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I thought it was time to delve into the world of memes and quick post ideas a little more as I’m so busy at the moment and don’t really have time for long reviews (even though I really need to catch up on writing them…).

I have been wanted to add this meme to my weekly blog posts for a while, so welcome to my first #5OnMyTBR post!

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted every Monday by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. Each Monday, a new prompt announces the theme for the 5 books to be talked about on that day!

Today’s theme is Tearjerkers!!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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I have wanted to read this book for years but something always gets in the way, or I do end up picking it up and then life just makes me have to put it down. I started it with my mum at the start of the year, but I was so busy with university that we both decided to put it off until I wasn’t so busy anymore. I only have one year of university to go, so I am hoping I can get to it sooner rather than later!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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Patrick Ness is one of my favourite authors and I still can’t believe that I haven’t read this book yet. I’ve heard so many amazing things about it, but I do know that it’s a hard read, and often makes people cry. I am not one for crying often when reading books, but Patrick Ness’s books do have a tendency to make me well up. Either way, I really can’t wait to read it!

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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I’ve had this one on my shelves for a year or two, and I am hoping I’ll get to read it soon. I read Circe by the same author with Noly last year and while I didn’t cry, when I put it down, it felt like “wow”, do you know what I mean? I am participating in a Greek myths and philosophy readalong with some buddies from the Stephen King readalong hosted by Hannah and Helen, and this one is on the list, so I’m excited to get to it in a few months!

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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I love learning anything and reading anything about WWI and WWII (which is actually quite morbid said that way), but I have still not read any first accounts, autobiographies or memoirs about this period, which is definitely something I have to change. I got this book in French when I visited Oradour-sur-Glane, and I definitely need to read it soon.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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And the final book on my list for this week is also a book that I’m going to be reading for my thesis as one of the characters is blind. I have heard a lot about this book, and I’ve also heard that it does get really sad. I love historical fiction set around the World Wars, and I think the blurb sounds exactly like my kind of thing, so I’m excited to read it in the next months.

So here is my first #5OnMyTBR and it was such a fun post to write!

Are any of these books on your TBR? Have you read any of them yet?

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, see you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx


  1. The Song of Achilles and A Monster Calls are both very powerful books, I’d recommend them both. I’ve wanted to read The Book Thief for ages as well! Also heard good things about All The Light We Cannot See. I hope you get to read them soon, Ellie! 😊

    1. They sound amazing. I’m not one to cry much when reading, but these ones look like they might 😬😂 Thank you! I really hope I can read these all soon!

  2. I read A Monster Calls this month and, boy, I should have prepared myself more. Just reading the foreword about the origin of the story had me tearing up. Such a great list. Sometimes we just want a book to rip our heart out…

    1. I totally have that feeling sometimes. Wow, I’m sure I will love it, but thanks for the warning, will need tissues for sure!

    1. I might be able to read All the Light We Cannot See soon since it’s one of my thesis books, and I hope I get to read the others too soon!

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