This week I’ve decided to take part in ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ again hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is ‘books I enjoyed but rarely talk about’, because I am so new to bogging there’s quite a few of those I could put on here, and so I’m going to list books I haven’t spoken about yet and ones I rarely see people talk about at all.
I got a copy from my mum of this when I was young that’s actually her old copy and I treasure it because of that. I also treasure it because I love the story. This is a non-fiction read that follows the life of a lion cub named Elsa who is saved by a couple and raised by them before she’s released into the wild as an adult lioness. The story is incredibly touching and fun, and it’s a read I go back to time and time again.
Based on a true story this tells the tale of a man in Berlin, determined to undermine the rule of the Nazis. When the Quangels receive news their son was killed fighting in France, shocked and horrified, they begin a dangerous cat and mouse game with the Gestapo in the hopes of fighting back against Nazi tyrannical rule. This is a book I would definitely recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, but it’s also one I recommend any reader tries as it’s such an important story inspired by something that did happen in Nazi Germany.
A bizzarly fun and engaging read, it tells the story of an alien sent to planet Earth on a mission and his changing feelings towards the human race. I know I haven’t said a lot about what it’s about but I don’t want to give much away as this was such a surprising read for me. Whilst the plot is predictable this book is so much more than that, it dives into themes in a depth I didn’t expect it to. It’s funny, sad, loving and wise and something I’d recommend to any reader.
All you need to know about this is the superhero’s intern falls in love with the villain’s intern. It’s a star crossed LGBT romance! It’s a very short and sweet story but it’s fun and entertaining, and it will have you giggling at parts. It does have a little bit of commentary on what good and evil truly is, and where we all lie on that spectrum – because it is a spectrum rather than a line. Honestly, it’s such a perfect short and cute read I guarantee it will help you out of any reading slump.
I know, I know all of Brandon Sanderson’s book got spoken about a lot, but this is probably the one book of his I see the least about within the book community and it is a crying shame. It’s really a story of two sisters in a fascinating world with a truly unique spin on magic and the rules of it. It’s just a great fantasy novel and one I highly recommend. It’s meant to be the first in a series, but I’m not sure if or when the sequel is being published, so that’s really enjoying.
Why does no one ever talk about this series? Why do I never see anyone shout it’s praises from the rooftops? What is wrong with all of you? But more importantly, what is wrong with me for not talking about it? The story follows nineteen year old clairvoyant Paige in 2059 in the world of Scion where she commits treason with every breath, but her whole life changes when she’s abducted and taken to Oxford, a city that has been kept hidden and secret for two hundred years. Honestly, this is a brilliant book with a complex and fascinating world and Samantha Shannon is my Queen forever.
I know this isn’t a full ten books but these are the ones that instantly leapt to mind when I thought of books no one, including myself, ever talk about. What books did the prompt make you think of?