Winter 2023 TBR (and a look back at my Autumn TBR progress)

December 21, 2022

It’s time for my Winter TBR!

Before diving into my summer goals, I want to take a look back at my Autumn TBR and see how much progress I’ve made.

autumn ’22 tbr

  1. The Devil Makes Three
  2. A Heart in a Body in the World
  3. ✅ The Ghosts That Haunt Me ❌DNF❌
  4. ⌛ The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires (currently reading)
  5. ✅ Mysteries of Thorn Manor ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. ✅ Lost in the Moment and Found ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. ⌛ Pestilence (currently reading)
  8. ✅ Ghost Squad ❌DNF❌
  9. ✅ Riot Baby ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  10. The Love Hypothesis

I read half of my Autumn TBR and have a couple more in progress, so I’m not mad about it!

winter ’23 tbr

I’m doing something new for 2023’s seasonal TBRs and lowering them to 6 books per season instead of 10! Every season in 2023, I plan on choosing 3 review copies and 3 mood reads or recent hauls.

❄️ Tell Me I’m Worthless // Alison Rumfitt → releases Jan 17, 2023 → this is a queer haunted house horror story that I’m hearing a lot of rave reviews for! Plus, the author is a trans woman and I think the main character is, too.

❄️ What Lies in the Woods // Kate Alice Marshall → releases Jan 17, 2023 → I loved Rules for Vanishing so much that I just want to read ALL of Kate’s books now, and this is her first time writing an adult thriller!

❄️ How to Sell a Haunted House // Grady Hendrix → releases Jan 17, 2023 → I adore Grady’s books and am so hyped for this, plus I’m buddy reading it with Mark!

❄️ Do I Have to Wear Black? // Mortellus → my amazing friend Cathy sent me this for my birthday and I’ve been wanting to read it ever since she recommended it to me ages ago. It’s a nonfiction book about how modern pagans can perform death rituals, funerals, etc.

❄️ Nettle & Bone // T. Kingfisher → I just want to read T. Kingfisher’s entire backlog at this point, and Ashley gifted me this! I think the main character has a ghost/skeleton dog for a companion. 👀

❄️ Annihilation // Jeff VanderMeer → I know very little about this series, but I’ve heard it raved about for years and I got a copy recently, so I thought I’d go into it while I’m still spoiler-free!

What’s on your Winter TBR? If you’ve made a post or video about it, please feel free to drop a link below – I’d love to see it! ♥



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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I hope you like Annihilation! I fell in love with it while reading it. I didn’t enjoy the sequels quite as much but it’s still one of my favorite books of all-time.

    1. I do love a seasonal TBR! I will lower mine from 12 to 9 in 2023. I haven’t decided on my winter TBR quite yet, but I’m thinking about it! I have heard good things about T Kingfisher, but haven’t read any of the books yet.

    1. I feel like I keep seeing Nettle & Bone. Definitely need to check that one out! I love that you posted this recap. I’m working on a format for mine that feels fun and easy but also worth reading. Haha! I like the way you shared yours. 🙂

      1. Thank you! 😀 Oh, I’m so excited. I really can’t wait to see how it will be, especially since I feel like Rules for Vanishing was one of the spookier YA thriller/horror stories I’ve read – I wonder if her adult debut will be even darker?

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