#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.Thank you E. for the awesome graphic for these posts as well!
I hope everyone’s Easter wasn’t too lonely. It was my partner’s birthday and I felt very bad for his isolated, inside birthday celebration with just me and a cat who totally failed by not bothering to give any cuddles or snuggles to him.
This week on #5OnMyTBR the theme is ‘heartwarming’ and I, as I’m sure many other people are, seriously need to read something heartwarming that might, for a few seconds, cheer me up. So here’s five heartwarming books on my TBR that I’m excited to read!
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
One of my most anticipated books of the year is Olivia Waite’s The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows, a historial sapphic romance with beekeeping (I LOVE beekeeping and dream about one day owning my own hive). Despite this, I still haven’t read Celestial Mechanics!! And I don’t know why! Everyone I know who’s read it, loves it, and I really need some happy warm romance in my books right now. So as soon as I’ve finished the OWLs readathon I plan to start this.
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
The Gravity of Us is another of my most anticipated books of the year. This is a fun NASA, spacey, nerdy, YA romance with the most gorgeous cover. I think it fits the theme perfectly because even the cover looks heartwarming and beautiful and makes my face just squee.
The Surprising Power of A Good Dumpling by Wai Chim
I bought this book at Allen and Unwin’s YA Day last year and somehow I never got around to reading it. It might lie a little down the more heaartbreaking end of heartwarming due to the discussions around depression, but it also sounds like it will be a really hopeful YA and that’s something I think we all really need right now.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J Klune
I am devastated that my preorder of this book hasn’t arrived yet. We’ve had some issues with overseas book deliveries getting to Australian suppliers with coronavirus which sadly means this joy of a book is yet to reach me. But when it finally does arrive, I am sure this book will fulfil all my hopes and dreams for it. So many people have told me it’s really hopeful and heartwarming, with romance, found family and the Antichrist….
The Extraordinaries by T.J Klune
Yes I have two T.J Klune books on this week’s list because all his work sounds really heartwarming. And, somehow, somewhere, the NetGalley gods blessed me and I was accepted for an ARC the day before the Easter public holiday weekend, about 15 minutes after I requested and I am SO THANKFUL. I cannot wait to read this, I know it will be amazing. It’s Klune’s debut YA, a queer coming of age story about superheros and fandom.
And that’s my five heartwarming books on my TBR! Pretty sure my TBR is going to expand so much this week after I read everyone’s lists because I still have far too many upsetting and/or stressful reads on my shelf, and no matter how amazing all those books are, I really need more heartwarming books!