Tuesday, May 5

10 books you need to read

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I went on a bit of a binge reading spree while on my blogging sabbatical. According to my Goodreads log, I read thirty-nine books during the past year and a half. I swear I feel like I missed a couple, but then again who's counting?

Anyway, today I'm sharing my favorite ten of those thirty-nine. None of them received five stars, but all of the ones I've included below I rated a solid four stars.

As a point of reference, I have very few books with a five star rating. Five star books are those that I can still remember vividly no matter how much time has passed, and they are typically books that I will read more than once. Four star books are those that I thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend. However, with the passage of time I won't remember much about them nor will they go in the que for a second read.

So without further ado, here are ten books (in no particular order) you should add to your reading list if you haven't already.

The Redemption Collection: Redemption / Remember / Return / Rejoice / Reunion (Baxter Family Drama—Redemption Series)Where the Crawdads SingBetween You and Me: A Novel

The Woman in Cabin 10The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A NovelI Owe You One: A Novel

Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum Book 26)KultiThe Kiss Thief

The Friend Zone

A couple of thoughts on some of the above. 

I could not put Between You and Me down. I listened to I Owe You One and wouldn't have enjoyed it nearly as much if I hadn't. Where the Crawdads Sing was excellent - it will be a movie someday. The Woman in Cabin 10 kept me on my toes. The Redemption series is really five books and I find them incredibly humbling and encouraging. I still need to watch The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on Netflix. I've read all twenty-six Stephanie Plum novels and this one was far more enjoyable than the last few. Kulti is really sweet but a whole lot of pages. I can't remember a lot about The Kiss Thief, but I remember wishing it wasn't a stand alone novel. The Friend Zone was a good mix of sweet and funny and would make a great Hallmark movie.

What books have you read and loved? I'm always in the market for recommendations.


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  1. I haven't read any Sophia Kinsella books in awhile. I need to. I loved The Woman in Cabin 10.

  2. I LOVE Sophia Kinsella but haven't read that one. And Karen Kingsbury is my *favorite* author. I just finished one of her books Friday and started another by her that same night. Great post!

  3. I have some reading to do because none of these have been read yet!

  4. I need to read these. Thank you. Have you read The Flatshare?

  5. I love the Stephanie Plum series and thought this latest one was great. I also enjoyed Where the Crawdad Sing.

    1. Yes! The last couple before 26 were just so-so for me so I was glad she was back on her game with this one. I really wonder wen they're going to turn this series into a sitcom!


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