Hello everybody! I am glad to be back today with the meme/series by Nikki @ The night is dark and full of books. For Searching Saturday, each Saturday has a new topic and you talk about books that fit into that topic to add to your TBR or just to inform your readers about. For info on how to join in, click here. Without further hesitation, let’s get into this Searching Saturday.
This week’s topic is: Search for books with a Goodreads rating of 4.00 or higher.
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
“On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life.
But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.
Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?” – Goodreads
This book has a 4.24 rating on Goodreads. I found it in the Contemporary section of Goodreads and I was drawn to it by the obvious diversity of the cover and the beautiful covers on the stark what background.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
“Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan.
So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.” – Goodreads
This novel has a 4.25 rating on Goodreads. I found it in the Fiction section and I was drawn to the trinkets on the cover as I could not see what they were and they are just beautiful.
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
“There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.” – Goodreads
This last one has a 4.19 rating on Goodreads and I found it in the Young Adult genre and it was one of the only ones I hadn’t heard of that had a rating higher than 4.00. I do kind of like the cover with the mystery blood and pull if you really enjoy adventure and especially pirates.
That’s all I have for you today! Comment below what books you’ve given a 5 star rating to lately – Kambria