These are the books on my TBR I consider most likely to get a five star from me. I’ve seen a few booktubers and bloggers do this lately, so why not try it myself?
(or: let’s hype up some books for ourselves and then complain when they don’t meet our definitely too-high expectations!) And maybe I will also write a wrap-up of this when I read them all to see how wrong I was.
I will not include sequels and authors I already know – that would be too easy.
Anger is a Gift
The same kind of contemporary as The Hate U Give, but queer? Yes. I am worried about the US-centrism – American issue books are the best place to find it, and that’s why I avoid most of them. But this time the early reviews got me interested and I know it’s probably going to be at least a little bit US-centric, so it shouldn’t bother me too much.
I want every book I read to be good but I really want this one to be good. Mostly because I’m in love with this cover and it promises the best atmosphere. A world inspired by Edwardian England, but magical and gay. I haven’t heard much about it but every review I’ve found so far was good.
The Astonishing Color of After
A contemporary book that may or may not have magical aspects, and part of it is set in Taiwan. I haven’t read it yet because it’s almost 500 pages and I think that’s far too much for almost every contemporary book, but I also think I’m going to love this.
Into the Drowning Deep
Mira Grant is Seanan McGuire so I’ve already read some of her novels, but different name and different genres = I don’t care.
The premise of this one is far too personal for it to go wrong. And that’s also why I haven’t read it yet. (Let’s not talk about how the last f/f book I read that had marginally something to do with underwater photography and marine life/biology actually was.) But I’ve read the first chapters and it doesn’t seem like I’ll have the annoying know-it-all voice telling me the author got science wrong while I read this.
I’m also afraid it could be the wrong kind of horror for me. We’ll see?
…If this isn’t five stars, I’m going to be very sad.
When your favorite book is constantly recommended as “for fans of [other book]”, you are going to have very high expectations for [other book]. And I mean, most reviewers I trust who have read it loved it. I have to get to it, I have a copy, and yet. The only thing I love more than reading and reviewing is procrastinating on Into the Drowning Deep, The Fifth Season and Ancillary Justice.
Have you read any of these? Do you also think this kind of post is the worst idea?*
*don’t worry! I would have hyped them up for myself too much anyway