Hi everyone! Today’s prompt for Top Ten Tuesday is Winter TBR. I don’t know if y’all consider Winter to be the what the calendar says or based on the weather. I’m going to call my Winter from now until the end of February.
TTT is a weekly meme hosted by thatartsyreadergirl!
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
“Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish.
It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen’s not fully convinced that Emma’s the one he’s been looking for.
That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help―no matter what the risk.”
I haven’t read this book in a couple of years, but I really want to relive this book series with the merpeople and Galen and Emma. But I know that if I start the first book, I’m going to have to read all three of them, so I might try to read them over Christmas break.
Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi
“Juliette Ferrars isn’t who she thinks she is.
Nothing in her world is what it seemed. She thought she’d finally defeated the Reestablishment. She thought she’d finally taken control of her life, her power, and her pain. But Juliette has only just begun to unravel a lifetime of lies, and she finds herself faced with a familiar choice:
Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
This time, she’s not alone. Stronger, braver, and more resilient than ever, Juliette will fight for life and love with her friends by her side—but first, she has to survive the war being waged against her mind:
She has to remember who she was.
Narrated by Juliette, Warner, and Kenji Kishimoto, this gripping novel perfectly sets the stage for the highly anticipated forthcoming conclusion to the Shatter Me series.”
Honestly, I think I haven’t read this book because I didn’t want to wait a whole year before that last book came out, but since we’re about 3 or 4 months away from publication date, I think it’s safe for me to go ahead and read it.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
“Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.
Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.”
Yes, I really want to read this book, but I also have books 1, 2, and 4 sitting in my room and I really need to get my TBR under control before it takes over my bedroom. I started this book a while back, but I only made it 10 or so pages into; I’m really hoping that I can jump back into it soon because I know that a lot of people really love this series.
The Adjustment by Suzanne Young
“Tatum Masterson never went through The Program. She never had her memory stripped, never had to fight to remain herself. But when Weston, her longtime boyfriend and love of her life, was taken by handlers, she hoped he’d remember her somehow—that their love would be strong enough.
Like all returners, Weston came back a blank canvas. The years he and Tatum spent together were forgotten, as well as the week when he mysteriously disappeared before The Program came for him.
Regardless of his memory loss, Tatum fights to get Weston to remember her. And just as they start to build a new love, they hear about the Adjustment—a new therapy that implants memories from a donor. Despite the risks, Tatum and Weston agree to go through the process. Tatum donates her memories from their time together.
But the problem with memories is that they are all a matter of perspective. So although Weston can now remember dating Tatum, his emotions don’t match the experiences. And this discrepancy is slowly starting to unravel him, worse than anything The Program could have done.
And as the truth of their life together becomes clear, Tatum will have to decide if she loves Weston enough to let him go, or to continue to live the lie they’d build together.
Prepare for your Adjustment.”
So, I’ve read books 1-4 of The Program Series and really enjoyed them, and I have 5-6. I love the way that this series is set up, and I want to see what life is after like after The Program and how people are dealing with it.
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
“Calla is the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack. She is destined to marry Ren Laroche, the pack’s alpha male. Together, they would rule their pack together, guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But then, Calla saves a beautiful human boy, who captures her heart. Calla begins to question everything – her fate, her existence, and her world and the orders the Keepers have asked her to follow. She will have to make a choice. But will she follow her heart if it means losing everything, including her own life?”
Guess who has a second copy of this book coming in the mail because she forgot that she bought a copy at the library sale. Yep. That was me. I want to read this book because I’m always wanting to read a good werewolf book. I haven’t heard (or seen) much about this book, so I’m interested to see how it play out.
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
“Can you love someone you can never touch?
Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.
The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.
Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.
What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?”
I honestly don’t know why I want to read the book because I have no idea if it has a happy ending or not (please don’t tell me). Am I setting myself up for a world of hurt as I read this book? Will it leave me feeling broken? Will I need an unholy amount of tissues?
What are some books that you have on your winter TBR? Let me know below!
Happy reading until next time,