For the past few years, I’ve written some prediction posts at the end of the year to predict which books I may rate five stars in the following year. They’re all upcoming releases and usually from authors I already know, love, and have rated many books five-stars from. I did alright with 2019 predictions, with MOST of the books coming between 4-5 stars. I obviously had a horrible 2020 in terms of reading so the fact that I even READ any of these will be miraculous. Did my five-star predictions come true?
Correctly Five Stars!
I’m not surprised that out of ALL of these, GIRLS WITH RAZOR HEARTS and THE KING OF CROWS were five-star reads for me. I loved both of these for different reasons, but basically – both of these authors can do no wrong for me.
I’m really glad I enjoyed IN FIVE YEARS as much as I hoped. Honestly the story was a lot different than I expected: more friendship, less romance. Totally not an issue because clearly I loved the journey this book took me on.
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT PINKY was really good – almost as good as the others in this companion series 😉 I was happy that THE HAPPY EVER AFTER PLAYLIST was even better than its predecessor for me. I really loved it. It took me a long time to read MY CALAMITY JANE but honestly these books are just soooo long.
I’m bummed that FOUR DAYS OF YOU AND ME didn’t work better for me. I’ve loved Kenneally’s books so far (for the most part) and this one fell a little flat. Clearly I built it up a little too much! ONE OF US IS NEXT, for me, was never going to be as good as the first book. It’s hard to do a murder mystery series. Still a good read.
Haven’t Read Yet
And, embarrassingly, I didn’t read these four books from my list. To be fair, the pub date for CHASING LUCKY was pushed back because of Covid and I just kept putting off my review copy as a result. I do hope to read this in December but we’ll see. LUCKY CALLER and YOU SAY IT FIRST were new releases I just didn’t buy this year and therefore never tracked down to read. THE SWITCH UP is my first audio review copy and I still haven’t listened. Ugh.
I felt the same way about Four Days. I had such high hopes but it was the author’s weakest imo.
I think Lucky Caller and Chasing Lucky will work for you! I might do this prediction post next year. It sounds so fun!
Ahhh I still haven’t finished KING OF CROWS, it’s just felt so slow compared to the other books in the series 🙁
I honestly think I just loved it for the feels and nostalgia about how much I love the series haha