Top Ten Tuesday

Books On My Winter 2021 To-Read List

20211214 Books on My WInter TBR

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today we’re talking about the books on our winter to-be-read lists. Now, normally my lists would be filled with new releases. But for the past 2-3 months I’ve been kind of struggling with my reading. Though I read a good amount of books in quantity, I haven’t been enjoying them as usual. I haven’t been enjoying READING as usual. It’s a slump, but a weird kind of slump.

So instead of focusing on only new releases, I want to take the time this winter to realign, recalibrate, rebalance, whatever you want to call it. I need to fix this slump and find my joy of reading again and I think the best way to do that now is by re-reading some favorites and perhaps focus om some backlist books. Just not force myself to read all the new releases.

That’s why this list is split into 3 parts: new releases (because there are still a few I want to pick up), re-reads and backlist reads. Let’s go!

New Releases

The Long-Forgotten Winter King by Annette Marie

Release date: 14 January 2022

It’s no secret how much I love anything Annette Marie writes, but seriously I am beyond excited for the next installment in the Guild Codex: Unveiled series because I NEED more Zak and Saber.

Electric Idol by Katee Robert

Release date: 18 January 2022

Part two in this Dark Olympus dark romance series is an Eros/Psyche retelling and I am so here for it!

Running Wild by K.A. Tucker

Release date: 25 January 2022

I fell in love with The Simple Wild and Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker in 2021 and while this next release will focus on veterinarian Marie instead of Callah and Jonah, I’m still so excited to return to Alaska and see how everyone’s doing.

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

Release date: 15 February 2022

Another anticipated sequel! House of Earth and Breath was easily one of my favorite 2020 reads and I’m so excited for the sequel (though I’m thinking a re-read may be needed first, because my memory is awful)


Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

Okay maybe cheating a little but I’m currently already re-reading this one. I love this adorable slow-burn penpal romance.

Red Winter by Annette Marie

I know I just re-read this last December, but it’s my fave and Annette Marie is hosting a re-read in her Facebook group, so how can I resist?

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

I have a feeling sequel news is coming any moment now (or maybe just a hope) and a re-read sounds perfect for the coming dark winter days.

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

I am so excited for the sequel and I’m eager to re-read the first one to fall in love with Luc and Oliver all over again.


The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

I’m eager to dive into this witchy, adult Hocus Pocus!

All The Feels by Olivia Dade

The sequel to Spoiler Alert sounds so good and adorable and body-positive!

Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat

A new fantasy by C.S. Pacat, I need it and I need it now.

A Lot Like Adios by Alexis Daria

Wow, this is the time for sequels, because hey I’m so ready for the next Primas of Power book!

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Tell Me:
What’s on your winter TBR?
Any books we have in common?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I have read next to nothing this year, and I’m trying to learn that this is okay. I don’t think I’ll never ready again, it’s just this is where I’m at, and it’s cool. Best of luck with your reading journey, Lindsey! Hope it goes well. πŸ™‚

    1. Sorry to hear you’ve also been struggling with your reading, Rissi! Though you’re right, it’s okay and we’ll get back to reading when we’re ready πŸ™‚

  2. Oh there is going to be a sequel to The Boyfriend Material? I need!

    1. Hearing there was gonna be a sequel made my year πŸ˜€

  3. I didn’t know there’d be more books coming in the Wild series, thanks for including it in your list! Happy reading! My TTT

    1. Yay, happy I could bring the good news! πŸ˜‰

  4. I have a few of these in my queue…and re-reading Boyfriend Material is such a good call! I might have to do that, too. πŸ™‚

    My list is hereβ€”

    Happy TTT!

    1. Hope you’ll also enjoy a Boyfriend Material re-read πŸ˜‰

  5. Great list! So many on here that I also can’t wait to read 😍 I just got my Illumicrate edition of All the Feels and I’m so excited to read it! And I also can’t wait for Electric Idolβ€”aah, so excited! πŸ˜ƒ Hope you enjoy all these reads!

    1. Ooh, hope you’ll enjoy All The Feels! And yeah, so excited for Electric Idol πŸ˜€

  6. These last two years have really knocked people off balance. I struggle with reviewing books so much now and I used to review everything I read without fail. I’m definitely trying to just read for fun fun rather than any goals right now. Hope you enjoy your selection.

    1. You’re so right! Sorry to hear you’re also struggling with your reading. But I think it’s indeed a good idea to try to read for fun instead of for goals. Hope it helps!

  7. masterspj says:

    Eventually I will read The Ex Hex, but not any time soon I’m sure.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy it whenever you choose to read it πŸ™‚

  8. Rereading is so relaxing! Enjoy. πŸ™‚

    My post:

    1. Rereading is the best πŸ™‚

  9. I’ve had Electric Idol for months now and can’t wait to dive into it this month! I hope you love All the Feels! It’s such an amazing book.

    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    1. Oh hope you’ll love Electric Idol! Happy to hear you enjoyed All The Feels, I hope to dive in soon.

  10. Stephanie - Bookfever says:

    I also plan on reading The Long-Forgotten Winter King, Electric Idol, Gouse of Sky and Breath but I’m sure you’re not surprised by that πŸ˜†

    1. Haha great minds think alike, right? πŸ˜€

  11. Poinsettia says:

    I’m sorry you’ve been in a reading slump! I hope that some of these books refresh your love of reading. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much!

  12. I hope you enjoy all of those and your slump gets better.

    1. Thanks so much!

      1. You’re welcome!

  13. I hope these books get you out of your slump! I’ve been thinking about starting 2022 by rereading a few old favorites.

    1. Thanks! Re-reading is the best actually, I love it so much, so I think starting the year of with re-reads is an excellent plan πŸ™‚

  14. I just finished Forever Wild and it has me even more excited for Running Wild next month.

    1. I’m thinking I should do a re-read of both books before Running Wild releases πŸ™‚

  15. I hope you enjoy all of these! I’ve also been in a slump this year, so I feel your pain.
    My TTT:

    1. Thanks! Ugh, slumps suck indeed.

  16. Running Wild was on my list today, too. I also have All the Feels on my library audiobook request list right now. I want to listen to that one soon.

    1. I’m excited to read both Running Wild and All The Feels! Hope you’ll enjoy them too!

  17. I’m really looking forward to Running Wild!

    1. Me too, can’t wait to return to Alaska πŸ™‚

  18. I also divided my list into several parts. I am also looking to slow down on new releases. Happy Tuesday! Here is my link

    1. Sometimes it’s definitely a good idea to slow down on the reading, at least for the pressure of all the new releases.

  19. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    I must read Annette Marie’s books again!

    1. They’re definitely always amazing, whether in first read or re-read πŸ™‚

  20. Ninth House is on your to read list. It is THAT good you want a reread in a year? Excellent. I am looking forward to it.

    1. Ninth House is one of my absolute favorites so it’s definitely THAT good πŸ™‚

  21. i can’t wait for House of Sky and Breath!!!

    1. Same! Though I need to re-read the first book first πŸ™‚

      1. Ooof- me too, but it kind of destroyed me the first time. I don’t know how my emotions will handle a second read! lol

  22. Looks like a great list. I’m excited for Running Wild too. I loved the first three books in that series so much!

    1. Me too, I’d already love a re-read πŸ™‚

  23. I’m excited to read the second book in the scholomance series: The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik

    1. The first book in that series is still on my to-read list, glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  24. Marianne Maurer says:

    As you know, I also listed the books I already had on various TBR lists, so I fully understand your system. And you did manage to find quite a variety.

    We all have times where we don’t read much, I was in a slump twice this year. I blame Covid …

    Let’s hope for a better reading year 2022.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT which is a TTTT this week.

    1. Absolutely, here’s hoping 2022 will be a better reading year (and just a better year overall) πŸ™‚

  25. Lauren Becker says:

    I really should re-read Boyfriend Material before the sequel. I just adored that one!


    1. Same, I can’t wait for the re-read AND the sequel πŸ™‚

  26. Great list! Dark Rise made my list this week, too, and The Ex Hex is one I’d really like to try.

    1. Thanks! Hope we’ll both enjoy those reads!

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