Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten of My Most Recent Five Star Reads.
I’ve already read so many amazing books this year, I even have two that are contending for my top read of 2016. Most of them are completely new series and/or authors whom I only discovered this year since starting my blog. I’ve added a lot of books to my to-read list since joining WordPress and some of my favourite series I only picked up because of the reviews I saw on various blogs I follow.
I adored Alexandra Bracken’s Darkest Minds series, and if anything Passenger was so much better. I love time travel books, anything with even a hint of time travel goes straight on my to-read list, and Passenger was one of the best I’ve read. I enjoyed everything from the story and the characters to the concept behind the time travel. This book is one of the contenders for my top read of 2016.
While I had seen this series around in bookstores it was only since I started my blog that I actually put it on my to-read list; there were so many amazing reviews for The Raven Cycle that I had to see what all the fuss was about. The first book was a little slow to start but after that it kept getting better and better with each instalment; I have high expectations for the fourth book when it’s finally released.
This was easily one of my most anticipated releases for 2016. The blurb sounded amazing and I loved the idea behind the world it was set in as well. Reading the book I wasn’t disappointed; while the story does start off a little slow the world building was masterfully done and there were twists and turns in the plot which I didn’t see coming.
I saw some amazing reviews for this book on a few blogs I follow and I had to put it on my to-read list. While this isn’t the kind of genre I normally read All the Light We Cannot See more than lived up to all the amazing reviews it had, and I don’t think anything I can say can fully give justice to it. I was moved by the story Doerr told and devastated by the ending.
Marissa Meyer is one of my all-time favourite authors, and The Lunar Chronicles is my favourite series, so when I saw Stars Above was being released it became one of my most-anticipated releases for 2016. While I had read some of the short stories previously I enjoyed reading them all again, and of course my favourite of the lot had to be Something Old, Something New.
I wasn’t too sure about this book at first; while the cover was gorgeous the blurb didn’t really tell me much about what the story was about. Still I put it on my to-read list and when it was released I picked it up. This book surprised me; I fell in love with the story, the characters and their romance, the Native American stories that were represented, and course the beautiful lyrical writing on each and every page.
Another time travel book, there are so many being released this year that I’ve heard of and The Girl From Everywhere is another favourite of mine. It has possibly the best time travel concept I have read alongside pirates, thieves, and myths and legends woven seamlessly together with reality. The story itself was brilliant and I’m very excited to see where the series goes with the next book.
I have loved every book V.E. Schwab has released and I really enjoyed the first book in the Shades of Magic series. A Gathering of Shadows was definitely the best of the best though, even better than A Darker Shade of Magic, I couldn’t put it down and when I got to the last page I couldn’t believe how it ended. I really need the next book in this series.
I’ve had this series on my to-read list for a while now but it was only since I started my blog that I actually moved it up my to-read list. I’d heard so many amazing things about this series and with the third book soon-to-be released it seemed like a perfect time to start The Winner’s Trilogy. I enjoyed the first book but the second and third were so much better. The whole series was amazing and the ending was perfect.
Sarah J. Maas’s books have been on my to-read list for ages now, since before Throne of Glass was even released. I finally got around to them, started with A Court of Thorns and Roses and to say I loved this book feels like a massive understatement. I didn’t want it to end but at the same time I couldn’t read it fast enough; I can’t wait for the second book to be released, I already have it pre-ordered.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what some of your most recent five-star reads are.