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June 10: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

This was actually and easy one, as I have exactly ten 5-star ratings on Goodreads for this year so far.


1. Cress; Marissa Meyer. (Lunar Chronicles #3) A cyborg Cinderella facing a seriously evil Queen, with a version of Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel by her side.

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2. Everything Leads to You; Nina LaCour. A sweet love story, and a young woman finding her passion–and helping to make a movie.

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3. The Goblin Emperor; Katherine Addison. The unexpected, near-forgotten heir ends up on the throne, and struggles to fill a difficult job, do the best for his people, and find out why the first emperor and the eldest sons died.

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4. Mambo in Chinatown; Jean Kwok. The daughter of immigrants, a young woman struggles to find her place between two cultures–and to realize a dream.

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5. Murder of Crows; Anne Bishop. (The Others #2) There are still powers who want to take control of the blood prophet, and now they’re stepping up their attack on the Others.

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6. Raising Steam; Terry Pratchett. (Part of a series, but stands alone fine) Steam power has come to Discworld, as inventors create the first steam-powered train–the world will never be the same.

The actual cover.

7. Silver Mirrors; A.A. Aguirre. (Apparatus Infernum #2) Two supernatural investigators don’t know what’s behind the strange occurrences in town, but they do know they hint at a larger, deadly problem.

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8. Something Real; Heather Demetrios. Raised on a reality show, a young woman struggles for independence, and acceptance of how the show shaped her childhood.

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9. Swamp Ghosts; Marcia Meara. A woman struggles to keep her business afloat while a serial killer is stalking her small town, and danger lurks everywhere.


10. The Whatnot; Stephan Bachmann. (The Peculiar #2) Changelings don’t fit in well with humans, and the humans have been pushing the fairies out of their world–now, the fairies are striking back.



About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

10 responses »

  1. Mari says:

    You can almost never go wrong with Terry Pratchett books. At least, for me. Great list! Some of the authors are definitely on my to-read list at some point.

    • caitlinstern says:

      Pratchett is one of my re-read authors, I adore the way he has me snickering or outright laughing–but also makes me think.

      There’s always more books, right?

      • Mari says:

        Night Watch pretty much made laugh and tear a bit as well as contemplate on Pratchett’s stories, so yeah, more books from him eventually wind their way into my reading list. I’m a little lucky I haven’t read a lot of his work, so I can always discover a Pratchett book one after another.

  2. Cress made it on to so many lists I seriously need to read Scarlet so I can read Cress:) I just bought Everything Leads to You so I’m happy to see it on lists.

  3. I love Cress! I think every book in this series just gets better and better.

  4. I really want to read Everything Leads to You! It’s on my summer TBR. I’m glad to know that you liked it enough to give it a 5 star rating! I’m looking forward to reading it.

    • caitlinstern says:

      It’s a sweet, well-developed love story that supports some serious character growth. A nice, thoughtful sort of book, and with beautiful description. It earned every one of those stars, in my opinion. 🙂

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