So far on my Goodreads reading challenge, I have read 48/50 books. Here are my top 5 so far, and in no particular order of enjoyment πŸ“š

1. The Dry – Jane Harper. A powerful story, involving the murders of an entire family in a rural town in Australia. 5/5 A favorite of mine

2. At the edge of the Orchard – Tracy Chevalier. Historical fiction at its best. The story explores the cultivation of apple trees in the swamps of Ohio, and the harshness of life during this time. A real page turner 5/5

3. The light between oceans – M L Stedman. A whimsical historical love story, set on a lighthouse off Western Australia, and the young married couple who tend it. A sweet story 5/5

4. The other side of the world – Stephanie Bishop. This story tells of the relationship between a married couple as they embark on a journey to Australia from their native England. A good story, if a little slow in places 4/5

5. Out of Bounds – Val McDermid. Crime writing at its best, and another cracking murder to solve for DCI Karen Pirie 5/5