Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten books I really love… but haven’t talked about in a while.


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 isΒ 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! πŸ™‚

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.

All Men of Genius

3) Alive in Necropolis by Doug Dorst: Set in a graveyard, with cops and ghosts. Unique, to say the least.

alive in necropolis

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.

night strangers

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.

My Year of Meats

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.

Mystery of Grace

10) Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn: Word lovers unite! If you enjoy clever word play, you can’t miss with this book.

Ella Minnow Pea

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.

  1. 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.

    Great List.

  2. Wow, interesting list Lisa! I’m only familiar with a few of these titles–and yay for The Golem and the Jinni πŸ˜€ –but the others do sound very interesting too πŸ™‚ I have yet to read anything by Charles de Lint; really need to fix that one of these days haha.

    My TTT

  3. 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. πŸ™‚

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. Oooh wonderful, obscure list. I haven’t read a single one of these! Off to add a bunch to my TBR. lol

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