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February 4, 2020

top ten books i predict will be 5-star reads
posted by soe 1:33 am

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl asks us to consider books that we just know we’re going to absolutely love. For the purposes of simplicity, I’m not going to consider books that are parts of series.

Books I predict will be 5-star reads:

  1. Nic Stone’s Shuri (my favorite Black Panther princess-scientist)
  2. The Telephone Box Library by Rachael Lucas (someone wrote a book about Little Free Libraries, essentially)
  3. The 24-Hour Café by Libby Page (I would like to live in the title of this book)
  4. Abbi Waxman’s The Bookish Life of Nina Hill (there might be more to life than reading?!)
  5. Sherry Thomas’ The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan (I loved the movie; I love the author)
  6. Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer (I am a grammar snob)
  7. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (caper!)
  8. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (I mean, isn’t everything she writes brilliant?)
  9. Rebecca Stead’s The List of Things That Will Not Change (ditto)
  10. Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed (they wrote a romance about political canvassing)
  11. How about you? Are there books you are confident were written with you in mind as a reader?

    Category: books. There is/are 7 Comments.

    I hope these end up being great reads for you! A lot of these are new to me.

    My TTT

    Comment by Leslie Moore 02.04.20 @ 8:23 am

    Based on your descriptions, these are all excellent choices. As for me, books fool me all the time. I’ve accepted that, and I make no predictions.

    BTW, I read most of “Dreyer’s English” shortly after it came out. I had to return it to the library before I was done with it, but I will probably buy a copy someday and finish it up. His writing style disappointed me, sorry to say. But, he asserted his authority, and I trusted his judgment, and then I got to pat myself on the back for having come to the same conclusions about most points of grammar. So, a good read 🙂

    Comment by Karen 02.04.20 @ 10:00 am

    I hope you enjoy all of these books. 🙂

    My TTT .

    Comment by Lydia 02.04.20 @ 10:43 am

    #2 sounds darling as anything. The ultimate in cozy reads.

    Comment by RS 02.04.20 @ 4:20 pm

    hmmmmm, this is a tough one for me. I used to love anything by Kingsolver. Or Mc Murtry. l’m dating myself!

    Comment by kathy b 02.04.20 @ 11:48 pm

    I hope these all turn out to be 5 stars for you! I’m going to read the Becky Albertalli book too. I’ve liked her other books.

    Comment by Aj @ Read All The Things! 02.05.20 @ 9:04 pm

    I can’t wait to see Shuri!

    Comment by Lauren @ Always Me 02.06.20 @ 7:07 pm