Top 5 Tuesday: Anticipated Reads for The Rest of the Year

Happy Tuesday, book friends! So far, so good with Blogtober, and I’m enjoying posting every day. I was even more excited to write today’s post when I saw the topic for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday, which is… anticipated reads for October-December of this year! I can hardly believe there’s just a handful of months between now and the end of 2022, but here we are rounding out the reading year!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week.

Since I’ve got a Witchtober TBR post in the works already, I’m going to focus on what I’m excited to read the rest of the year, including a few of the holiday books I’ve got my eyes on.

Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca

Obviously I can’t wait for Well Traveled to come out so I can get my hands on a copy! I love this series and have high hopes that I’ll enjoy this one. It comes out December 6th and I’ve probably (?) preordered it already, so I’ll definitely be reading it before the year’s end.

The Quarantine Princess Diaries* by Meg Cabot

This book doesn’t actually come out until March 2023 but by some gift of the Universe, I was approved for an ARC through NetGalley (thank you!!). I am way too excited to wait until next year to read The Quarantine Princess Diaries and expect it’ll feature in my holiday reading soon enough.

All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

I enjoyed The Holiday Swap well enough to hit “Want to Read” when I saw that Maggie Knox has another winter holiday rom come title coming out. All I Want for Christmas comes out today, October 4th, so we’ll see how long I keep my promise not to add any more books to the stacks until I make at dent in the physical TBR.

Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun

What’s better than fake dating? Not much, in my opinion, but I like that “fake dating but they fall for their fake-dates sibling” comes pretty close. Kiss Her Once for Me comes out on November 1st.

A Cat Cafe Christmas by Codi Gary

Cats? Cafes? Christmas? Sounds like a cozy winter read to me! A Cat Cafe Christmas comes out today, October 4th.

Top 5 Tuesday: Things a Bookworm Would Never Do

Happy Tuesday, book friends! I can’t believe it’s already the last Tuesday in September. As much as I’m excited for the slow down that October will (hopefully) bring at work, it is a busy month ahead for my personal life, so I’d be okay if things slowed down just a smidge.

This week I’m bringing you yet another Top 5 Tuesday post! This week’s prompt is “Things a bookworm would never do.”

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week.

Say No To a Trip to the Bookstore (or Library)

I’ve yet to meet the bookworm who doesn’t want to go to the bookstore, even if it’s just to browse and be with books for a little while.

Get Rid of their Beloved Old Copy of a Favorite Book

There are some books on my shelves that look a little worse for wear from so many reads, but I’d never dream of parting with them. I have memories with that tattered old copy of Hawksong thank you very much.

Pass Up a Used Book Sale

Can any book lover walk by a used book sale without at least a quick peek to see if there’s anything good?

Go On Vacation with Packing a Book (Or Five)

If you’re not spending some of the trip curled up with a good book, can you even call it a vacation?

Look Forward to the Movie (or TV) Adaptation Without Being Nervous They’ll Ruin Everything

Do I love to see a favorite book find a wider audience by being adapted to the screen? Yes. Do I trust that they always get it right? Absolutely not.


This prompt was so much fun to think about! Tell me, book friends–what is something you’d never do in your bookish life?