Monday, February 3, 2020

Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads

Books that were 5-star reads were few and far between in 2019.

I'm not sure why this was true.

So far, I haven't read a 5-star read yet in 2020.

Here are the books I have high hopes for:




On my TBR with 2020 publication dates:

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins 
 The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchhill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Fowler
All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern



On my TBR from last year:

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett


And, of course...



War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy



What books are you hoping will turn out to be 5-star reads?



Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

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    1. I've heard really good things. And I loved Olive Kitteridge.

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  2. American Dirt I'm so curious about!

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  3. War and Peace - very ambitious, but I'm sure it will be worth it!

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    1. I put it on hold while I am in Paris, but I hope to get caught up when I return.

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  4. I enjoyed Queen of Nothing! I’ve heard good things about Starless Sea.

    TTT

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    1. It will be waiting for me at the library when I return.

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  5. Have you read all the controversy over American Dirt? I've read the book and am still mulling things over.

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  6. I'm super curious about The Starless Sea, too.

    My TTT .

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  7. I was just going to ask the same question as bermudaonion. Seems people who have read it really liked it. I'll be interested to see what you think....though obviously you are anticipating 5 stars.

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    1. I hope I will love it. If I don't feel honor-bound to skip it....

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  8. Still on hold for The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black, but I'm sure that I will love it!!

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  9. It will be interesting to see where American Dirt ends up given the current controversies.

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  10. I hope they end up being 5 star reads for you.

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  11. I'm super curious about The Starless Sea. I hope you love all of these.

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  12. I just finished The Queen of Nothing over the weekend. While it’s wasn’t *quite* a five star read for me, I still totally enjoyed it and rated it highly. I hope you’ll love it!

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  13. I hope all of these are 5 star reads for you.

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  14. that fiddler cover is soooo pretty. makes me curious
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  15. These all sound great and I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading!

    https://taysinfinitethoughts.blog/

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  16. I have read one book which I can imagine may end up on my favorites of the year. I'm hoping Olive Again will be a 5 star read for me. I loved Olive Kitteridge. Hope you enjoy these!

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  17. War and Peace rules. I'd recommend the Peavar and Volokhonsky translation if you haven't already got a copy!

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  18. The Queen of Nothing is 5 stars read for me! Hope you enjoy that one too :)

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  19. Yeah I'm hoping the Erik Larson will be a 5 star read. I just finished the audiobook of She Said about the breaking of the Weinstein case and thought it was a 4.5 book rounded up to a 5 star ... for our times.

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  20. You’re brave to tackle War and Peace. That would probably take me a whole year to read. I hope these are all 5 stars for you!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  21. I have The Splendid and the Vile on my TBR because I love Larson's work, typically. But Churchill is not a big draw for me, so I waver back and forth on reading it. I thought nothing could top Devil in the White City for me, but then I read Dead Wake and WOW. So, on the other hand, if anyone can interest me in a subject, it is Erik Larson. Decisions, decisions!

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  22. My husband really enjoyed the Erik Larson book. I've got it on my stack for 2020. I've also got American Dirt on my list since I nominated for a book group read and it was selected for December. Same with The Dutch House. I don't think I knew about Paulette Jiles' new book, but since I loved News of the World, I'll add this one to my list. I have an ARC of A Good Neighborhood and have Starless Sea in my Audible library. I loved Olive Kitteridge and can't wait to read the sequel. Basically, I'm hoping to read and love everything you mentioned. :)

    I've read some very good books so far this year, but only two have received a 5-star rating -- The Only Plane in the Sky and a reread of The Bean Trees. Two Girls Down and The River came close with 4.5/5. I'm hoping that William Kent Krueger's This Tender Land is a 5-star read, as I loved his earlier standalone, Ordinary Grace.

    Great topic for a post, Deb!

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