Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish. This one is a random pick from their list of previous topics.
- Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older: WHERE IS MY SEQUEL?!! WHERE IS THE TV SHOW?!? #SixSeasonsAndAMovie
- Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers: There is no getting over this one. This one is, if possible, more brutal than All the Rage.
- The Arrival by Shaun Tan: Some books just never leave your mind …
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: … and this one is also one of those that linger.
- The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson: *clings*
- Battle Royale by Koushan Takami: This book was awesome in the goriest sense of the word. It was also stunning to me how much of a predecessor it is to The Hunger Games and honestly, I’m still not over the horror of it or the originality of it.
- Journey by Aaron Becker: This picturebook always captures my imagination. It is wordless and it follows a girl with a stick of magic chalk as she leaves everyday life for an adventure in her imagination. Love it.
- More Than This by Patrick Ness: I just really enjoyed the creativity of this book and the cliff-hanger ending and trying to figure out what “more than this” really is it’s . . . captivating.
- The Lord of the Flies by William Golding: This one is just so… frightening and yet I can’t deny that the events ring so true. I also can’t help but think that, at least symbolically, the events of the novel are happening right now (humans on paradise turn it into a dystopia and kill each other (ok, pretty boiled down but you get the gist)).
- Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett: In my mind one of Pratchett’s best books and one of the most, if not the most, clever time travel and temporal continuum books I’ve ever read.
- Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth Nix. (And the short stories.)
- Not a book but two tv shows: Avatar: the Last Airbender (and subsequent comics!) and Legend of Korra. The mix of at times goofy adventures, heroism, humour, and real, all-too-often-swept-under-the-carpet problems and facts of life, such as imperialism/colonialism, ultranationalism, racial/ethnic tension, abusive or absent parents, PTSD, sibling rivalry – as well as what is good and lovely, such as sibling affection, chosen families, kindness, love, courage, friendship, redemptive story arcs, forgiveness, and (of course) tea, is impossible to resist.
- Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, for reasons beyond counting. Reason 632: the chapter in which Sophie expresses her feelings with weed killer.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single book in possession of bitingly funny social satire, characters of courage and kindness, rage at unjust socio-economic systems, and uncomfortable mirrors held to its readers’ faces, must be in
want of a readera book worth reading. Or rather, a book that makes its readers sneer, beam, rage, smile, and sigh (or wince) within the span of, say, three pages (at most), is a book that rather stays with one.
- Whatever I’m reading at the moment/read earlier today/read yesterday/read last week.
- The Spiritwalker Trilogy by Kate Elliott because I’m still always talking about it. It lingers in my mind, the story. I may need to reread it soon.
- The Colours of Madeleine by Jaclyn Moriarty because the world and the story are so vivid and I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE LAST ONE AAARGHH.
- For the same reasons, The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater.
- Also, since I finished it recently Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Crowley and Aziraphale ftw.
- 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I don’t know if I loved this novel but due to its bizarre-ness, I keep thinking about it at odd moments.
- Also, Shoot by George Bowering and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I don’t think anyone can get over The Handmaid’s Tale.