#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.
Well this is definitely an intriguing theme – ‘flowers’ feels so broad, yet it’s one I might struggle with just a little. Let’s see how we do, shall we?
I have the paperback of this sitting on my shelf – I’m pretty sure I spotted it in one of my favourite bookshops years ago, and was instantly drawn in by the cover! It’s so striking, but with an increase of arcs coming my way shortly after it’s been hard to make time for this. I really hope to do so soon however, and it really does sound interesting.
The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith
Another of my paperback books. The flowers here are a little more hidden, but I absolutely love this cover. I’d been following Eric Smith on Twitter for a while, and found his advice to be really good, so when I spotted this I decided to pick it up. I think I got it from Amazon? Again, quite a while ago, but the book sounds like one I can easily fall into it.
Witches by Brenda Lozano, Translated by Heather Cleary
Another physical book, but this one was an arc and I really need to carve out the time to read it. That cover is absolutely beautiful – I love the contrasting colours, the skull peeking out from the bird and flowers. I absolutely love when covers hint at themes within the book, and contain something that might just click into place as you read.
Scales and Sensibility by Stephanie Burgis
Another book that has been sitting on my kindle for way too long, but I couldn’t resist picking this one up – for starters, I love that cover. The flowers here are more in the background, but they really give a sense of place to the story and contrast nicely with the character in the forefront. And Regency Dragons! Yes! Count me in for sure.
A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher
Something a bit darker for the final one – I love this cover, and it conveys the Gothic nature of the novel. I got this from NetGalley, and I’m really excited to read it. But I especially like the contrast between the soft pink petals here and the door knocker (or what looks like a door knocker, anyway), and the way it gives the impression of these flowers overgrowing the house itself. Definitely a cover to really draw you in.
Have you read any of these? Or are there any particularly flowery books you’ve got on your own TBRs? I’d love to hear about them!