Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: ’10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads (Or Ten Of The Best Books I’ve Read Recently if you don’t 5 star stuff)’. So here are the last 10 books I rated as great reads:
~ 1 ~
The Romanovs by Virginia Cowles
This was a fascinating, colourful and educational read for me; which chronicles the ups, downs, dreams, disasters and extreme personalities of the Romanov dynasty in Russia.
~ 2 ~
Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley
An immersive and gripping mystery in the beautiful, ancient coastal town of Angle, Pembrokeshire. Full of history, Arthurian legend, stunning settings, and a touch of romance, magic and the paranormal.
~ 3 ~
Out of Darkness by Stormie Omartian
A powerful and inspiring Christian memoir, that allowed me to glimpse within the life of Stormie Omartian; a woman, wife, mother and writer.
~ 4 ~
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
Out on the cold, isolated Bodmin Moors, Cornwall comes this dark and gothic tale which had me gripped, fascinated and repulsed in equal measure from the start.
~ 5 ~
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
A taut, fast and immersive adventure which was a shocking but refreshing ending to the popular dystopian, young adult Divergent series.
~ 6 ~
Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart
Another nostalgic mystery from Stewart full of intrigue, secrets, suspicion, lies, betrayal, twists and turns; set in the beautiful Austrian mountains.
~ 7 ~
The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
This time Kearsley swept me away to Eyemouth, a small fishing community, on the rugged and windswept coast of Scotland. For a tale full of history with an archaeological dig and the mystery of the lost Ninth Legion.
~ 8 ~
The King’s Sister by Anne O’Brien
An emotional charged read which took me back to 1382 to meet Elizabeth of Lancaster; the youngest daughter of John of Gaunt and sister to the future Henry IV.
~ 9 ~
Elizabeth I and Her Circle by Susan Doran
A fascinating and gripping non-fiction that explores Elizabeth, her court and those advisors she chose to surround herself with.
~ 10 ~
The Praying Woman’s Devotional by Stormie Omartian
Inspiring Christian non-fiction which suggests themes, prayers and scripture that can help women to make prayer a keystone in their lives.
What great books have you read recently? Have you read any of my choices?