Friday, December 6, 2019

Five Star Friday: November 2019



On the first Friday of each month, I will share my five-star reads from the previous month. Fingers crossed, I have lots of books to tell you about.

November was another great month! I read a total of 33 books and FOUR earned 5-stars!
10 Blind Dates
Ashley Elston

You guys are probably getting sick of me SCREAMING about this book, but it was just that good. If you need to be filled with happiness, joy, and the warm fuzzies, I suggest picking up this book. It's so fun, adorable, and packed with familial love and antics. It left me with a huge smile on my face and brimming with holiday spirit.


Our Wayward Fate
Gloria Chao

This was a story about identity, family, secrets, and forgiveness. Chase and Ali were characters I couldn't help but adore, however, I also found myself eager to get to the bottom of what Ali's mom was hiding. I really enjoyed the way Chao let this story unfold, and loved when all the pieces came together. Chao topped it off with a beautiful ending, which left me in a very happy place.

Lucky Caller
Emma Mills

I, legit, felt like I was floating on a rainbow cloud with my unicorn after finishing this book. That's how happy it made me. Great family focus, fantastic friendships, and an adorable romance were the stand out elements for me, but I also found the radio show and all the ensuing chaos delightful. An absolute winner for me!


First & Then
Emma Mills

I was so excited to finally read Mills' debut, though, it also means that I have no more of her wonderful storytelling until she writes a new book. Regardless, I was so captivated by Devon, her friends, and her family. This book had me grinning like a fool, though there were a few incidents of tears, but it was only because Mills made me care about these characters so much. I will say, I was reading to go twirling in a field of flowers at the end, because it made me so happy!







Did you have any five-star reads last month? 
Let us know in the comments!

32 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love this idea! Sounds like a lot of fun! Maybe I'll join in one of these weeks!

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    1. You always seem to have a few 5-star books, so it would be a great way to round them up

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  2. You're really making me excited for Emma Mills! For the longest time, I wasn't very interested - I actually had her confused with another contemporary author I've tried and didn't like - but I recently purchased Foolish Hearts, and I'm excited for it + for all her other novels. Glad to see you mention two as favorites of November. I'm incredibly excited for 10 Blind Dates, it's on my Christmas tbr.

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    1. Lucky Caller may tie Foolish Hearts as my favorite. I hope you get a chance to read it, because she is so good at YA contemporary. I cannot stop telling people how fun, adorable, and heartwarming 10 Blind Dates was AND we are getting a companion! *fangirl screams*

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  3. I just love it when I get a five star read. I'd like to try 10 Blind Dates. Happy Friday, Sam! :)

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    1. It was a fun holiday read. Very cute, very sweet, and lots of family hijinks to enjoy.

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  4. sounds like a great idea. i love it. i also saw someone, can't remember who, that did a 5 for 5 and i loved that idea too.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I thought that was more of a topic based, but I could be remembering it wrong

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  5. Now I feel the need to read all of these books. Your job is done. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Hope you get to read one or more, because I loved them all so much

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  6. I adored First & Then, but now I need to get busy and read more of her stuff. Ten Blind Dates does look fab.

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    1. Emma Mills always delivers great YA. I am all about books that make me happy, and that's what Mills' books do for me. Same with 10 Blind Dates. It was so fun and cute and sweet. Adored it

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  7. I haven't read any of these but I've heard SO many good things about Ten Blind Dates!

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    1. I was so sad, when I was rejected for 10 Blind Dates, because I knew it would be perfect for me, and it was. So glad my library had it.

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  8. First, congrats on reading 33 books! Ten Blind Dates seems such a cute contemporary.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. 10 Blind Dates was perfection for me. All sorts of sweet, adorable, and heart warming stuff in there. I am ecstatic, that Elston will be writing another story in that world.

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  9. I'm so looking forward to starting another year with a new Emma Mills book!

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    1. It was such a good book too! Just when I forget how wonderful she is, I get a new book to remind me.

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  10. These all sound wonderful! I would like to try these authors someday!

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    1. If you get an itch for some YA warm and fuzzy contemporaries, I can suggest tons.

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  11. I'm thrilled you loved 10 Blind Dates as I've just started it!

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    1. OMG! I hope it delights you as much as it did me

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  12. I'm reading First & Then right now and loving it. I love football and Jane Austen so it's a great fit for me. :)

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    1. So cute, right? And how wonderful is Foster? I love that kid. I am terribly happy you are enjoying it.

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  13. I'm so ready for Lucky Caller!! It seems so cute, and I'm so excited that it ended up being one of the five stars. I also have been excited for Gloria Chao's book, but I feel like I haven't seen anything about it. Glad to know it ended up working good as well. Great post, Sam, and I really like this series. :)

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    1. Lucky Caller just was everything I love about an Emma Mills book. I just loved every second of it. Chao's first book was so hyped, but I hardly saw anyone talking about her latest release. I got it from the library, and liked it so much, I had to review it.

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  14. 10 Blind Dates was soooo very good! I'm really looking forward to Lucky Caller. I just added Our Wayward Fate to my TBR.

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    1. So, so good, and I knew I would love it. I cannot stop telling everyone how much I love Emma Mills. Her books are perfection for me, and Lucky Caller was wonderful

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  15. Yay for so many five stars last month, and so many books read! I need to read First and Then (I may have it on my kindle, but it's hard to remember because there are so many books on there.) And I also really want to read 10 Blind Dates hehe

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    1. Both those books are perfect for when you need something that will make you smile. They have just a touch of drama and tons of love and warmth

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