I'm not complaining. Really. I'm not. Because I know how hard it is to let some characters go. As both a reader and a writer, there are just some stories that cannot be contained with the covers of one measly little book. Not only do you need that second, third, fourth, sixty-eighth book to do justice to your characters' lives, but you CRAVE those extra moments with them.
So, I understand why there are so freaking many multi-book story-lines out there. Really. I do.
Just once, I'd like to someone to offer up a great book for my reading pile that is NOT part of an epic saga.
So, where does the Friday Five come in, you ask? Simple. First, I will give you five books I've read that are not part of a series, and all I ask in return is that you fun folks do the same in the comments.
Sounds easy, right? Yeah, you'd think that...but not so much.
BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys ... I read this a couple of years ago, and I still can't stop thinking about it. It's the first book I think of when someone asks me what they should read. Beautiful, gripping, gut-wrenching and HAUNTING. I also have her second novel OUT OF THE EASY on my TBR pile, just haven't read it yet...