Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new subject each week and this week's topic is Top Ten All Time Favorite Books From the Last 3-5 Years.
The Pearl That Broke It's Shell by Nadia Hashimi
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
If you haven't read this book yet, now is the time to pick it up as it is going to be a movie this summer. I thought it would just be a tearjerker but there is humor and romance too and a story that definitely made me think. If you loved The Fault in Our Stars, you need to give this book a try.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
I think this is the best YA fantasy novel I've read in years. The whole series is fantastic really. So often the first book in a trilogy is good, the second is okay and the third is appalling but that was definitely not the case here. The series has excellent character development and a detailed setting. There are also unexpected twists which I appreciated.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman
I wanted to read this book because it is set in Sri Lanka but I was charmed by the writing and characters. I love that the author tells the story through the viewpoint of the kids on one street in Colombo.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Some readers might find it challenging to get into this book but it is so worth it. Two young women who become friends during WWII and the narrator (one of them, with the code name of Verity) has been captured by the Nazis and is recounting her story. "Verity" is an unreliable narrator and the story has some unexpected twists. It is powerful and touching if you stick with it to the end. This is another teen novel I'd recommend to adults.
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
I think I've reread this book three times now, once in audio which is also excellent. It is at times heartbreaking to see all that Kimberly and her mom went through as immigrants from China but the story is ultimately uplifting. The author was inspired by her own family's experiences.
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman