How was your week? I’m slowly getting used to my pills and my sunburn is much better so I’m GOOD!
#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 Long Books!
Are you intimidated by long books? Me too! Or rather I got addicted to this rush of seeing more and more books on my GR challenge + I’m super impatient and staying in one world for too long has me screeching. BUT! I still have some chunky books I want to read.
|| The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon ||
💛 848 pages
Honestly, sapphics and dragons and it’s long but everybody raves about it is all I know about this books.
Oh, and it’s slow burn? I think?
Anyway, I don’t need to know more, I’m sold. I just need a little push to finally pick it up that’s it.
Also, this cover is beautiful. Maybe I should buy it in a physical form.
|| 镇魂 [Guardian] by priest ||
💛 989 pages (1st book)
💛 paranormal mystery
Blame Silvia for getting me into Chinese webnovels. Now I have so many chonkers to read. I have no idea how I will accomplish it but , hey, paranormal mystery is my thing so this one should be easy? And I could add it to this paranormal mystery rec list post I am writing. This should motivate me. Yeah.
|| 女将军和长公主 | Female General and Eldest Princess by 请君莫笑
💛 1568 pages
Another Chinese novel — but this time we have sapphics!! I need to read it for this reason only.
But also recently I got into historical books (are you tired of me mentioning that in every post?) so I want to check how broad that interest is as I mostly read Edwardian England romances.
|| 天官赐福 [Tiān Guān Cì Fú] by Mò Xiāng Tóngxiù ||
💛 2050 pages
Yet ANOTHER Chinese webnovel.
I promised my friend to read it so many times and yet I’m still here, not even a page read by me. I’m the worst.
AND I was the one to introduce her to MXZX’s novels with Mo Dao Zu Shi, which she’s read without complaint. I’ll read it soon, I swear.
|| The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
💛 644 pages (1st book)
💛 Chinese mythology
Another China inspired book but this time not a webnovel. It’s also not as long as the rest mentioned here but still quite long.
I don’t know much about it as I want to go blindly into it but it’s about war and it really shows it’s bad side. High stakes and all.
And everyone seems to love it a lot so while I’m not usually the one to hop on the hype, this one seems to worth it.
What’s the longest book you guys read? For me it was definitelly Mo Dao Zu Shi with 1452 pages. I’ve really outdone myself with that one.
- Do you participate in #5OnMyTBR?
- Do you have any of those on your TBR?
- Have you read them maybe? (Make me read them then!!)