Friday 14 December 2018

My Winter Reading List: What Should I Get for Christmas?

Every Christmas I get a huge influx of Chapters gift cards and go on a huge book-buying binge. I feel like I read more during the month of January than any other month! While I intend to use a chunk of the money for books I need for school, my regular tbr is also not going to be ignored. I've narrowed down my main choices, and I'd like your opinions! I'll probably do a book haul featuring my picks. What books should I absolutely get for Christmas?

1. Two Dark Reigns by: Kendare Blake
I read the first two books in the Three Dark Crowns series in September and it's a really awesome story! I can't believe I have waited this long to finally pay attention to the third.

2. On the Come Up by: Angie Thomas
This is being released early February so it's perfect for winter reading! However, I'm not exactly sure if I'll love it just as much as I loved THUG. If you have read an ARC, how was it?

3. My Lady Jane by: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
This is an older release that I have had my eye on for FOREVER. Now's the time to finally pick it up.

4. Heretics Anonymous by: Katie Henry
This looks like such a great read about religion. I genuinely think that I would love this book. If you have read it, was it amazing?

5. The Silence of the Girls by: Pat Barker
Since I love my Trojan War retellings, this one is from the perspectives of the lesser-known women in the war. I think it's looks really cool, although I haven't seen much hype about it.

6. Fruit of the Drunken Tree by: Ingrid Rojas Contreras
I think I first heard of this book when the author wrote a beautiful article about her childhood on Buzzfeed. It looks like it's got some harsh content, but also promising.

7. A Reaper at the Gates by: Sabaa Tahir
I know, this instalment in the Ember trilogy has been out for some time. However I've been on the fence because I didn't really love the second book. Ugh, it's unfortunate, but Ember fans, convince me!

Those are the main books on my list! What are you looking to read in the New Year?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Reaper at the Gates is supposed to be AMAZING, but I haven't read it yet myself- I'm still on book 2 Lol.

    1. How do you like book 2? I found it so boring for some reason.

  2. Im the same with My Lady Jane!! I actually have the book, but ofc its still unread. I hope you get to read these books soon 💕

  3. It takes me forever to figure out what book/s to buy! Hope you end up getting ones you love :)

  4. I vote for Two Dark Reigns because I've read it and I'm really curious to know what other readers think haha! In a lot of ways it's quite different from the previous books, takes the story in some different directions, so in that sense... yeah I'm curious how other fans react to the changes. Anyway- happy reading and merry Christmas!!!

    1. Oh that sounds interesting! I am really looking forward to reading it.

  5. I love the cover and title of Fruit of Drunken Tree and I am going to read it in the new year some time. It looks promising :)

    Hope you get some good books!
    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club