Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is 10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads. Since I don’t hand out a lot of 5 stars, I decided to expand it to 4.5 stars as well. The list starts from the most recently read. I read the first three this year, and the latter seven last year.
1. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys
As you’ll see again, I have become a Ruta Septys fan this year. She writes such moving historical fiction about pockets of history that are very well-known. I will admit I was a little confused in the beginning of this book, but I got to know these characters and their stories and that made the journey for me. Loved it.
2. The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
This was enjoyable for me all the way through and the ending legitimately shocked me! I’m looking forward to The Long Game!
3. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septys
Again, just seriously heartbreaking but good. The ending of this one felt abrupt for me, but upon further reflection I understood why she chose to end it as she did.
4. Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
While I enjoyed The Naturals, the pacing for Killer Instinct was on-point the whole time!
5. Winter by Marissa Meyer
While still not my favorite of the series, nor what I believe to the strongest book of the series, Winter was a satisfying ending for The Lunar Chronicles.
6. Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson
Even though in hindsight I see Don’t Touch more as a four star read, I reviewed it with a 4.5 star rating, and I did really enjoy it as I read it. It’s definitely underrated in the YA book world, and I think it’s worth a read if you have any interest in YA fiction exploring mental health.
7. On The Fence by Kasie West
Kasie West is all about the fluffy contemporary, though this one did have a more serious undertone towards the end. What I enjoyed most about it, however, was the friendship-turned-romance between Charlie and Braden.
8. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Sucker punch to the gut, in the best way possible.
9. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
THAT ENDING. How did Brandon Sanderson make me love it and hate it but mostly love it all at once?
10. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
If you’ve read my blog ever, you know how I feel about this one. Slow burn, nerdy banter, friendship… yes please!
What are some your latest 5 (or 4.5) star rated books (or new favorites if you don’t rate)? If you’ve read any of these books, did you also rate them high?