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Red Covers – #5OnMyTBR

(still not used to the new set up so something went dodgy with my scheduling over the weekend so sorry for anyone seeing this twice lol)

Hello and happy Monday 😊

Tis my last week of sweet, sweet freedom before school starts so I’m being productive today (getting ahead on reviews, planning out a blog schedule, taking my dog to the vets) so that I can spend the rest of my time sleeping and reading.

Today I’m back with another round of #5OnMyTBR! Today’s theme is Red Covers and I struggled. At the minute I have 4 on this list so we’ll see if I can think up a fourth by thetime I reach the end.

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.


1) Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

The existence of this book is more evidence to the fact that I’m a psychic. No joke I read the 2008 leaked version of this only a couple of weeks before the official announcement of this being published. PSYCHIC!!

If you’re somehow not aware, this book is a retelling of Twilight from Edwards point of view. Something I genuinely asked the universe for. Proof of this is HERE in this blog post.

I am thankfully saved from spending way too much on this beast of a book because my best friend bought it however she preffers Audiobooks so I’m keeping it at my house away from her sister and I plan on starting this soon.

I’m actually planning on annotating this for my friend, leaving sarcastic comments and things to make it more entertaining for the both of us.

(I don’t have many red covers. There’s a significant amount of red on this cover. It counts)


2) Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

After years of being terrified of High Fantasy novels I finally think I’m ready to dip some more of my toes in the High Fantasy waters, starting with Grave Mercy.

This book has … murderous nuns??? I don’t even know but I’m in.

When 17 year old Ismae escapes an arranged marriage she seeks protection from the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. There she will be trained as an assassin and a handmaid to Death Himself.

All of this sounds really cool to me and I think it’ll be a good stepping stone into Fantasy especially since I enjoy Throne of Glass so much and I’m getting the same sort of vibes aka teenage assasin.


3) A Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Ok but don’t you just love the title of this book? Because I’m a girl and I would totally read a guide to murder. A+ for the marketing team.

Like most of the books I talk about, I’m hazy on the details of the plot. I believe this follows a girl who is investigating a murder as part of a school project.

I also believe this book is set in the UK. I don’t know why I think this and I’m probably wrong but I hope I’m not because I love reading books set in my home country.

They make me feel nostalgic (and I appreciate the use of words like “mum” every now and then)

(Again with the not very red cover. I’m sorry. The sequel is a lot redder though but I can’t talk about that till I’ve read this so …)


4) Only Ashes Remain by Rebecca Shaeffer

Erm. How many TBR’s has this book been on at this point? The answer is way too many. I don’t know why I keep holding off reading this. What am I scared of?

Only Ashes Remain is the sequel to Not Even Bones, an amazingly gruesome book that I loved.

Its set in a world much like our own where supernatural-like creatures are the norm. These creatures are sometimes kidnapped/killed and thier body parts then sold on the black market.

This book follows a girl whose mother sells on the black market and she helps by dissecting the dead bodies her mum brings her.

I seriously need to get my life together and read this. It’s a crime that I haven’t gotten to this yet.


5) Darius the Great is Not Okay by

Yay. I thought up a fifth book. I have this on my Kindle, hence why I didn’t think of it straight away.

Now that I’m looking at it, it does have a more orangey hugh but I’ve decided that, like many things, colour is a social construct so I’m sticking with it.

Once again I know nothing about this plot of this book besides the fact that it follows an Iranian-American boy, tackles mental health and sexual identity.

All of that, and the fact that it has nearly a 4.3 rating on Goodreads is all I need to know.

And so there we go. Those are 5 red books I want to read. I very much look forward to seeing how liberal other people have been with the description of “red covers”.

If you’ve read any of these books I’d love to know your thoughts and opinion. Thanks so much for reading and stay safe!!!

Elli xx

7 thoughts on “Red Covers – #5OnMyTBR”

  1. “Darius the Great is Not Okay” has been on my TBR for ages! I really need to get to this one because it sounds great! And I think I might read “Midnight Sun” just for the heck of it. *lol* Might have to do a “Twilight” reread first though because I haven’t read it in ages and I’m curious what I’ll think about it now. XD

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    1. I re-read Twilight last year for the first time since I was like 11 and it was very entertaining.
      Did you see that Meyer is apparently publishing another 2 books!! I do not have the energy for anymore books but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t going to read them lol

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      1. I bet it was super entertaining. I remember binging it when I was 20 or so. *lol* Gods I’m feeling old now. Haha! And what? Another 2 books? About what exactly? Jake and Renesmee? I think I can’t handle more Edward and Bella. *lol*

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  2. I need to read Darius Gray!! It’s been on my TBR for so long there’s a sequel already and I need to stop putting it off! I’ve heard so many good things about it and about the queer and mental health rep!! It will be such a good read, I can feel it!! Great list!! ❤

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  3. I keep seeing A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder around and I am def interested in giving it a try! I haven’t read a murder mystery in a while but this one seems like a good pick. Great list!

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