Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was started by The Broke and The Bookish.
I actually discovered this super fun list-ical from the good ladies over at The Book Wars whom you should definitely follow. I feel like we’re friends and they don’t even know me…
June 30: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015
Just in the order that they popped into my head…
1) East of Eden, John Steinbeck: I hated Grapes of Wrath, which I know is like totally blasphemous in terms of literary fiction but there you have it, so I held out a long time on reading East of Eden. Which was a mistake. East of Eden is an epic, brilliant story about family, love, hatred, good and evil.
2) The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin: This book, yall. It is so lovely. The story of a bookstore owner in a small town who receives a package one night that changes his life. To say anything else would ruin the beauty of the story. Just read it.
3) Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessl: This book was super-hyped when it came out in 2010 as the author was only 27 years old at the time, and was paid a hefty advance for a debut novel. (Ms. Pessl is also really beautiful which shouldn’t have worked against her but apparently did, because patriarchy, misogyny, ya know.) A lot of people didn’t like it for just that reason but I really enjoyed this novel. It was funny and smart and a little precocious at times. It’s a challenging and fun read.
4) The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon: As I was reading The Bone Season I wasn’t entirely sure how I felt about it. It is a dystopian novel but much more supernatural than I had anticipated, which isn’t a bad thing, but just took a bit of mind-adjustment while reading. This story is action-packed, suspenseful and does a fantastic job of creating a realistic world.
5) Attachments, Rainbow Rowell: This was my second (or third maybe) time to read Attachments, so yeah, I love this book. Rowell is a master at crafting super realistic characters. I feel like the characters in the novel are my real-life friends. If you enjoy John Green novels, you’ll love Rainbow Rowell.
So I guess we’ll call this version Top 5 Tuesday but this should do for now…