Hi dear friends,


Today at top 5 tuesday (weekly meme hosted by Shanah @bionicbookworm) the topic was our top 5 books I need to read in 2019. I already published the first part of my big list of awaited books and it would have been redundant. And yes I know I am older than many of you young people but I am not that old that I ramble …yet.

So tweaking the theme it will be! Just so you know when I was looking for a gif with “tweak” to illustrate my words I got a wall of “behinds” just twisting and turning and doing all kind of shennanigans ….that I didn’t dare use any of them! We’ll keep it PG rated at Beware Of The Reader πŸ˜‰Β 


I wanted to stay close to the topic though and began thinking about what I could write about that would not feel alien to today’s theme.


After taking a shower *because I always get my best ideas while showering or walking* I decided to write about imaginary books and books that I would have liked be already written!

They would be sequels or books written by authors who disappeared from planet writer. Or dream collaborations. Or books that I would love being created with all my best tropes, settings etc.

Let’s see what I would love reading….


Fire and Ash by C.V. Wyk

This one is in the realm of possibilities as it’s the sequel of “Blood and Sand” but we don’t have a date yet. Nor a synopsis. Nor a cover. Nope, we don’t have anything except the title!

I tracked the author on her blog, on Goodreads, on Twitter and Facebook but nada, niente, niets, nichts, nothing!

Why do I want this one so bad?

Because we’ve been left on a dramatic situataion with the death of someone I cared for and that I hope will miraculously reappear! Yes I know this is highly improbable but this is a work of fiction so I don’t care what magic trick the author has to use. I want that character back!



A book written by Tabitha Suzuma.

Preferably written about another hard or taboo topic. Maybe about someone suffering from mental illness? Or someone being bullied and planning a crime against the bullies or a mass slaughter? You know just to have “the other side of the story” and all shades of grey. To shake our moral compass and force us to see that maybe not everything is so simple.

Why do I want this one so bad?

Because her last book “Hurt” is from 2013 so …six years ago! Because she writes incredible stories about mental illness or characters suffering deeply. Because she is the only author able to make me forget to breathe while reading her books . And when I mean forget to breathe it is really forget to breathe and only realizing because my head began spinning and I was dizzy.

If you are interested in reading more about her and her experience with depression you can find her here: http://www.tabithasuzuma.com/depression-and-me


A book written by Katherine Allred

I know this will be improbable if not impossible as she has suffered from health problems and told somewhere that she could not write anymore but oh I wish she could still write some more books!

Why do I want this so bad?

Because I adored the Sweet Gum Tree! I would love reading another romantic story. This book was magic. It had all well used tropes in romance but the exectution was so fantastic that it still got a five stars from me and is a favorite with many romance readers.



A book written by Emily Murdoch and Lucy Christopher (dream collaboration)

Let’s get crazy here and imagine these two would collaborate on a book about another hard topic. In “If You FindMe” you have abuse by neglect and rape. Stolen is about kidnapping and ending to like your captor yet knowing what he did was bad and wanting him to know it. It was also written in a unique way with letters written to her captor.

Because both books are like UFO in the publishing world with a unique tone, with an atmosphere, with again fuzzy boundaries between right and wrong. Both female MC are survivors. I got the same feelings with both books even if their topics and settings are vastly different.


The next book by Bryn Greenwood

Because I loved All the Ugly and Wonderfull Things. It was another controversial book with a taboo topic. I seem to have a particular love for taboo topics or books in all shades of grey!

Because when I read on her blog that she writes:“I am extremely excited about this book as it marries together a wide variety of my interests and concerns: poverty, health care, mental illness, medieval French literature, Middle English, sword fights, the Flint Hills, drugs, dogs, redheads, and guys with bad haircuts.” well it makes me need to read it!

The good news is that it should be published somewhere in fall 2019 but we don’t have either a synopsis nor a copy yet!


And you will get a sixth book sorry but not sorry…


I would love the sequel of The Dark of the Moon by E.S. Bell (alias Emma Scott)

Emma knows I am a fervent defendor and huge advocate of her book. I raved about this one because this is fantasy! You have pirates, paladins, new world, beasts, magic, a curse, betrayal ….everything!

As Emma left us on a cliffhanger I need to know what will happen next.

Yet I know that it took her a long time to write and that she is not currently into the mind frame to write the sequel.

But I have faith! I know that one day I will read about what happens next!


OK that’s all for today! Now it’s your turn. What are either your top 5 most awaited books for 2019 either your dream books that you’d love seeing published in 2019?


Thanks for reading!






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  1. This is why i love reading your blog. You create amazing tweaks and posts. And most of all, every time i discover new authors and books that i have never heard of and sound like something i definitely want to read!

    1. Thank you SO MUCH Hanna!!! This is very sweet to say! I am happy if I can help you discover new authors πŸ˜‰

  2. You always come up with such clever ideas and entertaining posts! I’m sure I have a bunch of beloved books that I would want more of. Loving that you used the Schitts Creek gif. That show cracks me up!

  3. I have yet to read anyhting by Suzuma, despite having Forbidden sitting on my shelf for at least 5 years. Sweet Gum Tree is one that was recommended to me years and years ago but (I have to be honest and admit how shallow I am) I was put off by the rather uninspired, cheesy cover and never looked into it further. Now I’m thinking that was a big mistake! Something else from Bryn Greenwood would be epic! My feelings for All the Ugly and Wonderful Things were so overwhelming that I never even managed to write a review. It would just be me spewing a bunch of meaningless words and not being able to explain my feelings. Maybe one day I’ll try to actually articulate those feelings. πŸ™‚

    1. Well yes it was a mistake Tanya LOL But you can still read it you know πŸ˜‰ And yes my review of All The Ugly … was difficult to write!

  4. Cool list!
    I don’t actually know / haven’t read the original ones you mentioned, but you did make me curious πŸ˜€ All the Ugly and Wonderfull Things sounds pretty good!

  5. Oh, I so love your idea, Sophie, of books *yet* to be written. This list sounds like fun, you should do it as Meme Challenge for us all, come up with our own lists! πŸ˜‰

  6. Sounds like all the books you want, except the last one deal with very difficult dark topics. I think the world just needs more books like that in general! I love the twist you chose for this topic! Very Clever πŸ™‚