Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten 5-Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is 10 of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads.

I am sometimes pretty stingy with my 5-star ratings, and also kind of inconsistent, and sometimes I change my ratings later. But rather than overthinking today's topic, I just went into Goodreads and listed the first 10 books that I gave 5 stars to, starting with the most recent. Let's see what they are, shall we? The links all go to my reviews.

1. The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee
Most recent and really excellent. Definitely still thinking about this one.

2. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Great historical written for teens, but I think plenty of adults would love it.

3. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
This was a re-read, but that's what sometimes happens with books that are that good.

4. Merry Christmas, Squirrels! by Nancy Rose
A children's picture book that I loved. Nancy Rose sets up elaborate scenes on her back porch, including nuts to attract squirrels, and then photographs them. Her first book, also completely adorable, was The Secret Life of Squirrels

5. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Also a re-read. It was our Community Read pick for this year and I just hosted a really interesting discussion about it.

6. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Guess what? This was a re-read. Still great!

7. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Not yet a re-read, but I'm definitely thinking about reading it again.

8. The Likeness by Tana French
I still haven't read another book of hers yet. But this year I will. It's on my TBR Pile Challenge!

9. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
A classic, and just my kind of book.

10. The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming
Nonfiction for teens, but again I think it's great for anyone. Completely fascinating.

I am so stingy with my 5-star reviews that I had to reach all the way back to December of 2014 to get ten of them. What great books though! What are your most recent favorite books?


Lindsay said...

"Station Eleven" and "I'll Give You the Sun" are on my list today too! I really loved "In the Woods" and I was even given a copy of "The Likeness" as a Christmas gift, but I haven't read it yet. It seems like it's everyone's favorite book in the series.

Captivated Reader said...

Nice list of books. I haven't read any of them, so will be adding a few of them to my ever growing reading wishlist.

Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/03/5-of-my-latest-five-star-reads-5-of-my.html