#TopTenTuesday Potential 5* Books In My TBR Pile

Top Ten Tuesday newTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

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Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5* Reads. This is a difficult one for me because, although I have a lot of enticing sounding books in my TBR pile, I’m sparing when it comes to five star ratings. A book has to be something spectacular for me to give it full marks. However, I’m going to be optimistic that I have a few months of wonderful reading ahead of me. Links from the book titles will take you to the book description on Goodreads, where available.

Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop – I’ve enjoyed previous books by the author and I also heard her talk about the book (and had her sign my copy) at Henley Literary Festival in 2019.

Stasi Winter by David Young – although this is the fifth book in the series and I haven’t read the previous books, I liked the extract I read and have seen positive reviews.

The Lost Lights of St. Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford (due to be published by Corvus on 5th March) – I loved the author’s last book, The Good Doctor of Warsaw, so I have high hopes for this one as well.

The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel (due to be published by Michael Joseph on 5th March) – another book which I heard the author talk about at Henley Literary Festivallast year and received good reports about since.

When We Fall by Carolyn Kirby (due to be published by No Exit on 7th May) – The Conviction of Cora Burns was a 5* read for me so I’m hoping for similar for this book set in WW2 which is being published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth by Daniel Mason (due to be published by Mantle on 14th May) – I absolutely loved the author’s previous book, The Winter Soldier, and this one looks and sounds fantastic as well.

How To Belong by Sarah Franklin (due to be published by Zaffre on 28th May) – Shelter was a book I really enjoyed so I’m anticipating similar good things from this one also set in the Forest of Dean.

Those Who Know by Alis Hawkins (due to be published by The Dome Press on 28th May) – this is the third book in the author’s historical crime series. I really enjoyed the first book, None So Blind.

The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson (due to be published by Head of Zeus on 4th June) – I enjoyed the author’s previous book, Court of Lions, so I was attracted to this one immediately helped, I’ll admit by the gorgeous cover.

Conviction by Hope Adams (due to be published by Michael Joseph in June) – also a book I first heard about at Henley Literary Festival last year and which, as a lover of historical fiction, sounds right up my street.

What gems are you hoping to find in your TBR pile?

10 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Potential 5* Books In My TBR Pile

  1. This one was a little harder for me, as well. I do give five-stars, but the book has to be very close to perfect. But it was fun trying to guess, and I’ll be excited to see if I was anywhere near right at the end of the year. 😉 Happy Reading!

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