T5W: Most Recent Additions to Your TBR

Top 5 Wednesday is a goodreads group created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and now hosted by Sam (thoughtsontomes). This is T5W Rewind Month, which means I get to choose a topic between all the past ones. I chose Most Recent Additions to Your Wishlist/TBR.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi


Roshani Chokshi is an auto-buy author for me (The Star-Touched Queen is one of my favorite YA books ever), so of course I added this to my TBR when I saw the cover. I have to say that I don’t love it at the moment – I hope there’s a reason for the leaves – but I don’t know, maybe it’s perfect for the story. It should be a Six of Crows-like book set in Paris in 1889. I hope it’s as good as it sounds.

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno


I had never heard of this author before, but I know that this book has a major f/f couple and an aromantic side character. This alone is enough for me, but it’s also a magical realism story that supposedly has a The Scorpio Races-like feel. I want it. Also I love the title and yes that’s a thing I care about.

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark


A Tor.com novella with a gorgeous cover, of course I want it.
I don’t know much about it, I think I read the synopsis when I added it and now I don’t remember the details, but there are airship and magic and it sounds awesome. I’ve also heard really good things about this author’s short stories before.

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon


I’ve had this on my maybe-tbr for a while, but I finally found a place where I can buy it, and I really want to. It’s ownvoices black autistic representation, but in space. Diverse science fiction that deals with difficult themes is my favorite genre so I hope I love this too.

The Future Is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente


I got an ARC of this recently and I can’t wait. Catherynne M. Valente is one of my favorite authors, I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her so far, and I haven’t read enough of her short stories yet. This is a collection of thirteen stories (three of them never printed before), which is perfect for me. Also, that cover is beautiful.

Have you read/want to read any of these?

12 thoughts on “T5W: Most Recent Additions to Your TBR

    1. It is one of the easiest topic I could find (busy week).
      And yes, The Gilded Wolves has a really original cover – I can’t wait to see what all those leaves mean, if they mean something.

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  1. You’re so lucky you have an arc of The Future Is Blue, I hope you love it! I was kind of interested in Summer of Salt cause of the magical realism, now I know there’s an f/f couple and an aromantic side character as well, I’m even more interested! And I’m so with you on the cover for The Gilded Wolves, it’s definitley my least fave of her covers so far – but the story sounds great 🙂

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    1. After the beautiful covers of the Star-Touched Queen duology I was a bit disappointed, but now I find it intriguing – I want to know why it’s so full of plants, I hope there’s a reason (plant magic? I want it to be plant magic).
      And I can’t wait for Summer of Salt, finding f/f books outside contemporary (and aromantic characters in every genre) isn’t as easy as it should be.


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