Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana @thatartsyreadergirl. This week’s theme is characters I’d follow on social media.
I do not give out five star ratings often, so I really struggled with this week’s prompt because I generally only read about three or four five star books per year. For something to be a five star read for me, I really have to experience a gut feeling that I truly loved it. That said, there are a lot of books on my current TBR that I am expecting big things from and might just manage to wrangle themselves those five shiny stars…
Remembered – Yvonne Battle-Felton
This has been on my TBR for far too long now!! I talk about why I am looking forward to reading Remembered here.
Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams
I’ve heard so many people rave about Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie and I can’t wait for my request to come into the library. I love reading about strong female protagonists navigating twenty-first century life so this sounds right up my street.
Five Days of Fog – Anna Freeman
Described as the ‘feminist peak blinders’ I am so excited to get to this book! Featuring a 1950’s London girl gang, I have really high hopes for Five Days of Fog. I will be picking this up early on in February.
Mr Loverman – Bernardine Evaristo
Girl, Woman, Other has made me want to read all of Bernardine Evaristo’s back-catalogue and Mr Loverman sounds like my perfect read. I love books featuring loveable Grandad-type characters and from the blurb this one really reminded me of my favourite book of 2019, The Hearts Invisible Furies.
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend
The first book in Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor series appeared on my best books of 2019 list and so I’m expecting big things from its sequel. I love the magical escapism of this series and I’m saving this read for a cosy weekend at home.
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World – Elif Shafak
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World was the book of the year at the bookshop where I work last year and I can’t wait to get stuck in. I love the premise and I’m excited to see how such a unique topic is executed in prose.
The Vagina Monologues – Eve Ensler
I’m honestly surprised I haven’t read this yet. The Vagina Monologues has been on my TBR for years now and despite it sounding like the kind of non-fiction I would be head-over-heels for, I still haven’t picked it up.
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper – Hallie Rubenhold
Hallie Rubenhold’s The Five has found praise left, right and centre so it is no wonder I am featuring it here. Teaching us all an important lesson about the erasure of women’s stories from history, The Five is a book that I think will completely change my perspective on the history books.
The Overstory – Richard Powers
I was back and forth over whether to try this book out, but watching Leena Norm’s rave about it here has made my mind up! Described as unfolding in ‘concentric rings of interlocking fables’, The Overstory sounds like it will make for an interesting read.
Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie
This is another book that has sat on my TBR for way too long considering I am predicting it to be really good. Having won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Home Fire promises to be a fantastic read.
Have you read any of these books? And if so, what did you think of them? Please comment your five star reads below as I love finding out what books people have loved, and don’t forget to link your TTT post for me to check out!