#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!
Happy Monday to y’all! I’m currently waiting to do some hazardous waste training (THRILLING), so I figured I had time to do a quick 5 On My TBR post. Especially since this week’s theme is a pretty easy one. I had to find five books with titles that start with ‘H’ and that took no time at all! In fact, I spent more time paring my list of books down to five than I did finding them on my TBR, haha.
That being said, let me show you which books made it to the list!
#1. His Majesty’s Dragons by Naomi Novik
This choice wouldn’t work in the UK, as I’m fairly certain it’s just called Temeraire across the pond. Thankfully, and for reasons unknown, the US decided to go with a different title! I’m a big fan of Naomi Novik’s writing and have been wanting to try this alternate history series for ages. I mean… there are dragons! Why wouldn’t I want to read this? I’ve heard not many things about this series, but what I have heard has been great! I’m looking forward to picking this up eventually.
#2. His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler
This short story anthology mixes two of my favorite things: Edgar Allan Poe and retellings! I’ve always loved Poe’s macabre stories, so an anthology centered around retellings of said stories seems up my alley. I’m rather hit or miss when it comes to short story collections. It’s a mixture of feeling very lackluster about some stories and loving others but wanting more. Still, if a perfect anthology for my tastes existed, this would probably be it!
#3. Horrid by Katrina Leno
Speaking of creepy stories, this looks like it would definitetly deliver on the creep factor! I’ve wanted to read this book since I received a copy in an OwlCrate box. It promises a spooky house and ghosts and conflict. Sounds great to me! Of course, it has since found its way to the black hole that is my TBR bookshelf, but I will get around to reading this one. Sooner or later, heh. Also, can we appreciate how freaky the cover is? Perfectly shudder-worthy.
#4. Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
I still haven’t picked up the second book in The Locked Tomb series and I’m embarrassed about it. I bought this book the day it came out. The bookstore hadn’t even put it on the shelf yet! That’s how badly I wanted to continue this story and then… I never read it 😅 It’s slowly slid down the TBR pile, left to collect dust. But now that I’ve been reminded that I actually own the continuation of this sci-fi series, I’m eager to get to it. I need to know what happens after the events at the end of Gideon the Ninth!
#5. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
Grady Hendrix has been rather hit or miss for me as an author. I enjoyed The Southern Book Club’s Guide for Slaying Vampires but was rather underwhelmed by The Final Girl Support Group. I’m hoping that I love this one that is based in a haunted IKEA-like store. The fact that the layout is similar to an IKEA catalogue is enough to make me want to read it. I am a sucker for an interesting gimmick 😆
What are some books that have titles that start with the letter ‘H’ on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!