Top Ten Tuesday #29: Winter 2017 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but I couldn’t resist this week’s topic (though I’m a day late with it).

Winter TBR!!!

Umm… so… I’ve neglected my blog for a bit because of the Thanksgiving holiday, but I think I’m back now, and I shall herald my return with a TBR that I’ll probably neglect soon after starting on it. 🙂

Let’s start with the ARCs, which I’ve promised myself that I’ll prioritize:

Above the Timberline by Gregory Manchess (illus.)

I’m so glad to have received a copy of this book from Wunderkind PR. (Thank you so much!!!!) Described as a “painted novel,” it’s about “the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future.” Of course, I was immediately interested in reading it because of the “painted novel” description. That made me curious to see how it’s structured. (Can’t wait to start!!!)

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

A YA fantasy novel about a human girl and her sisters living at the royal court in a fairy world, where humans are despised. I requested this simply because it’s by Holly Black. I hope it’s good.

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

I screamed when I found out I was granted a review copy for this through NetGalley. I’m a fan of Hartman’s Seraphina duology and was beyond excited to learn that this book is set in the same fantasy world. I love Hartman’s writing and the story in the Seraphina books, which are YA fantasy novels about a girl coming to terms with her half-dragon identity, so I’m sure to enjoy Tess of the Road as well.

A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne

A fantasy novel in which a bard tells the story of when giants invaded the city. I read the first chapter of this book for my most recent Try a Chapter Tag. I was interested in the story though I found it a bit dry.

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

The second novel in the Winternight trilogy, which begins with The Bear and the Nightingale, about a strong-willed girl who uses her abilities to save her village. I read The Bear and the Nightingale, but didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. I hope my reading experience with The Girl in the Tower will be a little better.

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

Here’s another novel I read in my most recent Try a Chapter Tag. It’s a YA fantasy novel set in a world where magic is scarce. I enjoyed the bit I’ve read so far, so I’m looking forward to this.

And now for some graphic novels I’d like to get to:

Black, Vol. 1 by Kwanza Osajyefo, illus. by Jamal Igle, Robin Riggs, Derwin Roberson, and Tim Smith III

A comic book set in present day but only Black people have superpowers. This was recently published in November and I can’t wait to get started on it.

Klaus by Grant Morrison, illus. by Dan Mora

A comic book about a bad-ass Santa Claus. This one I’ll read closer to Christmas.

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (illus.)

A horror graphic novel. It’s been on my TBR for ages. This year won’t end without me reading it.

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg (illus.)

I started this earlier this year and have yet to complete it. It shall be done. It’s a graphic novel about a young man who travels from the North Pole to the South Pole and falls in love with a woman he can’t touch.

Okay, that’s it. What’s on your TBR?

29 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #29: Winter 2017 TBR

  1. I’m really looking forward to The Girl in the Tower! I’m just finishing up a reread of the 1st book in the series, and then I’m diving in! Enjoy your winter reading!


  2. Looks like you’ve got some great ARCs! I liked Seraphina a lot but haven’t read the second one. I loved Bear and Nightingale, so I’m jealous you got Girl in the Tower. 🙂 I hope you like it!


    1. Thanks! The Seraphina books were pretty good. I loved the first one but didn’t think the second was as great as the first. I still enjoyed it though. You should give it a go. The world expands in that one and you learn more about the other countries.


  3. Cool tbr! I really want to read Cruel Prince (basically cos it’s Holly Black too) 😉 I hope you like Girl in the Tower more than the first one then. And I hope you do end up reading Through the woods and like it!! I thought it was great 😀


    1. 🙂 Thanks! Other than the Spiderwick Chronicles, which Holly Black collaborated with Tony DiTerlizzi to do, I’ve never read one of her novels before. I’ve always wanted to though because I’ve heard she’s a good writer.

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  4. I am so in love with the cover of ‘Above The Timberline’, Zezee. I will look forward to reading your thoughts on that. 🙂


  5. Some lovely books on here to look forward to. I like the look of Tess of the Road – definitely wish I had a copy of that one and look forward to seeing what you make of it.
    Lynn 😀


  6. Cruel Prince and The Girl in the Tower are definitely on my list too! I have such a long tbr list at the moment, I’d be surprised if I ever get to them… the struggles of a bookworm 🙂


  7. I’m looking forward to The Girl In The Tower and Tess of the Road, too! As for my winter TBR list, it’ll be mostly catch-up on new books from 2017 that wasn’t able to read before the end of this year. I’m also planning to binge-finish Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy (figured you’d be happy to hear that *wink*).


    1. I’d like to catch up on all the new books I bought too. These eBook sales are getting to me though I don’t like reading ebooks. I just can’t pass on the low prices.
      Lol yup! I’m glad to hear that about Hobb 🤣 will look out for your thoughts on it. I’m slowly catching up on blogs I keep up with.

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