Are you ready for round 3 of Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm’s alphabet themed topic for July’s Top 5?
If not you better get ready because I’m about to start!
Kill the Farm Boy isn’t actually a book that I’ve read but it’s on my TBR and so it gets included. There’s much about this that appeals to me but the main draw is that it is a parody of fairy tales and the epic ‘Chosen One’ plot.
I adore fairy tales but I also adore parodies so with those two power’s combined I am Captain Planet!
No wait…. with those two genre’s combined I am hopefully a happy reader. I got muddled there for a sec. Let’s hope this book isn’t.
Ah Little Women! Quite possibly the first actual ‘adult’ novel that I read. I was quite obsessed with this in my younger years and actually it serves as a wonderful comfort read even now.
This was a book that actually taught me a valuable life lesson – don’t go around losing your temper – as that’s exactly what Jo kept doing. I saw a lot myself in Jo (as I think a lot of did) but also saw a lot of myself in Amy and one of my controversial book opinions of all times relates to this book.
From one book with a bookish gal to another! Roald Dahl books remain a delight even in my adult years and there’s a reason why he was one of the most prolific children’s writers. Check out his adult short stories though – they are most wonderful and some are wonderfully eerie!
Matilda (if you don’t know) is all about a girl who loves to read (which we can all relate to) but who also takes care of things using her telekinetic powers (which we probably can’t relate to but wish we could).
I was torn between The Night Circus or Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman but as Neverwhere will feature on the Book Theme I’m doing later this week I decided to go with The Night Circus.
I’ve mentioned this book so many times on this blog so I won’t provide a large explanation here only that I thought this was fantastic.
It’s also a debut novel which took Erin Morgenstern years to get an agent for/ published and I only say that because this has reached dizzying levels of love from the bookish community so to all your aspiring debut authors – never give up on your dreams.
If you’re looking for a crime caper story with a heap of humor and a slither of romance then look no further than One for the Money. While I do feel that the series is lacking in luster in the later years (and I may have given up sooner than most) the first book is still the funniest and most original.
Stephanie Plum is the right kind of hapless go-getter who really shouldn’t have become a bounty hunter but that is part of its ultimate charm.
Morelli by the way. That’s the guy who I think she should end up with after this 25 year old series plays out. Morelli for the win.
Have you heard of the above? Read any? Loved any? Wanted to create origami shapes out of any because you feel you need to get some use out of what you see as wasted pages?
Let me know any and all thoughts!
I’ll see you next week for the last ‘easy’ week of P – T before it gets really tricky!