So, in my bookish world seven stars is the highest rating I give to books. Both six or seven stars equate to five stars on Goodreads, but only an almost perfect book gets a seven-star rating from me. Since starting my blog, I have rated exactly TWO books seven stars. Conincidentally both of these were non-fiction.
Of past novels I have read the only books I could think of that may just rate that high are Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde), which are my favourite books. I also love William Horwood’s writing, which I am hoping to re-read some of soon…
I was watching Booksandlala’s 5 star Prediction video and I thought it would be a marvellous idea to look on my shelves for books that could possibly reach the elusive 7 stars.
So, these are my chosen ones:
1. Feathers (Thor Hanson)
Non-fiction, written by an author whose latest book Buzz was a strong 6 stars. This book is, well, about the miracle of feathers and I have a feeling I will love it.
2. The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
This is one of those books that could end up feeling so important and heartfelt that it may end up being just THAT awesome.
3. Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
The queen of mystery and this is one of her most beloved books. Worthy of this list, I think. I hope to read it before the year is out
4. The Way of Kings (Brandon Sanderson)
I have yet to read a Sanderson book, but I have read the last books in The Wheel of Time series, which he wrote with the help of Robert Jordan’s notes. Since I loved those, there is a possibility I will absolutely love his writing.
5. Godsgrave (Jay Kristoff)
I really loved Nevernight, which I rated 6 stars. There is a possibility that the follow-up will be even better. If it is…. A seven-star could be on the horizon.
6. Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
I have never read any of Du Maurier’s books, but so many people say this is their favourite book that I am both excited and apprehensive to read it. It always seems like an autumn read to me, so I might read this one sooner than later.
7. I, Claudius (Robert Graves)
Another classic that I have been wanting to read for ages! Classic historical fiction in this case. I am hopeful it will be at least six stars, possibly seven?
What do you think? Which of these books is most likely to be a top-scorer?