5 On My TBR| Middle Grade Books

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 child. Nothing is really coming to mind besides middle grade books, so I’ll talk about five middle grade books on my TBR. Let’s take a look!

Roll for Initiative – Jaime Formato

I actually ordered Roll for Initiative for middle grade May, but didn’t get around to it. I’ve played Dungeons and Dragons with friends and I loved the premise of this book. Our main character always played D&D with her brother, but now that he’s at college she has to learn to do things without him. She starts a game with friends and learns she is okay without him. When he comes home after some trouble, he tries going back to interfering, but she has to prove she’s doing fine. This sounds like a great read!

Dead Voices – Katherine Arden

Dead Voices is a book that shouldn’t be on my TBR anymore, haha. Small Spaces is one of my favorite middle grade books and I’ve been wanting to read the sequel since then. It could be I’m afraid my expectations are too high, but it still sounds so good! Our group of friends is skiing with their parents until they get snowed in and weird things start happening.

The Secrets of Winterhouse – Ben Guterson

Winterhouse was such a fun middle grade and I loved all of the puzzles in it. There are two more books in this series and it’s time for me to continue. Our main character is back at Winterhouse and they’re going to dive in the mystery of a guest that left behind odd artifacts.

Rayleigh Mann in the Company of Monsters – Ciannon Smart

This is the start of a new middle grade series I have an eARC of and I’m so excited about. Our main character is a notorious troublemaker and finds out he’s the son of the infamous Bogey Man. He’s gone missing and Rayleigh is the only one who can save him. I have a feeling this is going to be quite the adventure.

What Lives in the Woods – Lindsay Currie

A few friends of mine love Lindsay Currie’s middle grade books and I think it’s time I give them a try. What Lives in the Woods is one I got for Christmas a couple of years ago and sounds perfect for this spooky season. It’s about a creepy mansion and sinister creatures in the woods. I’m intrigued!


Middle grade books are amazing and I need to make more time to read the ones on my shelves. Do you read middle grade books? What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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