Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – ★★★★★
This book!!! I totally understand the hype now!!! This was my first (and thus far only) 5-star read of 2019, and I really need to get Crooked Kingdom now.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng – ★★★★★
If this book gets 5 stars, every other book I’ve ever rated 5 stars gets demoted to 4.5 stars (with a few exceptions). I just loved it so much. I cannot describe with words how amazing I thought this book was.
Salt to Sea by Ruta Sepetys – ★★★★★ (4.5 stars, rounded to 5)
I loved this book! Honestly the only bad thing I have to say about this is it was a little simple. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing either.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – ★★★★☆
I really enjoyed this book, it was just missing the little something to give it the full five stars. But it was so intense and action-packed and interesting.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – ★★★☆☆ (3.5 stars, rounded to 3)
This book just didn’t totally click with me, you know? I really enjoyed a lot of it: the writing was fantastic, the plot was super interesting, the characters were interesting. I just felt like there was something missing.
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman – ★★★☆☆
I really enjoyed this book, just not quite as much as I was expecting. In my original post, I said “I think this will 100% be a 5-star review,” so I was a little wrong. I mainly just didn’t understand the main character’s reactions to certain things.
milk and honey by Rupi Kaur – ★★★☆☆
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I was expecting. There were some poems I loved and others that I thought were dumb or pretentious or I just couldn’t stand.
Books I still need to read
- Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami: but I reached the halfway point of this book, and I’m thinking it’s for sure going to be five stars!
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
So that’s a recap of my five-star predictions. Overall, not bad, but also not great. Most of these books were “they were good books objectively, they just didn’t click with me”. However, two of the five stars made my “favourites” list, so I think that’s pretty good, tbh.
But anyway, have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Were any of these five stars for you? Let me know!
Thanks for reading! xx