September 12, 2017

Books From the Beginning

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books I Loved From The First Year of My Blog. How exciting! Let's see if I can track it back that far!

My blog started roughly July 1, 2014. So I found the top ten books from July 2014 - June 2015. In no particular order:

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker - I read this for my library book club. I really loved this book about a Jewish woman made of clay and a Jinni released from his captivity in New York City at the turn of the 20th century.

The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman - This is the last book in The Magicians series. I loved the whole series. So weird and good.

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki - This book is so very Japanese. People think the South Americans have the lock on Magical Realism, but the Japanese can hold their own. This book is very weird.

Bad Machinery #1 by John Allison - This is the first book in the graphic novel series about the middle school kids in England who end up with very weird things happening in their town. Allison also writes the Giant Days series which I love.

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith - I really liked this mystery series. Well, the first two books. The third book was too real, and I couldn't finish it. I hear there's a TV series coming out. I'd like to see that.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent - This was a book club book, and one of my favorites of all time. It's about the last person executed for murder in Iceland. It's so rich and lavish. Not like you picture Iceland at all.

Lock In by John Scalzi - This book is so great. I think about it all the time. It has a huge message about the importance of and usefulness in society of people with disabilities.

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - This one came pretty close of the heels of Burial Rites and is a similar story. It's about a woman convicted of murder, this time in Canada. Also really great.

So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson - This was not the first time I've read this book, but it is still one of my favorite books ever. Luckily, I read it during this year, so I could include it on this list.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - And finally, one of my favorite books of all time again. This awesome dystopian about the world 20 years after a plague wipes out the world.

Do you remember what you were reading in 2014-2015?