Top Ten Tuesday is a
meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Every week you write a list of ten
things. This week the prompt is the Top Ten books you’ve read so far this year,
and here are mine. Whoo.
This is the first
volume in the graphic novel series Locke and Key, and it’s so good. The artwork
is really good. The plot is really good, it’s a really good set up for the rest
of the series, the keys are intriguing and I am very excited to see how it
continues. So excited.
This is the second
book in the Fairyland series and there is more September and Saturday, and more
Ell and we’re in Fairyland-Below and there’s so much darkness and awesome.
September has grown from being a heartless child to becoming a teenager with
sort of a heart and it’s just really good. I should just get to the third book
as soon as possible. It’s fun.
I thought Cinder and
Scarlet were amazing, they’re really great, Cress is even better. It was great,
Cress is an amazing character. Cress is a retelling of Rapunzel, and Cress has
been trapped in a satellite for a long ass time. And she has found ways to
entertain herself. She likes looking at earth, she likes Cinder, and she has a
crush on Carswell Thorne, and it’s a sensational book. She has created her own
little world and she’s slightly crazy from being locked away and isolated.
She’s amazing. And it’s such a good book.
I didn’t know how
rabidly I would love this book. It’s so good. I had it on my bookshelves
forever, because I buy things, and then forget about them. Then I read them
like five years later and I get extremely happy, sometimes. Anyways. It’s about
a crew of conmen and it’s so good. It’s awesome. I’m babbling. I wrote a
review, which I think is more coherent, possibly.
I’m not gonna lie, I
picked up the first book in this series based solely on the pun in the title.
Because I am an idiot. Luckily they are friggin’ amazing. I don’t know why I
love them so much, because there are things in it that would normally piss me
off, shifting perspectives for example, don’t care. Sam is delightful, he’s
tough and strong and he’s flawed and I love him, and he has the most
pretentious of all the names, Samhain Corvus LeCroix, I LOVE HIM. And Lish
McBride, she’s a genius. Anyway. It’s good.
Mah. It’s incredible.
There is a bit of a lull in the middle, but mostly it is freaking amazing.
Kvothe is sort of an arrogant asshole, which to me is surprisingly part of the
joy. I don’t know why I love unlikeable people, I just tend to do. Anyway, it’s
about a young man named Kvothe, who can do magic and stuff, and it’s awesome.
I’m going to read the next one soon, it’ll be great.
This is a Norwegian
book about an awesome badass of a girl. She’s an antihero in her way and she
has to grow up being different, which I loved. It’s about Norse mythology, and
humans are the ones who are different, which is really cool. Hirka is my new
hero, and I can’t wait for the next book to learn more about her and what
happens to her. So get it together Siri Pettersen, I’m excited.
It was an amazing
conclusion to a great trilogy. There are so many things coming to a head.
Things come together and things end and there are so many issues the characters
have to work out. They made me think about different issues and how the world
isn’t black and white and it’s wonderful and awesome and I loved it.
I’m cheating, but
it’s fine. Moon Called is a book I bought sort of on a whim, it sounded
interesting and I was buying other books on Better World Books and I needed
another book to even out my order. Now I’m obsessed. I almost instantly bought
the next book and they’re so good. Mercy is a great main character, the world
Briggs has created is great, and the action just sucked me in and they’re so
I like weird
science-y stuff. I like slightly inappropriate science, by which I mean, the
scientists didn’t stop at the point of common decency where other people think,
I should just leave this alone, we’ll never know. These mavericks of science
think: if there’s no research into where beestings hurt the most I’ll find
someone willing and sting them. They are champions. I love it.