We’re more than halfway through #AMonthofFaves and it has been amazing looking back at everything we loved this past year. Today, it’s all about the books that we want to read this Winter season.
My Winter TBR is going to focus on finishing the books from my 2022 TBR that I wasn’t able to get to before the end of the year. Here are the books at the top of my list…
Winter’s Orbit, Everina Maxwell
I have really been enjoying space operas this year. I think they might be my new favorite genre. This one is described as “Ancillary Justice meets Red, White & Royal Blue” which are two of my books so I’m really excited to read it.
When tragedy befalls Imperial Prince Taam, his Thean widower, Jainan, is rushed into an arranged marriage with Taam’s cousin, the disreputable Kiem, in a bid to keep the rising hostilities between the two worlds under control. But when it comes to light that Prince Taam’s death may not have been an accident, and that Jainan himself may be a suspect, the unlikely pair must overcome their misgivings and learn to trust one.
Breathless, Amy McCulloch
This year I tried Book of the Month for the first time and this was one of my picks. I’m still not sure how I feel about BOTM and whether I’ll continue my subscription but I have been excited about the books I’ve picked.
Journalist Cecily Wong is in over her head. She’s come to Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world, to interview internationally famous mountaineer Charles McVeigh on the last leg of a record-breaking series of summits. She’s given up everything for this career-making story. But when one climber dies in what everyone else assumes is a freak accident, she fears their expedition is in danger. And by the time a second climber dies, it’s too late to turn back.
A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham
Another BOTM pick that I haven’t gotten to yet. There’s just something about winter that makes me want to hunker down with a stack of thrillers and mysteries. This one looks so good!
When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, Chloe’s father had been arrested as a serial killer and promptly put in prison. Now 20 years later, Chloe is a psychologist in private practice in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. And then a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, and that terrifying summer comes crashing back.
I was in a reading slump for most of the Fall, and I’m just coming out of it. Needless to say, all my library hold list seemed to come in at once and almost forced me to start reading again! Here’s 3 of the books that I’m looking forward to getting into this Winter.
Fairy Tale, Stephen King
I’m a huge Stephen King fan, and always look forward to reading his new releases. It’s 598 pages, so I’m expecting to spend a good chunk of time with this.
Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But when Charlie is seventeen, he meets Howard Bowditch, a recluse with a big dog in a big house at the top of a big hill. In the backyard is a locked shed from which strange sounds emerge, as if some creature is trying to escape. When Mr. Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie the house, a massive amount of gold, a cassette tape telling a story that is impossible to believe, and a responsibility far too massive for a boy to shoulder.
Carrie Soto is Back, Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book has been everywhere! I’ve loved the 2 other books by Taylor Jenkins Reid – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones and the Six, so I’m salivating over her latest release.
Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father, Javier, as her coach. A former champion himself, Javier has trained her since the age of two. But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan. At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record.
The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu, Tom Lin
I don’t remember how I first came across this book, but once I read the synopsis, it went on my “to be read” list.
Orphaned young, Ming Tsu, the son of Chinese immigrants, is raised by the notorious leader of a California crime syndicate, who trains him to be his deadly enforcer. But when Ming falls in love with Ada, the daughter of a powerful railroad magnate, and the two elope, he seizes the opportunity to escape to a different life. Soon after, in a violent raid, the tycoon’s henchmen kidnap Ada and conscript Ming into service for the Central Pacific Railroad. Battered, heartbroken, and yet defiant, Ming partners with a blind clairvoyant known only as the prophet. Together the two set out to rescue his wife and to exact revenge on the men who destroyed Ming, aided by a troupe of magic-show performers, some with supernatural powers, whom they meet on the journey.
What’s on your Winter reading list?