Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Of My Most Recent 5-Star Reads


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is 10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads.

I feel like I’ve already praised most of these to death, but hey — if a book is that good, it’s always worth talking about again! My top ten, in no particular order:


1) Breakup by Dana Stabenow: I can’t help raving about this terrific series!


2) And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: My first Christie, finally!

and then

3) Lock In by John Scalzi (review): Fascinating sci-fi.

lock in

4) All the Winters After by Seré Prince Halverson (review): Love and Alaska – what could be better?

All the Winters After

5) The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian (review): Disturbing, shocking, and moving.

Guest Room

6) In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (review): So far, every one of this author’s books has been a 5-star read for me.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds

7) Uprooted by Naomi Novik (review): Utterly magical and absorbing.


8) Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn (review): An amazing graphic novel trilogy.

Alex + AdaAlex + Ada 2aa

9) Depth by Lev AC Rosen (review): Sci-fi noir — a detective story set in the drowned city of New York.


10) The Marvels by Brian Selznick (review): This author continues to amaze with his words-and-pictures approach to storytelling.

The Marvels

What books made your list this week? Please share your links!

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37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Of My Most Recent 5-Star Reads

  1. I’ve read No.3 and No.7 off your list. I’ve read a couple by Chris Bohjalian – The Midwife which I loved and The Night Strangers – which I didn’t. I really want to pick up And Then There Were None.
    Lynn 😀

    • I think I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Chris Bohjalian, and I have a few more books of his on my shelf! I did love The Night Strangers… I love me a good ghost story. 🙂

  2. I’ve heard so many great things about John Scalzi. Seeing him in your list makes me think it must be time to pick up something he’s written. Is that the one you recommend to start?

    • Maybe. It depends on what you enjoy — the first book of his that I read was Redshirts, which was hilarious. I think either one would be a great choice!

    • I absolutely agree! I listened to the audiobook, and got so caught up in the mood of the story. I’m going to try to find time in the next few months to reread the paper version. Such a great book!

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