Do your blogs ever get cannibalized by Top Ten Tuesday? I love these weekly posts and reading other people’s takes on a theme, but sometimes I’m planning on writing a post only to see that it’s the TTT for next week.
So because I want to post a Top Ten Books of 2015 post later (once I’m done reading for the year), I thought I would tweak this topic. This week I’m doing my Top Book Recommendations of 2015 (which could also double as a gift-giving guide for your friends, you’re welcome).
For your inner child: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
I will never stop recommending this silly, clever book. I’ve always joked that I don’t have an inner child, but my love for this book may prove otherwise.
For when you’ve run out of Gaiman to read: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
This was so Gaiman-esque. It reminded me a lot of Coraline.
For the optimist: The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
Sometimes we all need a life-affirming essay to get us feeling perked up again.
For the pessimist: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
It’s grim enough to appeal to any pessimist, but with a nice note of hope.
For the person complaining that Ocean’s Eleven needs more women/magic: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I would like for this to have started a heist trend. That should be the next big thing in YA, if you ask me.
For people who read a book for the character development: Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
Josephine Alibrandi goes through such drastic changes. Queen Marchetta always comes through.
For people who read a book for the action: An Ember in the Ashes by Sahaa Tahir
A book with a cutthroat competition is always a solid bet if you’re looking to read something tense and aggressive.
For people who read a book for the description: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Is there any other book I could possibly have suggested for this category? Sure. Was it reasonable to expect me to suggest a different book? No.
TTT is hosted as always by the Broke and the Bookish.