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.
This week’s topic is whimsical. I honestly had to look up what this would mean for books before looking for titles. Whimsical is “playfully quaint or fanciful”. So I looked at my shelves and took five books that looked our sounded whimsical to me.
Hotel Magnifique – Emily J. Taylor
Hotel Magnifique is a whimsical hotel that can also travel. This hotel appears at a different destination every morning. Our main character must free her sister from this hotel and of course discovers many secrets. I’ve heard some great things about Hotel Magnifique and I’m excited to read it myself.
Once Upon a Broken Heart – Stephanie Garber
From what I understand Once Upon a Broken Heart is a kind of spin off of Caraval. I’m still on the fence about finishing the Caraval trilogy (I didn’t like the first book as much as I expected), but I’ve heard you don’t necessarily have to read it before starting this series. Many people seem to love these books more as well. We all know bargaining with immortals is a dangerous game and it seems our main character is about to find out that herself.
The Book Eaters – Sunyi Dean
The title is the first thing that caught my eye when I heard of The Book Eaters. Our characters eat books as food and contain the information. Except one of the characters has a son with a hunger for human minds instead of books. This sounds creepy, but also really interesting at the same time.
A River Enchanted – Rebecca Ross
I really need to start reading my Illumicrate books and one of those is A River Enchanted. I’ve heard great things about this book and the cover is stunning. Our main character hasn’t been home in ten years, but returns when young girls start disappearing. It seems this isle has secrets and I’m curious to find out more.
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea – Axie Oh
If I’m honest this book was definitely a cover buy at first, haha. The colors are stunning and it’s just an eye-catcher. This fantasy book with spirits and gods sounds amazing. So it’s time to see if I love the story as much as the cover. The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea is also a standalone and that doesn’t happen often with fantasy books.
Here are five whimsical books on my TBR. Have you read any of these? Let me know what you thought if you have! What whimsical books are on your TBR? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.