#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.
This was kind of a tricky one! Siblings as a topic isn’t something that can be gleaned from title or genre, so it involved checking a few different titles on my lists and seeing if any of them fit. I think I managed to get a good selection though!
#5OnMyTBR April 24th: Siblings
Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett
This book might be a bit difficult to get through, but it sounds like it’ll absolutely have some incredible insights – the author was raised in part in a dangerous cult, escaping with his mother and older brother, but even from the blurb it’s clear the scars were left. Cults are fascinating and terrifying, and I definitely think I need to be in a good headspace before digging into this.
Genre: Historical – Fantasy
This is the retelling of a folk ballad, set in the early days of Britain, about three siblings – children of a king – caught at a turning point in history, as the Saxons invade. I haven’t read many books in Britain at this time, and I’m intrigued by this – I love when authors blend folklore, fantasy and history, plus this one seems to be very highly rated.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
How could I not pick this up after listening to Take a Hint, Dani Brown? This book sounds like so much fun, and something I really enjoyed in Dani Brown was the relationship between the sisters – I’m keen to revisit the family, though admittedly I’ve done it a little out of order!
The Diabolical Bones by Bella Ellis
Genre: Historical – Mystery/Crime/Thriller
I try not to read books out of order, but this sounds too tempting to wait and try and get a copy of book 1! This focuses on the Bronte sisters and their detecting enterprise. I’m in! I’m not usually into crime/thriller unless something about the premise really grabs me, and safe to say this one absolutely does.
Such Pretty Things by Lisa Heathfield
Maybe because I have an, um, aversion to these kind of things (read: dolls) anyway, but that cover is creepy and makes me really think this might be such a good book but also the cover kind of makes me want to avoid. The double-edged sword of a horror cover that does its job so well! This is a gothic novel about two siblings sent to live with an aunt, and I’ll have to try and bump it on my TBR a bit I think.
So there we go, 5 more books that make me really wish I had a lot more time to read! Hopefully though I’ll find ways to get to these relatively soon, but in the meantime, if you’ve read any of these I’d love to hear from you, or let me know your favourite siblings themed books.
2 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR: Siblings”
I love the sound of the Holland book.
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Yeah it definitely sounds interesting