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Top 10 Tuesday: Books On My Winter TBR

A new Tuesday, a new prompt for Top 10 Tuesday. This week the prompt is Books on my Winter TBR list. Thanks to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for hosting another week of Top Ten Tuesday. I enjoy participating each week for a couple reasons. I'm a compulsive list maker and love a good list. And, I love a connection with other readers as I wander their book blogs.

I have a zillion books I'd like to read in the next couple months - here are (just) 10.

I have a few ARCs that will be due and these are ones that I REALLY want to read:

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Murder at Haven's Rock by Kelley Armstrong

Publish date Feb 21, 2023

This restarts the Rockton series - new town, new rules, new problems and I'm here for it.

All That is Mine I Carry With Me by William Landay

Publish date March 7, 2023

Discovered on Squirrel Head Manor blog - A mother vanished. A father presumed guilty. There is no proof. There are no witnesses. For the children, there is only doubt. Family secrets abound.

These are newish releases that I'm eager to read from the library:

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Author of the Veronica Speedwell Victorian Mysteries series

Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that's their secret weapon.

They've spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they're sixty years old, four women friends can't just retire - it's kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller.

Since I AM one of those 'older' women, I'm eager to read about mature badass women!

A World of Curiosities #18 by Louise Penny

The most recent in the Inspector Gamache series and I requested it from the library a couple months ago. Waiting. Waiting.

The World We Make #2 by N.K. Jemisin

The book that completes the duology.

I really enjoyed The City We Became and am eager to read the conclusion of this epic, creative sci-fi story.

Finally, books that I've been wanting to read for a while and hope to read this winter:

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

"The story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths to which she must go—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives."

Iron Lake #1 Cork O'Connor by William Kent Krueger

Award winning book

"Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Cork is having difficulty dealing with the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, getting by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. When the town’s judge is brutally murdered, and a young Eagle Scout is reported missing, Cork takes on this complicated and perplexing case."

This is the start of the series I intend to binge this year - wish me luck!

The Last Policeman #1 by Ben H. Winters

"The first in a trilogy, The Last Policeman offers a mystery set on the brink of an apocalypse. As Palace’s investigation plays out under the shadow of 2011GV1, we’re confronted by hard questions way beyond “whodunit.” What basis does civilization rest upon? What is life worth? What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?"

A friend read this trilogy this year and has asked innumerable times if I've read it yet. Maybe this winter?

The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins

This book has been on my nightstand over a year! I'm GOING to read it!!

An unforgettable story about a sleepy Southern town, two fiercely independent women, and a truly magical friendship that is also a heartwarming story about the magic of books.

Fool Moon #2 Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

My son (and so many others) rave about this series, so I'm diving in.

"Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Just when it looks like he can't afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise."

I read the first book a couple years ago and loved the faeries and other magical folk that make up this world.

Since I have hundreds of books on my TBR and want to read many of them RIGHT NOW, I could have picked so many.....but these have been creeping up, working their way to the top of the list. This winter may be just the perfect time!

I'm eager to see what the rest of you are choosing for your winter reads - I'm sure my TBR will grow even more!

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