Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is books with numbers in their titles.
First I want to mention Gideon the Ninth, which I read recently and WOW. Amazing. Fantastic adult SFF with lesbians and necromancy and – just wow. Right up there with it is Six of Crows, which I’m sure will be on plenty of lists this week because it’s SO. GOOD. I’d better find The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms on plenty of lists, too, because N.K. Jemisin is amazing.
Number One Chinese Restaurant was a surprisingly charming contemporary fiction book that captured food service perfectly. A Thousand Beginnings And Endings was a gorgeous anthology of short stories based on Asian mythology. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a retelling of Snow White told through an Asian lens, and is equally gorgeous.
One Person, No Vote was a horrifying nonfiction book on voter suppression in the US. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century was another horrifying nonfiction book of essays about recognizing fascism. Dear Fahrenheit 451 is a series of letters from a library to various books, and was a delight to read. Period: Twelve Voices Tell The Bloody Truth rounds out my nonfiction picks this week, and was a beautifully diverse look at menstruation. (Fahrenheit 451 should probably get an honorable mention, though I haven’t read it since high school and so don’t have a review on this blog for it. I should perhaps remedy at least the first part of that.)
This was a surprisingly hard post to write! I’m glad I have everything logged on Goodreads, because I was able to skim through my reading history for books with numbers in the titles. My memory was DEFINITELY not up to this task!