I like to keep an open mind when it comes to books. There have been books I wasn’t sure about that I ended up loving. There were others I was certain I’d adore but didn’t. And there are the few I read the synopsis for then put down immediately.
The books on this week’s Top 5 Tuesday are books on our TBRs we predict will be five stars. Some of these I’m positive will be five stars, or at least I’ll give them high ratings, others make me nervous because of the hype around them. The books on this list are:
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
If I give The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo so much as a four stars, I will blame BookTube, Goodreads, the book bloggers, and all their friends and family for it. You all have hyped this book so much for me, my expectations are astronomically high.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
It’s the same for The Hate U Give as it is for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I probably would have read it eventually, as I want to read more diversely. But as I said, this book is hyped and it has already been made into a movie. This book probably will be five stars…but in the off chance it’s not, I will be a very, very sad human.
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
This one is a no-brainer. Lethal White is the fourth book and most recent installment in the Cormoran Strike series. While The Cuckoo’s Calling was OK, The Silkworm and Career of Evil were amazing. I love Strike. I love Robin. These books are huge but fast-paced and mind-blowing. I can only imagine how many twists Robert Galbraith is going to take with Lethal White.
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
From reviews I’ve seen, Girls of Paper and Fire can be either a four star or a five star read for me. It is set in a world where every year a demon king collects eight girls from the human villages to serve as his concubines in the royal palace. This year, there is a ninth girl and she’s fed up with what’s going on. She plans to take the king down from the inside. In the meantime, she falls in love with someone you’d least expect: another woman. I didn’t need to know much else about Girls of Paper and Fire.
Persepolis and Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis is a memoir graphic novel I’ve wanted to read for years. It follows a young woman’s adolescent years in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, leading up into the modern times under the laws of the regime covered in Persepolis 2. Memoirs and nonfiction are works I tend to go into with caution. Nonfiction tends to be dry for me. Memoirs are something I want to dive into more, especially after reading True Notebooks by Mark Salzman. With the overwhelmingly positive reviews and beautiful artwork, Persepolis seems like a good stepping stone.