Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
March is a scavenger hunt month for Top Five Tuesday, which is proving to be very difficult. This week’s prompt is books with thrones, which was ridiculously difficult to write about. You’d think that the two very popular books with the word “throne” in the title would feature a throne of some sort on the cover (tv adaption covers don’t count), but you would be wrong. Instead of telling you about the books that I found for this prompt, I’m going to tell you about the thought process that led me each title, since I’ve only read one of the books on this list.
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab – This is the first book that I found for this week’s prompt, and it was by far the easiest one to find. When I saw this week’s theme, I looked through my Goodreads shelves, which led me to A Darker Shade of Magic. This find led me to A Conjuring of Light which happens to have a nice-looking throne on the cover. This also reminds me that I’ve had this trilogy sitting unread on my shelves for a very long time.
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The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis – After my Goodreads shelves failed to provide me with more books, I had to get creative with my searching. I took to Google and started looking up the covers for any fantasy series I could think of that featured royalty of some sort. Eventually I searched for The Chronicles of Narnia and I was reminded that The Silver Chair existed. I read these books when I was twelve years old, and I don’t remember anything about them. I’m not sure if the fancy looking chair on the cover of this book has any throne like properties, but for the sake of this post, we’re going to say that it does.
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Princess in Training by Meg Cabot – After my search of fantasy books with royalty failed me, I started to think about princesses. Fortunately, I recently finished reading Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn, which has The Princess Diaries vibes, which reminded me that The Princess Diaries is also a book series. Goodreads then informed me that the sixth book in this series, Princess in Training, has a chair on the cover. Is this chair a throne? Probably not! But I’m including it on my list anyway.
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The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan – After a few more failed attempts at finding thrones on book covers, I thought about Percy Jackson. I haven’t read the Percy Jackson books, but I thought that maybe mythology might involve some sort of fancy chairs? This led me to search Rick Riordan book covers, which led me to The Throne of Fire. This is the second book in The Kane Chronicles, and now this scavenger hunt has somehow added books to my never-ending TBR.
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Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore – After fantasy books let me down, I turned to romance. You might be wondering where the throne is on this cover, and my answer is in the building in the background. I don’t know if the building in the background of this book contains the queen, but I’m going to guess that it does. If the building contains the queen, it likely contains a throne, so this definitely counts as a book with a throne on the cover.
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