I saw this idea being done with one of the Booktubers that I follow. The concept is to go through all the TBR books that you own and pick all the books you think will be a five star in you opinion, taking into consideration your likes and dislikes on books. I think the idea behind this is not so much as the popular opinion of the mass, but rather going with your gut feeling. I think this idea is really cool.
After you have compiled your list of ‘maybe’ 5-star reads and have finished reading them, you look back at your predictions and see if you were correct on you assumptions. I’m really interested on how well I’ll do on this challenge, because I rarely give a five star, so I think this will be a bit difficult to achieve.
Anyways, here are the books that I’m giving a temporary 5 star and hopefully by the end of the year, or whenever I finish the books on this list, I’ll be able to post on my success. Due to the fact that I’m a slow reading, I’m only going to be including 5 books, and if I have fun doing this, I might do another one next year. I will also include books that are either standalone or first in the series. Since I already I enjoy the series, I don’t think it’s fair for me to include a book from a series that I’m already giving a 5 start to.
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
I’ve heard nothing but good things about Brandon Sanderson’s books, especially his Mistborn Trilogy. Everyone, and I mean everyone, enjoyed these books and I have nothing but high hopes for it. My only problem is, if I get too excited for a certain book and my expectations for it are high, I tend to be let down. I’m hoping that this Sanderson book will not let me down.
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
This book was described as The Da Vinci Code of YA and that got me hooked right away. I haven’t gotten a chance in picking it up but the description of the book intrigued me. I’m a huge Dan Brown fan, although, I haven’t enjoyed all of his works to date, I really liked The Da Vinci Code and I’m interested to see how Maggie Hall managed to write a book with a similar concept.
Origin by Dan Brown
Speaking of Dan Brown, here is his latest novel in the Robert Langdon series. I know that this is technically a series, but they are individual stories that are really separate from each other. Although I do enjoy the main character, I don’t always enjoy each an every book within the series, since they are so different from each other. I will be sad to see him end this series.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I’m excited to actually get into this book. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it and I’m not really sure why it’s taking me so long to pick it up. Not only do I want to know what all the hype is all about, but the description of this book is quite fascinating. This is basically a heist novel and of course nothing better than a heist novel set in an totally different backdrop.
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
Growing up, I was a HUGE fan of Aladin. I would watch it every single day. I knew each line, every song and every movement of each character. I have the VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray of the movie and that shows how much I enjoyed it. So of course I have a feeling I will like this novel OR hate it. There could only be one side of the coin on this, no sitting on the fence for me.
So those are my 5 books and I’m actually really excited for my predictions. I don’t know if it will come true or I will be a total failure. Only time will tell!
WISH ME LUCK!