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 Books You’re Intimidated By, because my TBR scares me.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
- Adult realistic fiction: completely out of my comfort zone
- I’ve been spoiled for… basically everything that happens and I’m still not sure I want to read this.
- Queer realistic historical fiction = lots of homophobia. I’ve also heard it’s sad and I don’t like sad.
- Everyone loves it. What if I don’t. I don’t want that to happen
- Everyone loves it, so I should try it.
Children of Blood and Bone
- Probably the most hyped debut of 2017, which can be both a good and a bad thing
- Literally everyone loves it, which means I a) have to read it b) will be heartbroken if I don’t love it too
- Do novels ever need more than 500 pages?
- I haven’t read a good YA fantasy in a while and I really want this to be it
- I love the cover and I know I’ll get to this eventually. I don’t know if I want to wait for the sequel or if it’s better to just read it now.
The Poppy War
- Adult SFF with more than 500 pages = slow pacing, probably
- Everyone keeps saying this is triggering and violent and my favorite book may be a trigger warning collection but unlike The Poppy War it’s in no way tied to a real-world event. I have no idea if this is going to affect me and I don’t want to get into a 500 page-book just to discover that I can’t read it anymore
- On the other hand, it does sound awesome. So.
The Fifth Season
- One of the most hyped adult fantasy series ever
- I read three other books by NK Jemisin: a favorite, a mediocre one and one of the worst books I read in 2017. I don’t know what to expect.
- It’s apocalyptic, or so I’ve heard. I’m shallow and only care about what happens if the word is cool enough; apocalyptic worlds are usually very bleak and not that interesting. I hope this is an exception.
- The hype it’s the #1 reason I want to read this and the #1 reason I haven’t yet.
History Is All You Left Me
- Heavy contemporary? Hit-or-miss, for me.
- I loved They Both Die at the End, but I’ve heard mixed things about this one.
- I love Adam Silvera’s writing but I usually read contemporary books to find something lighter between fantasy books, so…
- There seems to be a plot twist that is really divisive, or so I’ve heard
- I’ve also heard it’s sad, and as I said before, sad isn’t always for me
If you’ve read them, are they worth the read? If you haven’t, do you love to procrastinate on books you know you’ll probably end up loving too?