Top Ten Tuesdays #273: Almost-Five-Star Predictions

Posted February 4, 2020 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 16 Comments

(ALMOST) Five Star Predictions

Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.

View my previous post on Five Star Predictions HERE!

King of Crows / Girls with Razor Hearts / Four Days of You and Me / 10 Things I Hate About Pinky
Lucky Caller / Chasing Lucky / My Calamity Jane / The Happy Ever After Playlist
In Five Years / You Say It First / The Switch Up / One of Us is Next

Because I’ve written about this annually for a few years now, I thought I would come up with a slight spin on the topic. I posted my 2020 Five Star Predictions already so now it’s time to predict the other books that MIGHT get five-stars from me, or will ALMOST hit five-stars. I feel like it’s hard to think of which books will be perfect, but there are plenty of books I will read this year that could hit somewhere around 4+ stars. So here we go!

Layoverland Windwitch (The Witchlands, #2) On the Come Up

Layoverland by Gabby Noone | I’m a huuuge fan of any book set in purgatory or in between life and death / heaven and hell. This is an unproven author because it’s a debut, but I have a really good feeling about this one based on the read-bait topic for me.

Windwitch by Susan Dennard | I was so impressed with Truthwitch and really cannot believe I’ve continued to sleep on finishing this series. It’s just so long! Every book is so big! And I’m horrible at reading fantasy books!! I know once I finally get to it, I’ll love it.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas | The Hate U Give was incredibly powerful; I expect this one will get high marks from me as well. I just haven’t been fully prepared to read another Angie Thomas book yet.

The Art of Lainey (The Art of Lainey, #1) If I'm Being Honest The Ten Thousand Doors of January The Unexpected Everything

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes | I’m finally officially reading this one this year because of Andi’s Back Pages blog tour. I’ve heard lovely things about this book and so many people count it as a quiet contemporary favorite.

If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegmund-Broka | I enjoyed Always Never Yours and have been curious to pick up other books by them as they are released! This one is high on my list because it sounds like the MC has some flaws that I would possibly relate to.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow | I’ve heard mostly good things about this one but there don’t seem to be a lot of “okay” reviews about it. Most people loved it or DNFed it! It has the potential to be great for me based on the concept but there’s a chance I walk away confused.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson | This is the one Matson book I haven’t read yet and I know I’m going to love it. However, it seems like a lot of people thought it was a little too long… That makes me think I may give it somewhere in the 4-4.5 star range.

Before I Go The Naturals (The Naturals, #1) Forever, Interrupted

Before I Go by Colleen Oakley | As I’ve said a million times before, Oakley is one of my favorite authors and I still haven’t read her debut. It’s been sitting on my shelf for what feels like forty years. I knoooow I’m going to adore this one like I have her other two books.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Barnes has become an auto-read-or-buy favorite of mine, beginning with The Fixer series and continuing to the Debutantes books… and a few in between! I always look forward to her new releases and I know that this series is going to be up my alley once I finally get to it.

Forever, Interrupted by TJR | And finally, the last TJR book I have to read. I hope to get to it soon and know I’ll adore it. It’s a lot of people’s least favorite of hers (and still rate it 4 stars or above) so I’m assuming I’ll be in a similar rating range.

16 responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays #273: Almost-Five-Star Predictions

  1. Forever, Interrupted was my first TJR book and I loved it! Her books have gotten even better as she continues to write, so even though this one isn’t my favorite anymore, it’s not because it wasn’t a great book!

  2. RS

    What an excellent post. You have great insights into the possibilities of each book. I totally agree on the potential of books 4-6 & 10, and #7 DID earn 4 stars from me*.

    (*I personally loved its length; I was happy to live in this world forever. For me, its shortcomings were strictly in the mentions of politics and the boyfriend’s fantasy books, two topics that are among my most dreaded things)

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