My 5 Star TBR Predictions, 2021 Edition

Hi to all of my friends, old and new! I’ve had a busy few weeks so I haven’t been around to post as much, but I thought it was time to get back to it. Lately, I’ve been getting really excited just looking at all of the unread books on my shelves and so it got me thinking about which ones could become new favorites. Sounds like the perfect time to do a predictions post again, right?! Yeah, I thought so too.

Let’s get started, shall we?


Dune (Dune, #1)  by Frank Herbert

If you follow me on Insta, then you know that I am currently in a love affair with Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of this novel. Now I grew up on the original Lynch version so I’m already fairly well acquainted with the story. But I’ve never actually read the book. SHOCKING, I know. But even though it’s a very divisive series, I have a sneaky suspicion that I will love it.





Jade Legacy (The Green Bone Saga, #3)  by Fonda Lee

Technically, this book isn’t out until December but I do have it on preorder so I feel like it definitely counts on this list. I have loved every single one of the books in the series so far, and can only imagine what Lee has in store for us in this finale. I don’t know if this series has been optioned for a film adaptation, but it needs to be.





The Mask Falling (The Bone Season, #4)  by Samantha Shannon

I am trash for this series so this one shouldn’t really be a surprise to anyone. I’m still in the middle of doing a reread of The Song Rising via audio so it may be a bit before I dive into this. Especially knowing how long Shannon takes in between releases (super annoying on a selfish level but I also understand).





The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome, #1)  by Colleen McCullough

Now, I wasn’t a huge fan of McCullough’s most famous novel, The Thorn Birds. However, I read a few of her historical fiction series novels when I was in college and loved every single one so I think this one will be able to recreate that original enthusiasm that I had for her writing.





When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry

When it comes to Emily Henry’s YA novels, she can do no wrong (or at least hasn’t yet). I can admit to never having read her adult novels, though I know those are pretty beloved by readers as well. However, I feel like Henry really gets to explore some interesting ideas with her YA books, especially since she likes to dive into magical realism with them. I’m interested in seeing how she tackles some science fiction with this one.



What are some books on your TBR that you think will get 5 star reviews from you? Have you read any of the books on my list? If so, what did you think of them?