Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes on Goodreads. Each week features a new prompt in which you are suppose to talk about the top 5 books that you relate to the prompt. This week the topic is: Books You’ve Removed From Your TBR — Discuss the books that you wanted to read at one point, but don’t anymore
So, without further adieu, I present my contribution to this week’s top five conversation.
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The Button War by Avi
Publisher: Candlewick Press (June 12, 2018)
Print Length: 240 pages
I initially added The Button War to my TBR list due to it being set in World War I Poland. And yet, as I’m sure you can tell by the types of books I have been reviewing as of late, I haven’t been reading a ton of historical fiction. Due to this, and the fact that I have quite a few other historical fiction books on my physical TBR shelf, I had to let The Button War go.
The Good People by Hannah Kent
Publisher: Pan Macmillan (September 27, 2016)
Print Length: 384 pages
I initially added The Good People to my TBR list due to my absolute adoration for Kent’s previous novel, Burial Rites. And yet, by the time this novel was released on September 27, 2016, I had, like many readers, shifted what I was currently craving so far as books go, and as such this novel fell off of my anticipated reads list.
Her Highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham
Publisher: Sourcebooks (June 1, 2012)
Print Length: 323 pages
I initially added Her Highness, the Traitor to my TBR list because at one point I couldn’t get enough of historical fiction novels that explored the famed court of King Henry VIII. And yet, as I have grown as a reader I prefer to spend my time with Henry in a more non-fiction setting so I don’t really see myself picking this up anymore.
The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli
Publisher: HarperTeen (october 3, 2017)
Print Length: 432 pages
I initially added The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) to my TBR list because of the buzz it was receiving in the YA fantasy world. And yet, even with the buzz, there are so many YA fantasies that have either been released or are being released that I want to get to. It really boils down to too many YA fantasies and too little time to read them all.
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 8, 2014)
Print Length: 340 pages
I initially added Noggin to my TBR list because of the rather unique premise. I even went so far as to save it during my ‘Down the TBR Hole’ series. And yet, it has been almost five months since that series and I still haven’t left the bookstore or Amazon with this in my cart. I think it’s time to say goodbye.
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And those are the top five books that I think are future classics. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.