Bet you thought you’d seen the last of me! But alas, I’m giving this blogging thing another shot. While I’ve been writing and reading a lot, I’ve missed talking about books. So bear with me while I try and get my blogging-feet under me again.
I’m making my triumphant return with a Top Ten Tuesday, though of course I’m not starting with an easy one. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books with Under 2,000 Ratings. As it turns out, I’ve read fairly few books (only 17) with under 2,000 ratings, and I wasn’t crazy about most of them. The ones I’ve included below are either 1) books I read and enjoyed, but maybe didn’t love, or 2) books I read and liked a long time ago, though my memory of them is a little fuzzy now.
Martha Quest by Doris Lessing: I took a class on bildungromans in college and I liked a lot of the books we read for it. This was one of them. I remember loving Martha, difficult though she was.
The Intended by David Dabydeen: Another book from the bildungsroman class. This is definitely one of the ones I liked but no longer remember very well. But, weirdly enough, I remember verbatim the exact line from which the title of the book was taken: “You are everything I intended.” It’s a very telling sentence within the context of the book, and clearly it stuck with me.
Swerve by Vicki Pettersson: This was a Goodreads Giveaway book. If you’re looking for something quick and creepy (and occasionally gross), this would be a good choice. While I managed to predict a couple aspects from the ending, there were still moments that had me cringing.
Thursday’s Child by Sonya Hartnett: This was another college assignment, this time for an adolescent literature class. As I remember almost four years later, it was creepy (can you tell I like creepy books?), with a good dose of magical realism and unreliable narration that gave it a surreal, dreamlike feel. I remember really liking this one, it’s definitely my favorite book in this post. I’ve been thinking for a while that I should revisit it.
Social Death by Tatiana Boncompagni: Another Goodreads Giveaway pick. I enjoyed getting to know the heroine. This book really shows you the ugly side of her struggle with addiction. As a whole, I found this book very entertaining.
This was a rather difficult TTT with which to jump back into blogging, but I’m glad to be back. Thanks for stopping by.