Hello everyone! Hope you all had a great start to the week. Since I missed Top 5 Tuesday last week, I’m going to combining last week’s and this week’s topic together since I think it would be really cool if I could somehow go all the way from A-Z!
Anne of Green Gables
OF COURSE. I am a massive Anne of Green Gables fan and have been since I was eleven years old. I watched the movie first at school and then that summer I read the first book and loved it. Then the next summer one of my relatives who is a massive fan of Anne of Green Gables bought me the series and the rest is history. I have talked a lot about Anne of Green Gables on this blog lol.
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
This was an entertaining Batman retelling. It wasn’t absolutely-mind-blowing-amazing, I honestly kept waiting for that to happen and for something crazy to come and hit me in the face, but it just wouldn’t show up so I think I gave this 4 stars. Either way, it was a good read and I would recommend it.
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
This book was an exciting read! I gave it 3 stars, but the premise is really interesting and I think the reason I gave it 3 stars and not more was because personally there were some aspects of the book I didn’t like. Read my review to learn more.
Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
Okay, I’m going to be real I was struggling in finding a ‘D’. I have no shame in falling back on Diary of a Wimpy Kid, those books aren’t perfect but they are hella entertaining. I remember me and my school friends would always fight over these books in school as to who would borrow it first at the library whenever the new one came out. My brother was also obsessed with these books, but let’s admit, they’re hilarious.
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
This was a quick, light, sweet and entertaining read. I really enjoyed it. Believe it or not guys, CLEAN ROMANCES EXIST. I repeat, CLEAN ROMANCES EXIST!! And they’re great. In fact, if anyone has some clean romance recommendations please let me know because I would love to read more of these. They’re funny and entertaining and what more could one want from a book? Read my review.
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Now this book was creepy! 3 stars because there were some disturbing parts I wasn’t okay with, even though I know it’s fictional and the author wasn’t saying those stuff were okay either because this is after all about the villain in The Lunar Chronicles. It was still interesting to read about.
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
I guess you can tell I’m struggling when I fall back on children’s books. But hey, this is like the ONLY David Walliams book I actually liked. He’s a Roald Dahl wannabe but in my opinion he doesn’t go very far in that end, and I hate how his books tend to be inappropriate and silly and gross when children read them.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
I don’t talk enough about this book. I gave this one 5 stars, and I was so devastated by the ending but OH MY. Make sure you’re not hungry when you read this because you will be tortured. I loved the Alice in Wonderland retelling aspect, I loved the writing, I loved the plot, I loved the characters (except when they did stupid things…you know…) and AHH I wish this book would just become a whole series and the ending was changed.
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
One of the reasons I love this book is because there’s a MUSLIM in it! When I first read it I had no idea and was taken completely by surprise, and was so pleased. I know I’m always going on about accurate Muslim representation in books, but this girl wore hijab and didn’t drink alcohol and considering the author isn’t Muslim, I’m all praise.
Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo
Another children’s book because I’m desperate! This is an interesting read based in South Africa and so if you have any tweens in the family (or if you happen to be one) I would recommend it.
Whew, that was a lot! I hope you guys found some good recommendations there, and I’ll hopefully see you all next week for the next five letters because I don’t think I want to do 10 again all in one go 🙂