If you’ve read my wrap-up then you know that this is going to be a new bimonthly feature I’m adding to the blog where I’ll -try to- choose a theme for every post and choose books that fall Under said theme that I think I will be rating 5 stars. For this post I chose books that are on my “READ THEM RIGHT NOW DAMN IT TBR”, or in less screamy words: My priority TBR. Books that I’m either dying to read but somehow never got around to or books that are on their way to me right now that I know I’ll read as soon as they’re here.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I know, I KNOW, I’m the worst. I’ve owned this book since last december and just…never picked it up and I honestly do not have a legitimate reason other than I kept pushing it off until June or July, I think? and then I made the conscious decision to read it right before watching the movie, so IT’S HAPPENING FOLKS, I’m reading this book this month. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan is one I’ve been hearing extremely amazing things about. All my friends adore it so of course I want to join them in their love. I meant to read it right when I got it but it’s quite heavy and my mental health wasn’t the best so I kept postponing it until now. I’m actually buddy-reading this one next week with my friend, Em @ Runaway with Dream Thieves.
These next two I preordered a couple weeks ago and I’M SO HYPED. Both are ownvoices Asian fantasy books. First up is The Storyteller by Traci Chee, and GKFLDLSLSM I NEED IT NOW!!! It’s the third and last instalment in The Sea of Ink and Gold trilogy, I loved The Reader, adored The Speaker and with how that one ended and all the teasers the author has been giving, I just need this one. I need to know my babies are okay. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan is one I’ve been trying to get my hand on the arc of for MONTHS now but it just never happened, from what I’ve heard, it’s brutal and brilliant and has sapphic asian girls in it. So really, I don’t need to know more than that.
A lil backstory about The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. My friend, Andrea, and I have the exact same taste in Fantasy books, all her top favourite books are mine as well, so a few months ago she read it and DMed me yelling about how much she loved it and that I should read it ASAP, she even went and got me a copy, that’s how much she wanted me to get to it haha, but again, this is a very heavy book so I didn’t get to it but I’m committing myself to reading it before the end of the year. A Reaper at the Gates, on the other hand, is one I haven’t read yet out of sheer fear, Sabaa Tahir terrifies me and I’ve heard this one will destroy me so I’m just in happy denial about it. That being said, it’s also one I’m committing myself to reading before the end of 2018.
The last two, are books by authors who wrote some of my favourite books of all time. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee is one I’ve been meaning to buy for over a year now and I finally ordered it a couple weeks ago (along with my own physical copy of Under a Painted Sky, FINALLY), it’s historical fiction set in early 20th century, in an all girls private school in San Francisco around the time it’s hit by a huge earthquake. Yes, please. I’m also slowly making my way through all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books and One True Loves is next on the list. It just sounds so heartbreaking as well as something that will feed my soul so I’m excited to get to it.
That’s it until next time.
Have you rated any of these books 5 stars?
What are some books on your TBR you think will be 5 star reads for you?
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.