Time for a little literary meme-ing with Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). This week’s prompt is to write a one-word review for the last ten books you’ve read. I’ve decided to do two lists this week: One for the books I’ve read and another for books I’ve read to/with my daughter.
Books I’ve Read
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel — Compelling
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie — Underrated
If You Tell By Gregg Olsen — Haunting
The Bright Side Running Club by Josie Lloyd — Moving
Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen by Terrance Dicks — OK
Daughter by Kate McLaughlin — Decent
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward — Memorable
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie — Intriguing
The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi — Light
Seasonal Work by Laura Lippman — Great
Books I’ve Read To/With Shortcake
The Moose Who Loved Noodles by Rachel Dutton — Silly
A Frog Ate My Sandwich by Christine Durkin — Meh.
My Dog May Be A Genius by Jack Prelutksy — Great
It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler — Fun
We Are Growing by Laurie Keller — OK
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein — Classic
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell — Classic
Big Nate : In A Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce — Funny
Baloney and Friends: Dream Big by Greg Pizzoli — Fun
Many moons ago, when I was taking high school AP English, my teacher pondered which of Stephen King’s prolific library would stand the test of time and be considered a classic of literature. That conversation comes to mind today as I ponder this week’s literary meme Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). Today, we’re asked which books published since the turn of the century do we think will become classics.
As 2021 winds down, I’m looking back over my reading. Between physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks, I read 97 books this year. Of course, when you add in the books I read with and to my daughter, that number balloons to a staggering 500.
Here are my favorites and least favorite books of the year.
Time again for the Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly book-related meme. This week’s prompt is what do we have on our summer to-be-read list. Here are some of the books I hope to read this summer (this could change, based on my mood, how my holds list at the library goes, etc.)
Day Zero by C. Robert Cargill
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Doctor Who: Dalek by Robert Shearman
Foundation and Empire by Issac Asimov
Dune by Frank Herbert
Rabbits by Terry Miles
Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold
Billy Summers by Stephen King
Malibu Rising by Taylor Reid Jenkins
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shadows Have Offended by Cassandra Rose Clarke