I need to get out of the blogless funk I’ve been in ever since school started. Like…I really need to get out of it, so here I am again. Out of the woodwork and into book meme-land!
I’m a bit sorry that I missed last week’s Top Ten Tuesday, so in place of this week’s (which I wasn’t so keen on doing anyway), I’ll do the Ten Books With Numbers In Their Titles this week! Mostly because I wanted to count it down, even though some of these books I’ve never read (most of them I have at least!).
Ten Books with Numbers in Their Titles (A Countdown)
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware – Some mystery about a woman who doesn’t exactly exist but does exist and her disappearance aboard a vessel. I feel like this is the sort of thing I’d watch, but not so much read, actually.
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – This is the kind of book I tend to avoid in bookstores, though I have seen Liane Moriarty’s name pop up many times in the contemporary fiction section. I wouldn’t rule this book or any of her stuff out entirely, but this one would be low on my priority list, probably in an audiobook when I really have nothing to listen to.
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie – My friend and I tried to buddy-read this book once upon a time, but we both kind of lost interest in it after all the crazy weird things started happening. It was also probably at this point where I decided magical realism isn’t really for me.
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – This book was so. good. Up until the end, that is. Then it was so bad. SO BAD. Ugh, I’m still inner ranting about it, to be honest.
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente – I know, I know. As a Leigh Bardugo fan, I’m mostly surprised I haven’t read or put up Six of Crows on this countdown, but I wanted to highlight a little known book by Valente. Because novella it might be, I loved this version of Snow White, and it was absolutely fabulous.
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – Now this is something up my alley. I’ve been meaning to read an N.K. Jemisin book, and while I haven’t, The Fifth Season is one of those books I would definitely be interested in reading. If only I can read more often, lol. (But mostly these days I play Fire Emblem: Three Houses…oops.)
Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth – I’d put I Am Number Four on here, but I absolutely hated that book, so we won’t go there. I haven’t read Four yet, but I did finish the Divergent trilogy, and I actually liked the main love interest, and his perspective in the third book absolutely gutted me. I still haven’t gotten over it.
Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich – Back when I was looking for pulp novels to get through, I encountered the Stephanie Plum series, which was so Jersey I could just not. That said, I haven’t read the rest of the series because my interest isn’t exactly there anymore, but the first three were a hoot and a half.
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus – I just finished reading this! It wasn’t as fun as One of Us is Lying but it picks up at the end, and the final line was a bunch of OMGAH.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Absolutely adored this book! One of my favorite scifis in a while, to be honest. The movie itself didn’t do it too much justice (not surprising), but it was fun to listen to when narrated by Whil Wheaton, haha.
….And Then There Were None.