February 11, 2020 by TinyNavajo
Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s theme is all about love, seeing as Valentine’s Day is this Friday, so I decided to write about the books that I believe deserve a little more love that the world seems to give them.
American Hippo by Sarah Gailey
An excellent alternative history story that I haven’t heard about much on the interwebs, but I think this would be a good one to get more out into the world, especially as the author as stated that two more stories from this world are going to be published later this year! 1
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
I’m always to recommend the Lady Trent series to anyone who wishes to visit a world where studying dragons is considered a part of natural history and they are as much a part of the real world as cheetahs and elephants are.
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
Another excellent short story, a near futuristic short story where to murder someone is now a job because intentional killing 99.99% of the time just sends some back to their home a few hours before hand. An interesting concept and an interesting world where it’s put to good use.
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
I love this world so much! I want to live in this tiny part of San Francisco where I can make sourdough and work in a underground technological farmer’s market. Sounds so fantastic that it’s almost real!
The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
A simple retelling in a world where the Apocalypse has come and Red must make her to her grandmother’s house in a world bent on killing all those who are not in quarantine camps or have been killed by disease already.
War of the Spark: Ravnica by Greg Weisman
I’ve only recently started playing Magic the Gathering, but before that I did read this book that is kind of a fuller explanation of the world and lore associated with the game. And I fricken’ loved it! I love it when my friends are able to get me just interested enough in something for me to try it out and realize that I want to explore it more.
The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde
A fantasy world where the jewels of the land have magic and use that magic for their kingdom, but they must be “controlled” or helped by those called lapidaries. It’s been a bit since I’ve read this, but I think this is a book that should get a little more love in the world.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I don’t read many classics because not many classics interest me. This is one that interests me, and it’s one that I believe is relevant for this day and age where censorship is going through the roof and places like Missouri seek to place censorship in the hands of the public, rather than the librarians who curate that information 2.
The Book of M by Peng Shepherd
Another postapocolpytic world where losing your shadow means losing your memories. A way to talk about what makes a person a person, what makes you you essentially, and how do you come to terms with knowing who you are on the inside, but unable to convince others of that because you don’t match their idea of who you are.
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
I love hearing stories about love, especially when it’s a form of love that not usually talked about. This book does it well, and I believe does it in such a way that those who read it and are open-minded about it can start to see just a small bit of what it means to be asexual.
All of these books, in my opinion, deserve a little bit more love in their readings and reviews, if just so I have more people to talk about with them. But what causes you to love a book? And what books do you think deserve a little more love in their life? Comment below and let me know!