Happy December, friends! The end of the year is one of my favourites times because it gets colder, and I’m one of those weirdos who likes cold weather, and we also have the Holidays to look forward to.
If you’ve been a long-time reader of mine, you’ll know that I am definitely a seasonal reader rather than a mood reader. My tastes in genres and themes definitely change as the seasons change, and the Holiday season is no exception to that.
I tend to gravitate towards speculative fiction during the colder months, but I tend to save fantasy books for winter because I’m usually reading horror and sci-fi during autumn.
My upcoming winter TBR is primarily fantasy, but I won’t be sharing what exactly is on it until next week 😉
Wintery fantasy I love: The Grisha trilogy, Six of Crows, Shiver
FLUFFY CONTEMPORARIES 💕
Sometimes you need a break from people being stabbed and attacked with magic and instead go for something more cosy and earthbound. Contemporary books can be a little difficult for me to incorporate into a winter TBR however because there are so many contemporaries that are set during the spring or summer. Winter can be a time for fluff too! Authors, please write more fluffy contemporaries set in winter, thank you x
Wintery contemporaries I love: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
I could technically read manga at any point in the year, but there are two reasons why I like reading it towards the end of the year. The first reason is because this is usually the point where I’m panicking about completing my reading goal and end up reading a volume every day to reach it. The second reason is that although I watch a lot of shonen anime, I actually prefer shojo manga. I don’t know what it is, but I often feel like shojo is more suited for manga than it is for anime. Maybe it’s just easier to read fluffy romance scenes than it is to read big action scenes.
Winter manga I love: Fruits Basket, Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku