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5onMyTBR – Historicals

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. You can learn more about it here. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR. And Heaven knows I’ve got a whopper of a TBR!

This week’s prompt is Historicals. I made a post a couple months ago about some famous historical books I’ve had my eye on, but for this one I’m sticking to books I own on my TBR! I’m also not going to include any classics on here.

The following 5 books are ones I have on my physical (📘) or ebook (💻) TBR and are marked with a symbol accordingly. The cover image links to the Goodreads page of the book series!

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💻 My Lady Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Genre: Historical fiction, fantasy?
Publication Date: 
Page Count: 
491 (ebook)
Goodreads Rating: 
4.06 stars

My Notes: I… have no idea what this book is about. I really don’t. But it’s supposed to be a twist on historical fiction/events with a bit of humorous fantasy thrown in (a man who turns into a horse at night, for example), and that intrigues me!

💻 Veins of Gold, by Charlie N. Holmberg
Genre: Historical fiction, fantasy, romance
Publication Date: 
Page Count: 
312 (ebook)
Goodreads Rating: 
3.66 stars

My Notes: There’s a lot to unpack in this book’s blurb, but basically –> gold rush/wild wild west, magic fueled by gold, weird natural disasters, romance. It just sounds really freaking fun.

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📘 The Kingdom of Back, by Marie Lu
Genre: Historical fiction, fantasy
Publication Date: 
Page Count: 
313 (hardcover)
Goodreads Rating: 
3.73 stars

My Notes: I’m actually not a fan of music-based books, which this one definitely is. I got it in an Owlcrate. Still, it’s really freaking pretty. If you’re interested in a fantasy about Mozart’s sister based on real facts, this one might be for you!

📘 Lovely War, by Julie Berry
Genre: Historical fiction, romance
Publication Date: 
Page Count: 
480 (hardcover)
Goodreads Rating: 
4.26 stars

My Notes: I bring this book up every now and then on the blog. I really want to read it, but it’s going to rip me apart, I just know it. And I’m not sure that’s what I need right now.


💻 The Wallflower Wager, by Tessa Dare
Genre: Historical romance
Publication Date: 
Page Count: 
368 (ebook)
Goodreads Rating: 
3.97 stars

My Notes: Rounding out this Monday post is a classic historical romance cover–buff shirtless man and all. I’ve never read a Tessa Dare book despite her popularity. Of all of her catalogue, though, this one seems the most entertaining because: animals.

And there we have it!

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? If not, do any catch your eye?

5 thoughts on “5onMyTBR – Historicals”


    Indeed I may have bought the kingdom of back for the cover 😂, it is a bit slow going but a very sweet story. For Lovely War, I cannot contain my emotions for it… it’s an all time favourite of mine so I hope you enjoy it! 😆

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