5 Star Book Predictions


I'm an avid Booktube watcher - my current favourites being BookswithEmilyFox, BooksandLala, and Bookables - if you also indulge in this part of the web, then you've likely seen a few videos similar to this blog post. Basically I'm picking some books off of my TBR that I foresee myself giving 5 stars, whether due to reviews I've read, the overall summery, or past success with the author. Alright, let's get into it.

The Classic: 
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte
Yes, ban me from the libraries, I still haven't picked up Jane Eyre despite my constant promises to. I can't defend myself, I'm a monster. But I'm for sure going to love this book, I could probably recite a dozen quotes from this classic and tell you the entire plot without ever having picked it up. Though to be honest, the plot part is majorly due to The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, which I will likely enjoy way more once I pick up this Bronte book. Do I need to give you a summery of Jane Eyre? Probably not. This is at the top of my TBR pile.

The Modern Classic:
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
We've all (mostly) seen the movie, but how many of us can say we've read the book? This was one of the first books I bought when me and my husband discovered library sales and it was high up on my TBR buuuuttttt then we bought way more and it got pushed aside. This of course follows a Southern society girl as she turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. It's both historic and female centred, exactly what I love most in books.

Must. Read. Soon.

The Well Loved Author:
The Great Alone
by Kristin Hannah 
Kristin Hannah's is one of my favourite authors, despite how problematic her earlier writing could be. I guess it's like a soap opera, you know you ought to look down on some plots but you just keep watching and enjoying. This book follows a family after a shattering tour in the Vietnam War. Ernt Allbright attempts a fresh start by moving his family to Alaska, where they encounter old demons and new challenges on the last American frontier. 

The Fantasy:
by Brandon Sanderson
This book is huge. That is my entire reasoning behind not already picking this up. Revolving around two sisters, this tale tells of their story in a world where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath. With Breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished. It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri, princesses of Idris.

Um. I loved the Mistborn series and loved the sequels more. But, man, can this guy write daunting books. I was hoping my dashing husband would've picked this up by now and persuaded me to read it sooner but alas, he did not. So I've taken it upon myself to force it onto my TBR. Yay. A book over 500+ pages. Just what I needed. No, really, I did.. I have a list for this specific reason.

The Non-Fiction: 
Educated: A Memoir 
by Tara Westover
Born to survivalists, Tara Westover's childhood was spent stewing herbs for her mother and salvaging things in her father’s junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Cuts, concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education. So Tara began to teach herself.

You know those books that seem to get sad and sadder with each page turn, but end up leaving you with an odd sense of peace? I see this being like that. Tragically poetic, I guess is the right term. This is of course a non-fiction that is ought to be as brutal as inspiring. Count me in.

The Obvious:
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
Translated from Swedish, A Man Called Ove tells the tale of the grumpiest man you could ever know. He's tired of idiots being in his own world, and the rest world is looking mighty drab to him. So when new neighbours move in, could they be what he needs to find the joy in life that he once had. This was made into a movie which may be familiar to you.

I've read a lot of Backman's books, my favourites being Beartown and it's sequel Us Against You, so it's really weird that I haven't yet picked up the book that made Backman a well known name in the book community. As silly as it sounds, I think it's partly due to my having watched St. Vincent a few times, a movie starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, that seems really similar.

“ It is now my favorite book of all time, but then again, I always think that until I read another book. ”
― Stephen Chbosky

What books are on your TBR that you already know (or at least hope) you'll love?

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