#5OnMyTBR — 5 Books with Pastel Covers

Hello darlings!

How are you doing this week? I must say I’m kind of sleepy and maybe at the beginning of a book slump… Hope you’re having more fun!


#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

This week’s prompt is Pastel Covers!

Did you know that ‘pastel’ is Spanish for cake? I could eat some cake right about now… Anyway! I promised more prompts with colours of the covers for making these posts easier so here you go!

||Β Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust ||

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πŸ’› sapphics
πŸ’› fairytale retelling
πŸ’› Persian culture

So, everyone (or rather every sapphic in bookish community) is talking about this retelling of a Sleeping Beauty, I think, with Persian worldbuilding about a bisexual girl with a poisonous touch and I NEED to get my hands on it!!

Also, this YA snake cover is gorgeous!! Sapphics, how do you like winning??

||Β How to Talk to Nice English Girls by Gretchen Evans ||

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πŸ’› sapphics
πŸ’› historical
πŸ’› steamy

I discovered my new love to historical romances this year so I’m definitely trying to catch up with all of those on my TBR! I’ve read so many already but most of what I find is m/m so I’m happy for more sapphic rep!!

This sounds like a hot hot novella and I can’t wait to snatch it!!

|| Docile byΒ  K.M. Szpara



πŸ’› m/m
πŸ’› dystopia
πŸ’› commentary on capitalism & consent

I was supposed to read this one so long ago as I got the eARC and it came out in… March?? I’m so sorry… I’m so unreliable…

Honestly, now that I’ve heard all those mixed opinions I’m even more reluctant…

Anyway, don’t let this pastel cover fool you! This book tackles some serious topics and definitely read the trigger warnings before diving into it.

|| Nancy Drew by Kelly Thompson, Jenn St-Onge ||

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πŸ’› Nancy Drew
πŸ’› side LGBT+ rep?
πŸ’› mystery

I wanted to try out Nancy Drew for ages now and why not go with the most modern take?

I’ve heard that this has quite the range when it comes to diversity so I’m excited for it. I’m so ready for Nancy Drew and her girl gang to solve some mysteries or whatever this is about!!

|| Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki


πŸ’› sapphic
πŸ’› toxic relationship

I feel like every sapphic but me has read this already!! I’m such a fake!

I’ve herd that this one has the most beautiful art and I can’t wait to stare at it for hours and hours!! Just look at this cover and tell me you wouldn’t do that yourself??


Last thought!

What colour should I use as a prompt next? So far we’ve coered pastels and blue and if I use the colour prompt every two months like I’m doing so far next time will be in September so maybe something autumny?


  • Do you participate in #5OnMyTBR?
  • Do you have any of those on your TBR?
  • Have you read them maybe? (Make me read them then!!)


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11 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR — 5 Books with Pastel Covers

  1. omg you mentioning that pastel means cake in Spanish made me remember the cake craze on twitter… are we all cake… ok i’ll stop now. but i am craving cake right now! to be fair, i always am πŸ˜” & I can’t wait to read Girl, Serpent, Thorn! I’ve heard that the sapphic relationship isn’t super prominent, so I’m going to lower my expectations in regards to that, but i’m still excited because i’ve heard great things ❀

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    1. Would you believe I scheduled that post *before* the memes reached me??? And my mum made yeast-cake over weekend so I got to eat some in the end πŸ™‚ Oh, that’s bad but as long as the book is good I’ll make do with the vague sapphics. I’m still super excited! ❀

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