I always thought I was a tad generous with my ratings, but I can’t really compile a list of ten 5 star books without reaching into early last year. So, here are my most recent 4 to 5 star books:
1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
I actually watched the movie before I read this (whoops) and seeing as I enjoyed the film, I was motivated to pick this up. I ended up really enjoying this book! The story line is so easy to follow and kept me wanting to discover more. It is definitely not a life changing read, but I like it nonetheless.
2. Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare
Does this really need an explanation? I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this universe, and a lot of it is due to the fact that it’s so expandable. If you don’t already know, these short novellas follow Simon’s story after the City of Heavenly Fire. READ IT (after The Mortal Instruments, of course)!
3. The Last Herondale by Cassandra Clare
One word: SIZZY. (Also, I just noticed while making the post header that the covers form a picture. :O)
4. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
This was a book that I had an eye out for a while, and finally got to read in my school’s book club. Although I think character development could use some more work, I did enjoy this quick read.
5. Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry
My first Katie McGarry romance novel! Harlequin romance books are my guilty pleasure. There are quite a few clichés, I know, but that aside, it was a quick and enjoyable story with memorable moments.
6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I honestly did not expect to like this book as much I do. I just absolutely love the two main leads! The world the story is set in is interesting and the plot is captivating! I can’t wait to read the next installment!
7. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
This was a super short, super cute read. Makes me want to hand-write letters to all of my friends.
8. New York Night by Stephen Leather
I was sent a copy of this book for review. I really do not have anything bad to say about it. The writing and plot are captivating and the characters are hilarious.
9. 1984 by George Orwell
I read this for the independent novel study in English class. It was actually a really intriguing read, and I enjoyed the story.
10. Trust in Me by J. Lynn
This is a novella for the Wait for You series. Nothing too exciting, but I liked hearing the story from Cam’s side.
And that wraps up my list! What are some books you’ve recently 5 (or 4) starred? Let me know in the comments!