5 On My TBR | Loss

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 Loss. I don’t have any books that come to mind right away, although I guess a lot of fantasy books deal with loss as well. So let’s take a look and see which ones I can find on my shelves!

1. Before the Coffee Gets Cold – Toshikazu Kawaguchi

This book has such an interesting premise, visitors of the coffeeshop can travel back in time. And the four visitors we follow all have experienced some form of loss so this one fits the topic perfectly. I’m very excited to pick this one up as the reviews are very positive.

2. Lore – Alexandra Bracken

Our main character experiences a big loss before the book even start. And that loss does drive her actions that tell this story. So another one I would say fits the topic really well. I loved the books I’ve read by Alexandra Bracken and I’m excited to finally read this one as well.

3. Skyward – Brandon Sanderson

This one might be a bit of a stretch (or not but I won’t know until I’ve read it haha). The main character either lost her father or at least lost the respect her last name used to carry. This is totally my interpretation of the synopsis but I do think it will fit the topic once I’ve read it. I love Brandon Sanderson and I have high hopes for this one, but I want to finish his Mistborn series first.

4. Call Down the Hawk – Maggie Stiefvater

I can’t believe I still haven’t read this one yet. The Raven Cycle is a favorite series of mine and Ronan was one of my favorite characters. So I should read this series very soon! We also get two new main characters (one of which has experienced a big loss) and I’m curious to see how I will like them. The upside of having delayed my reading of this one is that the complete series has been published already so I won’t have to wait if there’s a cliffhanger.

5. How It Went Down – Kekla Magoon

I have been wanting to read this one for years now! It has a similar topic as The Hate U Give but has gotten a lot less attention. This one was recommended to me by a bookseller and I really want to read it. It has 17 POV’s, all talking about the murder and loss of Tariq. I can’t wait to see how those POV’s work.

Those were 5 books on my TBR that (possibly) have something to do with loss. It was fun looking at my books and try to see if there might be a loss that has a big impact on the story. I think I did a good job but I won’t know until I’ve read these. Have you read any of these? Do you think they fit the topic Loss? I would love to hear from you in the comments!

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