Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today is a freebie topic and I have chosen to do the 5 star TBR prediction. Basically, I take a look at all the books on my TBR (more specifically in this case, my 2018 release TBR) and predict which books I think are very likely to become 5 star reads for me.
Though I personally would like to extend this to 4,5 to 5 star ratings. Why? Because in my personal rating system, there is not that much difference between a 4,5 star rating and a 5 star rating. The difference is really only in my reading experience. I could love two books equally and see no flaw in either, but the 5 star book I may have enjoyed so much because I could read it in one sitting and was totally immersed while reading. While the 4,5 star book I may have loved equally, but didn’t have the time to read in one sitting so I had to spread it out over 1-2 weeks of annoyingly interrupted reading. Meaning my reading experience for the 4,5 star book just wasn’t as fulfilling as the 5 star book, but that is in no way the book’s fault. I can’t blame my reading experience on the book now, can I? Nor is this something I can predict in any way.
So basically, what I’m trying to say is: these are the 2018 releases I’m predicting to give a 5 (or 4,5) star rating! I’m already super curious to come back at the end of the year and see how right (or wrong) I was 🙂
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Why? It’s Becky Albertalli and I LOVED her previous books. It’s a book set in the Simon universe, and we will see Simon and Blue again. Also, it features Leah, who I may already have a soft spot for since reading Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Why? I haven’t read a Morgan Matson book I didn’t love so far. Plus there’s a wedding and shenanigans and I’m sure there will be a deeper message as well. I can already see myself reading this and rating it high.
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Why? Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was a solid 5 star read for me. Her new book features Felicity, whom I already adored in the previous book. Plus, I have a feeling this will have some solid ace rep and I am here for that.
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Why? It’s two of my favorite authors writing a book together. It HAS to be a five star read. I’m just not sure yet if it’ll be a smiley 5 star or a sobbing 5 star.
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Why? As much as I did have my issues with this series, it’s still the final book of one of my all-time favorite series. It has to be a 5 star. At least, if nothing terrible happens to Dorian, Manon, Chaol or Lysandra. Okay?
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
Why? It’s a story about the rock band life, a bi drummer girl and a genderqueer love interest written by the author who wrote the ADORABLE Queens of Geek. I mean, I am convinced already.
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Why? Vikings, kickass warriors and a hate-to-love romance? Sounds like my kind of 5 star book.
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
Why? Because it is the third book in the Ember in the Ashes series and I rated both the previous books 5 stars. I NEED this to be a 5 star read as well. Also, Elias <3
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
Why? It has a lot of talking about feelings, but through text messages instead of in person. I think this may be the key to my soul, ergo 5 stars!
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Why? Victoria Schwab + ghost hunter family + ghost best friend = 5 STARS!
Circe by Madeline Miller
Why? A new Greek mythology retelling from the author who still has me sobbing over the absolutely gorgeously written The Song of Achilles. Plus it just has so many amazing reviews already!
I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman
Why? Alice Oseman described this “as a book about obsession and hero worship and an internationally famous trans musician” It sounds awesome and just what I love to read about!