Winter 2022/2023 #TBR #toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Winter 2022/2023 TBR

Have you made a Winter 2022/2023 TBR? It’s always exciting to begin a new reading season!

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I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Winter 2022/2023 TBR.

What is your most anticipated winter read?

With all the books that are on my radar on a given day, it’s nice to pick out a few for an official TBR. Ten still leaves room for library holds that come in, occasional ARCs, or some mood reading.

Keep in mind that I’m not yet recommending the books on my official Winter TBR list…..check back often, though, because I will provide updates and links to reviews as I read them. For now, these are the reads that are on my winter 2022/2023 reading radar.

Find my Fall TBR update here. I read (or attempted to read) all the books on my fall TBR. I had two DNFs.

*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.

Winter 2022/2023 TBR

(ARC=Advanced Reader Copy)


Exiles by Jane Harper (cover)i Image: silhouetted trees and a large ferris wheel against a sunset sky

Exiles by Jane Harper

Genre: Contemporary Mystery/Crime Fiction (Pub Date: 1/31/2023)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Slow, slow burn mystery and romance. Recommend audio format because the narrator is excellent and will keep you engaged with the story. Review of Exiles here.

The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson (cover) Image: a young woman in a white blouse and red skirt sits on a cabinet top surrounded by books and bookshelves

The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson

Genre: Historical (WW11) Fiction. I think I’ve been waiting for the kindle version for about a year. (Kindle Pub Date: 2/21/2023)
***UPDATE: 3.5-4 Stars. Different from what I was expecting. (not yet reviewed)

Finding Me by Viola Davis (cover) Image: a close up picture of an African American woman's face

Finding Me by Viola Davis

Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir
***UPDATE: 5 Stars. Compelling and powerful. Full review of Finding Me here.

Little Wing by Freya North (cover) Image: white and gold text over the top view of small ocean or lake waves

Little Wing by Freya North

Genre: Historical Literary Fiction. I’ve had this recommended by so many people (most recently by Joanne at Portobello Book Blog)
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars. Heartfelt with thoughtful themes. My review of Little Wing here.

Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff (cover) Image: a woman dressed in a blue coat with a fur collar stands with her back to the camera looking furtively over her shoulder as planes fly overhead

Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff (ARC)

Genre: Historical Fiction (WW11) Pub Date: 2/7/2023
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. My review of Code Name Sapphire here.

Daughters of Nanticket by Julie Gerstenblatt (cover) Image: white text over a blue background and gold whimsical designs

Daughters of Nantucket by Julie Gerstenblatt (ARC)

Genre: Historical Fiction (1846). Pub Date: 3/14/2023
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Review coming soon.

And There Was Light by Jon Meacham (cover) Image: text over a partial image of Abraham Lincoln

And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham

Genre: Nonfiction, Biographical, American History (I’m buddy reading this with my husband)
***UPDATE: 5+ Stars. Wow! A Must Read biography. My review of And There Was Light here.

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher (cover) Image: text over a blue and white snowflake background

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher

Genre: Women’s Literary Fiction (a book that’s been on my TBR for a long, long time!)
***UPDATE: DNF (not holding my interest)

The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane (cover) Image: white text over the graphic image of two half moons against a blue background

The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane (ARC)

Genre: Contemporary Literary Fiction. Although this doesn’t publish until 5/2/2023, I’ll be reading it this winter.
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Beautifully written but mostly sad and depressing. (Review coming soon.)

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocomb (cover) Image: back text over a graphic image of a multicolored violin against a yellow background

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

Genre: Fiction, Mystery. Diverse Read.
***UPDATE: Interesting and page-turning. Full review of Violin Conspiracy here.


What’s on your Winter TBR?
What is your one most anticipated read this winter?

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    • Well….the recommending remains to be seen! By the way, your husband might love the Lincoln book. My husband loved it so much that he’s rereading it with me!

  1. I just loved the Viola Davis memoir. Wow, she had such a tough life, but is also so inspirational. I hope you enjoy it, and all the other books on your list

  2. Great list Carol. I like your mix of older and new. I really enjoyed The Violin Conspiracy, but it isn’t all that well known. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. I loved Exiles, Carol. I’m sure that I read Winter Solstice a long time ago and it was great. I love Rosamunde Pilcher. I must check my shelves to see if I have a copy. Happy reading. ❤📚🎄

    • Happy to hear you loved Exiles! I know I read Shell Seekers decades ago, but I’ve always wanted to read Winter Solstice! This is the year!

  4. I read Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher a couple of years ago and quite enjoyed it. The novel has a great sense of place with a cast of interesting characters.

  5. I failed so badly with my Autumn TBR list that i decided it really wasn’t worth me attempting a winter one! If I did though, I’d be keen to add the new Jane Harper. I’ve only just finished The Dry but enjoyed it so much I want to keep reading her now

    • I’m happy that Falk returns in this new release! (He was in the first 2).

      Some seasonal TBRs are certainly more attainable than others! You probably have a mental TBR! My biggest obstacle with a TBR is that I’m an incorrigible mood reader!

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