April 2021, readathon

Hour 14 – Let’s Talk 5-Star Reads

How are ya feeling? Hopefully fresh as a daisy!

But don’t beat yourself up if you’re starting to get a little weary eyed. It’s normal.

This hour, I want you to tell me about a recent read that you rated 5-stars. I’m always looking to expand my already insane TBR list even though it gives me anxiety to see it grow. How will I ever read all these books in my lifetime? Oh right, I probably won’t. I just like to have a lot of options.

I recently finished two 5-star reads in a row, which is a rarity for me. A 5-star book is something that moves me and probably makes me cry. It’s a book I can’t stop thinking about. Since I get most of my books from the library these days (yay for digital loans!) when I finish a top rated read, I also tend to go out and buy a copy from a local indie bookstore to send to someone I think would love it. It allows me to support a local business, the author, and do something nice for a friend or family member. It also means I have a lot fewer physical books in my possesion, which means more room for plants. I rarely re-read books, so I don’t mind not have physical copies. Over the years, I went from being emotionally attached to all my books, to freeing myself from that mentality. I’d much rather share a book with someone than keep it on a shelf.

So what did I read recently that I loved?

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix made me laugh, cry, and cringe. I highly recommend Hendrix to anyone who enjoys quirky horror. Though, I don’t think enjoyment of his stuff is predicated on a love of horror at all.

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett is a hunger-games-esque YA novel that I blasted through and couldn’t put down.

So what about you? Tell me about a recent 5-star read in the comments or on Twitter.

How big is your TBR pile today? Do you tend to go big or keep it small? If you don’t finish everything today will you continuing going through your pile after readathon?


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3 thoughts on “Hour 14 – Let’s Talk 5-Star Reads”

  1. I recently reread Blue Castle for the first time in about twenty years, and gave it five stars. I was worried that I wouldn’t like it as much as I had when I was the protagonist’s age, but I think I liked it even more.

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  2. My last 5 star was A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, I rarely cry at books and this one got me! I have a large TBR because I’ve bought a lot of books second hand. I don’t buy many new books that I don’t intend to read right away but I know I might not be able to find a book used at the I feel like reading it.


  3. Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall and Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert. Funny, I’m not a huge contemporary romance reader but I loved these ones! I also gave 5 stars to The Rose Code by Kate Quinn.


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