It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’re talking about books in which the story features an important birth. Coming up with enough picks was a bit of a challenge and Google certainly wasn’t helpful either as it only kept suggesting books about giving birth. 😅 So, please excuse my less than creative picks this week!
#1 Good Omens
What better birth to start off with than the one of the antichrist? While I wasn’t blown away by the book version of Good Omens, I loved the adaptation. Especially the scenes where the birth is impending are iconic!
#2 A Dirty Job
Okay, so this pick is a bit of a stretch. First of all, I read this book in 2016 and I can’t remember all too much about it. But I dimly recall that it does feature the protagonist’s infant daughter, and she must have been born at some point, right? Also, the tiny baby grim reaper on the cover is so adorable, I had to include A Dirty Job.
I have an inkling that this will be a very popular choice this week. Although we don’t precisely meet Harry Potter right when he is born, he survives a what is usually lethal attack, so I’m just gonna say he was kinda reborn in that moment. 😅
I really hope I picked the correct Witcher book for this. I can’t quite remember in which Geralt ends up with his child surprise, but I do think it is The Last Wish. Again, we don’t actually witness the birth but when Geralt meets Ciri’s pregnant mother is when a series of events is set in motion that affects the entire rest of the story. Also, once the baby is out, she becomes an important character in the story!
#5 New Spring
I started reading the Wheel of Time books this year (jfc soooo many books and pages). New Spring is the prequel to the series and this novel literally revolves around the birth of someone who is prophecized to come. So, this one is probably the best fit among all my picks for this week’s topic. 😅
What’s your favorite book about a birth? Let me know in the comments!