Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
From Other Bloggers
(That Aren’t My Usual Cup of Tea)
I’d sound like a broken record if I were to recommend Federle’s The Great American Whatever, Zentner’s The Serpent King, or any of Ness’ contemporary-ish titles that are, in theory, “outside my comfort zone” — which I’d rather say “aren’t my cup of tea” because comfort zone sounds like I’m discomforted by them…which I’m not.
So instead, I’ll grace you with the lovely recommendations from other bloggers that have a big question mark over them for me personally.
I’ll Give You The Sun – Jandy Nelson
Several Aussie bloggers have flailed over this one. So I do own it now, but like, when will it be read? Not a clue. What I will say is that I’ve heard that it’s a multi-POV story…? And 9/10 times I’ve rated multi-POV stories like a 3.5+ (and you know how stingy I can get with ratings).
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli
During the week of this book’s release, I read the first chapter in the store but didn’t think much of it. Perhaps I just didn’t give it a fair chance? It’s pretty dope how most readers–and close friends–have really enjoyed this title so keep on keepin’ on.
Maybe Someday – Colleen Hoover
Maybe Someday? Yes, maybe someday.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) or Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
Look, I love Kaling and want her to be my best friend but reading her book–a non-fiction book to boot–in my voice lacks that oomph. So maybe this is one of those situations where listening to Mindy Kaling narrate is preferred. (But I suck with audiobooks so lalalala.)
The Infernal Devices – Cassandra Clare
Obligatory TID choice thrown in here. Most probable fate is that I’ll watch Shadowhunters and just stick with that.
Saga – Brian K. Vaughn
This isn’t so much of me not being “into” graphic novels or it being out of my comfort zone (because mangas are definitely in my wheelhouse) but rather due to me waiting for it to finish before I actually start it — much like reading Naruto or Bleach or Fairy Tail back way back when, it’s the wait that’s a killer.
There. Are. So. Many. Of. Them.
Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
Everyone and their pet cats have read this series and while I don’t want to rule out the possibility, I have more pressing stories to get to. It’s not that I’m disinterested, it’s that I [probably] have book commitment issues considering the length and the speed to which I read.
All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
This was on my radar when it saw light in the community. Then it faded again. Now, with the controversy of Niven’s upcoming release, I’ve heard the buzz for this title again (not to mention the screen adaptation). Let me just defer to the screen adaptation instead.
Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
Let’s do a throwback to a book I mentioned eons ago when I first started this blog. I’ve tried to read this book (the last time being like…a year and half ago?) and nothing clicked. Sorry bout’ it.
Moral of the post: I’m no good at listening to blogger recommendations even from the closest of online buds.