This week our Top Ten Tuesday list is “10 of our Most Recent 5 Star Reads (or 10 of the Best Books Read Recently if you don’t 5 star stuff).”
I only use the star system on goodreads and almost never give a 5 star rating!
However, going back through my blog for the year, I see that I have plenty of new favourites to pick from – classics, Australian, non-fiction, rereads and contemporary stories all shine out.
An Australian memoir and family history about growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, Reckoning was funny, fascinating and poignant.
Just A Queen is part two in Caro’s YA story about Elizabeth I.
I adored it and hope that Caro is quick to write the final part in this fabulous historical fiction trilogy.
I thoroughly enjoyed Freya at the time of reading it last month, but my memory of it’s brilliance is increasing day by day.
Extraordinary, powerful and symbolic.
The Singing Bones is Shaun Tan’s artistic interpretation of the Brother’s Grimm’s fairy tales.
The Story of A New Name is the second book in the Ferrante series, and currently my favourite of the three I’ve read so far.
The Midnight Watch is not just another Titanic story.
It’s sooooo much more than that. It’s a psychological study in human nature, leadership and responsibility. Fascinating stuff and a page-turning story.
I read Being Mortal over the Christmas summer holiday period.
It wasn’t always the happiest of reads (I nearly broke down and sobbed out loud in two separate cafes), but it was very compelling and thought provoking.
Anyone with aging parents or a seriously ill family member should read this sooner rather than later.
Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss.
Quite simply – read this now – it’s stunningly produced and non-fiction at it’s best.
You wont regret it (unless you absolutely hate science, biography, art, history and philosophy).
Have you read any of my Top 10 Best Books for the year so far?
What is the best book you’ve read so far during 2016?
I’m always curious to see/find/rediscover great books!