Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is 5-star reads, but I'd have to go back a long way to come up with ten of them. Since I haven't been great about writing reviews this year, I thought I'd share my recent favorites instead.
The Story Hour by Thrity UmrigarWhy did it take me so long to read this author? She is a marvelous story-teller, her characters are well-drawn and memorable, and the writing is excellent. I've added all of her other books to my list.
Like Family by Paolo Giordano
A very short, quiet, character-driven novel... I loved it!
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
The audio version of this debut novel, narrated by Tavia Gilbert, is outstanding.
City on Fire by Garth Risk HallbergI hesitated about whether to include this 900+ page chunkster here, especially after my anger and disappointment over the non-ending. (my review) But the book was so well-written, totally consuming, and I still find myself thinking about the characters nearly three months later. Ending aside, this really is a great book.
Miller's Crossing by Anna QuindlenAgain, I wasn't sure about including this book because I'm only halfway through it. Quindlen's new novel will be released 4/5/16 and I'm loving every page. If this continues, it will be one of my 2016 favorites.
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon KrakauerEnraging, eye-opening, and important. Don't miss it! The audio version, narrated by Mozhan Marno, is excellent.
Which books have been your recent favorites? Have you read any of these?
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