(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)
It takes a lot for me to rate a book 5 stars. The story needs to engage me, the characters need to be realistic and the events that unfold need to be genuine and believable. I also need the writing style to be absorbing, and for the grammatical structuring to be neat and tidy – I can’t abide writers that overlook grammar in favour of telling the story, because if the story isn’t coherent it’s not going to be enjoyable.
These ten novels impressed me, and I fell in love with them utterly and completely. I’m not including graphic novels, because those normally get 5 stars from me (I can’t help myself when there’s cute art and lovable characters!) or non-fiction, because my tastes are much less discerning.
If you’d like to read my reviews of the books I mention, click on their titles!
3) ‘Kindred Spirits’ by Rainbow Rowell