Top Ten Tuesday: Fantasy Reads Perfect for Winter

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Cozy/Wintry Reads.I always associate contemporary books with spring and summer and mysteries/horror with fall. For winter, the kind of books I think are perfect are thick fantasy books. I imagine curling up by the fire on a cold night and falling deeply into the fantasy world I’m reading. Here are ten (mostly) thick fantasy reads for anyone who also likes to reach for these kind of reads during the winter months. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

2. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

3. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

4. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

5. Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers

6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

7. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

8. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

9. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

10. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Which kind of books do you associate with the winter? Which fantasy reads would you recommend this upcoming season? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

55 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Fantasy Reads Perfect for Winter

  1. I’m doing a City of Brass readalong later on in the month. I got The Bear and the Nightingale when it was on sale for Black Friday… I’m looking forward to reading that one because of the Russian-ish setting. Gotta read the Grisha Verse books before I get into Six of Crows. I picked up Shadow and Bone on Black Friday too… spent WAAAAAY too much money on cheap books on Black Friday.

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  2. The Bear and the Nightingale does seem like a good Wintry read. I’ve been meaning to read it for a while now, maybe I can pick it up before the end of the year??

    I really want to get to Wintersong by S. Jae. Jones before the end of 2018. I don’t know if it is a wintry read (if the book is set in Winter, that is) but the title and the book cover give me Winter vibes.

    Great list! Happy Reading!! ❤

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  3. Oo, these are some good suggestions! A lot of them are already on my list to read. . . eventually. XD I usually associate winter with things like Norse mythology, Beowulf, and Shakespeare. I don’t know. I just think about old Northern peoples holed up in their mead hall for the winter listening to bards spin stories while the wind howls outside.

    Great list!

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  4. Uprooted and The City of Brass are at the top of my list to read either by the end of the year or at the start of next. I am so excited to finally give them a go! As for the rest, so many great choices. I love, love, love Six of Crows. I read it this time of year last year and it’s definitely one of the best fantasy series to read in the autumn or winter! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. It is very interesting that you associate genres with seasons. I think the only season I associate with certain kinds of books is summer. I think light and breezy reads are a trademark of summer.

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