Hello Mondays, welcome back to #5OnMyTBR, a meme created by the wonderful E @ The Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. This bookish meme gets us to dig even further into our TBRs by simply posting about five books on our TBR! You can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. You can find the full list of prompts (past and future) at the end of this post!
This week’s prompt is: Unconventional format (e.g. text messages, emails, verse, etc.)
I am all for unconventional formats that make reading much more fun! Of course, if it isn’t done right then it just makes it harder to connect to the characters and story but I do love reading stories in letter/email format and I’ve come to really enjoy text messages in books! That’s why it’s surprising how difficult it was for me to come up with my list this week because no books (on my TBR) came to mind! Not right away, anyhow! I don’t think all of these are solely written in these formats but a good chunk of them are (I’m also a bit too lazy to check right now)
Technically You Started It is told completely through text messages. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a book told only in that format so we’ll see how it goes! I do love some good text messages though 😍
I think Code Name Verity might be told partly in anecdotes/vignettes? I’m not entirely sure actually… I thought this might have even been written in letter or note format but I guess I’ll find out when I finally read it! I realise this probably doesn’t count as unconventional but… 😅
I’m cheating a bit with Sleeping Giants because I do remember reading it years ago and not enjoying it but I also for the life of me cannot remember what happens. So it’s going to be re-read! It’s told in interview format!
I’m honestly not sure what kind of format House of Leaves is told in but I’ve been told it’s ‘crazy’!
I first heard about 84, Charring Cross Road through a bookstagrammer who did a short review/feature on her IG live. I believe it’s written in letter form and it just sounds so wonderfully heartwarming and something book lovers would happily enjoy/appreciate. It’s also a movie!
- 18/05/2020 — Unconventional format (e.g. text messages, emails, verse etc.)
- 25/04/2020 — Blue Cover
- 01/06/2020 — LGBTQ+ Main Character
- 08/06/2020 — Pride Free Day
- 15/06/2020 — Rainbow (on the cover, made from covers… be creative!)
- 22/06/2020 — LGBTQ+ History (non-fiction or historical novels)
- 29/06/2020 — LGBTQ+ Author
Do you like reading books in unconventional formats?
Have you read any of these or are they on your TBR too?