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Top 10 Tuesday 15th December

on December 15, 2020

Hi everyone and welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday! Hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, it features a different bookish related theme each week. This week the topic is:

Top 10 Books On My Winter Summer Reading List

1. Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert.

Recently I listed to Get A Life, Chloe Brown on audiobook and really enjoyed it. Chloe has two sisters, Dani and Eve, each of which get their own book and I saw just enough of Dani in Chloe’s book to be really intrigued about this. Also this features a bit of a fauxmance, which is one of my favourite romance tropes! I really like Talia Hibbert’s voice so I’m hoping this is going to be just as much fun as Chloe’s story.

2. A Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Okay, I read the first book in this series, From Blood & Ash and I didn’t love it. It was okay – but from what I’d heard and the amount of buzz it was generating, I have to admit, I expected….more. More story, more build, better writing and better characterisation. I also disliked Hawke quite strongly (not because of what happens at the end, that was the most interesting thing about him, but who he is in the beginning is honestly just incredibly tedious and annoying). But I still want to know what happens next.

3. The Kingdom Of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty.

This is actually my current read, I’ve already started it. But it’s already summer here (our seasons change on the 1st) so it totally counts, right? The second in the Daevabad trilogy, I really enjoyed the first book The City Of Brass. This is told from 3 points of view and I’m really enjoying it so far. As soon as I finish this one I want to move onto the 3rd book but I also have the first two in the smaller mass market size paperback and I’ve only seen the third in the larger size….so I sort of want to wait until they can all match. But I also want to finish the story? It’s a conundrum haha.

4. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

I’ve heard some really good things about this so that got me curious enough to add it to my TBR.

5. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas.

This is actually out pretty soon (Jan 12 I think) and I’m excited for it!

6. A Court Of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas.

I will read this, even though I have some reservations. I’m one of the few people out there, it seems, who doesn’t enjoy Nesta as a character. Cassian deserves better. For me, she crosses the line and is just plain awful to pretty much everyone and I was finding it quite exhausting in the books she appeared in after they went into the cauldron thing. I’m more interested in Lucien and Elain’s story. But it seems we’re going to get Nesta first. Also the title sort of annoys me because the other books are A Court of Something AND Something and this is just A Court of Something Something. And the cover is a bit yikes. To be honest, I’ll mostly be reading this for glimpses of other characters I like more.

7. The Valley Of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland.

Review copy courtesy of the Australian publisher. This has been described as Big Little Lies meets Picnic At Hanging Rock which is a bit intriguing! I’ll be reading this pretty soon as I think it’s already out. I quite like the cover.

8. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.

I have this out from my local library at the moment so I need to read it soon as I won’t be able to renew it. I requested this ages ago – but because my library basically allowed everyone to keep books for about 6 months due to the pandemic, it took quite a while for me to move up the queue into first place. So I need to get to it pretty quickly. This was a joint winner of the Booker Prize and has been a nominee or made the shortlist for many other awards! I’ve heard some high praise, so I’m keen to see how I find this.

9. Starting From Scratch by Penelope Janu. 

Penelope Janu is one of my favourite Australian contemporary romance authors so I’m super excited for this book, which is due out in January. It remains unseen whether I can wait until then to read it or if I’ll sneak it in sooner than that!

10. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.

I’ve heard really amazing things about this so I’m definitely keen to check it out. I know a few people who have really adored this.

For interest’s sake, I went and had a look at my Spring TBR post – of the 10 books I listed on there, I read just three of them! So it’s obvious that a lot of the time for me, these lists are very much a guideline and not an actual rule. Let’s see if I do better this season!

These seasonal lists are one of my favourite Top 10 Tuesday topics because I love seeing what others have planned to read! There’s always books I know I want to read but have forgotten to include, so I get reminded about them and plenty of books I’m unfamiliar with that I find interesting too.

If you’ve read something I’ve got listed here, be sure to let me know!

20 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 15th December

  1. I hope you get the opportunity to read these this summer! I didn’t know A Court of Silver Flames was coming out so soon. I still haven’t read A Court of Frost and Starlight.

  2. lydiaschoch says:

    I’m excited for The Concrete Rose, too.

    My post.

  3. A Court of Silver Flames was on my list too, though I still need to catch up with the third book and the novella before I can read it.
    My TTT:

  4. Aoife says:

    The Vanishing Half was also on my TBR, I hope we both enjoy it (if we both even get to it.)

  5. Anxious People was one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. I hope you love it! Also, I think I saw that Dani Brown book was onsale?

  6. Poinsettia says:

    I’ve not heard of these! I hope you enjoy them. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  7. I really liked ‘Take A Hint, Dani Brown’. It was just as good, or maybe even better than, the first book in the series. Great list!

  8. stefani says:

    I’m currently reading The Vanishing Half myself, hope you’ll manage to get round to it this winter. Happy reading!

  9. You’re in for a real treat with Girl, Woman, Other. I loved it. Happy reading!

  10. Izabel Brekilien says:

    I read Girl woman other earlier this year and absolutely loved it, which wasn’t a given at the beginning (not because of the punctuation, you get used to it quickly). I’d also love to read The vanishing half. Enjoy, good choices !

  11. […] I get into that….a quick check of my summer TBR post and I read only 4 of the 10 books I listed. Oops! I do still have one to read and I’ll […]

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