#5OnMyTBR: Anticipated Middle Grade Books!

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. You can find the full list of prompts (past and future) at the end of this post!

This week’s prompt is: Children/Middle Grade.

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Top 5 Saturday: The Longest Books I’ve Read

Welcome back to another Top 5 Saturday! Just in case you don’t know Top 5 Saturday is a weekly meme created by Mandy @ Devouring Books and it’s where we list the top five books (they can be books on your TBR, favourite books, books you loved/hated) based on the week’s topic. You can see the upcoming schedule at the end of my post 🙂 This week’s topic is actually: Longest Books (Books you’ve rad, on your TBR.)

I usually look at books that are on my TBR for my Saturday posts but I feel like I’ve already looked at the biggest books on my to-read list quite a few times already so I thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the longest books I have read. I had a few predictions for some titles but I was surprised to find only one of my ‘predictions’ made it onto this list, and it was the shortest of the lot! I also focused this list on books that are standalones or the first books in a series, so there were a couple that were even longer than the ones mentioned here but they were all the third or even fifth and sixth books in a series. All that being said, here are some of the biggest chonksters I’ve managed to tackle:

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#5OnMyTBR: A Sucker for Sports Romances

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. You can find the full list of prompts (past and future) at the end of this post!

This week’s prompt is: Sports (Romance).

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Top 5 Saturday: Bloody Books!

Welcome back to another Top 5 Saturday! Just in case you don’t know Top 5 Saturday is a weekly meme created by Mandy @ Devouring Books and it’s where we list the top five books (they can be books on your TBR, favourite books, books you loved/hated) based on the week’s topic. You can see the upcoming schedule at the end of my post 🙂 This week’s topic is actually: blood on the cover.

So… I’m surprised by how much I struggled to come up with five books on my TBR for this prompt! I even struggled to think of five books that I’ve already read with blood on the cover and I don’t know why but this really surprises me? 😂 What I’ve decided to do for this week’s cover is take the prompt literally and I’ve found five books with the word blood on the cover (cos at least this was easier to find on my Goodreads TBR)! Without further ado… Here are five ‘blood-y’ books that I hope to read this year (she said) 😉:

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Top 5 Saturday: Books with Diverse Characters

Welcome back to another Top 5 Saturday! Just in case you don’t know Top 5 Saturday is a weekly meme created by Mandy @ Devouring Books and it’s where we list the top five books (they can be books on your TBR, favourite books, books you loved/hated) based on the week’s topic. You can see the upcoming schedule at the end of my post 🙂 This week’s topic is actually: books with diverse characters.

Well, this is gonna be tough because I can pick way more than five books with diverse characters off my TBR, and I’m looking forward to reading all of them soon! In recent years, I’ve made an active effort to diversify my reads because I realised that many of the books I had access to in the main bookstores in Indonesia tended to feature mostly white authors writing white characters. I also never questioned what I was reading and never actively sought out diverse reads—well, not anymore! It has been amazing to read more stories with characters of different ethnicities, nationalities, religions, LGBTQ+ and abilities in contemporaries, romances, and even SFF and I can’t wait to read even more in the future! For this prompt I decided to focus on books with Asian characters because I love to see the Asian rep! So without further ado, here are five books with diverse characters that I’m really excited for.

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Top 5 Saturday: Books Set in the Desert

Welcome back to another Top 5 Saturday! Just in case you don’t know Top 5 Saturday is a weekly meme created by Mandy @ Devouring Books and it’s where we list the top five books (they can be books on your TBR, favourite books, books you loved/hated) based on the week’s topic. You can see the upcoming schedule at the end of my post 🙂 This week’s topic is actually: desert setting.

I’ve missed a couple Saturday posts but last week’s topic was love triangles and I would’ve struggled hard to have come up with any books cos love triangles are not my jam. It is one of my most hated tropes because the angst is so real and I’m not for that. But I digress! I’m glad be back and posting for today’s desert prompt. All of these are on my TBR although I’ve heard great things about the books and am looking forward to checking them out. They’re all (unsurprisingly) of the fantasy genre and surprisingly, none of them are retellings of the one thousand and one nights (at least I don’t think so but please let me know in the comments if I’m wrong)! I’m not particularly fussed about desert settings–I don’t seek out books with this setting but I also don’t mind reading stories set in the desert. Admittedly, I can actually only recall one desert fantasy and that’s The Kinder Poison (which is awesome and I would highly recommend btw)! On that note, here are five books with desert settings that I’d love to read (soonish):

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The Spring Cleaning Book Tag

Happy Thursday, friends! We’re so close to the weekend (although my weekend has personally already started since I work part time) and yet I’m still doing things at the last minute! I wasn’t sure what tag that I wanted to do today (not that I have a shortage in my back log) but I saw Alexis @ The Reading Addict post the Spring Cleaning Book Tag and it looked like fun so I decided to give it a go today! Yay! 😆

The creator of the Spring Cleaning Book Tag is Amanda @ Between the Shelves.

The Rules

  • Link back to the original post
  • Tag as many friends as you want
  • Have fun!
1. Getting started: A book series you’ve been wanting to read

Ooh, there are *so* many but I’ll go with the Blood and Ash books. This series is literally everywhere and it seems to be so well loved that I’m honestly surprised I never even heard about it before the second book came out last year (and now I can’t stop seeing it everywhere)! 😂 I’ve never read a book by Armentrout before so I’m definitely curious to see if it’ll work for me!

2. Cleaning/organizing the closet: The best way to organize books

I haven’t chosen a favourite way of organising my shelves. Before moving last year I had them organised by colour and size but that got pretty chaotic as I continued to buy books after running out of shelf space (don’t judge me). I now have them organised by hardcover/paperback and by size (from left to right lol). Looking at my shelves, they come across as slightly chaotic but I swear there is some method to my madness! 😉

3. Getting rid of unnecessary things: Book/series you no longer need

I actually removed quite a few books by Liane Moriarty and Melissa de la Cruz towards the end of January (although they’re still hanging around cos I haven’t decided where to give them away — it’s not that easy in Indonesia)! I was in denial but I finally came to terms with the fact that these two authors are just not for me and that I might as well purge the books to make room for ones that I will (and do) enjoy!

4. Get some air: Your favorite light-hearted read

There are so many possibilities but I’m gonna put Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu. This is a webcomic series that I discovered last year and I read through in one sitting because it was so good and addictive! I love the art work, I loved the characters who pulled at my heartstrings and the romance was also super sweet and wholesome. I highly recommend it! 😍

5. Clean out the kitchen cupboards: Favorite food-themed read

Oof, a toughie! I think I’m gonna go with Sourdough by Robin Sloan. I think this is a pretty underrated book (and author!)? It’s quirky, relatable and it was just a whole lot of fun to read! It also made me really crave sourdough 😂

6. Dust the shelves: What’s the fifth book on your bookshelf?

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I’ve really enjoyed the Gaiman books that I’ve read so I don’t know why I haven’t read this one yet especially since I’ve heard lots of good things about it! Love the illustrations by Chris Riddell, too 😃

7. Wishing for the end: A 2021 release you’re really excited about

SO MANY?! I currently have 114 books listed on my GR 2021 Releases shelf 😂 I’ve also made this post about anticipated releases. So… I’m just gonna share five here cos I’m bad at choosing! 😉

8. Long but satisfying: The longest book series you’ve read.
L-R: The Assassin’s Blade, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, Tower of Dawn, Kingdom of Ash

Ooh, I think this would be the Throne of Glass series which has seven books (eight with the novella). I admittedly haven’t finished the series–I still have to read the last book but I’ve been putting that off cos I hardly remember what happened before that and I plan to do some re-reading (although who knows when that’s ever going to happen at the rate my re-reads list is piling up 😂)!

And that’s a wrap, folks! That was a lot of fun and it was the perfect easy tag that I fancied doing today 😍 I won’t be tagging anyone specifically but link back if you do the tag as I’d love to see your answers! Have you read any of these books or are they also on your TBR?

#5OnMyTBR: Green Covers

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. You can find the full list of prompts (past and future) at the end of this post!

This week’s prompt is: Green Covers.

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#TopTenTuesday: Spring Possibility Pile!

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is: Books On My Spring 2021 TBR.

Oh, how wonderful would it be to experience spring… 🤔 I miss having four seasons, but I digress! If you’re not new to my blog you know by now that I don’t do TBRs, rather I try to stick with possibility piles (and even then they don’t go 90% of the time lol)! That said, it’s always fun to think of the books that I want to read soon, and actually, a few of these are blog tour reads, buddy reads, and ARCs so I *will* be reading them soon enough! Needless to say, I’m super excited for all of these titles 😍 And on that note, here are the reads I’m hoping to pick up in the coming month(s):

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#5OnMyTBR: Mythology

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. You can find the full list of prompts (past and future) at the end of this post!

This week’s prompt is: Mythology.

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