Top Ten Tuesday – Books on my Winter To-Read List
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 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is Books on My Winter 2022 To-Read List. After a year and a half of mostly rom-coms, I’m starting to branch back out a bit with the review books I’ve been requesting for 2022. I still have plenty of romance books even though I only shared four here, but I’m also getting back to reading historical fiction, thrillers, and I even have a sci fi book coming up this winter.
Books on My Winter 2022 To-Read List
1. HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER by Tessa Bailey “King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time–in bed and out–and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is…In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man.
2. THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET by Diane Chamberlain – “When Kayla Carter’s husband dies in an accident while building their dream house, she knows she has to stay strong for their four-year-old daughter. But the trophy home in Shadow Ridge Estates, a new development in sleepy Round Hill, North Carolina, will always hold tragic memories. But when she is confronted by an odd, older woman telling her not to move in, she almost agrees. It’s clear this woman has some kind of connection to the area…and a connection to Kayla herself. Kayla’s elderly new neighbor, Ellie Hockley, is more welcoming, but it’s clear she, too, has secrets that stretch back almost fifty years. Is Ellie on a quest to right the wrongs of the past? And does the house at the end of the street hold the key? Told in dual time periods, The Last House on the Street is a novel of shocking prejudice and violence, forbidden love, the search for justice, and the tangled vines of two families.”
3. MADE IN MANHATTAN by Lauren Layne – “From the New York Times bestselling author of the Central Park Pact comes a reverse My Fair Lady for the modern era about a pampered and privileged Manhattan socialite who must teach an unpolished and denim-loving nobody from the Louisiana Bayou how to fit in with the upper crust of New York City. Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne.”
4. THE MAGNOLIA PALACE by Fiona Davis – “Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue, returns with a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City’s most impressive Gilded Age mansions.”
5. THE MAID by Nita Prose – “Molly’s orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black—but will they be able to find the real killer before it’s too late? A Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.”
6. RECKLESS GIRLS by Rachel Hawkins – “When Lux McAllister and her boyfriend, Nico, are hired to sail two women to a remote island in the South Pacific, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Stuck in a dead-end job in Hawaii, and longing to travel the world after a family tragedy, Lux is eager to climb on board The Susannah and set out on an adventure. She’s also quick to bond with their passengers, college best friends Brittany and Amma. The two women say they want to travel off the beaten path. But like Lux, they may have other reasons to be seeking an escape…When it becomes clear that the group is even more cut off from civilization than they initially thought, it starts to feel like the island itself is closing in on them. And when one person goes missing, and another turns up dead, Lux begins to wonder if any of them are going to make it off the island alive.”
7. THE BOOK OF COLD CASES by Simone St. James – “A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.”
8. WEATHER GIRL by Rachel Lynn Solomon – “A TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to reunite their divorced bosses with unforecasted results in this charming romantic comedy from the author of The Ex Talk.”
9. MR. WRONG NUMBER by Lynn Painter – “Things get textual when a steamy message from a random wrong number turns into a thrilling anonymous relationship in this hilarious rom-com by Lynn Painter.”
10. CURFEW by Jayne Cowie – “Think The Handmaid’s Tale but with the women in charge, set in a world where all men are electronically tagged and placed under strict curfew, and the murder investigation threatening to undo it all.”
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I haven’t read Simone St. James before but I really like the sound of The Book of Cold Cases.
Ellie Warren recently posted…Top Ten: Winter TBR
I’ve read two of her books so far and really enjoyed them so I have high hopes for this new one. 🙂
I recently read The Maid; I hope you enjoy it. I’m interested in reading Weather Girl and Mr. Wrong Number.
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! recently posted…Winter 2022 TBR: 10 Books I Hope to Read
I’m very curious about The Maid. Haven’t seen many reviews for it yet.
I adore Tessa Bailey’s illustrated covers so much! I really need to catch up with her books 😂 Weather Girl and Made in Manhattan also look really cute and they’re both new adds to my TBR wishlist. I hope you enjoy all these books!
Dini @ dinipandareads recently posted…#TopTenTuesday: 2021 December Possibilities…
I love her covers too. 🙂
There are lots of fun titles on your list. I especially like the sound of Weather Girl.
Deb Nance at Readerbuzz recently posted…Books on My Winter 2021 To-Read List
I’ve had really good luck with that author’s books so that one is definitely an anticipated read for me. 🙂
I have review copies of Curfew and The Book of Cold Cases, so our lists are lining up a bit. I’m also hoping to branch out and read more thrillers this year😁
Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy recently posted…Ten New To Me Authors I Read in 2021
Hopefully those will be great reads for us both. I’m loving the premise of Curfew.
I’ve had Hook, Line and Sinker for a while! Can’t wait to read it this month. I’m so excited for a new book by Lauren Layne!!!
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
I’m really excited for the Lauren Layne. That My Fair Lady premise and the NYC setting is calling to me!
I have The Last House on the Street and also The Book of Cold Cases.
Anne – Books of My Heart recently posted…Mountain Rescue by Sandra Owens
I hope they’re both great reads for you. 🙂
I loved this list—-I added half of them to my list, and I already had a couple others on it. I think that we might be book twins. 🙂
My list is here— https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/12/14/ttt-top-winter-picks/
I saw your list and we definitely have similar taste in books. 🙂
What a great TBR! I’m (im)patiently awaiting my preorder of Fiona Davis’ new book!
That’s one of my most anticipated 2022 releases so far!
Curfew sounds interesting for sure!
Lydia recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Winter 2021 To-Read List
The premise is fascinating to me!
The Book of Cold Cases has been on my radar. And I swear, one day (maybe 2022?) I really am going to read something by Diane Chamberlain.
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR
I think you would probably like Diane Chamberlain’s books. I have loved all of her recent releases and have slowly been working my way through her backlist. All of have been winners for me.
I’m curious about The Book of Cold Cases! And I feel like I really branched out this year with my reading. Not necessarily new genres or anything, but I just read more of certain things like romance, etc.
ShootingStarsMag recently posted…December 2021 Show Us Your Books + Gift Guides and a Giveaway!
I need to get back to reading that way. I’m a mood reader and the pandemic really pushed me into almost solely romances even though I also love reading thrillers, historical fiction, and sci fi. Hoping to really get back to every genre I love in 2022.
You’re making me curious about The Maid.
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
Astilbe recently posted…Raccoon’s Perfect Snowman by Katia Wish
I’ve seen a few really good reviews for that one so I’m excited to get to it.
Great list, hope you’ll enjoy all of these! Weather Girl and Hook, Line and Sinker sound great, I hope to read them too.
I’m really excited for both of those. 🙂
I hope you love them all!
Aj @ Read All The Things! recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read In Winter
I hope you enjoy all these!
Jo recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday #346
Oooh, nice list! I’ve read THE BOOK OF COLD CASES, which I liked but didn’t love, but that’s it from this list. I have an e-ARC of the Chamberlain book and am looking forward to reading it. THE MAGNOLIA HOUSE and WEATHER GIRL also sound really good to me. I hope you enjoy all these.
Susan (Bloggin’ ’bout Books) recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
I’m curious to see how I do with The Book of Cold Cases after loving The Sun Down Motel as much as I did.
I have started reading a lot of romantic comedies toward the end of this year and I really enjoy them! I am hoping to read quite a few more 😉
Cindy Davis recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday-Books on my winter TBR
I love them since they’re such great escapist reads and yet still usually pretty relatable. 🙂
I am excited about Painter and Bailey’s books too. Really loved both their previous releases.
Sam@WLABB recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: My Winter TBR
I can’t wait to go back to the town in Bailey’s book and revisit those characters. I liked the first book even more than I was expecting to.
Ooh Simone St. James- I still need to read her last one!
Greg recently posted…Fandom Mashup Revisited #4
Her last one is so good!
So many pretty covers!
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I have Reckless Girls and The Book of Cold Cases on my to read list, cannot wait for them. Curfew looks real good too, going to be adding that to my to read list also 🙂
I’m sooooo excited for Weather Girl! I love Rachel’s books and I can’t wait to read this one once its out!
Missy recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Winter 2021 To-read List
I’ve had such great luck with Rachel’s books so I have high hopes for Weather Girl too. 🙂
I didn’t know Simone St James had a new book coming!!! Adding to my TBR
Sophie recently posted…Blogmas 2021 : Best Debut #blogmas2021
This one hasn’t gotten as much hype as I would have expected for some reason.
Are you one that follows the TBR’s you make? I’m NOT!
But, hey, Suzanne, I was here to ask something 🙂
The year has gone by so fast… I wanted to invite you to write your “Year in Books Post” and link up at my Meme Page!
I remember you doing that in an earlier version of my meme, so I wanted to invite you to participate again!!
I can’t wait to read your Year in Books 🙂
Esther @BiteIntoBooks recently posted…Goodreads: Your Year In Books Meme 2021
Hi Esther! I’m hoping to do some kind of post to wrap up my Goodreads year in books next week so if I am able to do it, I will definitely participate again. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂