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