It’s Top Five Tuesday which is hosted by Meeghan reads, each week Meeghan gives us a promt and we have to come up with five books that fit. This week it’s books where something went right, I found this a bit difficult to think of at first, maybe I don’t read enough cheerful books!
1. The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley
Star is struggling with her purpose in life after the death of her father, for her whole childhood and young adult life she lived in the shadow of her sister CeCe but by chance she comes across an old book shop that needs staff and stumbles upon her true ancestry.
2. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Lily runs away from her home with her nanny Rosaleen, thankfully they find shelter and a new home with the Boatwright sisters, they’re bee keepers and they teach Lily how to look after the bees. Their quirkiness and kindness helps to heal Lily and Rosaleen.
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
Harry had spent most summer at the Dursley’s house, when he accidentally ruined their dinner party they locked him in his room and put bars on the windows. Harry couldn’t receive of send any letters. But one night Fred, George and Ron took it upon themselves to visit Harry and save him from his horrible relatives. Although they got in trouble with their mother, it still ended up with Harry spending the last few weeks of summer blissfully.
4. The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
For eternity there have been parallel Earths, some are uninhabitable but others have animals living on them. One day an internet phenomenon where children create ‘steppers’ and all disappear together, they have stepped into a parallel world. Humanity was saved, we had used up our planet and destroyed most of it, it was dying, now we have as much space as we could imagine.
5. The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans
This book is so good, it’s a nice mix of historical and present time. Juliet’s life is thrown upside down at the beginning of the book when she is fired from her job at an art museum and then discovers that her husband is having an affair. But a few days later she receives the deeds to her grandmother’s old house and the keys. Juliet takes the opportunity and moves to the countryside with her children. Juliet struggles at first but she loves the house her children grow to love it too.