Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: My Latest 5 Star Reads

Hey, everyone!

It's time for The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday! This week's topic is your 10 latest 5 star reads. I'm pretty stingy with my 5 star ratings, so I've also included 4.5 star reads. I've had a good reading year so far, so let's get right to it!

In no real order....

10. Big Rock by Lauren Blakely - 4.5 stars

A great "junk food read" that didn't require much thinking, but was still sexy and fun! Plus, that cover....

9. Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs - 5 stars

This was the first (but not the last!) Mercy book to get a 5 star rating for me! I freakin' loved this one. 

8. Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1) by Tara Sivec - 4.5 stars

I cried laughing from this one! My pervy side appreciated all the dirty humor, and the sex was awesome. 

7. Pucked (Pucked, #1) by Helena Hunting - 4.5 stars

Sometimes I want a book that's over the top with its humor, sexy and characters. A real addictive, junk food read, and Pucked delivered. 

6. Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill - 5 stars

Love this series, especially Merit's relationships with all the side characters!

5. Winter Wishes by Karina Halle

Such an incredible novella!

4. House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7) by Chloe Neill - 5 stars

This is an addictive series with a fresh and intriguing take on vampires, plenty of heart, humor, and action. I just finished book 9!

3. The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson, #9) by Darynda Jones - 5 stars

One of my favorite series, and this installment was just spectacular. Can't wait for the next one!

2. Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon - 5 stars

I watched the show first, and I definitely recommend doing it that way. I don't think I would have pushed through the slow start if not for watching the show first, but I am thrilled that I did! It was a fantastic and enthralling love story, and the history was so interesting (and I don't like history!). 
The show is amazing, and I honestly preferred it slightly over the show. The second season starts in early April, and I'm impatiently waiting to dive back into this world.

1. Sustained (Legal Briefs, #2) by Emma Chase - 5 stars

I just finished this book in less than a day, and it's the second book to wind up on my Best Of 2016 shelf! So much humor, heart, and heat! I loved the all male POV, too. 

- Amanda, aka The Bibliophile Babe


  1. Sustained got 5 stars!! Ok, I have to read it asap.

    Great list!! I've been trying to be stingier about my ratings this year. I have a hard time believing every single book is worthy of 5 stars.

  2. I loved Sustained too!! Such a great book. I need to read Outlander but the size scares me so much! Also want to pick up the Charley Davidson series at some point. Great list!

  3. Okay so I think the best way to tackle Outlander is by audio. Because there was no way I was going to read that massive book. Lol. Charley!

    Great list, Amanda. :)

  4. I really need to get back to Chicago Vamps. I know I am missing out. Love seeing you reading many of my favs such as Mercy, Charley Davidson and Emma Chase. I still need to read some more Karina Halle. Looks like you hit some great reads.

  5. Quite a few of these I need to read! Finally starting the PBriggs books over again so I can get through the series :D

  6. It sounds like you've read some great reads recently! Yay!


  7. IRON KISSED!!! Yesssss. That one and Bone Crossed are my Mercy favorites, I can't wait for your thoughts on it next! And Merit and Ethan always make me happy:)

  8. Gads Awesome list and some authors I have much love for. I need to read Big Rock and Pucked!!!

  9. OMG Sustained. That book ruined me in all the best possible ways. It's easily my favorite of all Emma's books. I also loved Winter Wishes and Pucked. (Now I just need to continue with the rest of the books in the Pucked series.) Great list!

  10. I rarely give 5 Stars too. I haven’t read any of these books, I’ll check them out. Thanks for recs, Amanda!

  11. I haven't read any of these... yet. Several are on my TBR, but I am currently enthralled by the Mercy Thompson series so I'm getting there! Lol. Fun topic!