Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list feature created over at The Broke and the Bookish. It’s a fun weekly feature and a good way to meet other bloggers. The topics are always interesting too!
This week’s topic asks us to talk about some of our most recent five star books. I’m worried about how far back I’ll have to go to find those ten as my rating system has recently become harsher (you know what, I’m just gonna put a few 4.5’s in there) but I love highlighting some favourites so let’s do it.
1. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
This is actually the most recent book that I’ve read. I’m so in love with it. It was so immersive and I still think about it all the time. Everything about this book is beautiful. Writing, characters, plot…an absolutely stunning debut.
2. Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
This was a 4.5 star book for me but nevertheless I loved it. Definitely the strongest novel in the series so far. Armentrout really stepped it up a couple of notches and I felt the story improved particularly in this one. Character development was also very well done.
3. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Another 4.5 star read. I’m so happy I gave Hoover another chance after some very disappointing experiences with her writing. This book was so addicting and is one of only a few books to make me cry. I was so attached to the characters and even though they sometimes frustrated me, their story stayed with me for a long time after finishing.
4. Dance With the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
A total guilty pleasure read…and I couldn’t help but love it. The main male character was one of my favourite characters in the series and his story was equally hopeful and heartwarming. The romance was different to any other and the dynamic of it was so cute.
5. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
I gave this one 4.5 stars. This was a fantastic ‘growing’ book. The world, characters and stakes all intensified so well. It also included some fantastic themes that are so relevant to modern society. Karou and Akiva began to blossom and I just genuinely loved reading their story.
6. The Book Of Ivy by Amy Engel
I loved this book more so the second time around. It’s a book you don’t know you have to have in your life until you’ve absolutely devoured it. The character development is truly marvelous and the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. I couldn’t help but get so emotionally attached to everything.
7 and 8. Crown of Midnight and Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Some of my favourite books of 2015 and QoS is one of my favourites of all time. The characters are so great and amazingly developed and the world is so imaginative, everything I want in a fantasy. QoS brought an exponentially bigger scale to the table. I can’t wait for book 5.
9. Salt and Stone by Victoria Scott
As brilliant as the first. These books just ooze action and adventure and whenever I’m reading them I can’t get enough. You can’t help but love the characters and their witty dialogue. Plus they have Pandora animals!!
10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Whenever I try to think critically about this book I get swept away in it all. I love almost all the characters to death and I never want the story to end because of how much I was attached to them. And the romance and the Mr Rochester and the mystery of the house, all of it was spectacular.
I had to go all the way back to August 2015 to find books that were five star reads! I need to read more amazing books obviously.
Did any of you rate these books five stars? What are some of your recent five star worthy books? Let me know!
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll talk to you in my next post!