Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Favourite 2016 Releases (So Far)
This topic would be fun to write….had I actually read ten worthy books to talk about seriouslyyyyyyyy.
Based on when these reviews were released (or will be released), it’s clear that good reads don’t gravitate to me.
Or I’m just too negative to enjoy life. (Note: I don’t DNF therefore 1 starring is almost the equivalent). Damnit all.
Favourite Books (so far) in 2016:
A Gathering of Shadows
Pretty sure I appreciated this arc of the story more because of Avatar and pro-bending…
The Serpent King
A book I hyped in my head: “hey…you–brain–I think you’d enjoy this book.” And I did. It’s a quiet and resilient story.
The Great American Whatever
As a professional black sheep, I have made it my goal to enjoy books most others did not. Maybe I’m just not familiar with the variance of LGBTQIA+ books, but I thought the voicing was pretty strong here.
The False Prince
This MG book has a lead far more complex than most YA heroes.
Favourite TV Moments (so far) in 2016:
Descendants of the Sun
So I’m watching this Korean drama (because the world insisted this show was good) AND CAN I JUST SAY THERE ARE SO MANY FUNNY BAD SCENES??? FOR EXAMPLE: THAT SCENE WHERE HER TRUCK WAS HANGING OFF THE SIDE OF THE CLIFF AND SHE COULD HAVE GOTTEN OUT BUT SHE DECIDES TO CALL MAIN GUY AND CRY AND ASK FOR HELP? Bananas.
Game of Thrones
“Hold the…” fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
Also, who else called that Sansa copying Gandalf moment from miles away? Ridiculous.
I watched an interview where the creators were laughing about wanting to continue to have Krystal on the fringes of the whole show (and in the dark about everything). And she kind of still is. Otherwise, she’s wonderful.
It’s all the little moments this genre’d show subverts its own themes that’s great for me. Plus Margo and Eliot are best friend goals.
How To Get Away With Murder
The pinnacle of this past season was the last episode for me; which, for your reference and memory, is when Annalise goes home and you get a greater sense of Anna Mae.
Let’s not make more mountains with these ratings, second half of the year…