#5OnMyTBR – Borrowed

#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!

I hope everyone has had a great Monday. Mine has been especially busy, which is why I’m just now sitting down to write this post. After rushing around and feeling kind of crabby, I was pumped to find out that the 5 On My TBR prompts had been updated! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these posts and I have to say, I’ve missed them.

Today’s prompt is borrowed books which I honestly don’t have any I can think. Mostly because I avoid borrowing books from friends because I take forever to read them. So I’m going to pick five books that I would love to borrow from my library some time soon!

#1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

This is a book that has been on my TBR for years. It’s also a book by an author that I’ve never read from before. I don’t always do this, but when I think about, I do like to try authors out before I commit to having them on my shelves. So for this book, which definitely intrigues me, but not enough to buy it, I’m definitely going to get it from my local library. Ya know, when I can remember I want it and not get distracted by the shiny, new books right at the front of the building, haha.

#2. Flamefall by Rosaria Munda

This is the second book in the Aurelian Cycle series, which is criminally underrated! I mean… I’ve only read the first book, Fireborne, so I suppose I don’t know if the entire series is underrated. All I know is that the first book was incredible and no one ever seems to talk about it! That being said, I don’t own the first book and I don’t need to be buying an entire series any time soon, so this seems like a good ‘borrow from the library’ choice. Then, if I love this one as much as I love the first, I’ll probably cave and get the whole set 😂

#3. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

I’m not a big historical fiction reader, though there have definitely been books in that genre that I love. This book made it onto my “12 friends, 12 recommendations” TBR, though, and I definitely want to give it a try! Seeming as this isn’t one of my favorite genres, borrowing it from the library seems like the smartest choice. Just in case, ya know? And if I love it, I’ll probably end up buying my own copy. That happens a lot more often than I should probably admit, haha.

#4. The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Alright, so, here’s a book from a series I know I enjoy. So this author has been tried and tested and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! The thing is, I know I will probably never re-read this series. It’s a mystery/thriller series, first of all, and it involves quite a few riddles and puzzles. Once I know all the answers and how it ends, that will take away a good portion of why I enjoy this series so much! That’s why I don’t own any of the books and I won’t be buying this one. But I will most definitely be checking it out from my library!

#5. The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

Maybe I added this one simply because the word ‘library’ is in the title and maybe I didn’t. Who knows! *cough* Seriously, this is a mystery novel that I’m very interested in picking up soon. It takes place in the Boston Public Library! If I saw it at the bookstore, I would be sorely tempted to snatch it up. I really am trying to be better about not buying books just because they are new and shiny, though. So, first I’m going to borrow this one from the library and we’ll see if I love it enough to get it for my personal library.

What are some borrowed books 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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