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March 29: 10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads (Or Ten Of The Best Books I’ve Read Recently if you don’t 5 star stuff…or you could do 5 of my latest five star reads & five of my most disappointing or 1 star reads)

Recent 5 Stars

marked in flesh

1. Marked in Flesh; Anne Bishop. Part of a series. This is the book where the humans who’ve been trying to take land from the Others (vampires, shifters, elementals, etc.) reap what they’ve sown.

fire touched

2. Fire Touched; Patricia Briggs. I love Mercy! Werewolves (and one shape-shifting coyote) fighting the fay monsters.

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3. Lucky Penny; Annath Hirsch & Yuko Ota. A story about finding yourself, and the meaning of luck.

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4. Jane Steele; Lyndsay Faye. If Jane Eyre was willing to commit a little murder to improve her life.

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5. Sorcerer to the Crown; Zen Cho. The start of a fascinating world, with some high-cost magic.

Recent 2- Stars (1 stars almost never happen)

gourmet rhapsody

1. Gourmet Rhapsody; Muriel Barbery. I liked the characters of the first book, but this book… nope.


2. The Narrator; Michael Cisco. A ‘just couldn’t connect’ book.

eisenberg constant

3. The Eisenberg Constant; Eugene Egner. A weird short story about a time loop that I couldn’t follow.

last days of magic

4. The Last Days of Magic; Mark Thomkins. What can I say? Kinda depressing.

consider the lobster

5. Consider the Lobster; David Foster Wallace. Interesting topics somehow made uninteresting by the writing.

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.

17 responses »

  1. tiareleine says:

    Yours is the first list I’ve seen that uses both sides of the prompt. I think it’s just as interesting to see what people didn’t like as what they did!

    I haven’t read any of these, but I might have to check out Lucky Penny. It seems really interesting!

    Great list! 🙂

  2. Evie says:

    oooh! I need to read Sorcerer to the Crown– I’ve heard such good things!

  3. I haven’t read any of these, but I’ve heard of a few. I really like the cover of The Narrator, too bad you didn’t like it!

  4. beckmank says:

    Love how you split your list! That Jane Steele book looks fantastic – I love the cover!

  5. I’m so glad you liked Jane Steele, I’m looking forward to reading it soon!

  6. Carrianne says:

    I haven’t heard of any of these. I like it! I love discovering new books. 😀

  7. I like the idea of splitting your list this week. I’m the same I don’t tend to rate books one star, but there haven’t actually been that many I haven’t liked recently. I really enjoy all of Patricia Briggs books, she’s an amazing author.

  8. Nicole says:

    The cover for Lucky Penny looked interesting and reading your summary and the Goodreads summary, it seems like a great read. Thank you for sharing! I’ve added it to my TBR 😀

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