Tag: 5 Star Predictions Round 2ish

I know I have done this before – and then promptly never read the books I listed, so we’re all just going to pretend I am doing this for the first time. I was tagged by Rachel and I think it might be a good opportunity to get excited about some of these million unread books on my shelves because so far this year, my reading has been overwhelmingly digital (ebooks and audiobooks) and I want to get my physical TBR down to a manageable size (she says, while buying new books all the time).

The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley

36332136I recently read and LOVED The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker and wanted another myth retelling. I needed a new audiobook for my walk to work and this one has intrigued me since it came out. I haven’t read Beowolf and in fact I know next to nothing about the plot but I am super excited about this one. It sounds absolutely brilliant and like something I could really adore.

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

36510722I adore Moreno-Garcia’s writing, without ever having read one of her novels. Her short stories are consistently the best thing in the anthologies I read and I really need to get to her stuff. I was lucky enough to receive a NetGalley-ARC for this and I could not be more thrilled. There is something about her imagination and her imagery that just speaks to me and I hope to adore her novels as much as her shorter works.

Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramovic

34511802I adore Abramovic’s art and I hope that will translate into loving her memoir. I haven’t been reading enough non-fiction these last few months and it shows – I do miss it and need to get back into the groove. This one seems like an obvious choice.



When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy

38821165Everything I hear about this book makes me more excited and simultaneously more scared to read it. I am sure I will love it but I am also sure it will be harrowing. So part of me including this is to finally push myself to read this. I read the first page a while ago and really meshed with the writing style.


Monstress Vol. 3 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

41952016I don’t know why I haven’t read this already. I gave the other two volumes already published five stars – I adore everything from the seriously stunning art, to the female centric narration, to the darkness underneath the beauty. I cannot see myself not loving this.


21 thoughts on “Tag: 5 Star Predictions Round 2ish

  1. I have an eARC of Gods of Jade and Shadow as well, and I can’t wait to read it. I’ve only read one book by Moreno-Garcia (Certain Dark Things) and LOVED it😊

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  2. I was also lucky enough to be approved for the ARC of Gods of Jade and Shadow! I can’t wait to dive into it. Also, thank you for reminding me about The Mere Wife! I had completely forgotten about that one. I have been feeling a bit apprehensive about When I Hit You simply because I am not sure I could take it but I hope you find it to be excellent.

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    1. I have listened to the first half an hour of The Mere Wife today and it is indeed excellent so far.
      When I Hit You does scare me – it sounds absolutely harrowing!


  3. Yes! I love this game! I really hope you love When I Hit You, though you are absolutely right that it is an almost painfully harrowing read. And I am also really looking forward to Marina Abramovic’s memoir!

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    1. Monstress is so very brilliant! But also really really dark and graphic, so I do understand why some people would rather avoid it. I really need to get back into the habit of reading graphic novels.
      I really hope to love the memoir. Abramovic fascinates me.


  4. Ah, you find the most interesting memoirs to read: Abramovic’s book looks excellent. I’m finding myself skewing toward the digital as well this year – the formats just have been so much more convenient.

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    1. I am such a fan of her art that I really need to get to the memoir soon. I want to know everything about her!
      I love ebooks – they are so convenient and I can read them even when I have a headache.

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  5. This looks like a great list! The only one I’ve read so far is When I Hit You, which is heavy but made it to my favorites list in the end. I hope you find the 5-star reads you’re looking for!

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