Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (Except on Wednesday) - December 9, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week a new topic is chosen that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. Add your name to the linky and visit some of the other Top Ten lists.
The topic for December 8 is Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015.
Here is my list. All the links go to my reviews:
Book Scavenger by Jennifer C. Bertman - I loved the mystery and the fact that this one was bookish.
No Parking at the End Times by Brian Bliss - This book tells the story of a family that sells everything and travels to San Francisco because a preacher convinces them the world is ending. But it doesn't end. Lots to talk about in this one especially the difference between faith and fanaticism.
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell - This was another take on the Cinderella story but our main character wasn't going to wait around to be rescued by any prince. I loved all the steampunk.

Boys Don't Knit by T. S. Easton - In this funny contemporary story Ben has to keep a diary which tells about his life with his embarrassing parents, the school bully, and his need to keep knitting class secret from everyone - but especially his father. Turns out the Ben is a talented knitter. The story is funny and touching and Ben gains better self-esteem and he gets the girl.
Paperweight by Meg Haston - This was another heartbreaking story about a young girl trying to kill herself by starvation and the therapist who was trying to give her a reason to live.

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg - This was a wonderful and unique fantasy with engaging characters and a fast-moving plot.
Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt - This historical fiction story told completely in letters tore out my heart. I loved getting to know Tate P. Ellerbee.

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher - This one takes place at a science fiction convention. Two complete opposites learn from each other and grow in this one.
Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly - This was a great middle grade story about a young girl who is a cultural outsider who has a dream that she will pursue despite the obstacles she faces.

Talker 25 by Joshua McCune - Dragons! Need I say more. This tale is harsh and gritty but engaging.

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