It’s officially winter! ❄️
Winter in Wisconsin kinda sucks. I hate the snow. I hate the cold. Don’t ask why I live in the north, I have no answers 😅
But it’s one of my favorite times to read!
I love all the new releases in first part of the year and it’s the perfect cozy way to avoid the bitter cold and snow.
I’ve been in a big fantasy mood so I took that as well as my out of control ARC collection into consideration while making this list.
This is a YA fantasy anthology with a focus on diversity. I have a special edition heading my way and I absolutely cannot wait to get it in my hands. I have a love hate relationship with short story collections but I think this one is going to be a hit.
I am so excited for another book from Rachel Hawkins! I read her YA contemporary series and absolutely loved it. This is definitely much different! It’s a thriller twist on Jane Eyre. I have both an audio and e-arc of this so I definitely plan to get to it asap. It’s also a Book of the Month pick for December!
This is a YA historical fantasy that Ace sent me an e-arc of. It’s a sapphic bodyguard romance with assassins and magic. I can’t flipping wait!
This is another ARC that I have and one of my most anticipated releases for the first half of the year. It’s a romantic fantasy following a tree siren who fall in love with a boy living on the edge of her forest. It sounds so atmospheric and perfect for winter.
This is book 3 in this adorable Alaskan rom-com series! I really loved the second book which is a holiday romance and I can’t wait for this third book. This one follows a rugged outdoorsman who falls in love with a hollywood starlet.
A fantasy romance between a witch and Loki? Say no more, I’m in. Ace has really been coming through with the e-arcs and I’m so grateful 🙏
I’m apprehensively excited for more in this world. I hate Nesta with a burning passion, but I’m hopefully that SJM can redeem her (maybe).
I read Kate Clayborn’s previous release Love Lettering last winter and absolutely fell in love with it. So now it’s a tradition. This is another adult romance set in NYC following a man who falls in love with the voice of a woman in his apartment complex. It sounds sweet and wonderful.
I planned to pick this up right away but someone on Instagram reached out and asked if I wanted to buddy read this so I held off for a couple of weeks to read it with them! This is the latest release in the Fortuna Sworn series which is a fantasy romance following Fae and other paranormal beings. Book 2 left off on a hella cliffhanger so I can’t wait to start this!
I can’t believe I’m almost caught up with this series! This adult fantasy romance series follows Angels and Vampires who keep the world’s population under control. This one follows a side character’s romance that I’ve been anticipating since it was introduced like 4 books ago!
What are you most excited to read this winter?