#5OnMyTBR – Monsters Living Among Us

#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!

Welcome to another lovely Monday! Or, if it’s not so lovely, welcome to end of another Monday! I’ve just had a long day at work and now I’m ready to unwind with a book. Before I get to that, though, it’s time for another 5 On My TBR. I’m actually pretty excited about this week’s theme. It’s monsters living among us, which has been left open to interpretation. Which means I’m gonna play fast and loose with it 😂

That being said, let’s see which five books from my TBR I can pick out!


#1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I suppose this is more so a person living among monsters… but I told ya I was playing fast and loose! I love Neil Gaiman’s writing and I seem to be a particular fan of his middle grade. That’s why I’ve been dying (see what I did there?) to read this creepy tale about a boy who is raised by ghosts. There’s something about a dark and spooky middle grade that I just love. I’m sure this book with be no exception!

#2. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

We’re going with a more human monster with this one. This is the first book in the Hannibal Lecter series and Hannibal, if you didn’t know, is a cannibal. He’s also a respected forensic psychiatrist before people realize that he’s also a serial killer with a taste for his fellow humans. So I think that qualifies as “living among us”. Either way, I’m intrigued to see how his story, and this series, begins.

#3. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

In this book, there are two sides at war: the humans and the monsters. So, though I’m not sure if the monsters are necessarily living “among” the humans, I think it still counts! I also think this sounds incredible. I’m a fan of Schwab’s writing but I have yet to try her young adult books. I’m hoping I love this series as much as I’ve loved everything else I’ve read by her!

#4. The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Well, the synopsis says that “it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous”, so I’m figuring this one counts. It’s also staring the children of some of our classic baddies, like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This sounds incredible and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. I’m kind of a sucker for the cover, as well. It’s just so pretty!

#5. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

This book probably fits the theme the best as there are actually “monsters” living and working alongside us. This is a TBR veteran and, I’m gonna be honest, I have no idea when I’m going to get to it. But I’ve been promised witches and vampires and an academic, so I’m eager to give it a go. Eventually.

… My TBR is so large, y’all 😭


What are some books where monsters live among us that are on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

3 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR – Monsters Living Among Us

  1. Haven’t read any of these. 5 on my TBR – The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass, Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens, Creepin’ edited by Monica Jackson, Dia of the Dead by Brit Brinson, and Jah Hills by Unathi Slasha.

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