Top 5 Tuesday: Books on my current TBR

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Hi everyone,

I’m back to Top 5 Tuesday after missing it all of October! These might be my only posts in November as I’m doing NaNo for the first time this year, but I loved these November topics too much to not take part! This week I get to talk about my extremely extensive TBR with the Top Five books on my current TBR!

Jade City/Jade War – Fonda Lee

I’m counting these books as one. My wonderful partner got me these for my birthday and I have heard nothing about incredible things for Fonda Lee’s series. Detailed fantasy world and lots of emotional pain is how it has been described to me, and I really need to get around to reading these! Unfortunately, it’s unlikely to be in November as just don’t think I’ll have the time to concentrate on these and appreciate them fully when trying to spend so much time writing! Maybe December will be the month…

A Torch Against the Night – Sabaa Tahir

I randomly picked up An Ember in the Ashes from the library a few months ago, and absolutely fell in LOVE with the world and all the incredibly morally grey characters. It has been one of my favourite reads of the year and so I immediately ordered the second in this series, which I now have sitting on my bookshelf and am eagerly awaiting to read!

The Kingdom of Copper – S.A Chakraborty

Continuing the sequel theme, I also have The Kingdom of Copper ready and waiting to be read. I actually have had this on my shelf for months now, having ordered it as soon as I finished The City of Brass. However, I was so emotionally scarred after COB that I haven’t been able to start its sequel yet. I know it’s going to be amazing, I just need to work up the courage! You can do it, Rachel!

The Dragon Republic – R.F. Kuang

Okay yes most of this list is sequels. The problem is that authors keep writing INCREDIBLE books, but they hurt me so badly I’m too scared to start the sequel. Like The Kingdom of Copper, The Dragon Republic’s predecsseor The Poppy War, has scarred me so much I have been too scared to start reading. But I will! I promise I’m going to have all these sequels read before the end of the year.

Kingdom of Souls – Rena Barron

Another fantasy! My TBR shelf is pretty much entirely fantasy right now, and so this list is very reflective of that. Kingdom of Souls was a book I bought myself with a birthday voucher, because it just sounds incredible! Unfortunately, because almost all of my library reservations arrived at once very recently, I still haven’t been able to start Kingdom of Souls.


So basically my TBR for the rest of the year is fantasy fantasy fantasy. I have so many more I need to read as well, it’s really scaring me, because TIME just does not EXIST.

I can’t wait to see everyone else’s lists! Have you read any of these books? Please persuade me to get off my butt and read them!

Paws out,
Rach + Draco

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