Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Fiction I Am Thankful For
Since my blog anniversary is sometime next week (I don’t even know when), I will center this post around books (or bookish things revolving around said titles) that I’m thankful for holding milestone moments for me as a reader/blogger.
This is in due part of #TheThanksUGive — a weeklong blog-hopping thanks!
More Than This (Patrick Ness)
Although A Monster Calls is the perennial book I recommend due to accessibility, More Than This was the book I wrote a terribly long rambly review for, and the first Ness book that propelled me into my fanboy-ism.
The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)
Terrible series as a whole but the catalyst for making me want to start this weird and awesome blogging journey.
A Darker Shade of Magic (Victoria Schwab)
Most author signings are like meh to me — but attending the recent Schwab signing (and the added dynamic from M.E. Girard too) really made this signing stand out and validated the fucking long ass travel time it took me to get there.
Shingeki no Kyojin (Hajime Isayama)
No actual milestone here. For being fucking rad as hell, and ultimately, for demonstrating how brutal yet effusive life just is.
A Song of Ice and Fire (George Martin)
Because no other show has instilled into me “if you don’t see the death on the scene, did it really happen?”, and I wear this like a badge whenever I read anything else now.
The Great American Whatever (Tim Federle)
2016 marked the year I solicited an advanced reader copy (ARC) from the publisher. This was my pick.
Boy Robot (Simon Curtis)
Discovered hyped title. Went to publisher to get said title. Took a bookstagram photo of it. And wa-bam, Simon did the whole shebang with enjoying it and sharing it and I was a fucking puddle.
Conspiracy, rainbows, and 8-bit hearts – #BoyRobot @SimonCurtis was featured at @SimonTeenCA Fall 16’ blogger meet-up! / / “There once was a boy who was made, not created. In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever.” / / I was fortunate enough to attend a blogger meet-up today hosted by @SimonSchusterCA and it was incredibly engaging and chock full of bookish (and dry) humour. Boy Robot was among the Fall titles they were excited for and it was pitched to us with the words described above AND also doodled on ‘mystery book via brown paper’ style by @missandiepants and @book_obsession from Simon Teen Canada. What’s funny is I’ve been [successfully] convincing people to add this to their TBR despite not having read it (so I’m basically a wizard), but at least I finally get to remedy this! / / / /
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Though I never got around to reading Mockingjay (I did watch the films), this is the book that got me into this whole reading thing. I can’t even say “book that got me back into reading” because that would be untrue. I rarely read anything but Business texts etc. and the newspaper until then.
Dear Martin (Nic Stone)
I haven’t read this yet as it’s release is slated next year but it’s that I’ve become good pals with her over talking about the most nonsense of things. Mainly bacon. And the fact that Nic is okay giving her book a 2.3835 (do I round to 2.384…? or 2.4?). What author would actively voice that though?!
Thanks are never enough…but thanks!