Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I am so excited to participate in Top 10 Tuesday for the first time! I love books and making lists, so this ought to be fun.

This week’s topic is “Top 10 Books From My Favorite Genre.”

I wanted to pick so many different genres that I love, but ultimately I chose Fantasy. I’ve been reading Fantasy since I was a kid and it’s probably what I listen to and seek out most consistently. There’s something about faraway worlds and astounding powers and magical adventures that has always called to me.

For starters, I could not choose favorite books within most of these series, so I just put the series on the list. Some of these are listed because I’ve read them recently and they were amazing and some are old childhood favorites, full of sentimental love. All of them have made me laugh, cry, and want to throw things. I’d recommend any single one of them.

So here are ten of my favorites, in no particular order:

Tell me your favorites! If you had to pick a genre, which would be your top choice?

Reviews

Mini-reviews!

Sometimes I read a book and it’s either not long enough to write a full review, not new enough to write a full review, or I just don’t have time to write all the reviews I would like to write. That’s where mini-reviews come in!

Here are some of the books I’ve been reading this week and some of my thoughts about them, without all the fanfare:

Croquette and Empanada by Ana Oncina

This adorable little gem is a short book of comics following the lives of Croquette and Empanada. These delightful little stuffed foods fall in love and navigate the trappings of a relationship, such as who gets the covers at night and who kills bugs in the apartment. I read this DRC courtesy of Andrews McCeel Publishing and I look forward to seeing it come to print, it’s so cute.

Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

I JUST finished this book this morning and WOW! I have yet to remain emotionally stable through either of the Illuminae Files so far, and I’m hoping to squeeze the third one in before June. I can’t believe this author duo managed to top Illuminae, because I was doubtful. They totally did, guys. My mind is still a little blown. I love both the physical and audio copies of this book, so descriptive and motion-packed. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes some YA space action.

Internment by Samira Ahmed

I still can’t decide if this book was refreshing or depressing or wonderful, or most likely it’s all three. This just hit close to home, so accurate to our world now, which is the whole point of it. So I guess it accomplished its task! It felt good to read through a satisfying conclusion to what I wish was as simple of a solution in the real world. But that’s more of a critique of the real world than Internment. For anyone struggling with the emotional climate in America today, check out Internment.

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Technically I’m not finished with this one yet, I’m about halfway through it, but I just have to say…wow. And since I’m reading this for my Mark-up Exchange, I’ve been writing that word next to a lot of moments in this book. I need to diversify. This book is completely and totally insane. I’m enjoying every second of it. What the hell?!

What have you finished this week?