5 on my TBR is a weekly meme that’s hosted by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. Each Monday, there’s a different prompt, and the goal is to list five books on your TBR that fit into the prompt.
This week’s 5 on my TBR prompt is Recommended by a Friend. This post was difficult for me to write because my TBR is massive, and I have difficulty remembering who recommended what. For this list, three of the books were recommended by specific people, and two of them are books that I’ve seen recommended all over the book blog world.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune – This book was recently recommended by My Story Nook. Lots of people have been talking about this book since its release but listening to her rave about it made it move up my TBR. I haven’t gotten my hands on this book yet because it keeps selling out, but I will fit it in sometime this year.
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch – This book was recommended to me by Fi’s Bibliofiles. Rivers of London is the first book in an urban fantasy detective series, and it sounds fantastic. Urban fantasy is my favourite sub-genre of fantasy, and I love a good detective story. Part of the TWR gang is buddy reading this series this year, and it looks like we’re going to start this book sometime in February. Fun fact, this book is called Midnight Riot in North America.
Fence by C.S. Pacat – This book was recommended by BeautynherBooks. Carly talked about this series and inspired me to order the four graphic novels because they sound fantastic. I know nothing about fencing, but I’m interested in this graphic novel series, and I’m looking forward to binging them soon.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – I’m including this book on this list because so many people have recommended it. A few days ago, the TBR Tackle Challenge asked for recommendations for some of our February prompts, and this series came up a few times. I haven’t heard a single negative thing about this book, and I’m looking forward to reading it at some point this year.
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall – This is another book that I’ve seen recommended all over Bookstagram. I love the cover of this book, and the premise also sounds fun. This book involves fake dating, which is one of those tropes that is fantastic when it’s done well. This book was part of my final book haul of 2020, and, like the rest of the books on this list, I hope I get to read it this year.