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!
Welcome to another week and another 5 On My TBR! And I’m super excited for this one because the theme is horror 👻 I love horror movies, but I’m still dipping my toes into reading horror novels. Not because I don’t like them! Just because I usually push them to the side for my tried and true SFF books, lol. But I love a scary story and so I have quite a few horror books on my TBR that I hope will give me a spine-tingling good time.
Of course, that means it took me awhile to pick just five to feature. I’m happy with the ones I chose, though, because they are all books that are high on my list! Let’s jump in the post.
#1. The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Ever since I read Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones, I’ve wanted to give another one of his books a try. I really got on well with his writing and his take on werewolves! Now I want to sink into one of his horror novels that taps into some dark places. I’ve heard so many good things about this one, as well! Fingers crossed that I have as good a time with this as I did with Mongrels.
#2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
I had to include a classic of the genre! I’ve been wanting to read The Haunting of Hill House since I saw the 1999 movie adaptation. Which I loved even though it was terrible 😂 I have a soft spot for bad horror movies, okay? I’ve been curious about reading the source material for a minute and that curiosity ramped up when the Netflix series came out. I’m hoping to give this one a go soon because winter always seems like a good time to curl up with a scary story.