Several other blogs have taken part in this post idea, and after Rachel inspired me, I decided to write one too. I do not rate books 5 stars very often, but there are plenty of books out there that have been rated highly and it makes me think that I’ll do the same. All of these books have been on my TBR for ages and I have most likely not read them because I’ve been unable to get a copy. When I go into reading a book, I usually want it to be a 5-star read, though I know it is unlikely to happen. So here are five books that I really hope will be my newest 5-star reads!
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I’ve heard Morgan Matson is a really great YA contemporary author. I’m buddy reading this book with someone on Goodreads next month and am hoping it will make me love Morgan Matson! It is about a teenage girl, Emily, who receives a to-do list from her best friend during the summer. Her friend disappears and it is up to Emily to carry out the things that Emily would normally never do, such as go skinny-dipping. Since You’ve Been Gone is rated fairly highly on Goodreads (which is something I cannot help basing my opinion on when I find something to read!) and many of my Goodreads friends think it’s a 5-star read.
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
I bought Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes a few months ago and haven’t read it yet because I don’t actually remember why I bought it. But I checked it out on Goodreads and think it sounds really interesting. It follows Catherine and her partner, Lee, who is initially charming but then turns controlling. When she escapes and Lee is behind bars, an attractive neighbour moves in next door and Catherine suddenly feels she has hope for a normal life…until the day the phone rings. Usually with thriller synopses, they sound a little bit more scary and less romantic. Still, what I got out of that blurb is that her new attractive neighbour is Lee – wouldn’t that be a good twist! Okay, I’m probably wrong, but now I’m hoping that happens.
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Renegades is by Marissa Meyer, an author that I would really like to read something from. I chose Renegades because it’s a new release and because she is so well-loved I thought it would be a good place to start. However, I rarely continue on with series, so it will have to be at least a 4-star read for me to do so. Anyway, this book is about the Renegades, a group with extraordinary abilities (a.k.a. superheroes). Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. While writing this synopsis, it was actually the first time I have read what it is about, and I was kind of hoping it would be about a group of good guys just fighting crime and having fun together. I’ve never actually read a superhero book and the only superhero film I like is Spiderman. Still, I’m going to give it a go, because oftentimes books surprise me.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kauer
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur is a poetry collection about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The only reason I think this may be a 5-star read is because so many people have rated it highly. I would have never picked it up if not for the amount of people who adore this book. I have been seeing random photos of it over the past two years and wasn’t going to read it, but I finally caved and will be receiving it as a Christmas present. It’s currently sitting under my Christmas tree – I hope it lives up to the hype!
The Comfort Zone by Sally Thorne*
The Comfort Zone is an upcoming release from the author of The Hating Game. This book is about an author with a D-list celebrity sister who begins a romance with her sister’s bodyguard. I really enjoyed Sally Thorne’s first novel, which was a 5-star read, and think that this one could be just as good! It comes out in February and I am really looking forward to reading it. I usually rate romance books 5 stars because they are my favourite genre, but I rarely hear about good romance books!
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Will They Be 5-Star Reads?
Tonnes of people have rated Milk and Honey 5 stars, so I’m really hoping I’ll like it and maybe it will get me interested in poetry. In a few weeks I will read all of these and write a post to let everyone know what I actually thought of these books! Wouldn’t it be so cool if I thought they were all 5 stars? Since choosing Renegades, I have seen two negative reviews, and considering I usually dislike fantasy, I’m not sure if I will like it. I do like superheroes though…so we’ll see! For Christmas I’m getting the two books that I don’t already own (and will buy The Comfort Zone as soon as it comes out), so expect the post to go up in February. Fingers crossed at least one is 5 stars!
Have you read any of these books and rated them highly?