#5OnMyTBR: White cover

#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!

Hi everyone,

After my first full week back at work, I think I am slowly getting back into the whole ‘you don’t get enough sleep’ rhythm. Ah, the life of an insomniac. I also had to get a blood test at the weekend, and I’m writing this post immediately after, so I’m feeling very sorry for myself right now. (I am a Dr’s nightmare when taking blood because I always pass out/almost pass out.) But I have a mountain of creme eggs to cheer me up! And for today’s #5OnMyTBR, we’re talking about white covers and the cover theme posts are always my favourite to write! I hope everyone else had a good week!

Luster by Raven Leilani

Luster was one of my most anticipated books of 2020, but because of covid/delivery issues, my copy only just arrived before the end of 2020. But I’m hoping to read this one very soon! It’s about a young Black woman in her twenties who doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life, who meets a white family and becomes embroiled in their lives and their relationship.

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr

YAAAAAS it’s one of my most anticipated books of 2021!! And as it was an early January release, my copy has already arrived!! I will be reading in the next week or two (as soon as I finish one more ARC and my current library book). It’s a novel about two enslaved young men who fall in love on a plantation but when an older man starts preaching the religion of his master on the plantation, their relationship is now seen as sinful and the enslaved start to turn on each other.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

This book has been on my radar for a little while, but I grabbed a copy at the end of last year so finally I can read it! It follows a young Black babysitter, Emira, who is accused of kidnapping the (white) child she is looking after by a local security guard. The whole thing is filmed and goes viral, leaving Emira humilated and the white mother vowing to make everything right (even if Emira doesn’t want her to).

The Burning God by R.F Kuang


That is all.

Yes I know I need to read the finale to one of my favourite fantasy series, but I am scared because I know it will hurt me.

Cherry Beach by Laura McPhee-Browne

This book has been on almost every monthly TBR since last April. Which is really just embarassing at this stage. I am going to read it soon I promise. Cherry Beach is about two friends who move to Canada. One, the shy, wallflower back in Australia, finds herself in an intense affair with a woman she meets in an art gallery. The other, the life of the party back home, finds her whole life falling apart.

Some of these covers might be stretching it a bit to be defined as “white” but the base colour of all these is white so I counted them. Have you read any of these? What books with white covers do you have on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!

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