I haven’t done a top five Wednesday in a few weeks and it’s simply because I’ve had so much other stuff to talk about. However, this week it’s back and it’s a good one!
Since we started blogging we’ve seen some interesting recommendations, but today’s post is on my top five recommendations since I started blogging that I learned about or was encouraged to read through the blogging community.
Now, to the good part!
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Last Seen Leaving was a book that we continued to hear a lot of praise for while at YALLFest last year. Not only does it feature a gay main character but it’s an interesting YA thriller that we just couldn’t get enough of.
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
I learned about Susan Dennard through Sarah J. Maas a few years ago when Truthwitch was coming out. I did not know that she had an earlier series that hadn’t been quite as successful as her Witchlands series has been. Like Last Seen Leaving, I repeatedly heard bloggers and authors talk about how amazing this series was while at YALLFest, and honestly, it’s all I needed to know.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Ah yes, the ever popular Six of Crows. You know, I hadn’t actually heard about this book until Jenn and Caitlynn mentioned it for a book discussion. After they brought it up a read a couple of reviews and decided that I would have to be crazy to pass up reading this book. I was right. I would have had to have been crazy.
Scythe by Neal Schusterman
Scythe was an OwlCrate grab that I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy. When we started seeing so much praise for it we figured we’d give it a chance. Y’all, this book was amazing.
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
I hate myself. I should have read The Star-Touched Queen so much earlier, but it took me a little while to cave to the pressure. Reading this made Chokshi an auto-buy author for me.
That’s it. I know it’s a little short. I’m sorry for that, but hey, if you haven’t read any of these then get started!