TTT: All-Time Favourite Books of X Genre

TTT Top Ten Tuesday The Book Wars

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke and the Bookish and this week we pick our top favourite books in X genre. I’ll let each book warrior pick their genre (no repeats, please) and remember YA and MG are not genres. Okay, go:

Yash

The genre I pick is horror/paranormal, but I guess most of these are scary because they mess with your minds, not because they particularly make use of horror tropes:

  1. The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
  2. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
  3. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  4. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
  5. Salsa Nocturna: Stories by Daniel José Older

 

Jane

Wordless picture books wordless picture books wordless picture books!!

I pick wordless picture books!

Only ten, though? This could be a real challenge….

  1. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
  2. Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
  3. Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
  4. Journey by Aaron Becker
  5. The Boy and The Airplane by Mark Pett
  6. Float by Daniel Miyares
  7. Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson
  8. Pool by JiHyeon Lee
  9. Wave by Suzy Lee
  10. Goodnight, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

Nafiza

I pick SFF because how can I not?

  1. The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes
    A heist high fantasy with a black woman as the ringleader. It’s superb and my library is getting books 2 and 3. I can’t wait to revisit this world.
  2. The Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy by Martha Wells
    This was fantastic. A nice mix between science and fantasy, matriarchal societies, portals, ships, wonderful things. I fancy a reread.
  3. The Witch’s Boy – Kelly Barnhill
    4. Books of Oreyn by Cat Hellisen
  4. The Dark Days Club – Alison Goodman
  5. Uprooted – Naomi Novik
  6. The Queen of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner
  7. Finnikin of the Rock – Melina Marchetta
  8. The Water and the Wild – K. E. Ormsbee
  9. Spiritwalker – Kate Elliott
  10. The Books of Pellinor – Alison Croggon

Janet

Historical fiction

  1. The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope: Elizabethan England and people who may or may not be the faerie folk.
  2. Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw: horribly inaccurate (Hapshetsut was AMAZING, not evil, thank you very much) but I love the bold, almost amoral protagonist.
  3. Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden: Niska, an Oji-Cree medicine woman, and her nephew Xavier, who serves as part of the Canadian forces in the Great War, and their healing and regaining of self.
  4. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands. As I’ve said before, explosions! historical fiction that reads like fantasy! mentor-figures and best friends and adventure!
  5. Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster: which is kind of cheating because it was a contemporary novel when she wrote it buuuut contemporary then is history today, so can this count? The novel helped bring about orphanage reform in the USA, which was an important historical shift, right?
  6. Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein: women in World War Two.
  7. Elizabeth Wein’s Aksumite novels, particularly A Coalition of Lions: Aksum (modern-day Ethiopia, mostly) and Camelot (part of modern-day Britain) and a marvelously complex world with marvelously twisty and determined characters.
  • Suspect my wishlist might regret me checking out the books on the wordless picture books list!

    • Your comment just reminded me that Shaun Tan’s new book must be out by now!

    • As a team I think we increase each other’s TBR piles every Tuesday. :/

      • So…many….books….so….little…time….

        Thankfully you can breeze through the wordless picture books pretty efficiently… 😉

  • I love the variety in the post! And, Mr. Wuffles!! 😀

    Check out my TTT.

    • LOVE Mr. Wuffles!! And not just because librarians are by their very nature obsessed cat lovers. 😉

  • I loved Uprooted! Rose Under Fire made me want to cry, and I don’t think, good as it was, I’d read it again. My TTT

  • I love wordless picture books! The Arrival is so perfect, so beautiful, so kyun (that’s my new word: the japanese sound effect of your heart being squeezed by a powerful emotion. Why doesn’t English have a word for that?). New Shaun Tan: yay! Have you seen Weisner’s Flotsam? Very cool. There’s a third Journey book now; I just picked it up. Love the art in those.

    I’ve got to get my hands on the Books of Pellinor. And it is past time for me to reread the Aksumite novels.