Top Five on my TBR

It’s my first Top 5 post! I love reading, obviously, it’s just hard to read all the books that are out there. There is so many that it’s tough to keep up! Any bookblogger would tell you that you aren’t a true book blogger if you don’t have a mile long TBR list right? I don’t think mine is all that long but I thought that I could do a post of my top five.

These are the top on my list that I really really want to read and hopefully will be able to get my hands on these bad boys in the near future because oooo do they look good! I’ll run down each book by giving a description from Goodreads, show the awesome covers and talk about why I want to read them. So let’s get started…

1- Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes.

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.

In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice…

What can I say about this book? I want to read it because of You, a book that I only read because it was made into a show. A show that I devoured on Netflix like it was a bowl of ice cream. The book was far better and it made me want to read the book, preferably before season 2 of the show comes out. As much as I dislike book Joe, lord do I want to read his thought processes and what messed up thing he does next!

2- Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

I just loved the first book in this series. The story was wonderful to me, and I think the pictures just add to the story telling. I bought the sequel ages ago but just haven’t picked it up to read it. I love this cover as well, these old time photos mixed with supernatural elements just show the creativity of the author.

3- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

I saw this before at Wal-Mart and just loved the cover. I opened it and thought that it was such an interesting way to tell a story but I couldn’t pick it up at the time. I regret that so much, between the covered and the premise I just know that this is an amazing start to a series and I hope that I will be able to pick it up one of these days. This is definitely one that will need to be a physical copy!

4- MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her. 

Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them–Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna–must link hands, follow the rules . . . and never let go. 

A thrilling fear spins around the room the first time Jess calls her name: “Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. BLOODY MARY.” A ripple of terror follows when a shadowy silhouette emerges through the fog, a specter trapped behind the mirror. 

Once is not enough, though–at least not for Jess. Mary is called again. And again. But when their summoning circle is broken, Bloody Mary slips through the glass with a taste for revenge on her lips. As the girls struggle to escape Mary’s wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships are torn apart, and lives are forever altered.

A haunting trail of clues leads Shauna on a desperate search to uncover the legacy of Mary Worth. What she finds will change everything, but will it be enough to stop Mary–and Jess–before it’s too late? 

Now this is a book cover! Oh my word…I gotta fan myself here. This is just spooky and creepy. It really brings you into it doesn’t it? The plot is my cup of tea for sure. Ghost story about Bloody Mary? Seriously why wouldn’t I want to read this? I actually found this just from Goodreads, it was in that readers also enjoyed section that you see when I was looking at other books and I knew that I had to read this book. Unfortunately I haven’t gotten a copy yet but I will!

5- Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

It began with Eragon… It ends with Inheritance.

Not so very long ago, Eragon — Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider — was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chance.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

I’ve read the first three of this series and just loved them! They were the perfect mix of fantasy and action. Eragon and his story was engaging and I wholly wish that one of these days I can read this one. I think what I liked most as how you got to really see Eragon grow as a person. Going from a farm boy into a Dragon Rider who would fight to save his land, it was well written and I can only imagine that this final book will be just as great.

What did you all think of my Top 5? Any of these on your list as well? Comment with the books you have on your TBR that you really want to read!

Chasity

Hi! I’m Chasity and I love reading books. I decided to start this blog as a way to read more books and share it with the internet. I’m a wife, a mother, a full-time job keeper, an artist, a writer and a reader of things.

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  1. I loved the Eragon series. Inheritance was really good, and I thought it had a lot of meaningful life lessons. It’s also the only one I’m missing for my bookshelf, I have to buy it soon!

  2. Susan Crosby says:

    Illuminae has been on my TBR forever. I’m waiting for the book fairies to come beat the crap out of me over it lol. We will have to protect each other.

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