yet but I hope to get there by the end of the year!

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  5. The Power is on my TBR list, too, but I’ve also seen mixed reviews, so I’m hesitant. I hope you get a chance to read all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I'll let you know what I think when I finish it!

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  6. I've heard good things about THE GIRL IN THE TOWER. Also about REBECCA, which I haven't read either even though I've had it on my Kindle for quite a long time. One of these days I'll get to it -- hopefully :)

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Early reviews for Girl in the Tower are great, which is really exciting :)

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