June 8, 2021
More Books Like These 5 Star Reads Please!
Which books or tropes do you wish there were more of?
Do we share any favorites?
Which book would top your own list?
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: More Books Like These. and the 2021 Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight.
For this post, I had to go with my first 10 or I could be here listing books forever! The following titles are representative of books that give me book hangovers and I think about for years to come! All of them are 5 Star reads! (in no particular order) Which book of yours would top your own list?
More like these please:
Smart, thoughtful, beautifully crafted, and complex contemporary fiction…
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Poignant, relatable, and memorable complicated family drama
A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Unputdownable Histfic With Compelling Issues and Memorable Characters
Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Honoring brave girls around the world
The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
Complicated Marriages and Friendships
Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
Compelling and Informational Histfic
The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Michelle Richardson
Satisfying and Memorable Endings
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Well-researched and brilliantly written WW11 Histfic
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
Histfic Genre Mashup
The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
(histfic with generous servings of mystery, thriller, and friendship)
Page-turning escapist fiction
Castle of Water by Duane Hucklebridge
Have you read any of my “more like these” reads?
How about you? What book would you add to your own list?
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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I desperately need a 5 star read! I’m going to check a few out!
You might like Castle of Water?!
I’ll mark it down, thanks!
Bookwoman was great, I was surprised how many disliked it
No two people read the same book!
Quite a few of these are on my bookshelf waiting to be read! I am really looking forward to The Rose Code, We Were the Lucky Ones and The Girl with the Louding Voice! x
Great reading ahead for you! Enjoy!
“The Invention of Wings” is a great book. It reminded me a of Barbara Kingsolver whom I also love. As I’m sure do you.
I read “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrick Backman. It was an alright read but I didn’t want to read more by him.
Definitely a great list, some good inspiration there.
Thanks Marianne! I’m hopping over now to read your post!
Great list, and I love your categories! I especially love brave girls around the world — we could all definitely use more of these stories!
I’m with you in choosing Girl With The Louding Voice
I’ve been hearing very good things about The Nature of Fragile Things. Your description (“histfic with generous servings of mystery, thriller, and friendship”) makes it sound even better!
It’s a good one! Enjoy!
I’m so curious about The Girl with the Louding Voice.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-loved-that-made-me-want-more-books-like-them/
It’s memorable and inspirational! I’m hopping over now to read your post!
Some interesting books here! Have a few on my library TBR. Hopefully will be able to put my hold in soon.
Happy reading Mani!
We seem to have similar reading tastes, especially in historical fiction. I’ve only read a couple of the books on your list, but I loved them as well. A FALL OF MARIGOLDS by Susan Meissner is actually on my list today because it was the first book I read by her and it made me want to go read all her books! She’s a great author.
Love Fall of Marigolds!!! Ive read so many of hers! I’m hopping over now to read your post!
I’ll have to check out The Girl with the Louding Voice. Sounds like a book I’d love!
I hope you love it! 🙌
I remember you reviews for lots of these Carol!
Sometimes I feel like I recycle the same books for every list!
Wonderful list Carol. I had a hard time imagining this post, so didn’t participate this week, but perhaps I should have. I have had the audible version of A Place for Us for quite awhile, I need to listen to it. I also have The Girl with Louding Voice. Time to just slot them both in.
Thanks Carla! I think you’ll enjoy them both!
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