books about love

I used to think that I didn’t enjoy Romance books. In fact, I actively avoided them. Then in grad school I had to do an assignment where I read three books of a genre that I didn’t typically enjoy and I chose Romance. Out of those three books I hated one, was okay with the…

the best books i read this month – january 2021

Welcome to my first best books post of the year! I feel like it has been such a long time since I wrote one of these and this is also my first monthly book post since switching over to using The StoryGraph instead of goodreads. If you want to look back on the reading goals…

what i am excited to read in 2021

I love getting excited for books that are future releases. When I have a favourite author and then find out that they have a new book releasing soon I get so excited. I then immediately start checking the libraries that I am a part of to try and get on the holds list as soon…

top 20 of 2020 – what you should read from this year

We are wrapping up the year and with it comes a lot of things that we want to leave behind in 2020. Today however I am sharing with you the best books I read this year that came from 2020. All of these books (except what I read during December) have been shared through my…

book riot – read harder 2020

Back at the beginning of the year (which seems so long ago) I made some reading goals which you can read about here. In this post were two main challenges. The first was the goodreads choice awards in which I read the winner (or a close runner up if I had read the winner) of…

three year blog anniversary

Every December I get to look back and think about this blog as we come across its anniversary. I have now been blogging on fivestarredlife for three years, back when I was still a student, living in a different province, and in many ways a different person than I am now. You can take a…

the best books i read this month – november 2020

Another month down and if you are anything like me you are well into the Christmas Spirit already. My tree has been up for weeks, the lights have gone up on the house, and I am so happy there is still over a month of Christmas Spirit to go. Dark mornings and evenings are always…

what to use instead of goodreads

I have been using Goodreads for years. Back when I first got into book tracking in 2011 I found Goodreads and immediately started adding all the books I had read and still continue to do so. I generally really do enjoy Goodreads. I love all the people that I am able to follow and get…

the best books i read this month – october 2020

The end of the month always seems to sneak up on me until I realize it is time for another book blogpost! I always enjoy looking back on my goodreads list of what I have read this month and picking out some of my favourites (and remembering some that I didn’t enjoy as much). This…

the best books i read this month – september 2020

Fall is here y’all and I am stoked. I have started turning my fireplace on and cuddling up with a blanket and hot cup of tea while I get drawn into a new book has been a real highlight of the last month. There has been a lot of 5 star read this month and…