TTT: Books You’re Still Not Over

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish. This one is a random pick from their list of previous topics.

Yash

  1. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older: WHERE IS MY SEQUEL?!! WHERE IS THE TV SHOW?!? #SixSeasonsAndAMovie
  2. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers: There is no getting over this one. This one is, if possible, more brutal than All the Rage.
  3. The Arrival by Shaun Tan: Some books just never leave your mind …
  4. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: … and this one is also one of those that linger.
  5. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson: *clings*

Steph

  1. Battle Royale by Koushan Takami: This book was awesome in the goriest sense of the word. It was also stunning to me how much of a predecessor it is to The Hunger Games and honestly, I’m still not over the horror of it or the originality of it.
  2. Journey by Aaron Becker: This picturebook always captures my imagination. It is wordless and it follows a girl with a stick of magic chalk as she leaves everyday life for an adventure in her imagination. Love it.
  3. More Than This by Patrick Ness: I just really enjoyed the creativity of this book and the cliff-hanger ending and trying to figure out what “more than this” really is it’s . . . captivating.
  4. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding: This one is just so… frightening and yet I can’t deny that the events ring so true. I also can’t help but think that, at least symbolically, the events of the novel are happening right now (humans on paradise turn it into a dystopia and kill each other (ok, pretty boiled down but you get the gist)).
  5. Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett: In my mind one of Pratchett’s best books and one of the most, if not the most, clever time travel and temporal continuum books I’ve ever read.

Janet

  1. Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth Nix. (And the short stories.)
  2. Not a book but two tv shows: Avatar: the Last Airbender (and subsequent comics!) and Legend of Korra. The mix of at times goofy adventures, heroism, humour, and real, all-too-often-swept-under-the-carpet problems and facts of life, such as imperialism/colonialism, ultranationalism, racial/ethnic tension, abusive or absent parents, PTSD, sibling rivalry – as well as what is good and lovely, such as sibling affection, chosen families, kindness, love, courage, friendship, redemptive story arcs, forgiveness, and (of course) tea, is impossible to resist.
  3. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, for reasons beyond counting. Reason 632: the chapter in which Sophie expresses her feelings with weed killer. 
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single book in possession of bitingly funny social satire, characters of courage and kindness, rage at unjust socio-economic systems, and uncomfortable mirrors held to its readers’ faces, must be in want of a reader a book worth reading. Or rather, a book that makes its readers sneer, beam, rage, smile, and sigh (or wince) within the span of, say, three pages (at most), is a book that rather stays with one.
  5. Whatever I’m reading at the moment/read earlier today/read yesterday/read last week.

Nafiza

  1. The Spiritwalker Trilogy by Kate Elliott because I’m still always talking about it. It lingers in my mind, the story. I may need to reread it soon.
  2. The Colours of Madeleinby Jaclyn Moriarty because the world and the story are so vivid and I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE LAST ONE AAARGHH.
  3. For the same reasons, The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater.
  4. Also, since I finished it recently Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Crowley and Aziraphale ftw.
  5. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I don’t know if I loved this novel but due to its bizarre-ness, I keep thinking about it at odd moments.
  6. Also, Shoot by George Bowering and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I don’t think anyone can get over The Handmaid’s Tale. 
  • The Howl’s Moving Castle mention had me like “YAASSS” 😛

    • Janet

      There really is no forgetting Sophie and Howl and Calcifer, is there?

      • Absolutely no way. I’m pretty sure they were my first OTP 😀