5 On My TBR: June 15th’s Rainbow Books

In case you didn’t know, #5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook  and you can learn more about it here or see our host’s post for today here. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR that follow a different theme. Today’s prompt is rainbow covers! I actually keep my books in a rainbow formation on my bookshelf but, for some reason, I keep my physical TBR sorted by audience – middle grade, YA, adult, and non-fiction. Also, interestingly, the spines of many (MANY) of my books are different from the cover which made this an interesting little scavenger hunt this morning. I wanted to present myself a bit of a challenge so I selected all non-fiction books for my rainbow today.

Look at my lovely rainbow of books! I wanted to see them all together but here are the details.

sherlockholmesThe Sherlock Holmes Handbook has been on my physical TBR for years. I picked it up when I first read author Ransom Riggs’ Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Perculiar Children. And then I tucked it lovingly onto my shelf. Sigh.


I participated in NaNoWriMo this year on a whim and I was a “winner.” I’m a big fan of measured goals and NaNoWriMo made writing the first draft a simple daily practice. But, my first draft is a big ol’ pile of poo and needs a lot of work. Hence the large number of writing books on my Goodreads and on my physical TBR shelf. This one feels like a good starting point – maybe I should actually read it?


This is a recent addition to my shelf and I am a massive fan of Deborah Blum’s The Poisoner’s Handbook so I cannot wait to read this one. It probably won’t last long on my shelf. I just need to clear the deck of all the books I have promised to read for book clubs.

writing tools

Look! Another writing book (that I haven’t read yet).


This book actually has a gorgeous yellow spine so I pulled it off for yellow only to see that it is boldly blue. Books (and people) are like that sometimes. I love to argue with a purpose but despise devil’s advocate style arguing. I will be interested to see how encouraging this book is towards arguing for the sake of arguing.


This book is so purple in person but the beauty of the cover just doesn’t transfer online well. I have had this book for a while and I am thinking that when I finally finish with The History of the World in 100 Objects I might start reading through this by tackling one superhero a day. It is too lovely a book to not read.

Tell me, please!

What is on your rainbow of TBR books?



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  1. I’m excited to hear what you think of The Poison Squad! I loved her other book, big thanks to you, but I can’t decide if I want to read that one yet. Thank You For Arguing sounds really interesting too, and I love that comparison you made. Too true!!


  2. Wonderful rainbow! I love non-fiction books — maybe I should put more prompts for them! Also, a very good book I read that helps with writing and self-editing is Stein on Writing by Sol Stein! It’s white so doesn’t fit the rainbow theme but I learned a lot! 🙂

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