Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While.
Hmmm. I guess that rules out Outlander! 🙂
Here are a bunch of books that I do really love, but don’t seem to have included on any of my lists in a while:
1) Kindred by Octavia Butler: A powerful tale of time travel, set in the 1970s and the antebellum South.
2) All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen: A clever, funny, fast-paced steampunk comedy.
3) Alive in Necropolis by Doug Dorst: Set in a graveyard, with cops and ghosts. Unique, to say the least.
4) 11/22/63 by Stephen King: Another time-travel masterpiece.
5) The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker: Such a beautiful story (here’s my review).
6) The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian: One of the spookiest ghost stories I’ve ever read.
7) My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki: A book about a Japanese TV show sponsored by the American beef industry? Yes, the topic sounds odd, but it’s an incredible book.
8) Deerskin by Robin McKinley: A fairy tale that’s dark and disturbing; not a children’s book.
9) The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint: Another ghost story, this one about love and connections.
10) Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn: Word lovers unite! If you enjoy clever word play, you can’t miss with this book.
What books made your list this week? Please share your links!
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21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten books I really love… but haven’t talked about in a while.”
Kindred sounds like a very interesting book. It was recommended to me right after I read The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I hope to find it soon. I also loved Stephen King’s book. Only book that I have read on time travel and it was great.
That Stephen King book is indeed a masterpiece! 😀
Nice picks for this week! I haven’t read any of the books on your list… I’ll have to expand my reading horizons!!
Here’s a link to my TTT for this week:
These look fabulous. I read The Golem and the Jinni but haen’t really talked much about it on the blog.
I’ve read a couple books by Chris Bohjalian – but not this one. Sounds like a great choice!
I loved 11/22/63. I totally didn’t expect to. Great pick for the list. 👍
I’ve been meaning to read 11/23/63 but it’s just so long! I’m having trouble getting up the courage to start.
My TTT: https://booksbeyondmeasure.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/top-ten-tuesday-8/
Wow, interesting list Lisa! I’m only familiar with a few of these titles–and yay for The Golem and the Jinni 😀 –but the others do sound very interesting too 🙂 I have yet to read anything by Charles de Lint; really need to fix that one of these days haha.
Some of these look really good. I’m adding a few to my TBR. Thanks for that! Haha. Great list! 🙂
I haven’t read many of these but love love love DEERSKIN!!! So good! I have heard wonderful things abotu the Golem and the Jinni from many people; I guess I’ll have to try it one day 🙂
I read Kindred back in college and it was absolutely amazing – I need to read more by Butler. 🙂
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Ella Minnow Pea! I loved that book! Gah! Also, I really need to read Golem and the Jinni. It’s been on my tbr for forever. I will get to it one day! Here’s my TTT. 🙂
Man, I haven’t thought of Deerskin in like a decade! Thanks for reminding me of that book 🙂
Hey, Kindred made my top ten list too! That was my first Octavia Butler book, but it will not be my last. I loved her writing.
The Golem and the Jinni is a book I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t for ages. Seeing it here reminded me just how much I wanted to read it. Thank you for the wonderful list!
My Year of Meats looks interesting, I think the cultural differences in eating would be fascinating to read about (not sure if that’s what it’s about per se) but I might have to take a look at that one.
oooo Ella Minnow Pea sounds fun! My TTT
That Stephen King book sounds interesting!
Here’s my TT: http://pitchblacksky.net/top-ten-tuesday/
Great list. I have Ella Minnow Pea on my list too, and Kindred is on my short list of books that I need to get to soon.
Loveee your pics. I’m bookmarking this one for future references. Especially piqued with Deerskin and Alive in Necropolis. These are graphic novels, are they?
Oooh wonderful, obscure list. I haven’t read a single one of these! Off to add a bunch to my TBR. lol