Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Ten Books That Feature Characters That Are Non-Humans.

A lot of books that I read, and I’m sure everyone else reads, focuses on human or humanoid characters. So I thought it would be fun to list books that I have read, and a few that I haven’t, where non-human characters play a major role, if not are the main character of the book.

  1. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. I had to start the list off with Black Beauty, after all, this is essentially an autobiography of a horse, told by the horse.
  2. Watership Down by Richard Adams. This one is all about bunnies and was one of those surprise reads for me years ago, because I didn’t expect it to be good but man was it fantastic.
  3. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. A series about a race horse and the boy who rides him. I have read nearly all the book in this series and really enjoyed them as a kid, and even rereading them as an adult was enjoyable.
  4. White Magic Trilogy by Caitlin Brennan. Horses play a major roll in this fantasy series.
  5. Misty Series by Marguerite Henry. Big shock, another book series that focuses on horses. I was/still am in love with horses, so of course nearly every book on this list is about horses. These books, as well as her other horse books, were major reasons why I developed a love of reading.

Well, I didn’t quite make it to ten, but that’s fine. Any books you can think of that have animals/non-humans as main characters?


Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List.

I don’t always stick to a seasonal TBR, but I am going to try my hardest to read all of these this fall, since they are all books I really want to read this year and time is running out. So here they are, in no particular order.

  1. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  2. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  3. Howl`s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  4. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  5. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  6. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
  7. Orange by Ichigo Takano
  8. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  9. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
  10. I, Robot by Issac Asimov

There you have it, the books I’m really hoping to read this fall. What books are on your fall TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is is freebie week, so I am going with the Top Ten Older Series I Still Need To Read.

I tend to read a lot of older books, not so old that they are classics, but books that have been published 10-30 years ago usually. I have read a number of older series, but for this list, I’m focusing on the series that I own but haven’t read yet. Some series may still be ongoing, through most are completed.

  1. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. I’ve have some of these books on my shelf for probably 15 years and I still haven’t read it yet.
  2. Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. LeGuin. This is a more recent addition to my shelves but the series is fairly old. I’m hoping to get to this one later this year or early next year.
  3. Hythrun Chronicles by Jennifer Fallon. I’ve technically read the second trilogy in this series, which I believe came out first, but I haven’t read the prequel trilogy.
  4. Dark Glass Mountain & The Troy Games series by Sara Douglass. Ever since reading The Wayfarer Redemption series I have wanted to read the rest of Douglass’ books. I own them, I just haven’t read them yet.
  5. Asian Saga by James Clavell. I don’t own all the books in this one yet, but I really want to get around to reading it soon.
  6. Camulod Chronicles by Jack Whyte. I love the various stories about King Arthur and so I had to get this series. One day soon I will read it…hopefully.
  7. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I don’t know why I haven’t read this series yet, but I really need to fix this.
  8. The Borrowers by Mary Norton. I might have read this one as a kid, but I don’t remember, so I want to read it again/for the first time at some point.
  9. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. This one has been on my TBR for far too long. I told myself I would read it last year no matter what and I didn’t. Hopefully I actually get to it this year.
  10. Symphony of Ages by Elizabeth Haydon. This is a series I’m currently reading. I may only be working on book two at the moment, but I’m enjoying it and looking forward to reading the rest of the series. This series also recently finished, with the last book having been published last year.

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?