5 On My TBR| Mystery

As I’ve mentioned before, one of my important reading goals of 2023 is shrinking my physical TBR. Sometimes it’s hard to think of what books I still have or subjects I want to read about. So we needed a way to keep track of this. 5 On My TBR is a way of keeping track. This is a meme hosted by E from Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. Every week there’s a different prompt for five on my TBR.

As Isabelle said last week, it’s been awhile since we’ve done this post. There are new prompts, so it’s time to do this one every so often. This week’s topic is mystery. I’m going to combine this with thrillers, because I have quite a few I want and need to read.

Five Survive – Holly Jackson

Even though I still have to read the last book in the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series, I had to add Five Survive to my TBR. This book is not apart of that series, but it sounds amazing. A group of friends, a road trip, and a sniper. Things are clearly not going to go as planned!

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife – Ashley Winstead

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife is a book I’ve heard so many things about. A college reunion, dark secrets, and an unsolved murder. Those seem to be three elements that will give us an interesting story. After hearing so much about this story it’s time for me to read it for myself.

Little Creeping Things – Chelsea Ichaso

Out of all the books on this list, I think Little Creeping Things has been on my TBR the longest. This author has written three books now and I own all three and they’re unread. Maybe this should be an idea for an author spotlight in the near future. Our main character accidentally set a fire that killed her neighbor when she was a child, but she doesn’t remember anything about it. Then someone that’s been bullying her goes missing and she needs to figure out what’s going on before she’s blamed.

Nine Liars – Maureen Johnson

The Truly Devious series has been one I’ve loved and thought it ended after the third book. Then the author gave us a fourth book and at the end of December the fifth book, Nine Liars, released. I’ve read the whole series so far, so I need to see what Stevie gets up to next.

The Girl in the Headlines – Hannah Jayne

Can you imagine waking up one morning to be blamed for killing your family and not remember anything at all? That seems so scary and confusing! I don’t think I would cope well. The Girls in the Headlines sounds like it’s going to be an intense, on the edge of your seat read.


So here are five mysteries/thrillers I hope to read in the near future. What are some mysteries/thrillers you have on your TBR? I’m a bit new to this genre still, so I’m always on the lookout for new recommendations (even if it isn’t good for my reading goal, haha).

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