Tuesday, March 29, 2016

My Most Recent 5 Star Reads|Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish! I love their amazing ideas and seeing how many people participate each week!

Today's Top Ten is:

What have you rated 5 stars recently?

Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books  Gwen @ The Book Lounge  Whitney@ Brown books and green tea  
Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives  Madeline @ The SFF Bookshelf  A Bibliophile's Obsession  
Lenoreo & Curly Carla @ Celebrity Readers  Lauren @ Always Me  Liv @ Curlyhairbibliophile  
Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic  Liz @ Freyja Eats Books  Olivia @ Rainbow of Books  
Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination  Petra @ Petras Bokblogg  Christina @ Confessions of a Book Addict  
Jess & Ashley @ Gone with the Words  Mundie Moms  Lauren @ My Expanding Bookshelf  
Alison @ Hardcovers & Heroines  Helia @ Astronomical Books  Amanda  
Jen @ Book Lovers Alliance  Mariah @ Vibin With Books  Aditi @ A Thousand Words A Million Books  
Lynn  Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies  Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic  
Jennifer Rummel  Barb(boxermommyreads) @ Booker T's Farm  Alextheshadowgirl  
Seeing Double In Neverland  jessicabookworm  Christina T @ Reading Extensively  
Anushka @ The Novel-ish Blog  Alice @ The Geeky Burrow  Dawnie @booksbeautifylife  
Zezee with Books  Chachic @ Chachic's Book Nook  Sya @ Bookish Sya  
Brandi @ Brandi Janee's Bookshelf  Julie @ Keep Calm With Books and Coffee  Emma @ Emma's Bookery  
Christina @ Books & Prejudice  CJ @ Not Another Dumb Blonde  Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know  
Janae @ ThePerspicaciousReader  Amber @ Book Stacks Amber  Emily @ Infinite Lives, Infinite Stories  
Ann and Clare @ Dual Reads  Kirstie @ Upside-Down Books  Miranda @ A Real Writer's Life  
Katie @ Never Listless  Lauren @ Bookmark Lit  Pretty Deadly Reviews  
Hope  Annemieke @ A Dance with Books  Charlie @ A Books Eternal Glory  
Jessica @ a GREAT read  Rissi @ Finding Wonderland  Selah @ A Bibliophile's Style  
Britt @ Please Feed The Bookworm  Marisa @ Dreaming Out Loud  Aj @ Read All The Things!  
Erika @ The Nocturnal Fey  Mest Lenas Godsaker  Jess, Loren, & Aleya @ Such a Novel Idea  
Eve @ Functioning Insanity Reviews  Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders  Amy @ Nerdy Wolf Reads  
Deb Nance at Readerbuzz  Jessica @ A Cocoon of Books  Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook  
Anna @Adventures with a Book Nerd  Melissa Kelly Lauren @ Live Love Read  Jess @ Reading Nook Reviews  
Linda @ Three Good Rats  Sofia @ AccioReviews  Katy @ wildeonmyside  
Cora @ Tea Party Princess  Bri @ Transported By Books  Tasia @ LALIpop Blog  
Chrissi Reads  Kaylie @ Potterhead Reviews  Anne@HeadFullofBooks  
Megan@ love literature art and reason  Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally  Kaitlin @ Reading is My Treasure  
Morgan @ Bookenstein  Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit  AmandaEmma @ Little Miss Reader  
Samantha @The Book Disciple  Conny @ Literati Girl  Jessica @ The Psychotic Nerd  
Zezee with Books  Erry  Lianne @ eclectictales.com  
Kerr and Rachel @ Paein and Ms4une's Book BlogT  Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads  Sarah @ Exploring All Genres  
Jess @ Bird, Books, and Coffee :)  Rory @ Fourth Street Review  Valerie @ He Said Books or Me  
Rachel @ Go Read A Book  Maren @ The Worn Bookmark  Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library  
Ellie @ Spellbound  Gen & Gaby @ Latte Nights Reviews  Irish @ Ticket to Anywhere  
Elizabeth  Kristin @Lukten av Trykksverte  Brandy @ Random Musings of a Bibliophile  
Alahna @ The Charmed Reader  Hannah @ Miss Daydreamer's Place  Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books  
Rachel Writes Things  Stacee @ Adventures of a Book Junkie  Lois@ You, Me and a Cup of Tea  
Kate @ Mom's Radius  Emma @ The Book Brief  Erika @ The Book's the Thing  
Amy @ Od  Lynn @ Lynn's Film & Book Review  Angel @ Angel Reads  
Anastasia @ Read & Survive  Nishita's Rants and Raves  VibrationLitteraire  
Bri @ Paperback Bri  Orie @ Let's Take A Shelfie  Catherine @ We'll meet it when it does  
Tavleen  Books Beyond Measure  Christine @ BookishlyB  
Carrie @ Reading Is My SuperPower  Christy @ Novel Ink  Emily @ Rabbit Hole Reviews  
Savannah @ Playing in the Pages  Regitze Xenia @ Bookish Love Affair  Laura@125Pages  
Tea in the Treetops  Stacey @ Pretty Books  Lisa & Becca @ Lost in Lit  
Diana @ Voices in my Head  Holly @ The Fox's Hideaway  Brona's Books  
Sebastian  Marie @ Pages to Explore  Lili @ Lili's Reflections  
Bree @ 1girl2manybooks  imyril @ there's always room for one more...  Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog  
Once Upon a Twilight  AngelErin @ Angel Erin's Book Obsession  Libby Blog  
Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense  Abbi@Christian Novels  Emma @ Testy Badger  
Heather @ Bits & Books  Dana @ DanaSquare  Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews  
Tracy @ Cornerfolds  Tiffany @ The Bookish Thought  We Are Book Owls  
Alyce @ Everything Alyce  Naomie @professionalfangrl  Alice @ Arctic Books  
Mallory @ Story at a Time  Mountain-Books  Andi @ Andi's ABCs  
Pages Unbound  Cassie @ Cassie's Babblings  Kimberly @ Come Hither Books  
Wendy @ Falconer's Library  Heather@worthgettinginbedfor  Tonyalee @ Lilybloombooks  
Jinan  Gabi @ Let's Gab About Books  A Shropshire Girl Reviews  
Deborah @ Hills of Books  Shayna @ The Bibliotaph  Genni @ Ready, Set, Read  
Francesca @ Sundays and Ink  Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity  brenda@proseandkahn (mg & ya)  
Cait @ Paper Fury  Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Books  Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews  
Liam @ Liam's Library  Dessa @ Bayrock, Bookrock  Emma @ Awkwordly Emma  
Tangled N Books  Jade @ Bedtime Bookworm  Andie @ Addicted Reads  
Ellen @ The Canon  Lilyn G  Jaime & Erin @ Fic Fare  
Fi @ Bookish Outsider  Take Me Away To A Great Read  Sara @ A Gingerly Review  
Kate @ booksaremyfavouriteandbest  Ali@Ali's Bookshelf  Nicole @ Reading Books With Coffee  
Kathy @ Kathy Reads Fiction  Kristine @ The Writer's Inkwell  Jenna @ Reading with Jenna  
Lipsy @ Lipsy Lost & Found  Nori @ Read Write Love 28  Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer  
Marie's Reads  Mackenzie Carol @ Spreading His Grace  Jolien @ The Fictional Reader  


  1. I keep seeing Illuminae everywhere. I'm so intrigued! :-) Great list.

  2. I got Jackaby last year. How'd you like it? I picked it up because of the cover. Here's my TTT: https://zezeewithbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/top-ten-tuesday-20-great-5-star-reads/

    1. It is definitely a fun and interesting read. What sold me on it was the Doctor Who and Sherlock blurb on the back cover. I knew if it was anything like the shows, I was in for a treat!

  3. I am still on the fence about Illuminae...you would think I would have decided by now if I want to give it a try or not. Great list.

    1. It is a little intimidating because of it's size and incredible formatting. But once you adjust, you'll find yourself flying through the pages.

  4. Awesome list! I LOVED Brightly Woven--that book is so underrated! And I need to try Illuminae--it's still sitting on my shelf unread but it's starting to seem like everyone but me has read and loved it, so it's probably time to give it a shot.

    My list: http://thespellboundreader.blogspot.com/2016/03/top-ten-tuesday-ten-recent-five-star.html

    1. I know right! Brightly Woven will always have a special place in my heart and on my bookshelf.

  5. I really should finally get to Illuminae!
    I am still hesitant with The Wrath and the Dawn since so many people rave about it but the i have bad experiences with retellings, but you are another reason making me want to pick it up :)

    Wonderful list :)

    My TTT: http://booksbeautifylife.blogspot.de/2016/03/top-10-tuesday-favorite-5-stars.html

    1. The only complaint that I had with The Wrath and The Dawn was that the glossary did not include all of the characters. But I completely understand where you are coming from. For me, retellings have to retain the plot of the original story but be executed in a clever way.

    2. Exactly! And sadly not that many retellings are keeping to the plot and at the same time have a unique or clever retelling of it. Which is kind of sad. But the ones i have read up until this point had either kept too close to the original story or are so different that i really don't understand why they are marketed as retellings.
      But it is good to know that you enjoyed it and that you have a very minor complain about it :)

  6. So many great books! I wish I had an endless supply of reading time because I want to read almost all of them!