Hello beautiful people! And how are you today? Me, I have about two books that I want to read right now, and I can’t concentrate on either of them. Tomorrow’s WWW Wednesday is going to be interesting. That’s all I’m saying.
But today is all about Top Ten Tuesday! This week it’s all about books that are too good to review. I’m going to try and keep this list to books I haven’t actually reviewed, that’s going to be fun.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
I had been a fan of Jenny Lawsons for years when this book came out. I didn’t have a book blog at the time and wasn’t writing reviews on Goodreads, but I was telling everyone and their mother about this book. Even if they wouldn’t listen. You could say I was persistent.
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Allie Brosh wrote (drew? designed?) a book that spoke to my mental health-ridden soul. I don’t talk about it very often on here, and I should, as this graphic novel is perfection. She tackles the topic of depression so well. This also happens to be so funny to read.
Recursion by Blake Crouch
This mind-bending book about memories was wonderfully complex and twisty and weird. I loved every minute of it. It’s also a bit mysterious, which I also loved!
A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers
This is a gentle story about a robot and a non-binary tea monk. The robot, Mosscap, emerges from the forest to ask Dex, the tea monk, what is it humans need? Of course, this is not a question with a straightforward answer. It was so very good.
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
The story of a traveling cleric, Chih, and their recording of the story of the Empress who had previously been imprisoned in the fortress. This is such a great novella (it’s only 124 pages!) and a lot of story is pressed inside this tiny tome.
Snug by Catan Chetwynd
An adorable collection of comics from internet sensation Catana Comics. These heartwarming pages are filled with mini-stories about life with your, well, bestie. I can relate to a lot of these.
Cursed by Thomas Wheeler, art by Frank Miller
A King Arthur retelling from Morgan LeFay’s point of view. And not at all a traditional retelling either. I enjoyed this refreshing and dark take on the classic story. I was not crazy about the Netflix adaptation, though.
This Place: 150 Years Retold by Various
This poignant collection of well-drawn stories is equal parts fascinating and heart-wrenching. The beginning of each chapter is headed up with facts of the indigenous experience in Canada. Some of the stories and facts brought me to tears. It’s absolutely worth the read.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien
Does this book need any explanation? I mean it’s perfection. Kind of. Not really. But the nostalgia is real, and that’s why it’s always going to be a top-tier book for me.
Exiles: The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn
This trilogy stopped at two books. We may never have the ending of it. But this first book was perfection. The story of three sisters torn apart by politics and magic, I ate it up when I first read this 25 years ago. Even though it may never be finished, I still highly recommend it.
What books would you have a hard time reviewing because they are just that good?