Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week, the topic is Books on My Winter 2022-2023 TBR. I have a couple dozen books already planned for the rest of the year and into 2023. Some, I received from NetGalley, some are upcoming buddy reads, and others are books I received in the mail from publishers. It should be a busy few months of amazing reading!
1-3. Lady Smoke, Ember Queen, & Stardust in Their Veins
The first three books are all by Laura Sebastian. Lady Smoke and Ember Queen are books 2 & 3 in the Ash Princess Trilogy, and I’m buddy reading both with Leah. We buddy read Ash Princess too and really enjoyed it, so I’m excited to continue the series. Stardust in Their Veins is the second book in Sebastian’s Castles in Their Bones series, and I was luck enough to receive and advanced copy of it. I LOVED the first book, so I have high hopes for book 2, which releases on February 7th.
4. In the Lives of Puppets
I was just approved for In the Lives of Puppets by T.J. Klune last week on NetGalley, and I’m not exaggerating when I say I squealed and did a little happy dance.
I adore Klune’s books, and I’m thrilled I received an advanced copy of this one. Leslie and I are going to buddy read it soon!
I loved Fable and Namesake, so when I heard Adrienne Young was doing a prequel that focused on Saint, I jumped right on the computer and preordered it. lol I
‘m so intrigued by this one and am curious to learn more about Saint’s backstory and his relationship with Fable’s mother. Plus, that cover!!! So stunning, like Fable and Namesake’s.
Leslie, Dini, and I are going to buddy read this.
6. Time’s Orphan
I loved the first two books in Hayley Reese Chow’s Odriel’s Heirs series, so when she offered me a copy of her upcoming third book, I jumped at the chance. Time’s Orphan releases in February, and I am excited to get back into this world.
I recently read Night of Ash, which is a novella that takes place between books 2 and 3, and it was fantastic!! Tons of action and suspense, and if that’s a precursor to Time’s Orphan, I might have to prepare myself. lol
7. Stone Blind
A mythological retelling by Natalie Haynes? Yes, please! lol I love myth retellings, especially when they’re from the female perspective.
I admit, I was a bit hesitant to read Stone Blind at first. I’ve never been a huge Medusa fan. Firstly, because I got in a fight with one of my friends in elementary school, and she told me my hair looked like Medusa’s. Obvs, I never got over it. lol Secondly, I’m afraid of snakes, so Medusa kind of freaks me out. I still want to give this one a shot thought because I love Haynes’s other books.
8-10. The Poppy War Trilogy
This is another buddy read that I’m planning for the winter with Dini and Leslie. I have a feeling this is going to be an amazing journey, though I’m afraid it might rip my heart out, much like Babel did. lol
Have you read any of these? Which books do you plan on reading over the next few months? Comment below!
24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Winter 2022-2023 TBR”
I am also not a Medusa fan- like you, scared of snakes and also don’t like her as a beast
Great list! I loved In the Lives of Puppets. I dropped everything else to read it immediately. Lol. I’ve also heard great things about Laura Sebastian. So, I hope you enjoy those. The Poppy War is super high on my TBR, but I don’t know if I’ll get to it this winter. I’d love to, though, because I was obsessed with Babel.
I can’t wait to start it!! I love all of Klune’s books so much! Thank you. If you like slightly dary ya fantasy, I would totally recommend Sebastian. I loved Babel too and actually met the author a month or so ago. She was doing a lecture at a local university. And I got her to sign my copy of Babel. Soooo excited about that. I think it was one of my highlights of the year. Dini, Leslie, and I are going to buddy read The Poppy War trilogy probably in Jan or Feb. If you want to read with us, let me know! 🙂
I’m so jealous you got to meet her! Thanks for the invite to the buddy read. It sounds like fun, and I’d love to participate. 😊
She was so nice, and she even commented on my annotations. It was awesome. Ok cool! I’ll let you know when we’re starting. It’ll be fun! Dini and Leslie are amazing buddy read friends.
Stardust in Their Veins is one I am excited for too! The Poppy War trilogy is one of my favorites. 😍 I’ve read them twice, haha. I need to add it to my reread list.
Oh wow. That makes me even more excited to read it! 🙂 And I loved Castles in Their Bones, and after that ending, I really need to know what’s going on with the siters!!! lol
I’m excited for #4, too! I hope we both love it.
I do too. 🙂 It sounds fantastic!!
The Poppy War trilogy is fantastic – enjoy!
Looks like the next few months will be full of great reads. Enjoy!
Thanks so much, Cheri!
I should have included Saint and The Lives of Puppets on my list. I definitely want to get them read. Enjoy your upcoming reads, Julie.
Thanks, Carla! They both sound amazing!
Oooh you have some amazing reading ahead of you, Julie! I’ve just finished Time’s Orphan, and it was my favourite book of the series. Also, you are definitely going to have to prepare for the Poppy War trilogy, it’s amazing, but sooo emotional. I hope you enjoy them all 😀
Thanks, Becky! I plan on starting Time’s Orphan next week. Can’t wait! And I’m scared about The Poppy War! lol I have a feeling it’s going to destroy me.
I am excited for Stone Blind!
It sounds really intriguing!
Stone Blind sure sounds interesting!
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-winter-2022-2023-to-read-list/
Really looking forward to In the Lives of Puppets too, and I hope to get to Stone Blind as well. Hope you enjoy all of these!
Thank you! And I hope you enjoy In the Lives of Puppets!
I’ve wanted to check out The Poppy War forever now I hope I can finally get around to it! Ember Queen also looks so pretty I need to check out this series!
Yes!!! I totally recommend it if you like YA dark fantasy. Ash Princess is the first in the series, and it’s soooo good!