Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday! I love these creative themes and they always get me remembering books I’ve not thought about in forever. This one is pretty self-explanatory, so here we go…
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Since I recently read and adored The Kite Runner, this has just been bumped up my TBR.
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
I so enjoyed this journalistic tour de force, a deep dive into the love and sex lives of three real women. Check out my full review here.
One Day by David Nicholls
I know I’ve found a way to fit this into a top ten tuesday more than once, but I can’t help it. It’s so charming and moving and funny.
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
Back at the start of the pandemic, I was on a pandemic-book-themed reading sprint, and this was a very good addition to that oeuvre. Full review here.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 – famously the temperature at which books burn (cannot confirm). Not a book that I loved like I’d hoped I would, but a worthwhile read none the less. Full review here.
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult’s books were the background to my mid-teen years, and while she doesn’t always get it right, she doesn’t shy away from heavy topics. And boy does that woman know how to write a page turner.
Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
Is this pushing the boundaries of the theme? Quite possibly. But it’s close enough. I don’t remember all that much about this book, which I read over 10 years ago, but I enjoyed the film (if enjoy is the right word).
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I’ve not read this nor do I really want to watch the TV adaptation, but I know it’s hugely popular and it fits the tag so here we are.
Second Place by Rachel Cusk
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Rachel Cusk, and I think I would enjoy her writing, but I’ve not yet summoned up the strength to give it a go.
Thanks for reading!