#5OnMyTBR – Guardian

#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!

It’s time once again for another 5 On My TBR! This week’s theme had me scratching my head (and maybe being a bit creative…) as I was trying to find books that fit. That’s because the theme is guardians and I feel like that can be interpreted in so many ways! Which is just me saying, don’t judge me for my choices 😂

Anyways, let’s jump into the list!


#1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

This one seemed like a good fit. Our protagonist, Nobody, is being raised in a graveyard by a bunch of ghosts. So the ghosts (and one entity that is somewhere in between) are his guardians, boom! Besides, I really want to pick up this book sooner than later. Every time I add it to one of these lists or mention it, I kick myself a little for not having read it yet. I’m a big Gaiman fan and I especially love his middle grade work, so this promises to be an excellent read!

#2. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Here’s another one I’m kicking myself for having not read yet! I even mentioned it recently in a blog post. But Fitz, our main character, is a bastard son of royalty who is taken into court to train to be an assassin. I have to assume he has some type of guardian! I also assume that the relationship is going to hurt me somehow. Why? Because every time I see someone talk about a Hobb book, there are tears involved…

#3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Liesel, our main character in this story, has been taken in by a foster family. I imagine her guardians play an important role in this story, so it totally fits the theme! This is another TBR vet that I hope to read sooner than later. It’s also another that will probably make me cry… I’m noticing a theme here. Perhaps I’m avoiding these books because I’m not ready for the pain 😅 I will get to this one soon, though!

#4. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Okay, okay, hear me out! The main character in this doesn’t have a guardian but is the guardian, desperately trying to find their daughter. Also, I just really want to read this book. It’s on my “22 books in 2022” TBR, so it’s getting read this year, come hell or high water! I’ve heard nothing but praise for this series and I want to finally know what everyone is raving about.

#5. The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

This is the biggest reach of the whole list 😂 But the Librarians are guardians of the Unwritten Wing, right??? Right. This is another one that I’m desperate to read because I’ve heard nothing but incredible things about it. Also, it features one of my favorite tropes: books about books! And it features a library in Hell? Sign me up, please!


What are some books featuring guardians 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!

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