Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books about a Birthday

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

It is time for another Top 5 Tuesday. And I actually decided to take a bit of creative license with the prompt a little for this week, it was my birthday yesterday and it was just too good to pass up. So I decided I would pick books this week that have an important event for the story tied to a specific birthday.

Also speaking of birthdays I have just posted a new birthday reading challenge which I need book recommendations for, so please check it out.

1. Harry Potter

I think just about my entire generation growing up was hoping they would get a Hogwarts letter on their 11th birthday. Now technically the letters weren’t coming specifically for Harry’s birthday but that is when he finally got it so naturally that is the connection that we all made as kids.

Harry Potter Books 2020

2. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

This series has a whole bunch of birthday connections. The time traveling powers of the characters in the story are connected with their birthdays and their first trip back in time happens between a time traveler’s 16th and 17th birthdays. The guardians also calculated the birthdays of future time travelers leading to quite a bit of disbelief about who the time traveler actually is Gwen or her cousin Charlotte.

3. Yona of the Dawn by Mizuho Kusanagi

Did you remember that this whole story started with a celebration for her 16th birthday? Yeah, worst birthday party ever, also that detail has gotten rather over shadowed by everything else that has happened since then. I am also kind of curious to know know how much time is supposed to have passed in the subsequent volumes, it is pretty clear it has been a while but we don’t have much of a benchmark of how long it has actually been.

4. Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

This is the only book on this list that I haven’t read, (it would be pretty hard to know if birthdays play a role in the plot without reading them), but I just heard about it last week on What Should I Read Next and it just sounds so interesting and Anne mentioned that it opens on the main character’s 18th birthday. I also keep seeing this book everywhere (it could be that I have been at a lot of bookstores recently and this is a pretty new book).

Left-handed booksellers of London

5. The Shattered Court by M. J. Scott

This is another story where getting magical powers are connected to a birthday. Royal witches, if they have powers, will manifest on their 21st birthday. Sophie is the newest royal witch and a powerful one at that, which puts her in danger at the court. I really loved this first book, but I didn’t think books 2 and 3 were as good, which was a bit of a disappointment for me. The third book in particular really made we want to pull out my editing pen but at least the covers are pretty.

Happy Reading Everyone!


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3 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books about a Birthday

  1. Oooh, I LOVE the take on the topic. I kind of did a similar move with some of mine (I called them abstract links 😂) because I don’t know what I was thinking… this week was not as easy as I had hoped!! Hope you had fun this week!! 💕

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