#5OnMyTBR – White Cover

#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!

Happy Monday and Martin Luther King Jr day for those in the United States. I’ve spent the day with my family, playing with our puppy and generally relaxing as much as possible. It’s been really nice taking time to just unwind. Now it’s time to get to my 5 On My TBR post for the day! This week’s theme focuses on books with white covers. I have a surprising amount of white books on my TBR, so picking out five that I wanted to feature was… a bit tough, lol. But here are five books on my TBR with white covers that I can’t wait to pick up!


#1. The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

This one is kind of a no-brainer. After being destroyed in 2020 by The Poppy War and starting 2021 being destroyed by The Dragon Republic, this book is very high on my TBR! Because I like pain, apparently. Seriously, though, this series has been incredible, so far, and I can only imagine what this final installment has in store. Beyond heartbreak. I know there will be heartbreak. I’m sure to get to this one sooner rather than later.

#2. Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston

Though admittedly the cover that I actually own isn’t white, I had to include this book on my list! This is one of those “That cover is so pretty I have to read it” books, lol. It sounds like something I would love, though. There’s a mysterious woods and adventure, so I’m in! I haven’t really heard a lot about this book from my bookish friends, so I’m going into this not knowing what to expect, but I’m excited to give it a try!

#3. A Blade so Black by L.L. McKinney

So here’s a bookish fact about me that I don’t talk about too much: I’m not a fan of Alice in Wonderland. However, I tend to enjoy retellings based around Lewis Carroll’s classic! That’s why this book has been on my TBR for quite some time. An Alice in Wonderland retelling with a Black protagonist? Yes, please! This is another book I haven’t really heard much about, but I’m still rather curious about it. And I own it and I’m trying to read more of my owned TBR. Seems like the perfect storm to cause me to finally read this!

#4. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

First, let’s just appreciate this gorgeous cover, shall we? Because 😍 Second, I really enjoyed this author’s debut, The Ten Thousand Doors of January. Learning that her next book was going to be about witches and suffragettes made it an automatic add! I’ve heard great things about this one. I don’t own it (yet) but I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on it! If it’s written half as beautifully as her other book, this is going to be incredible. And, honestly, I just want this beauty on my bookshelf, lol.

#5. The Guest List by Lucy Foley

This another book that has been on my TBR for quite some time. It’s a thriller that caught my attention last year and I’m still intrigued by the premise. I do love a good mystery and this one has been likened to one of the great mystery writers, Agatha Christie. Perhaps I will be better at guessing the guilty party in this book as opposed to Christie’s mysteries 😂 Either way, I’m really looking forward to giving this one a go. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick it up soon as I do actually own this one!


What are some books with white covers on your TBR that you can’t wait to read? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

5 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR – White Cover

  1. I’ve only read The Once and Future Witches, but I enjoyed it as much as I did Harrow’s debut novel. The characters were relatable and the prose was lovely.

    I want to read the other ones you mentioned as well! They all sound like great books. 🤩

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  2. I’ve not read any of these but almost all of them are on my list. The Poppy War is very high on my priority radar because I have heard such amazing things. I also seem to like to have my heart broken by books and everyone who has read this has told me that is what is going to happen!

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  3. I should read The Poppy War at some point. I read A Blade So Black and thought it was OK. I appreciated it more for its impact on publishing (opening way for more Black-led YA urban fantasy) than for its story. 5 books with white covers on my TBR are Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror by Eden Royce, Dreams in a Time of War by Ngugi wa Thiong’p, The Voices of Martyrs by Maurice Broaddus, We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, and Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter.

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