Top 5 Tuesday #9: F – G – H – I – J

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

F – G – H – I – J

(books with titles that start with the featured letters)

F is for…

Forty Rooms by Olga Grushin

I own this book. I bought it because I love the cover, but I haven’t yet read it, and I’ve since forgotten what it’s about. I seriously need to do a year of reading books I own. I’ve “tried” to do so before, but it didn’t work out.

G is for…

Goblins: The Outer Realm by Danny Willis (illus.)

I bought this children’s book for myself years ago (back when Borders was still around) because I love the colors and illustrations. It’s been a while since I’ve read it, but it’s basically a children’s pop-up book with beautifully detailed illustrations about the creatures, mostly goblins, who live in Grrym, the Outer Realm. Since reading the book, I’ve been searching for more like it, hoping that it’s part of a series. But I haven’t been lucky in locating a similar book so far.

H is for…

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

This one quickly came to mind because I recently mentioned it to Alex at Whimsy Pages. It’s a horror novel that’s set in a store similar to Ikea. It’s not very scary, but it is entertaining, and reading the edition that resembles an Ikea catalog added greater enjoyment to my reading experience. I read it last year and liked it. And on a fairly recent visit to Ikea with my mom, I told her about it and now she wants to read it too.

I is for…

The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

Isle of Blood is the third novel in Yancey’s Monstumologist series, YA horror novels about a boy who serves as an apprentice to a man who studies monsters (hence monstrumologist). The bulk of the story takes place in northeast U.S. in the late 1800s. The writing is wonderful and the story (so far) is interesting. The first book, The Monstrumologist, is one of my favorite books. I need to read Isle of Blood next.

I seriously don’t understand why these books haven’t been made into a movie. The story would work well in that format. A mashup with the Newt Scamander movies would be great too. I think the two would work well together; although I think Newt Scamander’s time is a bit later.

J is for…

Jason and the Argonauts by Apollonius of Rhodes, transl. by Aaron Poochigian

It’s the classic tale about Greek hero Jason’s quest to steal the Golden Fleece while aided by his friends and Medea. I loved reading this book. Oh my gosh! The prose was superb. I totally didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. I think Poochigian’s translation was wonderful, and I’ve since been searching to see if he’s translated anything else I’d want to read. I enjoyed the story too. It was exciting.

That’s it for me.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these.

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