The Most Popular Books on my TBR (part 1?)

Hiya bookish people!

How is everyone today? I hope you guys are well. School is super hectic at the moment - I am in my mock exams this week (AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH) and studying is hecking hard. Anyone wanna fly over and impersonate me? Since my TBR has only grown and not been reduced oer the past couple of weeks, I thought I would do a post focusing on just that - my TBR. It is quite long though, and so I will only be doing the first ten! I might do this as a thread later on :)

A while ago I saw a post titled 'The Most Popular Books on My TBR', and I can't for the life of me remember, or find, who it was written by! If it was you, please let me know so that I can credit you!

What I've done (because I can't remember exactly how anybody else did this) is find the book, and taken the ratings number from Goodreads. I've put them in order from most rated, to least rated, and to see the synopsis, click on the cover, which will take you to the Goodreads page.

Let's do this!

🌷 The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon 🌷

131,937 + ratings space||space4.09 average

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

🌷 The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater 🌷

121,617 + ratings space||space4.26 average

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

🌷 Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi 🌷

95,338 + ratings space||space4.17 average

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

🌷 After (#1) by Anna Todd 🌷

84,520 + ratings space||space3.73 average

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn't the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?

Now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER ... Life will never be the same.

🌷 The Princess Saves Herself in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic #1) by Amanda Lovelace 🌷

56,546 + ratings space||space3.89 average

"Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we're off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales."

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

🌷 Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) 🌷

43,314 + ratings space||space3.93 average

Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

🌷 Noughts & Crosses (#1) by Malorie Blackman 🌷

41,251 + ratings space||space4.26 average

Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society.

Sephy is a Cross -- a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought -- a “colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that’s as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum -- a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together?

🌷 Red, White and Royal Blue by Casie McQuiston 🌷

32,169 + ratings space||space4.42 average

What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through?

🌷 To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo 🌷

31,412 + ratings space||space3.97 average

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

🌷 An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson 🌷

22,683 + ratings space||space3.66 average

A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

What is on your TBR at the moment? Do we have any of the same books?

Cover image credit to Ylanite Koppens via Pexels


  1. The Sun is Also A Star is SUCH a good book, I'm so glad you want to read it! And yes, I really want to read The Princess Saves Herself in This One as well. :D

    1. Yay! I can't wait to read it! And I hope you enjoy The Princess Saves Herself :)

  2. Some of these are on my TBR too. I really need to try and read Children Of Blood & Bone before the second book comes out. And An Enchantment Of Ravens is one I need to get on with soon too. I bought it because I was desperate to read it yet still haven't gotten on with it. I'm hopeless!!

    To Kill A Kingdom is really good (: I love the world it's set within. And I also really enjoyed Noughts & Crosses from what I remember but I need to reread it soon to see what the new addition is like.

    I hope you get a chance to read some of these soon

    1. Wanna do a buddy read for Enchantment of Ravens?
      My copy should be arriving any day!

      Thank you for your wonderful comments, Charlotte

    2. Id love to but I don't want to delay you from reading it and I have a couple of books that I need to read first. Two that I won and need to review as a result so I definitely need to prioritize those two. Plus two of the library books that Ive got out at the moment one because I've already renewed it more than once and the other because it's just been added to a popular bookclub list so I'm pretty sure it'll end up requested by other people and it's due back soon.
      So I guess it's up to you. If I apply myself I should be able to get them done fairly quickly but I really don't want to delay your reading either.

    3. I also have some books to read, and I think it would be super fun to do a collaboration if you would like to :) Since I am getting two others at the same time as An Enchantment of Ravens, it won't really be delaying it. Maybe just let me know how you go :)

    4. That does sound like fun (: I'll let you know how I get on then.
      If it does end up taking me too long then maybe we could do one for something around the last week of October/first week of November? Hopefully by then I'd have most library stuff done plus it could be something Halloweenish in some way timing wise.
      Also I'm going to be kind of on and off my blog over the next week or so I think (basically until I catch up on books a little). I'll probably just catch up in-between books, when I go online to write reviews up, as hopefully then I'll get reading more at first. Although I do have a few posts scheduled as I wanted them posted this month. And I think the first of the tags from you should go up next week sometime (:

    5. Yayayayay! That sounds like a great idea, halloween themes are always so fun!
      I hope you get everything you want to done; I am so behind on tags, it's ridiculous!
      - Emma :)

    6. There's so many different things to choose from too.
      Thank you. I'm hopefully getting reading in a minute (my headache hasn't completely gone but it's better than it was and I really want to start). I hope you manage to get caught up too then ☺️

  3. I really enjoyed The Sun Is Also A Star! And I've been dying to read Red, White and Royal Blue! I've seen SOOOOO many mixed stuff on After so I don't think I'll ever pick it up. Might watch the movie, if I'm up for it.
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    1. Yeah, I think I've already formed an opinion on After (which I hate doing but I just couldn't avoid this time) and am going to read it purely to see if my theories match up

  4. I loved Red White and Royal Blue so much! After on the other hand I tried to read because my best friend loved it but it took me two weeks to make it to page 100. I hope you end up loving them :)

    1. Yay! I have it in the mail right now, along with an Enchantment of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns!

  5. I've never actually read any of these! My TBR consists of a bunch of books that I got physical copies of, but will take me AGES to read, and then an entire iphone full of audible books that I will devour in weeks XD

    1. Ugh that is just too true! I cannot seem to get my TBR to go down however hard I try

  6. I enjoyed The Dream Thieves so much considering Ronan is my favourite Raven boy. <33


    1. That's great to hear!! I love him too but I think I will find more about him when I read Dream Thieves :)

  7. An Enchantment of Ravens is also on my TBR! I just read A Sorcery of Thorns by her though and thought it was really predictable so it makes me wonder if I will like this still... 🙈

    1. Hmmmmm. I am hoping to enjoy both but Enchantment of Ravens looks really good because I have a mild obsession with the Fae? hopefully you enjoy it, too!

  8. Uggggghhhh I haven’t been getting emails when you upload or anything so sorry I haven’t been around 😤
    Red, white & royal blue is freaking everywhere - I don’t know how it blew up so much! I also really want to read to kill a kingdom but I’ve heard a couple people say it’s not good :(
    Good luck on your mocks! 💕

    1. Gah that is still my fault! However, I am finished school now (YAY!) and you commented on my last day of exams! I'm hoping to spend all of Monday and Tuesday picking up my blogging slack, which definitely means working on my mailing list. I'm so sorry I've been slack!

      Red, White and Royal Blue is certainly getting a lot of love! My copy should be coming soon! To Kill a Kingdom looks so intriguing but it definitely seems dark - is that one of the reasons, maybe?

  9. I just read The dream thieves this week :D Also i caaaannot wait to read your review for To kill a kingdom <3 I'm super excited to see this one on your TBR!

    1. Thank you Anda! You are so lovely and I love your comments!


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