Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is Top 5 2022 reads so far! According to Goodreads, I’ve read 32 books this year so far and a lot of them have been quite excellent. It was a struggle to pick my top 5 reads for the year so far, but after lots of contemplation, I managed to narrow it down. The books are in the order that I read them, because it would be impossible to actually rank these books.
Revenge of the Beast by Jack Meggitt-Phillips – I read this book for an Ultimate Blog Tour hosted by The Write Reads, though I had already purchased a copy before the tour was announced. This book is the sequel to The Beast and the Bethany and it was so good. Bethany and Ebenezer Tweezer are such memorable characters, and I loved seeing what nasty things the Beast was up to in this book. I cannot wait to get my hands on the third book in this series so I can see what my favourite characters are up to now. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Revenge of the Beast.
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson – This was one of the Middle-Grade Marvels book club picks and I loved it so much. The hotel in this book was wonderfully magical and I loved exploring it with the characters. I also liked the characters in this book and I’m looking forward to reading about more of their adventures when I read the rest of the series. I also loved that this book was full of word games and wordplay. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Winterhouse.
Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn – This is another book that I read for an Ultimate Blog Tour hosted by the Write Reads. This book gave me some serious Princess Diaries vibes, which I loved. I also loved that it took place at a boarding school, because books set at boarding schools are usually quite a bit of fun. This is another book where I fell in love with the characters, and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Undercover Princess.
Twelfth by Janet Key – I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley and I am so glad that I did because I probably would not have heard of this book otherwise. This middle-grade book takes place at a theatre camp, there’s a mystery to be solved, and it flashes back and forth between the past and the present. I loved the representation in this book and how diverse the characters were. I also found the mystery to be intriguing which made it a very enjoyable read. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Twelfth.
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo – This book had been on my TBR for a while, and I finally got around to reading it when my book club chose to read it. I thought this book was fantastic and I especially loved all of the food and discussion about identity in it. I pretty much read this book in one sitting, which doesn’t happen very often for me anymore. This book definitely made me want to read more books by Elizabeth Acevedo. If you’re interested, here’s my review of With the Fire on High.