Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book

23 Feb

Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
    I am not a huge fan of graphic novels; I’m a quick reader and I think I don’t spend enough time looking at the art, feeling as though it gets in the way. But I loved Roller Girl!
  2. The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) by Geoff Rodkey
    This is a great book for A Diary of a Wimpy Kid read-alike and I was not expecting to like it, although I see the importance of this style of book. But, it really spoke to me as a sister with three siblings – I thoroughly enjoyed it!
  3. Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson
    Again, another graphic novel, but this story played out on paper, like I expected it to in my head and it worked really well!
  4. Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
    This book was put in my hands by a publisher’s employee at BEA with the caveat, “Read this with a box of tissues!” and for someone who is not a huge fan of “sad books,” I thought this book was extremely powerful!
  5. All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie O’Connor
    I wasn’t sure where Leslie O’Connor was going to go with a main character whose mother was incarcerated and I was worried that it was going to be too sad (see Orbiting Jupiter or that it wasn’t going to be handled well) but I shouldn’t have doubted… this book was great!
  6. Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
    I think every librarian has a classic book that they just don’t like – (one) of mine is A Wrinkle in Time and wasn’t a huge fan of When You Reach Me, but I really, really liked Goodbye Stranger.
  7. Greenhouse Glass by Kate Milford
    This was seriously all about the cover for me, I picked up and didn’t expect to like it because I’m not a huge fan of the cover, but fell in love with the mysterious story!
  8. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War  by Steve Sheinkin
    I don’t know that much about the Vietnam War, but this book really opened my eyes to the conflict that was happening both abroad and at home.
  9. Guts & Glory: The Vikings by Ben Thompson
    I wasn’t sure how this book on the Vikings was going to keep me interested, but I had to read it as party of the CYBILS committee and I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting the book was and how much I learned!
  10. The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics (Young Reader’s Edition) by Daniel James Brown
    My sister rowed in college for awhile, but I know literally nothing about the sport and really wasn’t expecting such an interesting story, but another book I really enjoyed!

  11. Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish


2 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book”

  1. Ricki Ginsberg February 23, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    Ahhh, I keep meaning to read Roller Girl! I am glad to see it on your list. It just reinforces that I need to get it!

    • literacious February 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

      I’m not a huge fan of graphic novels (although I’m finding more and more I like), but this one was absolutely awesome!

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