5-Star Books

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Hello there! Looking for a good book to read? Look no further.  Here is a list of books I have given 5 stars when I reviewed them. If any book that is part of a series, I have linked the book series page for you next to the title so that you can see what book in the series it is. Follow the link to see my reviews on the book. I hope you find this list helpful.


All the Butterflies in the World by Rodney Jones (book 2)

A Flirtatious Rendezvous by Cecilia Gray

A Delightful Arrangement by Cecilia Gray

Aristotle and Dante Discovered the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (book 1)

A Warm Winter Tail by Carrie A. Pearson (Children’s Book)

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Adulthood by Andy Boyle (Self-Help)

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (aka Victoria Schwab) – book 1

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (aka Victoria Schwab) – book 3

A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu (Children’s Book)

Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton (Children’s Book)

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

All About Ben by Dorothy Markham and Aileen O’Donnell (Children’s Book)

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell

A Mouse Called Julian by Joe Todd-Stanton


Batter Up by Roboyn Neeley

Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story by Anna Forrester (Children’s Book)

Bugs from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick (Children’s Book)

Brolliology by Marion Rankine (Non-Fiction)

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Bus! Stop! by James Yang (Children’s Book)

Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza

Boying Up by Mayim Bialik, Ph.D (Children’s Non-Fiction)

Birthday by Meredith Russo


Cress by Marissa Meyer (Book Series)

Corruption by Jessica Shirvington (Book Series)

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (Book Series)

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker (memoir)

Copycat by Alex Lake


Driving Lessons by Annameekee Hesik

Disruption by Jessica Shirvington (book 1)

Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds by Abby Hanlon (Children’s Books)

Dodger Boy by Sarah Ellis (Middle Grade)

Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner (YA Contemporary)


Everything All At Onceby Katrina Leno

Eggsistential Thoughts by Gudetama the Lazy Egg by Francesco Sedita and Max Bisantz (Children’s Books)

Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco (book 3)

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay


Fairest by Marissa Meyer (Book Series)

Finders Keepers by Craig Childs

Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger (book 1)

From the Earth to the Shadows by Amanda Hocking (book 2)

Folded Notes from High School by Matt Boren

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West

Finchosaurus by Gail Donovan (Middle Grade)

Gilded Cage by Vic James (book 1)

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Siobhan Curham (book 1)

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail by Jennifer Thermes (Children’s Books)


Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Self-Help)

Hunted by Meagan Spooner (book 1)

Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal by Jeanne Walker Harvey

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling (book 1)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (book 2)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (book 3)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (book 4)

Honey by David Ezra Stein (Children’s Books)

Here Comes Hercules! by Stella Tarakson  (book 1) (Children’s Books)

Hera’s Terrible Trap! by Stella Tarakson  (book 2) (Children’s Books)

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco (book 2)

How To Be a T-Rex by Ryan North  (Children’s Books)

How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper


I See You by Clare Mackintosh

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura

Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani

Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud by Katie Harnett (Children’s Book)

I Hear She’s A Real Bitch by Jen Agg (Memoir)

 I Am Gandhi: A Graphic Biography of a Hero by Brad Meltzer (Children’s Book, Non-Fiction)

It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm

I Am Neil Armstrong by Brad Meltzer (Children’s Book, Non-Fiction)

In Paris With You by Clementine Beauvais (Poetry Fiction)


Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer by Megan McDonald  (book 10) (Middle Grade)


Katwalk by Maria Murnane

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman


Letters from Jayson by Amy Hale

Lego: Knights Academy – The Forbidden Power by Max Brallier  (Juvenile’s Book)

Lego: Nexo Knights – Macy and the King’s Tournament by Rebecca L. Schmidt (Children’s Book)

Lucky in Love by Kasie West

Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas

Legend by Marie Lu (book 1)

Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs by David Soman and Jacky Davis (Children’s Book)

Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson

Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia


More than This by Jay McLean (book 1)

My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Melt by Selene Castrovilla

Me, All Alone, at the End of the World by M. T. Anderson (Children’s Book)

Moonlight Crab Count by Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis (Children’s Book)

Mr. Postmouse Takes A Trip by Marianne Dubuc (Children’s Book)

Moe & Malaya Visit the Nurse by Odile Nelson (Children’s Book)

Minnie & Max are OK! by Chris Calland and Nicky Hutchinson (Children’s Book)

Mango Delightby Fracaswell Hyman (Juvenile Fiction)

My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

Mr. Tweed and the Band in Need by Jim Stoten (Children’s Book)

Mirage by Somaiya Daud (book 1)

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein  (book 1)

Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause by Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (book 2)

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton (book 2) (Children’s Book)


Nancy the Dragonfly by Lavinia Conley

No Mercy by Joanna Schaffhausen (book 2)


Otis the Owl by Mary Holland (Children’s Book)

Okay Kevin by James Dillon  (Children’s Book)

On the Fence by Kasie West

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski


Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead (book 1)

Pandora by Victoria Turnbull (Children’s Book)

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Pet Dad by Elanna Allen (Children’s Book)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (book 1) (Middle Grade)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (book 2) (Middle Grade)



Rhyme Crime by Jon Burgerman (Children’s Books)

Rat Rule 79 by Rivka Galchen. (Middle Grade Books)


Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Book Series)

Sashi the Scared Little Sheltie by Linda Greiner (book 1) (Children’s Book)

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Sashi Adopts a Brother by Linda Greiner (book 2) (Children’s Book)

Sashi and the Puppy Mill Girl  by Linda Greiner (book 3) (Children’s Book)

Summer Brain Quest by by Megan Hewes Butler and Claire Piddock (Children’s Workbook)

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (book 1)

Sleep Train by Jonathan London (Children’s Books)

Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie and Kevin Tsang (book 1) (Middle Grade)

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Book Series)

The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag

Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

Tin Lily by Joann Swanson

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The 100 by Kass Morgan (Book Series)

The 100: Day 21 by Kass Morgan (Book Series)

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (Book Series)

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski (Book Series)

The Winner’s Kiss by by Marie Rutkoski (Book Series)

Tow-Truck Pluck by Annie M.G. Schmidt (Children’s Book)

The Gender Game by Bella Forrest (book 1)

The Hungriest Mouth in the Sea by Peter Walters (Children’s Book)

The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

The Crane Girl by Curtis Manley (Children’s Book)

Together Always by Edwina Wyatt (Children’s Book)

Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen (Children’s Poetry)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims

The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski (Standalone Fantasy)

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-Stanton (Children’s Book)

The Royal Tutor by Higasa Akai (Graphic Novel)

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

The Special Onesby Em Bailey

The Lost Causes by Alyssa Embree Schwartz and Jessica Koosed Etting

The Way Downtown: Adventures in Public Transit by Inna Gertsberg (Children’s Books)

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

The Fourth Monkeyby J.D. Barker

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (book 4)

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook

The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen (book 1)

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

The Mermaid Who Couldn’t by Ali Redford (Children’s Book)

The Train of Lost Things by Ammi-Joan Paquette (Middle Grade)

Twelve Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn

The Year of Living Awkwardly by Emma Chastain

The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton (Middle Grade)

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson (book 1)

The Wickerlight by Mary Watson (book 2)

The Mermaid by Christina Henry

The Fifth to Die by J.D. Barker

The Haunted Serpent by Dora M. Mitchell (Middle Grade)

The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife by Jack Henseleit (Middle Grade)

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Nowhere Child by Christian White

The Dysasters by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa and translated by Philip Gabriel

Th1rte3n by Steve Cavanagh

The Night Before by Wendy Walker

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

The Story Web by Megan Frazer Blakemore

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley

The Whisper Man by Alex North

The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter


Under this Beautiful Dorm by Terry Mutchler (Memoir)


Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos by Terry Catasús Jennings (Children’s Book)


Winter by Marissa Meyer (Book Series)

Whistling Wings by Laura Goering (Children’s Book)

Whisper by Lynette Noni

Weekly Reader: Summer Express by Scholastic (Children’s Workbook – PreK & K)

William Wenton and the Impossible Puzzle by Bobbie Peers (Middle Grade)

Weekly Reader: Summer Express by Scholastic (Children’s Workbook – K & 1)

What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean

Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand



You, Me, and the Sea by Meg Donohue


Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant