Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list our recent 5-star reads.
Since I rarely classify books as 5-stars, let’s face it, no book is perfect, I am instead going to list the top ten books I read and loved recently.
- Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson – This book was sitting on my shelf for ages. I don’t know why I never picked it up before (probably the gloomy cover did not attract me), but once I started reading it, I loved this slow, melancholic tale about life and racism in a small town in America. Here’s a teaser from the book.
- The Martian by Andy Weir – Loved the humor in this book. A funny read was not what I was expecting when I picked this book up, but the self-deprecating humor in this book totally slayed me.
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – Fun YA Fantasy novel, a little predictable but I loved some of the main characters (read heroes), and I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
- Me Before You by JoJo Moyes – It’s a sad book true, but I liked how well it was written, and yes, it had me sobbing in the end.
- The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith – I can’t say I totally loved this book. There were some slow sections, but there must have been something very interesting about this book, because I went out and picked the first book in the series – The Cuckoo’s Calling, and am totally immersed in it. I see myself going all the way with this series.
- The Burning Room by Michael Connelly – Harry Bosch and Michael Connelly back to their near best (after a series of misses). There was nothing to dislike in this one.
- Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel – Loved this book, loved the writing style, loved Cromwell, loved everything. Can’t wait to get to the next one in this series.
- The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters – This was my first experience reading Sarah Waters books’ and even though it had its issues, I loved how she combined post-war decay in an aristocratic household with a spooky ghost story.
- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer – This was an exciting fast-paced read, and I thought this chronicle of a real life accident on Everest was more thrilling than most fictional novels.
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J.Maas – I speed read all Sarah J.Maas’ books last year, and though I loved them all, I think this book hands down was the most exciting one.
So,these were my recent top reads. What were yours? Have you read any of the books in my list?