Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about recommendations. So I am going to go with my Ten Graphic Novel And Manga Recommendations.

I’ve been reading more and more manga and graphic novels lately, and I’ve really been enjoying them (perhaps too much because I keep ignoring my older books in favor of manga I have recently bought). So I’d like to highly some of the ones I have read recently and really enjoyed.

  1. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples. Is this a surprise to anyone? This series is amazing and if you haven’t started it yet, you need to. Cannot wait for the next volume to come out.
  2. Erased by Kei Sanbe. I’m only two volumes in, because that’s all that’s released so far, but man, talk about a story that sucks you in.
  3. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier. This was such a wonderful and unique story. I loved it, my son enjoyed it, now I just need to get hubby to read it.
  4. A Silent Voice Yoshitoki Oima. A story about a deaf girl who got bullied, her bully and their growth from that moment on.
  5. A Bride’s Story by Kaoru Mori. This series is filled with rich art and a wonderful story to boot. It’s not something I thought I would enjoy, but I’m loving this one.
  6. Wolf Children by Mamoru Hosoda. I didn’t absolutely love this one, but the more I think about it, the more I appreciate the story. The anime was good as well.
  7. Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba. I haven’t read all of these yet, but I’ve really enjoyed what I have read and will be finishing this series soon.

And now some honorable mention for series that have been recommended to be, both directly and indirectly, but I haven’t read yet.

  1. Orange by Ichigo Takano.
  2. The Ancient Magnus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki.
  3. Nausicca of The Valley of The Wind by Hayao Miyazaki.
  4. Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya.

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far.

Oh man, I’ve read quite a few really good books this year, so it was quite easy to make this list. Here they are in no particular order.

  1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  2. Saga Vol 1-7 by Brian Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  3. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
  4. Erased Vol 1 by Kei Sanbe
  5. Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
  6. Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta
  7. A Bride’s Story Vol 1 by Kaoru Mori
  8. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  9. Your Name: A Light Novel by Makoto Shinkai
  10. Buffalo Girls by Larry McMurtry

There you have it, the best books I’ve read so far this year.

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t.

I have quite a few series that I have meant to start years ago but still haven’t gotten around to. Some have been patiently waiting on my shelf for 15+ years, which makes me feel even worse, knowing that it’s been that long. So here they are in no particular order.

  1. The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan. This one, or at least parts of it, has been on my shelf for 15 or so years. Hopefully I can start it soon since all the books are out – at least I’m pretty sure they are.
  2. Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Okay, technically I read one of these books about ten years ago, but it was the final book (or first depending on how you read them), so I need to actually read them in chronological order at some point.
  3. Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones. It took me a few years to track down these book, because I loved the anime so much, I wanted to check out the original source. However, I still haven’t started them, but I plan to at some point this year.
  4. The Troy Game by Sara Douglass. I fell in love with her Wayfarer Redemption series, so I had to get her other books, but I haven’t gotten around to reading this series or any of her others yet.
  5. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. This one I’m not sure about. I got the books some years ago, but I’ve heard good and bad things about it, so for now it will continue to sit on my shelf.
  6. Unicorn Saga by John Lee. This is a more recent addition to my shelf, but I still haven’t gotten around to starting it yet. I still need to track down two books in the series, and am waiting until I get them before starting the books.
  7. Camulod Chronicles by Jack Whyte. Some of these books have been on my shelf for close to ten years, but still haven’t read any of them yet.

Those are the only ones I can think of at the moment. Usually I don’t have an issue starting series, it’s finishing them that I often struggle with.

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Ten Books That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List.

I’ve been trying really hard not to add too many new books to my TBR, since it’s kind of too big for it’s own good at this point, but of course I still add some. So here are the ten books that I’ve recently added to my TBR List.

  1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  2. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  3. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow
  4. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  5. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  6. World of Warcraft: Traveler by Greg Weisman
  7. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson
  8. Holy Shit: A Brief History of Swearing by Melissa Mohr
  9. Your Name, Volume 1 by Makoto Shinkai
  10. The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

There you have it, those are the books I have recently added to my TBR. The genres are all over the place, but since I read books for each genre that makes sense. What books have you recently added to your TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017.

Since I’m not really keeping track of any new releases this year, I’m going to go with the books I’m looking forward to reading from my TBR int he second half of 2017. So here they are in n particular order.

  1. Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre
  2. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  3. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
  4. The Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill
  5. The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe
  6. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  7. Rhapsody: Child of Blood by Elizabeth Haydon
  8. I, Robot by Issac Asimov
  9. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  10. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

There you have it. It’s a lot of older books, but that’s what I enjoy reading more than new releases (for the most part). What books are you looking forward to in the second half of the year?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Fandoms I’m A Part Of.

I don’t know if I have ten fandoms or not, but I’ll see how close I can get.

  1. Star Wars. Well, duh! I am obsessed with Star Wars and this should come as no surprise to anyone who has ever visited this blog. It’s awesome.
  2. Friends. I loved this show when it was on the air and still enjoy watching reruns when I spot them on TV. If the urge to watch it really gets to me, I can whip out my trusty DVDs of the series and watch whatever episode I want to.
  3. Xena: Warrior Princess. Loved the TV series. Another one of those shows I religiously watched and often rewatch on DVD when the need arises.
  4. She-Ra: Princess of Power. This show was my childhood and I still love it today. I would give anything for a live action She-Ra movie.
  5. Studio Ghibli. I love all of their movies, at least the ones I have seen, which is pretty much all of them. I seriously felt at a loss when Hayao Miyazaki retired, but luckily he has come out of retirement to make one more film – hopefully more.

Okay, that’s it. I feel like there might be a couple of more, but honestly I’m drawing a blank at this moment.

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet.

It may sound strange, but there aren’t a lot of authors I want to meet. Like, I want to meet plenty of authors, but there are only a few that I would really drop everything to go see. So here they are, in no particular order.

  1. Karen Amanda Hooper. Seriously, I want to meet her so badly. I talk to her somewhat regularly online, but actually getting to meet her would be a dream come true. One day it will happen, one day.
  2. Kristen Britain. Every since reading Green Rider, I have wanted to meet her. Perhaps one day it will happen.
  3. Peter S. Beagle. Technically I have already met him once. But I was so star struck that I couldn’t even speak. He is supposed to be doing another The Last Unicorn tour sometime soon, so I am really looking forward to seeing him again and actually talk to him.
  4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I have loved all of her books and it would be absolutely amazing to meet her.
  5. Christie Golden. Between her World of Warcraft and Star Wars books, I have enjoyed a lot of her writing. Getting to meet her would be awesome.
  6. Ann Aguirre. After reading her Sirantha Jax and Dred Chronicles series, I would love to meet her.

Well, that’s all I can think of at the moment. There are lots of other authors I wouldn’t mind meeting, but these are the ones I want to meet the most.