5 Star Review Update

Hi, readers!

Back in January I announced I was trying something new. I selected five books that I thought would be 5 Star reads for me, and shared them here on the blog. You can read my initial thoughts on these books here. I’m pleased to announce that I finally got around to reading these five books! My star ratings were a bit all over the place for these books, which makes for a fun roundup. Today I’ll be sharing a few thoughts on each one. Overall, I thought this was a really fun experiment and something that I’ll definitely be doing again this year!

And now, onto the books!

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Starting things off with a bang, this YA fantasy book was a DNF for me. I think I read roughly 80 pages and found that I was bored, uninterested in any of the characters, and underwhelmed by the story. You can read more of my thoughts on this book in this post, and I would not recommend this book.

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

I only read this book about a month ago, but I loved it! This contemporary story about a small community and the choices and secrets they must live with was a 5 / 5 star read for me. You can read my full review here. I highly recommend this book, especially if you enjoy quieter stories that focus tightly on one family.

Still Life by Louise Penny

Ah, my beloved Louise Penny. I fell hard and fast for Penny’s books this year! Reading Still Life quickly set me down the slippery slope that is her Three Pines series. You can read my review here and I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend this book, especially for fans of Agatha Christie and quieter mysteries.

Wildwood by Colin Melroy, Illustrations by Carson Ellis

And here we have another book that was a DNF for me! I only read about 60 pages of this book and found myself completely uninterested, underwhelmed by its obvious comparisons to other (better) children’s books, and extremely unimpressed with the writing. I do not recommend this book.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

This book was phenomenal! I read this 400+ page book in one day. I could not put it down! Obviously, I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and you can read my full review post here. I highly recommend this book, especially for fans of Old Hollywood movies.

That’s it for today! Have you read any of these? What book do you think you’ll really enjoy?

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2 thoughts on “5 Star Review Update”

  1. I haven’t read any of these, but I did hear through the grapevine a lot of great things about “The Woman in the Window” so I’m really glad you enjoyed it! May have to add it into my TBR afterall! 😀


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