Good morning and happy Monday, all! I haven’t done this challenge in a while, but I am in a book rut and think this will be really inspiring to do at the beginning of the week.
A couple of months ago, I started this weekly book challenge hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook called #5OnMyTBR, and I really enjoyed the exercise. It occurs every Monday when they post about 5 books on their TBR.
This week’s theme is Books with an Ensemble Cast. Love it!
1. The Hunting Party, by Lucy Foley
- Why I’m Excited: I finished The Guest List by Lucy Foley a couple of weeks ago, and fell in love with it. Murder and unreliable narrators and a Christie-esque Christmas trip where one of them doesn’t come back? Sign me up.
- Bonus: I got this on the Kindle on a deal, so I already have it for whenever I am ready.
2. The City We Became, by N.K. Jemisin
- Why I’m Excited: I made a vow to expand the diversity of my reading collection, and N.K. Jemisin is arguably one of the most exciting BIPOC fantasy writers out there. I loved Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, so I had City We Became on preorder.
- Bonus: It’s set in Brooklyn, so I am obviously ridiculously excited for this. Very “New York Strong.”
- Why I’m Excited: Anne Bishop is a goddess. I loved her new series, The Others, but I loved the Black Jewels Trilogy even more, and this is a revisit of that world.
- Bonus: It has been sitting on my nightstand since it came out (lol) and I have been avoiding it out of some obscure fear of emotional pain because Anne Bishop is all the feels.
4. The Gilded Wolves, by Roshani Chokshi
- Why I’m Excited: Gilded Wolves seems to have appeared on a lot of people’s lists for this challenge, so when I saw it on my TBR, I knew it would be a good fit. I love the “misfit band of unlikly experts” trope because I thik authors get to explore so much more human nature and the ties that bond us through this medium.
- Bonus: Beautiful cover, and the sequel comes out this year!
5. Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer
- Why I’m Excited: Eh, I am on the fence about this one. I liked the movie, but sometimes books scare me more than the movie. However, definitely need to give it a try. It sounds surreal and interesting, and the all woman “cast” of scientists and muscle is exciting to me.
That’s all for now, folks! What is on your TBR for an ensemble of characters? Have you read any of the above? Let me know in the comments; let’s chat 🙂