Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR + ARC Giveaway!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is Top 10 books on my winter TBR.






1) Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)  by Sarah J. Maas

I’ve been binge reading the Throne of Glass series over this past month. I’ve read the first two books and now I’m reading the Assassin’s Blade, which is a compilation of all of the novellas and functions as sort of a prequel. I plan on reading Heir of Fire next but part of me also kind of wants to savor the book since the next one doesn’t release until September 2015 — I can’t deal with Chaol withdrawal for that long!

2) My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, et al.

This book seems like the perfect Winter read and features so many brilliant authors. Also, I purchased the UK version, which is so darn beautiful — I can’t stop staring at the cover and the neon pink page edges!

3) Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard

This book hasn’t even been released yet but it seems that nearly every book blogger I know has read and loved it. Considering how much people have been raving about this book, it was definitely my most sought after Winter 2015 release. I got soo lucky this past weekend and scored a copy at NCTE so I’ll definitely be starting this soon.

4) The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1) by Jodi Meadows

When reading the description of this book all I saw was, “she is a princess…she is a spy…she is a threat.” You all know how much I love books with a fierce princess main character so this one is for sure on my TBR.

5) The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)  by Rae Carson

I’m a part of the Forever YA DC book club and this is our selection for December. I’ve heard crazy good things about this book and it’s apparently perfect for people who love high-fantasy.



6) Clariel (Abhorsen, #4) by Garth Nix

I’ve had a ton of friends recommend this series to me and one of my friends just lent me her copy last week. I promised her I’d return it in January so I definitely have to read it sometime soon.

7) Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

I’ll be reviewing this book as part of a Random House blog tour in December. I’ve heard mixed things but I’m still excited to read it. Also, the cover is feels like velvet; it’s soooo soft.

8) A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

One of the main reasons why I went to NCTE is because I heard that Sarah J. Maas was going to be there with ARCS of ACOTAR. I was sooo pumped when I got this in my hands and part of my still refuses to believe that I actually own it. If you’ve read my Waiting on Wednesday post from earlier this month, then you know how pumped up I am to read this book!

9) The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) by Samantha Shannon

I absolutely loved The Bone Season and it was one of my favorite reads from 2014. I was thrilled when I was accepted for an e-galley of this book back in October but for some reason I haven’t read it yet. I need to read and review it soon though before it releases in January.

10) This Shattered World (Starbound, #2) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

So, I was really excited for this book to be released on December 23 and even pre-ordered it but somehow in the past few days I managed to snag both an ARC and final copy of it. Since tis the season of sharing, I’ve decided to host a giveaway of the ARC of this book! Check out the rafflecopter below to enter.


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60 thoughts on “Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR + ARC Giveaway!

  1. Hi Sajda! You are going to love The Girl of Fire ands Thorns! It was a brilliant series. I still am flabbergasted that you will allow to borrow your baby and I can’t wait! (Love u for that! Well loved u before that but whatevs) im going to read The Glass Arrow next month so I’ll pass it along to you first before my group gets it. Great winter reads my dear I love your taste in books! Also I hope I win this since I Loved These Broken Stars! *fingers crossed*

    1. So glad to hear that you’ve already ready The Girl of Fire and Thorns and loved it! I feel like we have super similar taste so I’m sure that I’ll really enjoy it. Haha, love ya as well — I’m so excited to hear what you think about ACOTAR and chat about it with you =)

      YAYY! Super pumped about The Glass Arrow — it seems totally up my alley and apparently it touches on a bunch of gender issues.

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you; thanks for entering!

  2. Ohhh wow, all lovely new books 🙂
    My True Love Gave to Me is beautifully presented, I really want to own it and of course, read it! I love the sound of pretty much ALL of the books that you have mentioned! I hope to read The Throne of Glass series sometime soon, I feel left behind with all of the YA trilogies/series 🙁
    Wonderful list and I hope you enjoy reading all of these books!

    1. Thank you! I feel like I really should try to read more non-new releases though because there are so many series out that have been out for a while and received rave reviews. I totally understand what you mean about feeling left behind with the YA trilogies; I just started Throne of Glass about a month ago and I totally recommend reading it as soon as possible. It’s absolute perfection and I’ve heard that Heir of Fire is the best of the series so far.

  3. These Broken Stars and This Shattered World were AMAZING! Reading them closer together is a good idea because while they are different stories with mostly different characters, they do connect. I plan on rereading both of them before the third book is released to refresh my memory. This is a great list, btw. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by Michelle’s Minions.

    1. I’m glad that you enjoyed both These Broken Stars and This Shattered World. I love to binge read series/companion novels so I’ll definitely be reading them over a weekend or something. I didn’t even realize that there was going to be a third book!

      Thanks so much for checking out my list!

  4. I definitely agree about Heir of Fire! I was going to include it on mine this week, but I was secretly hoping to read it this month. Which hasn’t happened yet. I haven’t decided whether to start it now or wait until next year. But I currently feel like the wait is killing me both ways. Lol.
    You have a lot of awesome books on your list! There are SO MANY I really want to read.
    I’ve only read 2 on your list. My True Love Gave to Me and Suspicion. I really enjoyed reading My True Love Gave To Me. It is definitely a good Winter/Holiday read! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
    Yeah, there have been a lot of mixed reviews for Suspicion. I haven’t posted my review yet, but I enjoyed the story. I hope that you like it.
    Great list!
    My TTT

    1. One of my friends just finished Heir of Fire yesterday and raved about it so much that I don’t think I’ll have the will power to not find out what happens next! I’m reading the Assassin’s Blade novellas right and I feel like I just am trying to power through them so that I can read Heir of Fire. It’s definitely not a bad idea to save it until next year because I have an idea that the ending is going to be killerrrr.

      I’m glad that you enjoyed both My True Love Gave to Me and Suspicion! I’ll be looking out for your review of Suspicion; it’s good to hear that you liked the story =)

  5. I love your list this week! A ton of these books are on my TBR list as well. You know of course that I can’t wait to read Red Queen and The Orphan Queen 😛

  6. The Red Queen and The Orphan Queen sound pretty interesting! Lots of Queens around lately 😀 I finished Queen of the Tearling last month and loooved it 🙂

    1. Haha, you’re so right! There have been a ton of books recently that are about super fierce Queens. I’m so glad you liked Queen of the Tearling; I actually just got a copy of that over the weekend and hope to read it sometime in the upcoming weeks.

  7. Ah we do have similar picks! I am so excited to start Heir of Fire, it has been killing me that I haven’t read it already! I am still super jealous you got ACOTAR! I know it’s just going to be amazing 😀

    1. Heir of Fire sounds absolutely brilliant and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it. I’m reading the novellas right now and really like the stories but a part of me is just like, “I need Chaol nowwww.”

      I hope I can get to ACOTAR soon — I’ll for sure let you know how it is =)

  8. I started reading My True Love Gave to me a few days ago. I had to set it aside because I have a review due on Saturday of another book (that is going very slowly), but I’ll get back to it soon. I think I finished the first story and it was good.

    1. Sometimes writing up reviews for books takes forever so I totally understand! Which book are you writing a review for?

      I’m glad you liked the start of My True Love Gave to Me — it seems like one of those books you can read slowly and just read a story every night or something.

  9. Oh, I need the UK version of My True Love Gave To Me also! Ever since I heard about the pink edges… well, yes. Plus it is prettier anyway! I keep hearing such great things about Red Queen and The Orphan Queen, but I have been way too scared to request either. Silly, I am sure, since the worst they’d say is no! And I have heard some VERY mixed reviews about Suspicion but… it is so, so pretty. And now I hear it is soft? Why, why do they do these things to us? I’ll be looking forward to your review! Hope you enjoy them all 🙂

    1. I definitely recommend getting the UK edition! Also, I think they’re having some sort of discount on it as part of a sale right now so it’s totally the perfect chance to pick it up.

      Haha, Red Queen and The Orphan Queen are definitely books I don’t think I would have requested either. They’re so popular and highly sought after that I would have been nervous to ask for them. You’ve had your blog for much longer than I’ve had mine though so I think you have a pretty good shot of being accepted =)

      Suspicion is totally a book to have on your shelf — I kept on stroking the cover when I first got it and totally felt like a weirdo haha.

      Thank you =D

  10. Your list looks beautiful – so many lovely covers, especially on the last five books. The new Sarah J. Maas sounds like it’s going to be brilliant and I can’t wait to read that one. I’d really love to read These Broken Stars and Clariel too – great list 🙂

    1. Thank you! I didn’t even notice that I was picking books with pretty covers instead I went to goodreads to get the images for my list. I clearly judge books by their covers haha.

      I’m super excited about ACOTAR as well =D

    1. Thank you! There are a crazy amount of fantastic books coming out this Winter that it’s kind of hard to keep up. It’s super exciting to have so many great books to read though =)

  11. Ooo, Clariel! I’ve only read Sabriel and didn’t really like it that much but the concept itself was interesting enough for me to add the sequels to my TBR. I’m assuming you’ve read them since you’re starting on this. How were they?

    1. Aw too bad about Sabriel! I’ve heard the world is super unique so I’m excited to give it a shot. I haven’t read any of the books yet actually but Clariel is supposed to function as a prequel since it takes place 500 years beforehand. I hope to start with Clariel and then read the rest.

    1. I’m so glad to hear that we have similar lists! It seems that a bunch of people are planning to read Heir of Fire soon — I’m sure it will be as epic as the rest of the series =)

      Thank you so much!

    1. Seriously, Sarah J. Maas is a genius; just when you think that the story cannot get any better it somehow does. I’m reading the novellas right now as well but I’m trying to rush through them so that I can start Heir of Fire. It’s amazing how neatly the novellas fit into the rest of the books; there are definitely things referenced in book 1 and 2 that are explained in the novellas.

  12. Yes to Red Queen and Orphan Queen, I NEEDS them both! I also should start Throne of Glass. I liked Sabriel, but I haven’t continued the series so Clariel will have to wait. Congrats on getting A Court of Thorns and Roses! It looks SOO good! 🙂 What an epic list!

    1. You should totally start Throne of Glass! I just started it a month and I really wish I had read it sooner. I actually haven’t read Sabriel but I’ve heard that I can read Clariel first since it’s a prequel and takes place 500 years before the Sabriel story. Thank you so much! I’m really excited to get to read all of them soon =)

  13. I’ve seen Clariel on a few lists this week. I’ve only read the first book in that series (I loved it!) so I’m not quite ready for the fourth.

    My True Love Gave to Me made it onto some lists, too. I’m not a huge short-story fan, but this particular collection does look pretty good.

    1. Glad to hear that you loved Sabriel! Clariel is supposed to be more of a prequel so you can totally read it before reading any of the others in the series.

      I actually just started My True Love Gave to Me and so far the three stories I’ve read are just okay — nothing spectacular. Short-stories are not my thing either but I’ve heard there are a few good ones in here…waiting to see what they are though!

  14. Ah, I remember being intrigued by Red Queen when it was revealed on Tea Time (or maybe I just get intrigued with any sci-fi fantasy-ish dystopia…ha). I hope you enjoy the experience (since you know, blurb writers are pegging it to be for fans of Divergent/THG) and will expect your comments on it in due time!

    1. Haha, Tea Time definitely made this book sound absolutely amazing. I pretty much add any sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian book to my TBR as well. I’ll make sure to let you know when my review is up! =)

  15. I am with you on A Court of Thorns and Roses. It’s one of my most anticipated for the winter! Eeeeeeee!!!!!

    Also, I absolutely adore this cover of My True Love Gave to Me that you shared. I had to order a copy from the UK because I love it so much! It should be here sometime this week. Yay!

    1. ACOTAR seems utterly fantastic! I’m so behind on my November TBR but really hope to get to it in the next week or so.

      Isn’t the cover stunning?! I’m so glad that you ordered a copy — the neon pink edges are so fantastically fun =D

  16. Great list! I hope you’ll get to enjoy these soon. My True Love Gave To Me is in my general TBR list as well. I’ve been meaning to read Rae Carson but haven’t gotten the timing right yet. I’ve read a lot of negative reviews about Suspicion and while it’s also in my general TBR list, I’m now thinking twice about removing it from my TBR pile. But to each his/her own and I wish you’ll enjoy reading it. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my TTT 🙂

    1. So sorry about the delay in responding! Somehow I missed your comment.

      I just finished reading My True Love Gave to Me a few days ago and it’s definitely a mixed bag of stories. There were some I didn’t care for and a handful I loved.

      I just finished reading Suspicion and I definitely can see why it got negative reviews. I ended up giving it 3 stars because it did a good job of keeping me engaged but I had issues with the ending and the main character. Let me know if you end up reading it!

  17. I’ve heard many good things about the Throne of Glass series! Can’t wait to read them! Thanks for the giveaway, btw! :*

    1. You absolutely MUST read The Throne of Glass series; it’s definitely one of my favorite series of all time.

      You’re welcome! Thanks for entering =)

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