#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!
We’ve arrived at Monday yet again and it’s time for another #5OnMyTBR! I’m pretty excited about this week’s prompt, as well. Why, you may ask? Because it focuses on one of my favorite genres: mysteries! Time to talk about five twisty, creepy mysteries on my TBR that I can’t wait to pick up.
#1. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
This is a mystery that has recently jumped onto my radar. Someone likened it to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, which I really enjoyed. And it’s set on a creepy island, which is a random thing that I love in books. It just had to go on my TBR! Also, the cover is just perfectly spooky, ugh. I’m excited to sink my teeth into this one.
#2. In the Woods by Tana French
I initially put this book on my TBR because my best friend really enjoys Tana French. Have I read anything by her? Nope! Do I have the faintest clue what this book is about? Sure don’t! But I’m interested to read something that my best friend loves so much!
Also, I’m a sucker for mysteries, so, more than likely, there’s no way I will absolutely hate this. So there’s that!
#3. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Remember when I was talking about how much I love books that have a weird format in my review of Crossings? This book fits into that niche! It’s Groundhog Day with a splash of murder. We’re following one person, but that person is living the day over and over again in different bodies. How interesting does that sound?! I can’t fathom how that’s gonna work, but I’m excited to find out!
#4. Sadie by Courtney Summers
This is another book that has an interesting format. It’s partly told as the transcript of a podcast, which sounds intriguing. The main reason I want to read this, though, is that so. many. people have raved about it. When people rave about fantasy books, they can still be pretty hit or miss for me. Probably because I’ve read more fantasy and I know what I like. But when a lot of people hype a mystery or thriller, I tend to end up loving it. So I can’t wait to pick this one up.
#5. One by One by Ruth Ware
Last but certainly not least is the new book by Ruth Ware! I started off pretty lukewarm with Ruth Ware’s writing. The Woman in Cabin 10 was alright… enjoyable but nothing mind-blowing. But, as I read her subsequent books, I enjoyed them more and more. Her last book, The Turn of the Key, absolutely blew me away! Following that logic, One by One should be a new favorite, right? Also, it comes out in the Best Month Ever, so it gets some bonus points, lol.
(Can you tell I was born in September?)
What are some mysteries that you can’t wait to read? Have you read any of the ones on my list? Which do you think I should read first? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!