Like my wednesday challenge, I'm not sure I will be able to alwayyyyys do this but still, I'mma try! It will probably fun.
Now, since I don't give a lot of 5 stars, I will edit the challenge from "10 Books I gave 5 Stars Recently" to "10 Books I gave 5 Stars ever".
And here we goooo:
1. Baltasar and Blimunda, José Saramago
Even though my list has no order whatsoever this would always be my number 1 because it's my favorite book everrrrr. So this is the story of Baltasar, 7 suns, and Blimunda, 7 moons, and the construction of the Mafra Convent which is one of the coolest buildings ever in Portugal. Also, Saramago has a super different writing and makes me believe I can be different too. So I reccomend this book to everyone I know because it's rad and the coolest!
2. An Abudance of Katherines, John Green
This was my first John Green book and it was also my favorite. I found it really hilarious and so easy to read, plus the characters actually had some personality (unlike other books I've read from him).... or maybe I just liked because it's about a Kat and I feel important!
3. Diário do Último Ano, Florbela Espanca
I don't think this book has ever been translated to English. Florbela Espanca is one of the most famous and liked portuguese poets who lived a very dramatic life; some of her poems are now songs (see: Perdidamente by Trovante) and this is a diary of her last year (that is literally the title: Diary of Last Year). This is one of my fav books because she is one of my fav poets and even though this book is so sad, it's also very poetic.
4. My Sweet Orange Tree, José Mauro de Vasconcelos
This book is soooooo sad but sooooo good. I remember that when I was little I watched this show on TV and then I read the book and I felt all the feelings again. It's about a child that has to grown up very fast, his loyal friend a sweet orange tree and a portuguese old man who becomes the child's protector. It's so good. Everyone should read it. (But also have Kleenex at their side while doing so).
5. The Other Boleynn Girl, Philippa Gregory
I have mentioned before that this was the book that made me fall in love with Philippa Gregory (even if I fell out of love when I read the sequel) but I just adored to read this book and I feel like I learned so much about the Tudors from it. Or maybe it's because this book made me search like crazy about the Tudors. I just love it.
6. Wallbanger, Alice Clayton
For me, this is THE book! I loooove it. And also, it made me a slave to Alice Clayton so I'll probably read everything she ever writes, even if it's her grocery list. I also love this book because it was the first proper comedy book I read and I had a great time reading it!
7. Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
8. To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee
If there's something that makes me so angry that I turn so red that I could explode, it's inequity and discrimination so this book spoke right to my heart. I really liked how the story is told from the eyes of a little child that doesn't understand why things are the way they are....even if they shouldn't be.
9. D. Amélia, Isabel Stilwell
This is another portuguese book that I don't know if is translated to english. This is a book about the last Queen of Portugal, Amelia of Orleans (the D. is for Dona, something we call royal members or older people). I didn't care much for the writing at some points but I loved this Queen, she did such good, and the book follows her life from before she came to the country until she married King Charles.
10. Rafa: My Story, Rafael Nadal and John Carlin
This book is about Rafael Nadal and that is basically the only reason why I've read it: because I love this guy. He is like my favorite person in the entire planet. It's not that the book is so cool but the fact that Rafa is! Also, I remember that I had to ask someone to get it for me when they vacationed in another country (oh my little 13 year old self, so unaware of ebay and all those online stores....sigh). This was the first and only book about sports I've read....it's also probably gonna be the last, if Rafa doesn't write another book.