One of the things that was going around a lot at the end of last year around book blogs was the 5 star tbr prediction. And who am I to not jump on the bandwagon? Precisely.
This was first started by booktuber Mercy from Mercy’s Bookish Musings and you can find her video here. Basically she predicts which books from her TBR she will thinks will be 5 star reads. I think this is an interesting idea because of course we have expectations of books on our tbr.
Some of us have tbr mountains and we hope to love them all. But there are always those that stand out. Those you want to desperately love. Those you know you will love.
And those I usually don’t pick up for ages because I am scared of them. I thought it would be good to look at some of the books on my shelves and pick out five I highly expect to become 5 star reads for me and why.
An added extra is that I am hoping to read these all this year so hopefully I can come back on this topic next year and see if they really were 5 star reads and why they were or weren’t.
The Name of the Wind
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.55 out of 5.00
When you hear people talking about adult fantasy one of the first books I hear mentioned, after ASOIAF of course, are The Kingkiller Chronicles. This book has been on my radar for a while and while everything I hear about this book and series makes me sure that I will love it very much as a fantasy lover, the fact that Patrick Rotfuss takes about as long as George R.R. Martin to release his next book is really putting me off. Considering the thickness of the books (I own the sequel and the novella as well) I know that I don’t want to go to long between these books so I don’t forget details. This is one of the reasons why I have been losing interest in ASOIAF. I just don’t remember everything anymore.
The City of Brass
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.27 out of 5.00
Look when Aimal suggests I might like this as a fantasy lover I’m going to jump all aboard that train. It has djinn, Cairo, diversity, magic. The synopsis sounds like this is just one big juicy delicious fantasy to set my teeth in.
The Way of Kings
Release: 2010 Average
Rating on Goodreads: 4.64 out of 5.00
I think out of all of Brandon Sanderson’s books The Way of Kings has always appealed to me the most. Why then did I read other books first? Because they were thinner. As a result though Sanderson has not been able to convince me like he has others. But I also realize he writes a lot of different things. And The Way of Kings is a big high fantasy. I don’t know if you have seen the synopsis but that alone is a novel, haha. I think this will be a brillaint fantasy to tear into with a lot of books to look forward to. And at least I know with Sanderson I won’t have to wait 14 years until the fourth books come out. Just saying…
The Empty Grave
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.60 out of 5.00
Why haven’t I read this yet? Possibly because I don’t want this series to end. The last book to the Lockwood & Co. series and I am positive that I will likely rate this 5 stars like I did the last two books. I am just in love with these characters and world.
The Three Body-Problem
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.02 out of 5.00
A book I haven’t mentioned a lot but one that I do see myself loving. For a change this is a sci-fi. Now sci-fi books can be a bit of a hit or a miss with me while I do love sci-fi tv shows. What caught my interest was the pyramid on the cover. I had instant Stargate vibes because the pyramid is what drew me to that series to begin with. Even though I KNOW this book is completely different I still have such high hopes for it. I feel like there will be a lot of webs being spun in this book. This whole trilogy really and I am all in for that.