*New* Five Star Predictions + Update! (#4)

I can’t believe I’m already doing my fourth ‘five star predictions post.’ I might finally be getting better at this, but I don’t want to jinx myself with this next set!

Anyway, I’m going to quickly go over the books from my last predictions post, and then share 5 more predictions!

Previous Predictions:

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power: This was absolutely without a doubt a 5 star read for me. I have an entire review post up for this one if you want to check it out, but it really did exceed my expectations. Beautiful. Phenomenal. Amazing.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: Another 5 star read! Woohoo! I’m already doing better than my first predictions post (oops). I really knew I would love this one because Six of Crows was such a great read, and the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was because I wanted to better know the characters. I definitely got that from this second book!

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: The first one I got wrong. I gave this book 3 stars only. I just wasn’t a big fan of it, and it was a huge disappointment to me because I know so many people loved it.

Nutshell by Ian McEwan: Another loss here. This one was just not a good book to me at all. I was so bored by it, and I did not enjoy the story. I gave it 2 stars, and I don’t want to talk more about it, but it just wasn’t for me!

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng: Luckily, we’re ending on a positive note! I gave this one five stars, which doesn’t surprise me at all. I absolutely loved Little Fires Everywhere, and I knew that Celeste Ng would not disappoint with this one.

I got 3/5! Not too bad, if I say so myself. Should I aim for 4/5 in the next round?

New Predictions:

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti: I have been wanting to read this book for far too long, and I’m very embarrassed that I have not yet read it (especially since I have an ARC 😭). I have heard nothing but amazing things about this one, though, and it is supposed to be about a heavier topic. If you know me, you know that I love hard-hitting contemporaries, so I am looking forward to it.

Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith: Full disclosure- this book is on here solely because of the cover. In all honesty, I don’t know what it’s about at all. BUT, I have heard some great things about it, and every time I see it on my bookshelf, I feel drawn to it. I’ve been scared to pick it up because of this reason, though, so this is my way of forcing myself to finally pick it up.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: I have now read all of Leigh’s published works (not including her novellas) except for this book! I am SO excited for it, especially considering that I have given all of her books high ratings. Plus, dark academia is totally my vibe, and I’ve been wanting to read more of it.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green: This book has such a high rating on Goodreads, and everyone I know who’s read it has LOVED it. I am very excited to pick it up, especially because I know it has to do with social media. That is a topic I have been increasingly interested in reading because I have really been seeing how social media affects me personally. I think it will be both an enjoyable and thought-provoking read!

You Have a Match by Emma Lord: Last year, I read Emma Lord’s ‘Tweet Cute,’ and I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of her next release! I absolutely loved her debut book, and I have such a good feeling about this one. I just know it will be such a cute, swoon-worthy read, and sometimes you just need one of those!

Please let me know if you’ve read any of these and what your thoughts were! I’m really hoping that at least 3 of these are 5-star reads, but obviously I hope all 5 of them are.

I can not wait to get into these soon, and hopefully give you all another update in a couple of months!

What are some of your 5 star predictions?

20 thoughts on “*New* Five Star Predictions + Update! (#4)

  1. It’s great to know you gave 5 stars to Crooked Kingdom! Six Of Crows didn’t meet my expectations so i’m kind of scared for this sequel, everyone says it’s better than the first book though.
    Some of my 5 star predictions are The Poppy War, Starfish and These Violent Delights😊

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    1. Yes I enjoyed Crooked Kingdom more than Six of Crows! I will say, I personally found the Grisha trilogy more intriguing (in terms of storyline/plot, not necessarily writing), and I really loved King of Scars most! Oo The Poppy War is definitely another I’m anticipating to be 5 stars for me 🤩

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  2. I love these kind of prediction posts. <3 A friend of mine read The Ninth House and wasn't as excited about it while reading the book. She was a bit disappointed. I hope that you can enjoy it more. I also like the dark academia vibe/aesthetic a lot and want to read more about it in books. Do you have any recs for it? // Five star predictions I currently have; The Wrath and The Dawn, Crooked Kingdom, The Fountains of Silence and many, many more.

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    1. Ahh no :(( I definitely don’t think it’s a book for everyone, but I really loved it! On the top of my head, If We Were Villains and The Secret History are some popular dark academia books! I’m hoping to read Special Topics in Calamity Physics soon, which I’ve heard good things about :) Hope those predictions come true for you!

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  3. Ah I hope you DO rate all of these five stars. I have dubious about Ninth House so am going in with low expectations but hope we do both like it. And eeeeppp I have been putting off Hank Green’s book for FAR too long and I really need to read it. I’m also super pumped about Emma Lord’s new book ohmygosh

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