One of my all-time favorite booktubers, Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes actually posted a video recently where she looked over her TBR shelves and made some predictions on which books may end up being 5 stars for her. And I’m like, that’s a freaking fabulous idea! Because I literally have an entire Billy bookshelf full of only TBR books. That’s right! I currently have a bookshelf full of just books that I have not read yet. Do you think I have a book buying problem? Yesssssss, I do. But don’t we all?! Anyways, I’ve decided to do the exact same thing and go through my TBR bookshelf and try to predict which books could end up being 5 star reads. Now, for the sake of my sanity and your’s, I will only be picking from books that I currently already own. Trying to predict all of the upcoming releases probably deserves its own separate post, right?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A story within a story? Check. A fabulous classic film actress’ juicy personal life? Check. And some big secret? Oh yes, this book is just screaming AMAZING to me.
Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire, #1) by Michael J. Sullivan
It’s been a while since I’ve read a true adult fantasy novel. I read the first chapter of it a while back when I was trying to decide what to read next and it really grabbed my attention. I have very high hopes for this series, especially with the fantastic reviews its gotten.
Invictus by Ryan Graudin
After reading Graudin’s Wolf by Wolf duology, I’m pretty sure that I’m just going to love whatever else she writes. That combined with the fact that this one follows a time-traveling group of thieves is practically guaranteeing it to be a new favorite.
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Yet another adult fantasy on my list. This will actually end up being my first Sanderson book but shhhhh, don’t tell anyone!
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff
A badass female assassin just screams Larkin’s new best friend. Plus, Kristoff is such a great writer and funny guy so I’m expecting that personality to come through in this dark series opener.
Thrawn (Star Wars: Thrawn, #1) by Timothy Zahn
Everyone’s favorite Star Wars villain is on full display in this book. I’ve heard from Star Wars fans that this one is in their top 3 favorites and that is enough to persuade me!
The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2) by Alison Goodman
I freaking loved the first book and after the cliffhanger it ended on, I can only imagine how much more awesome and action packed this sequel is going to be. Ahhhhhh!!!
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
I used to not really be into murder mystery type novels, but lately they’ve really been grabbing my attention. This one centers around a group of Shakespeare actors at a conservatory who raise the stakes by actually murdering one of their own.
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen
I have such high hopes for this book that I went ahead and bought the entire trilogy in hardback. PLEASE LET IT BE AMAZING!
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1) by Morgan Rhodes
I’ve heard this series compared as a YA Game of Thrones. GAME OF THRONES?! Yes, yes, yes! I want political intrigue, multiple storylines, and all kinds of characters along the moral spectrum. Let’s just not have anyone push a kid out of a window in the first chapter, please?
What books on your TBR do you think will end up being 5 stars for you? Have you read any of the books on my list? If so, what did you think of them? Have you ever read a book that you just knew would be 5 stars but ended up disappointing you, or vice versa?