#5OnMyTBR – Red Covers

#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!


Hello, reader!

It’s the beginning of another week and it’s the beginning of a new routine in the McBookNerd household. The kiddos are back to school, in a way, so the mornings are a lot more hectic around here! But it’s nice that they’ll be back on somewhat of a routine and perhaps it will help me stick to a somewhat decent sleep schedule.

Hahahaha, that’s not gonna happen 😂

ANYWAYS! Let’s move on from my terrible habits and talk about this week’s theme for #5OnMyTBR. We’ll be talking about five books on my TBR that have red covers! When I went to Goodreads to find some books on my TBR with a red cover, I honestly thought there wouldn’t be that many. I tend to gravitate towards books with blue covers, weirdly, so I thought I might have to scrounge for this one. I was unaware just how many books I want to read have red covers… it was actually quite difficult narrowing it down to just five! But, after some deliberation, I’ve arrived at the top five. Let’s dive in!


#1. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

I’ve been wanting to read this book since it came out… in 2015. Look, I was pulled in by the synopsis but there are SO MANY BOOKS I want to read! But this book has remained on my radar for literal years because it just sounds so interesting. A retelling of One Thousand and One Nights where the girl telling the tales is out for revenge? Yes, please! It seems like it would be a thrilling book and, I swear, one day I will read it!

#2. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

I’ve loved every book I’ve read by Naomi Novik, so far, and this one has dragons! I’ve heard nothing but great things about this entire series. It sounds like it would be something right up my alley. It’s set during the Napoleonic Wars but… ya know… with dragons! I can only imagine that would make it, like, ten times cooler. I’m hoping to get around to this one soon!

#3. Dark Matters by Blake Crouch

This is a science fiction book that I’ve been wanting to read for aaaages! It just has such an interesting premise. A man waking up after being abducting to a life completely different from the one he remembers. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. But he is basically a famous genius. I feel like this is going to explore some topics that I will love to dive into. Now I just need to pick it up and actually read it, lol.

#4. One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus

I recently read One of Us is Lying and found myself really enjoying it! Now I have to read the sequel. I’m interested to see where this one goes and what will be the new drama at Bayview High. I also want to know what happens to Maeve! Why must we harass poor Maeve?! That poor family…

Also, I’ve really enjoyed every book I’ve read by Karen M. McManus, so I’m sure this one will be no different!

#5. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

This one has been on my TBR for a minute. I don’t even remember where I first heard of this book. Probably Booktube, if I’m being honest, lol. But it sounds like it would be a wild ride! There’s an ancient scroll, there’s a samurai, there’s destruction… seems intense! I’ve also heard some amazing things about this series, so I’m really excited to get around to this one.


What are some books on your TBR that have red covers? Have you read any of the ones I selected? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

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