Books I hope to read this winter

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where a wide range of topics from books to blogging are discussed.

This week we’re talking about the books we want to read this Winter. All but one of these books are books on my TBR list that are already published. Most of them I already own. A few I will borrow from the library.

Updated to add:

Winter means December through February to me. Spring is March through May, Summer–June through August–etc. I say this because I didn’t include the books from March (by Briggs and Bishop) which I would include in a list of books I want to read for the entire year of 2018!

In This Bright Future

by Peter Grainger

Series: DC Smith #5

Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural

This is one of my favorite police procedurals and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. It’s already waiting for me on my Kindle.

Hell is Empty

by Craig Johnson

Series: Walt Longmire #7

Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural

I’m loving reading and/or listening to this series. The narrator for the audiobooks is excellent. The plots are good and I love the characters.

Blood Hollow

by William Kreuger Kent

Series: Cork O’Connor #4

Genre: Mystery

Cork O’Connor is the former Sheriff so these books are very similar to police procedurals since many in the town still call him “Sheriff.” This series and the Walt Longmire series have some similarities–the settings are both near Indian reservations, for example–so there’s a lot of interaction with Native Americans. I’m loving listening to the audio versions of these books.

Under Cold Stone

by Vicky Delany

Series: Constable Molly Smith #8

Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural

Another of my favorite series. Takes place in the mountains of British Columbia. I really like the portrayal of Molly Smith. She’s a young, but ambitious police constable. She still has a lot to learn and she makes mistakes, but she grows and matures during these books.

The Ghost Fields

by Elly Griffiths

Series: Ruth Galloway #7

Genre: Mystery

I only let myself read one of the books in this series every few months since I don’t have too many books before I catch up! This series has a bit of a police procedural vibe since one of the major characters is a policeman. Ruth Galloway is a forensic archaeologist and is either finding bodies or helping the police determine how old bones are.

The Dark Lake

by Sarah Bailey

Series: Gemma Woodstock #1

Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural

A new author and series for me. This book came out this year and I’m always on the lookout for new books so I hope to read it and discover a new series I will like.

This Side of Murder

by Anna Lee Huber

Series: Verity Kent #1

Genre: Historical Mystery, 1919

Another new author and series for me. I like reading about that time period so I really hope this series works for me.

This Fallen Prey

by Kelley Armstrong

Series: Casey Duncan #3

Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural

Publication Date: February 6, 2018

I’ve read the first two books in this series this fall and they are so good. Very different mysteries than any other I’ve read recently.

Penric and the Shaman

Lois McMaster Bujold

Series: Penric and Desdemona

Genre: Fantasy Novella

I read the first in this series a few days ago and I loved it. I want to read more in the series very soon!

Magic Binds

by Ilona Andrews

Series: Kate Daniels #

Genre: Urban Fantasy

This book came out in 2016 and I bought it then somehow forgot I had it. I need to read it soon since the next book in the series comes out in 2018.


S.K. Dunstall

Series: Linesman #3

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera

I read books 1 and 2 in this series last spring then decided to save the third book after which it disappeared into by TBR stack on my Kindle. Books 1 and 2 were really good so I need to read the last book soon!

A Dragon of a Different Color

by Rachel Aaron

Series: Heartstrikers #4

Genre: Urban Fantasy

I love this series about dragons and magic and other strange things. I have the book–it came out last summer and I’ve saved it, but this winter it’s time to read it!

What books do you hope to read this winter?