5 On My TBR: Superheroes!

love superhero stories and superhero movies. So, I was super happy (pun intended and I’m not even a little sorry) to see this is the theme for today.

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 is SUPERHEROES! Some of the other participants have amazing takes on this theme but mine is pure unfiltered people with powers.


Loki, Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee is a recent purchase that I was looking forward to reading until her recent Twitter controversy. I’m not great at keeping track of authors and their backstories but this book literally landed in my lap the same day the whole mess of her signing other people’s books dominated my twitter feed. So, I put it on the shelf. I don’t know when I’ll get to it but it will certainly be when I can separate the author from the story once again. Or, you know, she apologizes.





Superheroes, From Superman to the Avengers, The Evolution of Comic Book Legends by Brian J. Robb is a book on my physical shelf that I didn’t even realize I owned until the pandemic gave me time to sort, dust, and really look at my collection. I love nonfiction and superheroes so I am not sure how this book managed escape my attention for so long.







Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur is a victim of my move to Chicago last summer. I know I had a copy, I’m positive I want to read it, but my physical copy didn’t make it safely to my new home. Thank goodness Goodreads never forgets!








Another nonfiction superhero book?? Marvel’s Black Widow from Spy to Superhero is edited by Sherry Ginn and features essays reflecting on Black Widow’s feature film journey. I did not approve of the way Marvel portrayed The Black Widow in her first appearance in Iron Man 2 but I have loved watching her character grow through this cinematic universe. I am looking forward to her solo movie and my only goal is to read this book before I watch.





catwomanDC has put out four new stories about DC Icons all written by bestselling authors. Wonder Woman: Warbringer was written by Leigh Bardugo, and Batman: NightCrawler was written by Marie Lu. I absolutely adored Wonder Woman but I have a long standing hatred for Batman so I didn’t enjoy Nightcralwer as much (even though it was well written. I just think Bruce Wayne needs some freaking therapy already). Still, I want to check out Catwoman’s story and Sarah J. Mass’ take on this iconic character.




Tell me, please!

Do you have any superhero stories you want to read?


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5 On My TBR: 5 Books Hyped in the Past

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. Since my TBR can always use more focus, this meme is a great way to get organized. Each week has a theme and this week is: 5 Books Hyped in the Past. Thank goodness I remembered this meme because, holy moly, everyday here in quarantine looks like the one before it! Dear brain, today is Monday. MONDAY!!!

(The hyperlinks will take you to Goodreads!)

#1 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


I had a physical copy of this book and lent it to a friend who needed it for a required reading assignment. I have just realized that when I moved to Chicago this summer I didn’t remember to get it back. *Gasp*

#2 Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Couldthurst


This gorgeous cover was irresistible to me and so, of course, I own this book. Why haven’t I read it yet?? Who knows! I mean, the second book is already out and I should just crack into it already. I’m ridiculous.

#3 Less by Andrew Sean Greer


This book was massively hyped and I had numerous friends that picked up a copy and recommended it to me. I have, embarrassingly, borrowed it from the library at least twice and returned it unopened. That is a lot of effort to just not read this book. Maybe I should just admit that I don’t want to read it?

#4 The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi


Yet another book I own that I haven’t read yet. This book was wildly hyped to me and I saw it everywhere so I picked it up and promptly shelved it. Seriously??

#5 Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Do I own a copy? Yes! Alright! Perhaps this is why I haven’t really felt lonely during this quarantine…I have four bookshelves of unread gorgeous books to keep me company. I regret nothing!

Tell me, please!

Which of these hyped books should I read first?