Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Topic : Books You Love that You Haven’t Talked About in a While
I’ve only been book blogging for a few months now… actually no, scratch that. I had a stint doing reviews of exclusively animal related non-fiction a while back, but we’ll just ignore that.
Anyway, though I’ve only been writing about books for a few months, I’ve been reading them as a primary hobby for nearly my entire life. So for today’s TTT we’re going to look at some of the fiction titles that I’ve read in the past two years that would’ve done very well on my ratings system… if this blog had existed at the time.
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood : After I read this for the first time all I wanted to do was talk about it and read more about it, and curl up in a corner and cry.
- Neuromancer by William Gibson : The novel that essentially created Cyberpunk, and spawned words and concepts that we today take for granted.
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik : An inventive fantasy entrenched in Eastern European traditions and tales. I need to read more of that world.
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel : A dystopian future, a comic book, Shakespeare, and the will to survive.
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline : A explosion of fun if you were a kid who lived and breathed games and the culture surrounding them.
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness : I never expected to enjoy a supernatural romance novel, but this first book surprised me. The sequels… not so much.
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas : I recommend this book more than any other title. It has literally everything.
- The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle : A gorgeously stunning world and what it means to be immortal.
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman : A contemporary fusion of myths and modern fantasy, one of my all time favorites.
- Wool by Hugh Howey : Another post-apocalyptic future, where humanity’s remnant live underground, shielded from everything.