Five Star Predictions from my TBR

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

We’d hope every book we read is going to be a five star, otherwise we would avoid it like the plague. However, there are some we pick up and really feel it’s a five star book in our hands.

There are some books I have really high hopes for in 2020. I think it will be interesting to look back in December and see if any of them actually did get top marks.


The Switch by Beth O’Leary

The Flatshare was one of my highlights of 2019, so I am very excited to read Beth’s next book. I’ve got a copy lined up on my Netgalley shelf waiting for me.

The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne

Holly is an absolute must read author for me, so her recent releases are always quickly on and off my TBR. I got a copy of this for Christmas, and I just know I will get on swimmingly with it.

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

I started reading this before Christmas, and even though I really did like it I think I wasn’t in the right mindset for it. I think if I revist it, I’ll be a lot more in favour of it.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

I’m a huge fan of the Obamas, and this book has been already reserved in my library for months. I simply cannot wait for it to be my turn.

Pretending by Holly Bourne

I’m just as fond of Holly’s adult fiction books as I have been her YA ones. How Do You Like Me Now was fantastic, and I simply love the idea behing Pretending. I’m so excited for it to be April so I can finally read it.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

I love books with high representation, and this book has it by the bucketload. There’s a mainly Asian cast, and a character on the autism spectrum. Just that alone is making me think this will take full marks.

The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen

Anyone I’ve seen talking about this book has had nothing but good things to say about it. There’s nothing that draws me into a book like positive reviews, so I’m hoping Netgalley will introduce me to a new favourite once again.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

If there’s one thing I buy into it is hype. This book pops up on the Rick O’Shea Book Club page time and time and time again, so I have super high expectations for it.

In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk

Lindsey is one of my favourite chick lit authors – in fact, I would put the I Heart series as my episode of Sentimental Garbage. Once this book was announced in late 2019, I had it bumped up my TBR. It’s yet another book I for which I can’t wait until release day.

What books do you think will get five stars? Make your predictions in the comments.

15 thoughts on “Five Star Predictions from my TBR

  1. I have read, Bear Town, Becoming, Kiss Quotient and Where the Crawdads Sing and they were all 5 stars for me. I hope you enjoy all of these and that they are as good as you anticipate.

  2. Yaaas! Where the Crawdads Sing and Kiss Quotient were amazing reads and are some of my favourites 😍 I can’t wait to read The Switch! So looking forward to more from O’Leary 🙂 I hope all of these end up being five star reads for you!

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