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I’m back with another 5 On My TBR post! Today, we’re going to be focusing on books with green covers. I wasn’t sure if I would have a lot of green books from which to choose… at least none that immediately popped into my head. A lot of the covers I gravitate towards are either blue or black. Blue being my favorite color and black just being kind of ubiquitous on book covers, lol. After going through my TBR, however, there were a lot more than I was expecting! Here are the five that I’ve chosen as the ones I’m most excited to read. Let’s jump in!
#1. The Queen’s Gambit by Beth Brower
We’ll start this list with a fantasy novel that has been on my TBR for an embarrassing amount of time. So long, in fact, that I completely forgot what it was about 😅 It seems like it’s a classic fantasy tale of a kingdom at war with a leader who has to make tough choices. Throw in an enemy soldier who defects but may or may not be a spy and it sounds like something I’m going to enjoy! It also has an average rating of 4.36 on Goodreads, which is pretty impressive! I should pick this one up sooner than later.
#2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is probably the greenest of the green books on this list, lol. It’s also one of the ones I’m most excited to read. I’ve only read one book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, but I absolutely loved it. And I’ve heard nothing but incredible things about this one. It focuses on the titular Evelyn Hugo as she recounts her life story to a young journalist. There’s drama, there’s romance, and it has a LGBT aspect! It sounds like something I’m going to really enjoy.
#3. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Okay, okay… I know this cover is mostly black, but I think there’s enough green for it to count! I also just want to talk about this one because I don’t talk about non-fiction on my blog enough. This is the story of the women and girls that worked in radium factories and what happened when they started to fall ill. I think this is a fascinating topic and I’ve heard great things about this book. I tend to like my non-fiction to be read like fiction and not a textbook and I’ve heard this one is more of the former. I can’t wait to dive in!
#4. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
I’ve been wanting to read this book since it first came out. I’ve heard it has found family, one of my favorite tropes, and there’s a heist, one of my favorite plots! It’s also set in 1880’s Paris, which is a setting I weirdly love. I don’t know what it is about historical France, but I find myself loving books set there. I’ve heard great things about this one, as well, so I’m hoping to pick it up sooner rather than later.
#5. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
For the last book on this list, I’m throwing in a thriller/horror. Riley Sager is an author that I’ve been wanting to read for quite some time. I own all of his books and haven’t read a single one, lol. Of all his books, though, this one sounds this most intriguing. There’s a possible haunted house! The main character has inherited her childhood home which her dad wrote a book about because it’s supposedly haunted. We even get excerpts of her dad’s book in the story! I’m definitely intrigued and I can’t wait to pick it up.
What are some books with green 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!