Five Star Predictions

I first saw this tag when it made its rounds on Booktube recently, after first watching Thoughts on Tomes video, and instantly loved how unique and different the idea was.  I  feel like most people know what sort of books they are likely to enjoy, but don’t often actually go into a book expecting it to be a five star read or a new favourite, so I loved the idea of trying to guess exactly which books would become just that.

I then saw Monica over at Tome’s Project do this over on her blog, and so couldn’t resist giving it a go for myself.  It took me a while to try and think about what books I can realistically see myself loving so much that they become five star reads, but eventually I managed to come up with five that I hope are capable of doing just that.

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So far I have read two of Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s books, and absolutely adored both of them, so I’m definitely expecting to thoroughly this one as well.  I don’t know a huge amount about this one, but what I do know just makes me even more excited to read this one.

Set in 1940’s Barcelona, this book follows Daniel, as after falling in love with a book, discovers that someone is destroying every book this author has ever written, leading him to discover a dark mystery and secrets he never expected to uncover.

This is also by far his most famous, and most well loved novel, so going into this as someone who already loves his writing style and some of his other works, my expectations are definitely quite high for this one.

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I remember this being one of the first books I saw people raving about when I started watching Booktube, and yet a good few years later I still haven’t read this one for myself.  It is definitely at the top of my to-read list, both because the movie is set to be released early next year, and I’m pretty sure this is going to be one I am going to adore.

The story follows Wade Watts, who in order to escape the real world has devoted his life to solving the puzzles left behind by the creator of the OASIS, the virtual utopia in which most people spend their time.

All in all, I am not a huge dystopian reader anymore, I am still someone who used to adore the dystopian genre, and so am actually pretty excited about reading another book from it.  This just sounds like such an amazing read with a really unique concept, and one that I can’t wait to read, and hopefully love!

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John Green’s latest novel is finally out, and like a lot of other people, I couldn’t helping picking it as soon as it was.  However, unlike so many, I have yet to read it, even though I know I am going to fall in love with it when I do.  I have had a bit of a mixed time with John Green books in the past, but for some reason still have a feeling that this one is really going to appeal to me, and could even become a new favourite of mine.

I don’t really know a ton about this one, and honestly I don’t really want to.  I just want to go into this one pretty much blind, as I’ve heard a few people say that they really loved reading this one after knowing almost nothing about it beforehand, and so I’m excited to try and do the same, and to just see what this story holds without any prior expectations as to what it will be about.

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This was actually quite a spontaneous buy from a couple of months ago, but strangely is still one I can see myself loving.  I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, and was just drawn in straight away when I read the synopsis for this one.

When the crew of the Wayfarer, an ageing spaceship which Rosemary Harper has just boarded, is offered the job of a lifetime jumping through wormholes to a different planet, they begin to face unexpected problems and find themselves on adventures they never thought they would.

I am not a huge sci-fi reader, but this synopsis is enough to make me just want to pick this book immediately.  I love the idea of this gang of misfits coming together and working together, and the fact that they have to do this in space just makes it sound all the more amazing.  I can’t wait to read this one (hopefully soon), and am excited to see if it does become a five star read for me!

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After absolutely adoring the Miniaturist when I read it during the summer, I just had to pick up Jesse Burton’s next novel.  Not only did I want to explore more of her work, but I also have to admit that I couldn’t resist the gorgeous cover of this book.

This story told in two separate timelines, as in 1967 we see a mysterious painting with a secret past arrive at the gallery where Odelle, who has struggled to find her place in London since she moved from Trinidad five years ago works.  The answer to this painting and its history lies back in 1936 in Spain with Olive, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, who is harbouring ambitions of her own.

I adore the sound this synopsis.  I’m pretty sure I’d be grabbing this book even if I hadn’t already fallen in love with one of Jesse’s Burton’s books, so I’m definitely super excited about actually reading this one.

What are some books on your TBR that you think could be five star reads?  Have you read any of these – what did you think?

8 thoughts on “Five Star Predictions

  1. I read Ready Player One a while ago and remembered really liking it, so I hope you do too! 🙂 And I’ve heard a ton of great things about Turtles All the Way Down so I hope you enjoy it as much as everyone else has. Thanks for sharing! ❤

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  2. It seems like Turtles came true!! I’m really excited about Becky Chambers’ books and The Muse! Don’t you have Bloglovin? I searched it on your page but I couldn’t find the button to follow you. It’s a great app to organize all the blogs you read and have other people follow you there. Let me know.

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