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Good Reads Predictions


I got this idea from a video from Mercedes at MercysBookishMusings. And she got it from Lauren at Lauren And The Books (I will link both their videos at the end of this post). Essentially, both of them picked up books from their TBR piles that were featured in 'Best Books of 2016' videos from other booktubers. Mercedes' video changed the original idea slightly because she picked up books she thought she would rate 5 stars. And I'm doing the same. I don't want to jinx myself by saying the books I picked will be 5 star reads but I'm hoping they are really good considering they've been praised everywhere. Anyways, without further ado...

  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. This is the only YA from my pile but from what I've seen it will pack a punch. It deals with rape culture and from what I've heard McGinnis doesn't shy away. It's supposed to be brutal and honest.
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. This was everywhere last year and I'm kind of terrified of reading it because of the hype and that's why I haven't read it yet (and it's the same reason why I haven't pickep up two other titles in this list). This is a sci-fi novel with amazing diverse characters and I'm all for it. I think it's supposed to be a slow, character-driven read, not at all action-packed and I do find that with sci-fi and fantasy I need a bit of action just to make everything all the better but I'm excited nonetheless.
  • My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal. Another title that was praised all over the place last year and still today, I haven't heard a single bad thing about it so there's that. It is the story of two brothers, Jake gets adopted, Leon doesn't. Jake is white. Leon is not. And that's just enough for me to pick it up. Most people say it's heartbreaking. I have my kleenex ready.
  • The Unseen World by Liz Moore. This book came out of nowhere. The first person I saw talking about it was Mercedes and overnight it was all over booktube getting rave reviews.This is set in the 80s, in Boston and it's about a girl and her father. He starts losing his mind and she embarks on a mission to uncover her father's secrets. I got it because I wanted to read it as soon as possible but then again, it is so hyped up and scared of being disappointed.
  • The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin. The first installment in a new fantasy series that won the Hugo Award in 2016. Again, haven't heard a single bad thing. The world building is supposed to be epic and I just don't need much else to be convinced about it. I love the sound of it. I didn't read it last year because I know the third and final book is coming out this August and I hate waiting when it comes to series so whether I like it or not, I know the next books will be available.
  • The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. The last book in this list and the one I'm most terrified of reading. It is set in Victorian London and an Essex village and it's about Cora a widow who moves to Essex where there are many rumours that the mythical Essex Serpent has returned. This novel has been and continues to be nominated for most prizes and the amount of buzz around it it's insane. And I'm intrigued by it like everybody else and I want to love it like everybody else and the pressure man, the pressure.
Mercedes' video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTdNmbQLiJo
Lauren's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYL8yF7fxSA

So, here is the list of books I'm hoping will turn out to be amazing reads. I hope you have enjoyed this post and if you have read any of these books or are planning to let me know down in the comments. Have a nice day!

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