Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday: My Latest 5 Star Reads
This Week's Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is My Latest 5 Star Reads. I don't give 5 Stars out very often. The book has to be amazing or really teach me something. I expanded it a little to be books that were more 4.5 stars which means I really enjoyed them but there was a flaw or 2. Even with that I ended up going back about a year to get 10.
2. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware - I loved this mystery and if you're an audio fan at all this is a must listen. Imogen Church is one of my new favorite narrators. This is one I found myself standing completely still in the middle of the room because I just had to find out what happens next.
3. The Rain Sparrow by Linda Goodnight - This one was more of a 4.5 stars but I really enjoyed it. It has dual time lines and normally when that happens I'm absolutely in love with one timeline and the other is just filler but with this book I was completely captivated by both. I loved how it tackled really serious issues without getting overwrought. This was one I requested on a whim because it involved an Inn and a main character who was a writer and I'm so glad I did!
Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts - This is another 4.5 but I was so excited to be pulled into a Nora Roberts trilogy. I always enjoy her books but her last few trilogies just haven't quite grabbed me in the way I expect from one of her books. I was really pleased with how much I enjoyed this one.
5. The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie - It's no secret that I'm a big Christie fan and I love this one! The basic murder concept and the twist are pure Christie and I love seeing Poirot and Hastings back together.
6. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen - Sarah Addison Allen is an author I'd been wanting to read for ages and last summer I was loving all things peach so when I stumbled on this book that was not only by Sarah Addison Allen AND had peaches in the title I couldn't resist.
7. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - This is probably one of Christie's best known books and for good reason. It's absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it I pick up on new details.
The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig - Family secrets and a 1920s setting were more than I could resist and I so enjoyed this book. The writing drew me in immediately and the wardrobe was just mouthwatering. I wanted the main character's clothes.
9. Recipes for a Beautiful Life: A Memoir in Stories by Rebecca Barry - Last summer I was in a bit of a reading slump. It wasn't that I wasn't reading it was more that nothing was sticking. I'd read a few pages of a book and then not want to read anymore and that went on and on until I picked up this delightful book from Rebecca Barry and was hooked. I loved her non-pretentious, relatable stories about
10. The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower - This was one of my favorite books from 2015. I loved this inside look at the residents of the White House and what it is like to live there. I read this book a year ago and still talk about it!
So what was your most recent 5 star read?