Sometime last year I shared a mini book haul, showing the blog three books I predicted I’d rate five stars on my Goodreads account. One I predicted correctly, one incorrectly and one I haven’t even read yet. Despite this, I thought I’d give it another go as I’ve recently bought so many books my bedroom could register as a public library. Here are three I’ve bought or received that I have five star high hopes for.
The Hope Family Calendar by Mike Gayle
I received this book from my mum for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. After asking what I wanted, I knew what it was. Another Mike Gayle book that my mum thinks is wonderful (as I think she does every Mike Gayle book). She chose The Hope Family Calendar and I can’t imagine even one of Gayle’s books not being utterly perfect, but definitely not this one.
The Hope Family Calendar is about Tom Hope and how his life changed when his wife, Laura, died. Laura’s mother is trying to keep Tom and his two daughters together as a family, but Tom is a different man now. “Will he fall back into grief or finally step up and be the father his girls need?”
I cannot wait to get stuck into this one… and probably give it five stars.
The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson
After absolutely adoring This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay last year, when I saw this book on Waterstone’s Instagram account, I knew I needed to pick it up. As a pre-birthday treat, I did just that. This book is “A Nurse’s Story” and with Adam Kay’s quote, “It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh” on the front cover, I reckon I’m onto a winner.
This book is Christie Watson’s account of her twenty years as a nurse. The blurb doesn’t give much more away but a few words that’ll make me know I’ll rate it five stars are “heartwarming” and “truthful.” It’s the kind of book that’s going to open my eyes even wider to what’s going on in the nursing profession.
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Somehow I’ve got to twenty-three years old without having picked up a Jodi Picoult book. I have no reason for this monstrosity but I’m very ready to change it as I just KNOW she is my kind of author. And why not start with her latest book, A Spark of Light?
It’s about The Center for women’s reproductive health and the day a gunman takes the staff, patients and visitors hostage. Unravelling backwards, Picoult reveals what brought each of these people to this point.
I have every faith in Picoult bringing me to tears by the time this novel is up, just before I log into goodreads to rate it five stars.
Have you got any books in the pipeline that you are pretty sure are going to end up as five star reads?