Highest Rated Books on my TBR (According to Goodreads)

highest ratedHey, bookworms! I’ve seen a few of my friends do this type of video on Booktube, and I think it’s really cool. Basically, these are the ten highest rated books that I have on my TBR on Goodreads, that are also already out! Seriously, King of Scars should not be at a 4.59 rating when Leigh herself said there will be no ARC for this one. Lord, help me!



➽ 10.) Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
Rating: 4.25 | 1,172 Ratings | 411 Reviews
This book just came out this year, but literally so many people I love and trust have hailed this as their favorite book of 2018 so far! I added it my TBR because of May’s amazing review, and I can’t wait to get to this one, hopefully in August!

➽ 9.) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Rating: 4.25 |350,297 Ratings | 27,239 Reviews
This is book that is so loved by so many that it’s just intimidating. It’s honestly a modern classic and I can’t believe I haven’t read it. Maybe I will add this to my TBR this fall, and I hope to fall in love too. Oh, and I’ll make sure I have all the tissues, because I know I’m going to need them!

➽ 8.) The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch
Rating: 4.30 | 158,112 Ratings | 10,877 Reviews
I know, I know, I’m a failure. I can’t believe I haven’t gotten to this one either. I just know that I’m going to love it, but so many books and so little time, friends.

➽ 7.) An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir
Rating: 4.32 | 117,552 Ratings | 16,957 Reviews
I actually think I have a little bit of fomo from the third book in this series just coming out and having all of my friends love it so much! So, seeing this on the list totally makes me want to pick it up even more!

➽ 6.) Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon
Rating: 4.32 | 232,305 Ratings | 12,891 Reviews
I just read Outlander in December of last year, and was actually pretty impressed at how well it held up in 2017! I just really didn’t love the end of that book, and I know that this second installment is going to be dealing with those events, so I’m scared! But this is such a beloved series, and I know I should continue on!

➽ 5.) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Rating: 4.36 | 1,436,043 Ratings | 99,101 Reviews
I know, I can’t believe I have read this staple in modern day literature. I just know this is going to be a really hard read, because I am the most emotional person I know, so I think that’s why I push it off. I do own the super gorgeous anniversary edition, too! So, there is really no excuse!

➽ 4.) High Voltage (Fever #10) by Karen Marie Moning
Rating: 4.36 | 5,893 Ratings | 981 Reviews
Friends, you know I’m ringing that shame bell at my damn self. I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet, but I promise I will soon. And I hope I love it as much as so many people on Goodreads have already!

➽ 3.) Fairy Tail, Vol. 1 (Fairy Tail #1) by Hiro Mashima
Rating: 4.39 | 76,176 Ratings | 816 Reviews
I’ve wanted to read this manga for so damn long. It is some of my offline friends’ favorite! Like, they are obsessed with it. I’m not sure why I haven’t picked it up yet, especially because I love guild house/hall settings and books filled with characters going on quests.

➽ 2.) Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
Rating: 4.48 | 134,448 Ratings | 19,867 Reviews
You all, I’m the reason the other books in this series probably have a bit lower ratings! I just can’t connect and love this series the same way that everyone else does! But I’ve read all the other books, so I honestly do need to get to this one. I just keep pushing it off.

➽ 1.) The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Rating: 4.55 | 414,290 Ratings | 44,440 Reviews
Yeah, I think I’m going to have to pick this one up immediately. With those numbers and the amount of actual reviews? Like, I have to pick this one up. Also, this is one of my best friend’s favorite books of all-time.


Also, it is probably important to note that I wrote up this post last week, so a couple of these ratings could have shifted a little bit! And more reviews and ratings probably got added! But hopefully it wasn’t a large enough influx to mess with the number order of these ten books! But I thought this was really fun to see, and I hope you all enjoyed, too! What’s a book that you “need” to get to that everyone else loves? Happy reading, loves!

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77 thoughts on “Highest Rated Books on my TBR (According to Goodreads)

    1. Oh my gosh, LaRonda… now I want to pick it up tonight! I really do plan on reading it before the end of the year! I can’t believe I haven’t, honestly. But this makes me want to even more!

      Happy reading, beautiful! 💕xx

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    1. Oh my gosh, let’s read it together this fall! It feels like it will be a good fall book, true? AND – Girl Made of Stars… sooner than you think! (And I’m going to probably gush with you forever about it, so get ready!) Hehe! I hope you’re having happy reading, my love! 💕xx

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    1. I KNOW, RIGHT? All my friends love it, I know I’m going to love it! I’m such a little slacker! I hope to pick it up this fall though! *fingers crossed* And you’re the first person to bring up Fairytail and it warms my damn heart! Soon, my love, soon! I promise! Hehe!

      I hope you’re having the happiest of reading, love! 💕xx

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      1. Yeah, maybe you will have a new favorite book. I was surprised when I saw Fairytail on your list and it made me happy ❤
        actually there is a character that reminds me of you now that I think about it, hehe!

        Happiest reading to you too 😀

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    1. THIS IS ALL MY EARS NEEDED TO HEAR! I think what is making me “scared” is that it’s a full Dani book again! Hahaha! But this is all I needed to hear! Also, YES TO FEVER FANS! There are a few of us, but we are loud! Hahaha!

      I hope you’re currently having the happiest of reading, my love! 💕xx

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    1. Well…. if you ever want to buddy read! Hahaha! And thank you, love! I really love it when I see booktubers do this! Such a good idea to hype books on your TBR!

      I hope you’re having the happiest of reading currently, love! 💕xx

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  1. I really want to read Girl Made Of Stars! I’ve also heard such great reviews on it. Winter was ok…personally it wasn’t my favorite book in the series. Anddddd i’ve had An Ember In The Ashes for a long time but I haven’t read it, but I want to pick up up soon! I hope you enjoy the books on your list! 😊

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    1. Awh, thank you so much Kat! I don’t think I’m going to be able to resist picking up Girl Made of Stars any longer! It’s going on the August TBR! Hehe! But thank you so much for this feedback! It was exactly what I needed! Happy reading, beautiful! 💕xx

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  2. ooh i love this post idea! did it make you, like, a million times more excited to read these books? because if you aren’t already infinitely excited to read the nightingale and the book thief and an ember in the ashes YOU SHOULD BE 😍

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    1. PUSHING UP ON THE TBR NOW! Seriously, knowing that you liked The Nightingale makes me want to pick it up tonight. Seriously! And yeah, it gave me all the hype, while sadly looking at my TBR of ARCs! Hehe! I hope life is treating you kindly, beautiful! Happy reading! 💕xx

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  3. How do I find this out? I’m really curious now.
    From your TBR I really need to read, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I actually own The Book Thief both in physical book and audiobook and I still haven’t read it. I don’t know why because I truly want to/need to read it as soon as possible to make my heart full.

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    1. I just went to my TBR and filtered at the top for “highest avg rating” and then had to bypass all the books that haven’t came out yet! Hahaha! And if you ever want to buddy read any, let me know! We obviously are missing out, true? Hehe! Happy reading, love! 💕xx

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  4. I’ve always wondered why Winter has such a high rating! I really liked Cinder but the other two books were just meh… curious as to why Winter is so great, but also not sure if I really want to pick up this series again…

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  5. The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of the top 5 audio books I have listened to. The narrator did an amazing job and the story being told is wonderful. Fantastic characters 😊 hope you do love it when you get around to it x

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    1. This is that good feedback I needed, Aaron! Thank you so much, love! How I have to buy it! Hehe! And I hope life has been treating you kindly, love! Remember – you deserve the entire universe and all the stars within it! 💕xx

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  6. The Book Thief is SO emotional, so I completely understand why you keep pushing it off. It’s something you should be in the right mind set for, however, I do hope you’ll read it and love it like I do in the end. (I sobbed like a little child!!!)

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    1. That’s it; I’m officially making sure I read this before the end of the year! You have me so excited, Kat! And… yeah, I’m already an emotional reader, so…. Haha! I hope whatever you’re currently reading is five star worthy, love! 💛xx

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    1. This post has become all my best friends telling me to tread The Book Thief and I’m here for it! (especially from you, Lily!) I’m going to make sure it gets read before the end of 2018! And thank you, Lily! You should totally do this post, too! But you’re going to eye roll when you go to your TBR, sort by avg rating, and see all the unreleased books that are 4.50+ and higher! Hahaha!

      Happy reading, beautiful! 💛xx

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      1. I’ll be crossing all my fingers for you to love it!! And ahh I’d love to do it, it looks like so much fun. It’ll also be a chance to sort out books I’ve lost interest in, probably. 😄

        Happy reading to you as well & I hope your day is kind to you! 💖

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  7. That’s a wonderful list… 😊😊😊 but then you do read great books and give us all lovely recommendations….
    And your posts are always such nice ideas.. this seems like a cool idea for me to try..

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    1. Awh, thank you so much, love! And yeah, this post just… made me so dang happy to even write up! And thank you for your feedback; that is for sure one of the ones I need to get to ASAP! Happy reading, love! 💕xx

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  8. So many good ones Mel! I shamefully have a few of these sitting on my shelf collecting dust unread (Nightingale, Lies of Locke Lamora and Ember 😳) we need those body double right about now! but on the flip-side…we have an endless well of great books to look forward to 💓

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    1. *takes out the 500 page notbook filled with our buddy reads* LET’S ADD SOME, BABE! Lmao! We should do Nightingale this fall or winter, for real! I am too hyped after this list to not read it! I hope you’re having happy reading, love! 💕xx

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    1. Yesss! Thank you for this comment! I feel like I really need to prioritize The Book Thief onto my TBR ASAP! Hahaha!

      I hope you’re having the happiest of reading, love! 💕xx

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  9. Winter was way too long, imo. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other books in the series. I’m probably in the minority bc my favorite in the series was still the first book. It’s the book that got me in the series. Again, I’m in the minority because I started losing my interest in the Lunar Chronicles when I was reading Cress. 🙊🙈

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    1. THIS IS ME! Like… I actually really enjoyed Scarlet, but I really disliked Cress! Which I know is hella unpopular of an opinion! But this is the validation I needed! Even though I’m a sucker and will probably read it eventually, too! 💕xx

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  11. Lovely post, Melanie! 💕 I think Lies of Locke Lamora is the book that’s been on my TBR for the longest and I really need to get to it! Everyone loves it, so I don’t know why I keep putting it off. I’m also super excited to read Girls Made of Stars, I just haven’t gotten my hands on a copy yet.

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  12. This is a cool post! I think a book I need to get to is Girl Made of Stars since there are so many positive reviews of it! It’s no surprise to find out it has such high average GR ratings. I’ve read two of the books you mentioned – An Ember in the Ashes and Shadow of the Wind. I loved both of those books and gave them 5 stars! 😀

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    1. Thank you so very much, Rachana! This is that amazing feedback that I needed! I can’t wait to read both of them! And I hope you and I both love Girl Made of Stars! I bet it had a good chance of making both of our “best of 2018” lists! Happy reading, love! 💕xx

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  13. I really love this post idea! Tbh I’m excited for you, because you have SO MANY GREAT READING EXPERIENCES IN STORE. Girl Made of Stars, The Shadow of the Wind, The Book Thief, and The Nightingale were all five-star reads for me. I have had Locke Lamora on my TBR forever, and I honestly don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say a bad thing about it. I’m so bad at picking up fantasy these days, but I really need to prioritize that one!

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    1. Oh my gosh, Madalyn! This was the validation I needed to add… all of these to my end of summer and fall TBR! Thank youuu! I’m so damn excited for Girls Made of Stars, because, like, all of my best friends say it’s their favorite book of 2018. *clutches pearls*

      I hope you’re having the happiest of reading, love! 💗xx

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  14. I’m here to gladly echo that The Book Thief is wicked fab and heartwrenching and wonderfully written – just so so unique with its storytelling techniques and truly knew what it was doing using death as narrator. So much love for that book and gawrsh I want the anniversary edition.

    OMG Fairy Tale is really really awesome!! So many great characters. I let it fall to the wayside somewhere around vol 20 while my friend was blasting through it and I rly must return to it. I suddenly became enamored/distracted with Delicious In Dungeon WHICH IS THE BOMB DOT COM. I wish that manga was a video game so much!!

    And ahhhh I need to read Girl Made of Stars. Fab post!

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    1. SHAI! This is the feedback I truly was looking for! And i haven’t read anyone say The Book Thief was written uniquely, so now I actually want to pick it up immediately. That is always something I love in books.

      AND FAIRY TALE TRULY SOUNDS LIKE EVERYTHING I’D LOVE! That’s is! I’m adding three volumes to my birthday list! I’m THAT confident because of you now! Hahaha!

      But seriously, thank you, thank you so much! You are the damn best! And… wanna buddy read Girl Made of Stars…. this September? 💗xx

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  15. Oh, I love the Lunar Chronicles, kind of sad you don’t love that series as much. I just think Cress and Thorne are the MOST ADORABLE couple in existence.
    Now, I really want to check out the highest rated books on my TBR. And it does NOT make sense to my why unpublished books with few ARCs have high ratings? I mean, it’s probably people just hyping it up, but that’s super annoying!

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    1. Hehe, I totally agree, Elizabeth! And yeah… I wish I was in love with the Lunar Chronicles, trust me! Hehe! But I hope you’re having teh happiest of reading, love! 💗xx

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