If ever there were a seasonal TBR list where my ringing words of I-won’t-actually-read-these is true, it’s this one. I have read very little in 2021, and I don’t see that trend changing just now. Still, I can hope I’ll turn my reading around. With that said, I’m still going to curate a winter 2021 TBR list because a: it’s fun (and kind of annoying to consider all the books I have to read) and b: I like the aesthetic it does allow for.
Mostly I’m sharing books on my shelf rather than upcoming releases because honestly, I don’t know that I’ve bought any books at the writing of this (for December) and as a result, I think I’m realizing I need to reign in my book buying even more. By this I mean in 2021, I made a decision to change how I buy things, and that affected books. Because of that choice, I haven’t bought as many through the year, and it’s been a really good change. I love books and what reading means, but when you don’t read what you own, that’s a problem. I also think it’s wise to not be so influenced by the latest hype book. Sometimes it IS that good, and other times it’s just a mediocre story you wonder why you “had” to have. Anyway. That’s was something of a rabbit trail that I went off on without real purpose – and is really the subject for another day. Maybe I will write something yet.
Without further ado, let’s take a look-see at some of my fantasy I’d-like-to-read season TBR picks!
WINTER 2021 TBR
1: SO, THIS IS CHRISTMAS, TRACY ANDREEN
Yes, I know, this is a Christmas novel and typically I’d have read this early on as opposed to now if I were to read it. Remember, I said my optimism in reading these is slim. Still, I just watched a Hallmark Christmas film where Tracy co-wrote the script, and it’s one of my FAVORITES of this year, so yeah, I need to read her novels, too! GoodreadsCOLORFUL WINTER 2021 TBR THAT I AM QUITE UNLIKELY TO ACTUALLY READ #TOPTENTUESDAY #BOOKS #READMOREBOOKS #BOOKNERD #LETSREAD Click To Tweet
2: THE INHERITANCE GAMES, JENNIFER LYNN BARNES
This one has been on my shelf for a while now. I always thought it did sound interesting, but have been hearing some good things again about Jennifer’s books, so why not? Goodreads
3: LITTLE WHITE LIES, JENNIFER LYNN BARNES
Another I’ve had on my shelf for a long time, and it’s this novel that I’ve been hearing good reports on. Makes me want to pick up her novels anew and discover the mysteries in their pages. Goodreads
4: DEAREST JOSEPHINE, CAROLINE GEORGE
This one earned some pretty good reviews. I did buy it when it released, but haven’t read it. I have this hope that it’d give me the same kind of “feels” (though obviously a different story) as Jo & Laurie did earlier this year. It follows a character who finds a novel from someone in the 1800s in which she seems to play heroine, and their intertwining stories. Goodreads
5: TOYKO EVER AFTER, EMIKO JEAN
6: ALL THE RIGHT REASONS, BETHANY MANGLE
This one sounds WAY fun. I’m not a reality TV person, but do love how this one sounds. Follows a girl who’s viral rant against her father gets her and her mother a spot on a reality TV show for single parents. ALSO! HUGE SHOUT-OUT AND THANKS to the publicist for Bethany’s novel for kindly sending me an ARC. Goodreads
7: IN THE HALL WITH THE KNIFE, DIANA PETERFRUEND
This one sounds like FUN! I ran across it randomly and had to pick it up. It’s a mystery with a play on the Clue game, a board game I used to LOVE. Goodreads
8: PRIDE + PREMEDITATION, TIRZAH PRICE
I’ve seen good and bad things about this Pride & Prejudice murder re-telling YA novel. I did finally pick it up and have this idea it’ll be fun! Plus, I did like the BBC (unpopular opinion) murder “sequel,” so… I think I’ll enjoy this? Goodreads
9: THE LONDON HOUSE, KATHERINE REAY
This book looks and sounds different than Katherine’s usual release. But as it’s been a few years since I read anything by her, I’m curious about this; definitely glad to finally have a copy. Goodreads
10: THE MEET-CUTE PROJECT, RHIANNON RICHARDSON
Pretty sure I’ve included this one on lists before. But it’s STILL on my shelf, and dang, it sounds fun. Follows a girl whose best friends create their own rom-com scenario by trying to set her up with the perfect dude. Goodreads
What about you? What does your winter reading look like? Are you optimistic about completing it? Is it full of shelf TBR books or upcoming releases? Are you planning to read a specific genre? Comment all of your comments – I love chatting with you!
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