#5OnMyTBR – R.I.P.

#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 November! We made it through another month of 2021 and we’re in the home-stretch. Which is honestly mind-boggling to me. How are we this close to 2022 already?! I feel like 2021 has zoomed by to make up for the slog that was 2020. But I’m getting off topic, aren’t I? We’re here for another 5 On My TBR post! The theme this week had me kind of mystified, I must say. It’s simply R.I.P.

There are a lot of ways I could interpret this, but I decided to be on the nose. I’m going to choose five books by authors who have passed away for this week’s post! Morbid? Yes. But there are a lot of books I really want to read that fit the category. So, without further ado, let’s jump in!


#1. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Okay, this one is kind of cheating as I have already read this book. That being said, I want to re-read it and all the other ones I read before I kind of fell out of love with the Wheel of Time series. I’ve always regretted not sticking with it until the end of the series and, now that the Prime series will be out soon, I’m kicking myself even more! So I want to get back into these books and hopefully finish this time.

#2. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

I’m a little embarrassed that I still haven’t read anything written by Octavia Butler. Black sci-fi written by a Black woman? Say less! She has always been on my radar (how could she not be?) but I’ve just never got around to picking up on of her books. This is definitely the one that captures my interest the most. Seems like a good place to start when it comes to her work, as well! I’m hoping to get to this sooner rather than later.

#3. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

The only thing I’ve read by Shirley Jackson is her short story, The Lottery, and it’s past time to remedy that. I remember reading that short story in high school and loving the dark tone of it. With the cover slapped onto this one, I can only imagine I’ll be getting more of the same! Also this one just sounds so weird… I have to say I’m very intrigued.

#4. Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

I absolutely loved Rachel Caine’s Great Library series and was so sad when she passed away last year. Though I still have the last book of that series to read (I just don’t want it to end 😭), I’ve been curious about the other books she wrote. This series sounds intriguing, with weather magic and djinn mixed into the story. I’m hoping I enjoy it once I pick it up!

#5. Equal Rites by Sir Terry Pratchett

I started reading the Discworld book a couple of years ago. I am in love with Pratchett’s writing style and the characters he has created for this massive series. And yet I’m still only on the third (kind of) book! There are so many of these that’s taken me a moment to try and decide how I want to approach reading them. Still, I own this one and I’m hoping to jump back into this world soon.


What are some books by deceased authors on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

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