Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter books


Welcome to this week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week the theme is Books or Covers that Feel/Look Like Summer (You can interpret this in a number of ways. Maybe the covers or titles are obviously summer themed, but maybe the feeling the book gives you is all warm and summery. Maybe the book cover colors look summery or the story itself takes place in the summertime. Or maybe the titles you select are favorites that you re-read every summer when you were on break from school.) Now because we are in the Southern Hemisphere I am twisting this to be about winter.  One of the other reasons for twisting it is because winter is the theme for my read on a theme bookclub this month so this exercise might help me to decide what book I am going to read for bookclub!

So here are just some of the winter books I have on my Kindle so far:

Five Winters by Kitty Johnson - Doesn't this cover scream winter!

The Winter Dress by Lauren Chater - This is probably the book that I was leaning towards reading, but I am just not sure if I can fit it in!

Winter Beginnings by Elise K Ackers - This is the third book in the Return to Me series. I haven't read the others so this is not likely to be my choice this time.

Winter Men by Jesper Bugge Kold - I think I probably picked this one up as part of the world book promotions that Amazon has most years.

A Winter Ballad by Barbara Samuel - I really enjoy reading Barbara O'Neal's books so I fully expect to enjoy this book as well, although it does look very retro!

Now onto the options that I don't already own:

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah - I have only read one Kristin Hannah book which I enjoyed. I really should read more.

Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio - See that sentence above about Kristin Hannah. Substitute the name of Sarah Jio and you will see my thoughts on this book.

Winter in Paradise by Erin Hildebrand - I know that Erin Hildebrand is a book club favourite, but I haven't read her yet. Yes, I know that I should have!

The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin - Ihad this book on my shelf for years, but I don't think it survived the last cull. It would have been perfect for this theme.

Mrs de Winter by Susan Hill - Last night I dreamt of Manderley  - Yes, this book is about that Mrs de Winter who we originally met in Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and it might make for interesting conversation.

I am not sure if this has helped me choose a book or made it more difficult. 


  1. I think any of these would be an excellent pick for your book club.

    1. I need to decide soon Deb as otherwise I am not going to have time to read anything!

  2. I hope you love all of these books. I, too, tend to read winter books in the winter. It feels cozier that way. :)

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.


    1. Or when it is really, really hot so that you feel mentally cooler!

  3. Five Winters has such a pretty cover!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/06/06/top-ten-tuesday-423/

  4. I love that you twisted it to your season. And I've always loved the Winter Garden cover.

    1. I often twist it to our seasons Deanna!

  5. Well, that's pretty cool. Haha!! Nice covers!!


  6. I haven't read any of these, so I'm not going to be much help when it comes to selecting a book for your book club. But I do hope you enjoy them all!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. I have no idea how I am going to pick or how I am going to find time to read it!

  7. I loved Blackberry Winter! It's my favorite Sarah Jio book. Nice list! My Top Ten Tuesday post is HERE.

    — Diana @ Book of Secrets

  8. I'll take winter over summer any day! Nice list.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

  9. There seems to be a lot of love for Blackberry Winter!



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