Top Ten Tuesday : 5-Star Reads from 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and published every week on a Tuesday where readers can post about their top 10s for the week’s topic😊. Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is: Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads

However, I’m terrible at selecting or sticking to my TBR and I usually just plan a month in advance. I’m also terrible at predicting what will be a 5-star read for me and I like to be surprised usually. So, instead of my predictions, and because I didn’t do a similar post for last year’s top reads, I’m going to put down my Top 10 5-star rated reads from last year’s books. Hope you enjoy this twist 🙂

  1. The Shades of Magic Trilogy by Victoria Schwab: Yes, I’m cheating here and adding all three books here because all three of the books were my 5-star reads last year 🙂 I discovered a new favorite heroine Delilah Bard from this series img_9452
  2. Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: Another series, a duology this time, that stole my heart with its amazing ensemble of characters img_9458-1
  3. American Gods by Neil Gaiman: While the screen adaptation just wasn’t interesting enough, the book was amazing in its concept. Something I had never read before in the fantasy/sci-fi genre img_9436-1
  4. Animal Farm by George Orwell: I am a fan of George Orwell’s works. The year before, I had read and fallen in love with 1984. Last year, I was amazed at the parallels I could draw with the political situation now, and this satirical, visionary depiction of the Animal Farm img_7973
  5. The Shooting Star by Shivya Nath: It’s hard to find a non fiction to be a favorite. And a travel book at that. But I’m a big fan of Shivya Nath and her blogs. Her book was equally amazing and left me with a desire to pack my bags right away and leave home img_9492
  6. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss: This is a book that I had never heard of. And I picked it up on recommendation of fellow readers. A book that is all about love and ageing and finding your purpose. Its about writers and readers. Its about hope and loss. It was heartbreaking and yet fulfilling to read at the same time. cd8e91f6-7a45-4022-94a4-b2cc6fc1153f
  7. Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett: I’ve read three books from the Discworld series so far, but this one has been my favorite of the three read, because of its amazing feminist characters Granny Weatherwax and Eskarina – the first Hermoine I guess..heheh img_8345
  8. Less by Andrew Greer: Everyone was as surprised as the author, when this book won the Man Booker Prize last year. It had none of the makings of one of those books – which are usually complicated to read and dark and very hard to follow. Andrew Greer’s story about a gay writer finding himself and love amidst hilarious mix-ups was an absolute treat to read! img_7574
  9. Becoming by Michelle Obama: Need I say anything about this one? Being a big fan of Michelle Obama and Barack Obama, I listened to the audible first and bought the hardcover so adorn my book shelf with this inspiring auto biography. 3595a4a9-268c-45a4-82b3-9ecc88db3fa9
  10. Death Note by Takeshi Obata and Tsunami Ohba: My first Manga and again, I was utterly blown over by the first two books I read. The concept, the illustrations and the characters and simply ingenious! I still have to finish the series, and finish it I will 🙂


So, what did you guys think of my 5-star reads from last year? There were many more, but I stuck to my top ten for this list 🙂

Any of these in your lists?

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday : 5-Star Reads from 2019

    1. You won’t be disappointed with either of those books, I can assure that.. even though they’re both such different genres. But the characters and the stories… loved them both!

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