All Time Five Star Reads

Do you have some favorite five star reads? These are my gold! They are books that really left me thinking, with a book hangover or just good happy feels. This isn’t a rating (4.5 or 5), I give out often but if I do…I’m going to keep telling you to read it. If we know each other in real life, this book will show up at your doorstep.

I also keep my book list up to date and it’s a great place to look at every book I have ever given a three to five star rating.


I wouldn’t call all of these literary fiction. I love a good RomCom because they make me happy and books should bring you joy. Flawed human beings, dealing with life and falling in love is my kind of happy. I also love a good friendship or family orientated story, those loves are just as imporant in life!

A Brush with Love by Mazey Eddings (March 2022 pub date)

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis

Ever After Always by Chloe Liese

Float Plan by Trish Doller

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez

More Than Words by Jill Santopolo

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Roomies by Christina Lauren

The Boys’ Club by Erica Katz

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The Idea of You by Robinne Lee

The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan

The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Yes & I Love You by Roni Loren


Most of my non-fiction are of a memior or political way…I value open and honest discourse about politics and social commentary but let’s make sure we are being kind. I tend to “read” memoirs via audiobook. It makes me feel more connected to the person and their story. I also like to have the book handy so I can read parts of it over again for clarification!

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born to Shine by Ashley LeMieux

End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide by Zerlina Maxwell

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

No Happy Endings by Nora McInerny

Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden

Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

See you later,


*This post was updated in June 2021 new books.

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