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Death – #5OnMyTBR

Hello and happy Monday 🙂

It’s another month with a whole new set of prompts for #5OnMyTBR with this weeks prompt being death.

#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.

I’ve chosen books this week where death is the main driving force for the novel whether it be a big murder or a character grieving etc. I also only have 4 books on this list because I was struggling 😂


Turtle Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario

I haven’t heard anything about this recent February release and I’m mad about that because not only does it have a really pretty cover, it also sounds really interesting.

Turtle Under Ice follows a girl called Rowena (awesome name btw) as she navigates grief, guilt and her own identity in the wake of her sisters disappearance just a couple years after their mothers death.

I don’t really know what to expect from this because, like I said, I’ve heard nothing about it, but I’m intrigued.


All This Time by Mikki Daughtry & Rachael Lippincott

So this is from the authors of Five Feet Apart, a book I read earlier this year and really enjoyed and I’m hoping that enjoyment is duplicated with thier newest release.

Before I talk about what this book is about, can we please take a minute to appreciate this cover? Their cover designer needs a raise because 😍

Anyways this book is Kyle who is involved in a car crash that leaves him with a brain injury and kills his girlfriend, and Marely who is struggling her own less which she believes is her own fault and then I’m guessing their paths cross in some way.

According to the genres listed on Goodreads this has paranormal aspect which is very different to their last book so I’m interested in how that’s going to play out.


Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

This is the only book on this list that I actually have a physical copy of on my shelf which I sadly haven’t gotten around to reading yet. (I did only get it for my birhtday so I’m not mad about it yet).

Opposite of Always actually has a time-travel aspect which I think is so cool! From what I can gather this follows two characters, Jack and Kate, who start dating, they fall fast for each other and it’s a totally adorable romance … until Kate dies. While this should be the end of their story Kate’s death sends Jack back in time to the moment they first met.

I get the feeling that this book is going to make me cry but that’s ok. I think it’ll be worth it.


Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

I have seen this book all over the place for a while now, even before it’s release, but it was only a couple of days ago that I actually read the synopsis and got very interested in this book.

Grown follows Enchanted Jones (again, awesome name!!!), an aspiring singer who is struggling with her family recent move to the suburbs. At an audition she is spotted by famous R&B legend Korey Fields and suddenly her whole life changes. However Korey has a dark and controlling side and when he ends up dead all signs point to Enchanted.

I’m really looking forward to this one now that I’ve finally read up on it.

And so there we go, 4 books with death as the main driving plot point. As always if you have any recommendations I’d love to know!!

Thanks so much for reading, stay safe.

Elli xx

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