Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by Sam!
Hey boozers! As I write this, I’m thinking – damn, I am in one of the biggest slumps I’ve been in in a loooong time. Hopefully, by putting some brain power behind this list, I can get myself excited again. We shall see.
Here are some of my fave books with 1-word titles:
- Kingsbane by Claire Legrand: Folks, I am STILL thinking about this book and I read it almost a year ago. This book blew my mind with the twist at the end. Watching one of our main ladies slowly spiral out of control. Getting some angst. Damn it was good. Review here.
- Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson: This is one of the books in Sanderson’s Cosmere. While it’s only one book right now, it has potential for more, just no plans for it yet. In this book, we have two leading ladies and a fabulously delightful dude. Our magic system is based on what they call “breath.” Every person has only one breath, but folks can have a LOT of it. It’s not a far leap to understand why. There are living gods, like our dude, and its a little weird why they’re a thing. The story is a mystery and I loved it. Review here
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: What is there to say about this book. It is INCREDIBLE. The way the story is told and the suspense it builds is a masterpiece. Review here.
- Sabriel by Garth Nix: For those of you who haven’t read this series, you are seriously missing out. This world is divided into two, one that feels like ours with electricity, etc. and then you cross the wall and its magic where things like electricity don’t work. The main character Sabriel is the daughter of the Abhorsen (a person who can travel in the inbetween life and death). Her father goes missing and everything goes from there. There’s also a talking cat, Mogget.
- Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff: Yes, he deserves to be on this list twice. This is the second book in the Nevernight series and it’s my fave of all of them. Reviews here: Book 1 | Book 2 | Book 3
- Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard: This is the third book in this series and it was ANGSTY and I loved it. Aeduan is bae, so is Iseult, and I’m so sad about Merrik and Safi. UGH Review here.
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! Our main characters are Ifemelu and Obinze. They’re relationship is torn apart when Nigeria’s military government forces them to leave their home. Ifemelu heads over to the US and has to deal with racism for the first time. Her story is…. tough. Obinze heads to London and he has a very different experience. We watch both their stories over time, and this story is beautiful. Review here.
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: I… I don’t think I’m ready to talk about this book in detail yet and I read it years ago. It follows the offspring of two half sisters in Africa during colonization. One sister gets captured, enslaved, and sent to the US. The other marries a white-man. Both halves of the story are heart-wrenching in both positive and negative ways. Ok, my heart hurts. This should be required reading for every white person. Review here.
- Ashlords by Scott Reintgen: If you haven’t heard me squeal about this book… you’ve missed something. This is a story with fire-horses and its race. It talks about classism, racism, and so much more. Plus cool phoenixes. Review here.
- Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay: This is an italian inspired fantasy… it’s basically a love story told from multiple POVs including just, random folk surrounding the main characters. It was a book club book and I loved it.
That’s all for now! Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,
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