Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Alright, so it has been a long while. Summer is not my best time; neither is during the school year. I am thinking about this blog, though. And I will continue to post sporadically until I can put myself on my feet and get to work.
So, without further notice...
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic: "Top Ten Books of 2015 (thus far)". I am actually only going to post 5, because it's after 9pm right now.
1. The Black Butler manga series by Yana Toboso.
Yes, manga totally counts. I've only read through Book 7, due to slight difficulty finding them, but they are amazing. Sort of supernatural Artemis Fowl set in Victorian London. But it stands quite unique, with its own charms!
2. The Wish List by Eoin Colfer.
I absolutely LOVE this standalone novel. Yes, it is by the Artemis Fowl author. The style is so Colfer, and the characters so outstanding, that this book is definitely one of my greater favorites.
3. Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon.
I found this book in the library, and it looked kind of cute, so I picked it up. And I am so glad I did. The characters are fabulous, the play on stereotypes witty and amusing, and the plot is just perfectly paced and executed.
4. The Full Metal Alchemist manga series by Hiromu Arakawa.
Yes, another manga series. The library near my college has the full set, but here in my hometown I only managed to grab books 1-6. Definitely a good read, though, and perfectly balanced between fun and serious. (I am not as fond of the anime TV show, the first season of which you can find on Netflix. But that is mainly because I don't like the voice actor for the main character. He doesn't sound... like how I imagined the main character should sound.)
5. The Big Over Easy and The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde.
This one's cheating just a bit, since I read the Big Over Easy back in high school. I did read the sequel, the Fourth Bear, for the first time. Both are bizarrely excellent, with its witty humor, plays on literary works, and unnecessarily (and amusingly) complicated plots.
Alright, that's my list. What's yours like? Feel free to comment!
Have a blessed day!