Top Five Wednesday: Recent Additions to My Book Wishlist

Top Five Wednesday is on a summer hiatus and there will not be new topics over the next three months. However, I’ve decided to still participate in T5W a few times this summer and choose topics from before I joined the group back in 2017.

Everyone loves a good recent additions to your TBR post, but today’s post is all about the books I wouldn’t mind adding to my personal book collection. All the puns intended, I have pretty good shelf control. I am very fortunate enough where I receive ARCs from publishers and bookish events, and I have always been an avid library user. And let’s not forget that I am constantly running out of bookshelf space. I think I am going to do a post about my book buying habits somewhat soon, but in short, I really only buy books when:

  1. It’s written by one of my all-time favorite authors
  2. I read an early copy and absolutely need a finished one
  3. It’s a book that sounds like something I know I will love
  4. My library doesn’t have it-I’ve acutally gotten better about this one by using my iPad more and borrowing ebooks from the library

I’ve decided to include many different types of books in this Top Five Wednesday post , including some hard-to-find books, ARCs, and books inspired by cover lust.

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hanh- I probably look up Erin Hanh’s You’d Be Mine on a weekly basis in my library’s online catalog, in hopes that it will one day be on order. So many of my fellow bloggers have loved this 2019 gem, and I’m so sold on its country music premise. If my library doesn’t order this one, I plan on buying it the next time I have a Barnes and Noble discount or I may put it on my birthday wishlist.

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman- Alice Oseman’s I Was Born for This hasn’t really been available here in the US. This one will likely come from a Book Depository haul or buying it secondhand on Amazon. I really loved Radio Silence so I have relatively high expectations for I Was Born For This. I also have this book on my predicting my 5 star reads list so that’s also another incentive in getting my own copy.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern- I think every blogger and their best bookish friend has this one of their wishlist. Unpopular bookish opinion here, but I was not the biggest fan of The Night Circus when I read it in 2017. However, not only does the excitement over Erin Morgenstern’s second book have me intrigued, but I absolutely love the premise. Almost any book that features books or libraries always has me sold. I think The Starless Sea will be the true test on if/how much I enjoy Erin Morgenstern’s writing.

The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Schusterman- Another ARC so many of my fellow bloggers would love to have their hands on. I was a bit bummed that ARCs of The Toll were not available at Book Expo, because  I am still reeling from the ending of Thunderhead! If there’s any series you should not be afraid to pick up because of the hype (previously like me), it’s the Arc of a Scythe series because these books are that good—so good that I am more than ready for the final book to break my bookish heart.

Muse of Nightmares (US paperback) by Laini Taylor- I know some readers do love the US hardback covers for Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares, but unfortunately I am not one of them. I have the US paperback of Strange the Dreamer with the UK hardback cover and I may just have to also get the US paperback of Muse of Nightmares, since it will have the orange UK cover.

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.


What recent additions are on your book or bookish wishlist? Share in the comments!

5 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: Recent Additions to My Book Wishlist

  1. I read Radio Silence recently and now I can’t wait to read the rest of Alice Oseman’s books! I’m super excited for The Starless Sea! Ooh I’m planning on rereading the first two arc of a scythe books before The Toll comes out. Hope you enjoy these books!

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