Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and continued by That Artsy Book Girl. Today’s topic is books on my spring tbr list.
- Antigonik by Sophocles, translated by Anne Carson, illustrated by Bianca Stone. I fell in love with Antigone in grade 12, and from the few pages I’ve read, this translation/creative interpretation is phenomenal.
- Silence: In the Age of Noise by Earling Kagge. Nafiza is very persuasive.
- Pushing Up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children by Joseph Bruchac. This was in the poetry section at the library, who knows why?
- The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee. Did I mention how persuasive Nafiza is?
- Lumberjanes Vol. 5: Band Together and Vol. 6: Sink or Swim. I can’t waaaait.
- Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. Have you seen the cover? I think Yash loved this (what other recommendation do I need?); watch for her review next month.
*grin* I’m glad to be so persuasive, Janet. I hope you enjoy the books as much as I did. The books on my list…well, there are many I’m currently reading. I’m just going to try reading them all and perhaps add in another one or two titles as they come along my way.
- Brazen by Penelope Bagieu
This is fantastic. I will be reviewing it once I’m done.
- The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X. R. Pan
Okay, this one is beautiful too as much as I have read of it anyway.
- Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
It’s Rachel Hartman. I don’t expect anything less than brilliant and the prologue already ensures me that I’m in for a ride.
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This book made it to the NYT Bestseller list which means a lot.
- The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
So okay, confession, I am not enjoying this as much as I want to but I’m trudging along.
- The Serpent’s Secret – Sayantani Dasgupta
I expect to enjoy the hell out of this one.
- The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
I am 84 pages in and this is getting interesting though I feel super scared for one of the characters. Please don’t die.
- Rebound by Kwame Alexander
You should all know how much I love Alexander’s books by now. I hope to get to this one soon.
- Heart Berries by Teresa Mailhot
I’ve heard way too much about this not to want to read it.
- Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
I read the first 20 pages and they were super engaging so I’m in.
I love verse novels. Verse novels use poetry, rather than prose, to tell their stories, and like graphic novels (and plain old prose novels, for that matter) they can tell just about any story imaginable, crossing genres, styles, tones and levels. Here are just a few of my favourite verse novels, which might serve as […]
Hardcover, 48 pages Published February 14th 2017 by National Geographic Society Source: Publisher With the way the world is going, it might not be an exaggeration to say that the only glimpses future generations will have of wild animals will be in books and recordings or perhaps highly exclusive zoos. National Geographic kids has used […]
When Mariah and her young brother Zeke are suddenly freed from slavery, they set out on Sherman’s long march through Georgia during the Civil War. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them forever and that freedom lies ahead. When she meets Caleb, an enigmatic young black man also on the […]
Hardcover, 176 pages Expected publication: February 14th 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers Source: ARC from Raincoast Books Rule #9 Don’t let others run over you. Always stand your ground. Defend your position. Kwame Alexander is one of my favourite poets/writers because his words are always so dynamic, so filled with movement and passion. […]
Janet Specifically, top 10 children’s literature-related books stories read for the first time in 2016. Oh goodness, this is difficult! My initial list was at least 28 titles long. Sorcerer to the Crown and Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson A Short History of Fantasy by Farah […]
A Book Wars original topic. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme run by Broke and Bookish and you can visit their page for more information. Today’s theme has to do with the scorn many adults face when people see them reading children’s lit or find out that they read children’s lit. What books would you […]
Janet Evidently I have read a LOT of books published in 2015 and almost none published in 2016. TBRm (to be remedied) soon, I hope! The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence. The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse. Nafiza Two things before I start this list. 1st, I’ve chosen to interpret this not […]
Not usually the easiest sell in an elementary or high school setting. A verse novel, however…. Thankfully there plenty of amazing verse novels that are likely turn even the most sceptical young readers into poetry lovers. Just don’t tell them it’s poetry. Verse novel sounds so much cooler. Booked / Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander […]
TTT is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish and this week we’re going to be gushing about the best books we’ve recently had the pleasure of reading. Join us in the comments! 🙂 Nafiza I’ve been lucky in my reading choices recently. Here are the books I’ve loved enough to give 5-stars to […]