Happy Tuesday! The Top Ten Theme this week is your favorite color on the cover or in the title, so purple it is! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and she’ll have links to a bunch of other blogs participating in the Top Ten!
So my favorite color is purple, and I actually just finished a prompt for the PopSugar 2018 Reading Challenge that was “your favorite color in the title.” I read Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, and my review will be going up on Thursday! It’s about a woman reading and reviewing a book every day for a year, and after borrowing the book from my library, I’d really like to own a copy. It was really good. But I’ll talk about that more on Thursday!
We have a Collector’s Edition of Aesop’s Fables with a gorgeous purple cover. It’s my husband’s favorite book, and his favorite color as well.
Mage, The Ascension! While this wasn’t my primary game of the old World of Darkness, it was my husband’s favorite. (I was more a Werewolf or Vampire girl.) World of Darkness is the tabletop roleplaying game I spent high school and college playing, I’ve only just now really gotten into D&D.
Speaking of things that go bump in the night, Laurell K. Hamilton, who I started with because of her outstanding Anita Blake, Vampire Executioner novels (before they devolved into vampire and werewolf porn, anyway) also wrote a series of Fae novels. (which kind of started as fae erotica, but I’m more okay with a series starting that way and being that, instead of starting as kind of gritty mystery/horror and devolving into erotica around book 7 or 8.) A Stroke of Midnight is Book 4 in the Meredith Gentry series.
I’m going to dip into my library hold list for a few of these, but I am VERY excited about The Bone Witch and its sequel, The Heart Forger. They both look absolutely amazing. (I have 60 books on my library hold list, with most of the holds frozen so I can thaw a few at a time and not be overwhelmed!)
Another one on my hold list is Gunslinger Girl, which I’ve heard great things about.
On my To Read List, along with the rest of her books, is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. She also wrote We Should All Be Feminists and Purple Hibiscus, neither of which I’ve read but I really, really should. Should I count two books from the same author as part of my Top Ten?
Back to things I’ve read, Jane Lynch’s memoir, Happy Accidents, was a joy to read. She often seems to get type casted as a dour, joyless masculine woman, but it’s at least usually in comedies. Her book was funny and she had a great writing style.
Book 2 of Tamora Pierce’s Beka Cooper Saga, Bloodhound, was great. The entire trilogy was, actually. I think it’s my favorite of her writing so far, though the new trilogy about Numair is shaping up to be pretty incredible too.
So those are my ten picks for purple books, eleven if you count Purple Hibiscus!