Yes, yes, I know, it was Tuesday yesterday and I posted my review instead, as Monday was a day off here, and I forgot to post the review on Monday because I thought it was Sunday, and now, here we are, and it’s Wednesday already and I’m thinking where did half the week go? DOH!
Anyway, you should all know the drill by now, Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm, so I’m hoping she’ll forgive my tardy post this week.
First up on my list is the easy choice:
#1 THE CITY OF BRASS by S. A. Chakraborty — an outstanding debut from someone who will be a go-to author even if she writes her grocery list on the back of a napkin, I am so there. Chakraborty’s world-building is second to none, as are her terrific cast of characters. Dara, Ali and yes, Nahri and the city of Daevabad. I so want to live there, or at the very least, be able to do a Disney visit, by flying carpet of course!
#2. THE KINGDOM OF COPPER by S. A. Chakraborty — Oh, come on, you should have known this would be number two after raving over how much I enjoyed The City Of Brass. And then, finding out this installment was even better, if that’s at all possible. Believe me, two of the best books I’ve read in decades.
#3. GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny — the queen of crime fiction, well, okay, so says me. I am hooked on this series and following these characters, through thick and thin, through murder and mayhem. We’ve seen it all unfold from the ever fertile, and devious mind of Penny, as she has build the village of Three Pines into, well, a cottage-industry of excellent storytelling, and writing. Glass Houses is no exception and, in fact, scored a 10 /10 rating from me, I felt it was that good!
#4. RESURRECTION BAY by Emma Viskic — I ended up reading this one in its entirety in one long page-turning day. I got so into what Caleb and Frankie were up to, I just couldn’t put it down. This really was a surprise, and enjoyable read and Viskic gave us some unusual and very believable characters to care about.
#5. THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper — This is Harper’s third book, but a standalone, that thoroughly captivated me. Not just her descriptions of what it’s like to live in the outback, and all that that entails, but her characters were solid, believable, and I got engrossed in the mystery of what happened to Cameron. All those dirty little family secrets. Riveting.
So there you have it, five books I was literally unable to put down once I started reading, most of them either being read in a single day, or at most, over a two-day two-sitting period.
And you, what books have you been unable to put down? Let me know in the comments.