Top Ten Tuesday: Winter/Summer TBR

December 10, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 3


Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. We’re aiming to come up with ten things between us each week so they won’t be in any particular order!

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Top Ten Books on Our Summer/Winter TBR Pile

Because we’re spread out around the world, we’re turning this into a TBR list over January and February, be that summer or winter!


1.  Splintered by AG Howard

Goodreads blurb: “Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.” – Leila

The Splintered series

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

From Goodreads blurb: “A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.” YA Romance from the author of Eleanor & Park. – Leila


The Luminaries

3. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize. A sweeping saga set in mid-nineteenth-century New Zealand that is supposed to be literary genius (no pressure). With 834 pages to get through, this book is best read over the holidays, when hubby is around to help with Mr. Toddler.  –  Natasha

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I know, everyone and their dog has read this already, but alas, I still haven’t got to it. Best read it before the movie comes out next year (starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris – love love love!) – Natasha

Gone Girl


5.  Panic by Lauren Oliver

Goodreads blurb: “Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.” – Philippa

6. Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine (February)

A retelling of Romeo and Juliet? By the author of the Morganville Vampires, no less! We’re intrigued!

– Jem, Hannah and Angelya



7.  Inhuman by Kat Falls

In a world ravaged by mutation, a teenage girl must travel into the forbidden Savage Zone to recover lost artifacts or her father’s life is forfeit. Interesting-sounding YA dystopia – Leila

8. Taste of Darkness, Maria V Snyder

Avry is a gifted Healer, one of the only ones left. There have been plenty of battles in this series already, but this final part promises to be pretty amazing and I can’t wait to get stuck into it next. A great YA fantasy series! – Angelya

The Healer trilogy

Taste of Darkness


9. Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi (January)

One of my favourite series in the last couple of years, hopefully this final part delivers more satisfyingly than other recent trilogy-enders I won’t mention… If you haven’t got to Under the Never Sky yet I do recommend it – a post-apocalyptic story of love and survival. – Angelya

Under the Never Sky trilogy

10. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (February)

Cinder and Scarlet were fantastic loose retellings of fairytales, set on a future earth complete with androids, werewolves and moon people. Cress is the story of Rapunzel, and sounds amazing! Can’t wait! – Angelya & Philippa

The Lunar Chronicles



Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

3 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Winter/Summer TBR”

  1. Courtney @ The Lit Girl

    ‘Gone Girl’ is SO good. I waited a while before folding into the hype of it, but I loved ‘Sharp Objects’ by her and finally caved. It’s a chunk of a book, but I flew through it in days. I couldn’t put it down and my boyfriend actually got a little upset that I was ‘ignoring’ him to read it! So many twists and turns and heavy suspense. I keep forgetting that it is being made into a movie and I cannot wait for it!
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    • Natasha

      Great endorsement Courtney! Now I really can’t wait to read it – I am sure hubby will be just as thrilled as your boyfriend was 😉

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