Top 5 Wednesday: Top of the TBR

Hey guys! So today I’m bringing back a post that I haven’t done in a really long time because I thought this group was dead in the water, but it turns out someone revived it last month and I had no idea! I hope this group does return for good because I had a lot of fun participating when it was active. This week showcases those books that you wanted to read in the first half of the year but never got round to. So let’s get into it!

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: I want to say I bought this book last year and regretfully I have yet to actually pick it up. Given everything that is going on in the world right now, this book is more relevant than ever and I shouldn’t continue to let it sit there on my shelf unread. It does not deserve that and I will be reading it soon.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater: Please someone shout at me if I don’t read this book by the end of the year! It was one of my most anticipated and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it so I honestly don’t know why I haven’t read it yet. Ronan was one of my favourite characters and I’m so excited that he has his own trilogy. I definitely think his story isn’t over yet.

One of Us Is Next by Karen McManus: This is the sequel to One of Us Is Lying but it focuses on different characters. I was so excited for its release but then I never picked it up! This seems to be something I do a lot sadly and I’m determined to change that. The reason I’ve been putting it off is because I don’t really remember much about the first book and I think they’ll be references throughout this one. Maybe I’ll read the first one again before I pick this one up.

Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart: Again, another sequel! This is the sequel to Grace and Fury, which I absolutely loved and couldn’t wait for the second book. It came out July last year! It’s not had great reviews, which is probably what’s putting me off but it’s only a duology and can be another series I tick off my list. I really do want to read this in 2020!

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson: I’ve heard lots of great things about this book and it definitely reminds me of One of Us Is Lying. I believe the main character in this story investigates a murder that happened five years ago and it follows her uncovering the identity of the real killer. It sounds like something I’d enjoy!

So the theme of this post is that I don’t read my most anticipated books. Why? Because I am a terrible reader! Does anyone else do this? Are there any books on this list that I should prioritise? I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!

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