Winter tbr Results

The topic is supposed to be based around something audio (audiobooks, podcasts, songs) and I would love to tell you all this is really on topic and all of these are audiobooks, but they’re not. I mean what even are ears for? Despite having worked in radio I don’t listen to all that much stuff 😝 I’ve also worked in sport so let’s just assume my job’s never correlate…

Although I’m actually looking forward to getting some suggestions on things to listen to: I’ve only listened to one audiobook- Circe- and handful of podcasts so I’d love to try more, but as I’m not a big listener, I’m just going to do a winter tbr recap instead.

1. Alex and Eliza

I read it! It was terrible but I still read it!

2. Things a Bright Girl can Do

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And this one! Although I really enjoyed it, unlike Alex and Eliza.

3. Northanger Abbey

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I also polished off this one! It was ok, not my favourite Austen but still pretty good.

4. Perfect

Well we knew I couldn’t be on a roll for too long. Sequel to Flawed and permanently on the tbr 🙄 maybe one day I’ll finish this series…

5. Legendary

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Can I have Finale now please?

6. The Raven King

Woops, they never found that king.

7. Rose Under Fire

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Currently Reading! Well ish, I may have put it on hold when I got on the blog tour for Muse of Nightmares (have I banged on about that enough yet?), but we’re still going to count it.

8. The Mime Order

I read The Bone Season so long ago, like who even is Paige?

9. Fawkes

Sadly this one wasn’t on my local libraries system so it was a bit of a non starter.

10. Crown of Midnight

I may have been in no rush to return to the disappointing world of Caelena Ska-something (how do you even spell it?!).

Let’s Compare Notes

So there you have it! I completed 50% of them, which is a sweet 2:2 😜 have you read any of these? Make a tbr of your own? Have any audio suggestions so I can be slightly more on topic in the future? Feel free to drop an opinion or list in the comments section!

Winter TBR

Tuesday is nearly over but there’s still time to sneak in a Top Ten! Brought to you from the skies as I’m flying back from holiday while typing this! I’ve had such a great holiday exploring markets and castles in the Highlands with my friends.

This week’s topic is Winter TBR. It’s probably a little late in the year to be writing a winter tbr considering how far through the season we are (I’ve already had snow so I’d say winter is well and truly here), but I’d still like to list the books I’m hoping to finish this season!

1. Alex and Eliza

Top of the list but I really want to read this before I go to see Hamilton in February (aaaaahhhh!). So yeah must read this winter.

2. Things a Bright Girl can Do

Been on the tbr for ages but I feel if I don’t read it soon I’ll loose interest and never read it! Let’s hope I can tick it off this winter!

3. Northanger Abbey

Dry, cynical Jane Austen commenting about women’s place in her day? Yep, definitely for me. And my pen pal has been screaming at me to read it for ages.

4. Perfect

I loved reading Flawed recently, it was fantastic. I can’t wait to read Celestine’s final chapter in Perfect. Bring on the dystopian.

5. Legendary

My friend got me a copy for Christmas and I’m all but struggling to stop myself diving into it right now! I absolutely loved Caravel.

6. The Raven King

Because I still haven’t managed to see if they find their Welsh King, despite having it on my Fall TBR.

7. Rose Under Fire

This has been stewing on my tbr for way too long. I really want to read it! Although possibly not around Christmas time since I’ve heard it’s quite sad.

8. The Mime Order

The last on my fall tbr that I didn’t get through. Hopefully winter is the season for this read!

9. Fawkes

I was chatting to my friend about this novel today and she said it would definitely be my sort of thing. And as a girl who never fails to offer good book recommendations I have decided to try request it at the library and give it a read.

10. Crown of Midnight

Second (I think) in the Throne of Glass series I’m hoping to give it a read soon. I didn’t enjoy Throne of Glass massively but I’ve been advised to stick with the series, they get better.

Let’s Compare Notes

So there you have it! The books I’m hoping to read this season! Have you read any of them? Any recommendations? Have a winter tbr of your own? Feel free to drop an opinion or link in the comments section!

10 Books that Feature Winter

Hello! How’s your week going? I’m very excited because my boyfriend and I put up our Christmas tree yesterday and are going on holiday tomorrow! I can’t wait!!

But on with the post! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a winter freebie so my post is ten books that include winter!

1. Narnia

Um the ultimate winter right? My friends and I had a discussion over whether the film’s are Christmassy last weekend… I’m still not sure tbh 😂 we watched Arthur Christmas instead and that’s definitely a Christmas film! And so sweet.

2. Little Women

This novel, as I remember, begins with Christmas. A bit of a depressing Christmas but Christmas nevertheless, so is pretty perfect for the current season.

3. Throne of Glass

Reading this novel I remember feeling really cold. The floor turning to ice and freezing buckets of water for washing did not sound appealing to me.

4. Harry Potter

Every year there’s a Christmas in these books, often featuring a Weasley jumper and some pretty Hogwarts imagery.

5. Caravel

Nothing sounded colder than Scarlett walking in a wet dress, bare foot through snow on her way to Caravel. Some definite wintery themes here.

6. Catching Fire

I’m fairly sure this novel begins with Katniss cradling cold soup, freezing in the district twelve winter. Sounds pretty chilly to me.

7. To Kill a Kingdom

What is more wintery than a giant palace made of ice on top of a snow capped, impossible to climb mountain?!

8. The Night Circus

I remember Bailey wearing a scarf that was important to the plot for some reason (I think? Possibly I made this up?!) Which screams winter to me. So yup, definitely winter.

9. Wuthering Heights

This book had a ridiculously cold feeling. All those windy moors and the souless Wuthering Heights, it felt like a very wintery read to me!

10. The Bone Season

Dark, cold Oxford is the sticking point in this novel. I imagine that this is Oxford in winter given how desperate they are to acquire gas burners.

Lets Compare Notes

So there you have it! Ten wintery novels. Are they all as chilly as I remember? (Because it’s possible I made the seasons up here…) Have you read any? Any glaringly obvious missing ones? What did you do your list on? Feel free to drop an opinion or link in the comments!