#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!
After being sick last weekend and having no motivation for the rest of the week, I’m back! I swear, having a cold as an adult knocks you out way more than when you’re a kid. I had zero energy even after I started feeling better! But that’s neither here nor there… we’re here for another 5 On My TBR. This one was a bit of a struggle for me because the theme is light reads. Going through my Goodreads TBR, I realized I apparently enjoy dark books that are going to hurt my soul because picking a few that I thought counted as “light” took… awhile 😅 But I finally founds five light reads that I can’t wait to pick up!
#1. Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
I’ve actually just picked this book up for an upcoming The Write Reads blog tour, but I’ve only just started so I’m cheating a little. This sounds like it’s going to be a quick and lively read, with some interesting twists. We’re following Evie Thomas, who no longer believes in love because she has somehow developed the ability to see how a couple’s love story begins… and ends. This sounds like a light contemporary with a hint of the fantastic and I am here for it! Also, this cover is super cute. Also also, I’ve been wanting to give Nicola Yoon a try for ages! Here’s hoping I love it as much as I think I will.
#2. Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton
I adored this author’s debut, The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly, so when I heard about her sophomore novel, I knew I was going to want to read it! It follows a teenager who, illegally, plays the lottery… and wins. Now she has to figure out how she’s going to claim her winnings when no one she knows even realizes she’s the lucky winner. It sounds like it’s going to have a lot of interesting themes and a look at how something like winning the lottery may not be all it’s cracked up to be. I’ve heard nothing but great things so far and I can’t wait to get to it! I also love this cover, like, young adult contemporary covers are just killing it lately.
#3. Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
Speaking of young adult contemporary covers that are killing it, can we just appreciate the one for Adiba Jaigirdar’s sophomore novel? Because 😍 This book is following our titular characters after they land in a fake dating scheme so that Hani’s friends will stop invalidating her bisexuality and Ishu has a hope to be elected head girl. It sounds like it’s gonna have pining and lots of awkward but sweet moments, which I plan on eating up. This is the kind of book that definitely strikes me as a lovely, light read that will leave me floating on air. Here’s hoping I’m right!
#4. Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
Moving from young adult to adult, we have the last book in the Brown Sisters romance series. I cannot wait to read this book because I absolutely adore the other two in the series. Also, Eve is the youngest sister and, as the youngest in my family, I feel like I’ll connect with her the most, lol. Talia Hibbert is also an expert at balancing light-hearted fun and steeeeam, which I appreciate in my romances! Also! This romance is promising one of my favorite dynamics: a grumpy-grump paired with a literal ray of sunshine. Just, yes, give me all of that! I’m excited to get into this one.
#5. Tilly and the Lost Fairytales by Anna James
You can’t get much lighter and fun than this cute middle grade series! This is the second book in the Pages & Co series, which follows Tilly Pages, who lives in a bookshop and has the ability to physically wander into books. How amazing does that sound? I fell in love with this world after reading the first book, Tilly and the Bookwanderers, with the Middle Grade Marvels group. It’s taken me forever to actually pick up the next book, though! So many other books get in the way. But I know when I eventually get to this one, it will be the perfect light read to settle into. I’m ready to wander some more!
What are some light reads 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!