Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.
This week’s topic:
U – V – W – X – Y – Z
(books with titles that start with the featured letters)
U is for…
Unteachable by Leah Raeder
A new adult romance novel about a girl who enters into a romantic relationship with her teacher. Some readers dislike this story because of its taboo premise, but I love it because of it. The story is also well written and engrossing. It’s a good, quick read.
V is for…
Velvet, Vol. 1: Before the Living End by Ed Brubaker, illus. by Steve Epting
I really enjoyed this comic book series. It’s set in the 1940s and is about a woman called Velvet who works at a spy agency. The story makes me think of old spy movies, like James Bond, except with a female lead. It has a lot of action and is a fun read. I recommend you give it a shot.
W is for…
Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer
Although I started reading this book years ago but haven’t completed it yet (ahaa… 🙂 ), it’s a great book about writing that I often recommend. It’s geared toward those interested in writing fantasy and sci-fi novels but is packed with loads of information and tips from various well-known authors that writers of any genre can benefit from. If you’re looking for a good book about writing, pick this one up.
X is for…
Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander by Frank Miller
So I neither own a book that starts with the letter X nor have read one or placed a book that starts with that letter on my Goodreads TBR, so this category was a hard one to answer. But I got lucky. I remembered that Lashaan had recently reviewed this comic book and expressed how much he disliked it, which obviously made me want to read it! Lol 😀 I totally forgot to add it to my Goodreads TBR. I’ll do so now. And I urge you to check out Lashaan’s review, which contains samples of the illustrations. He might convince you to try it too. 🙂
Y is for…
Your Black Friend by Ben Passmore (illus.)
I forgot how I learned about this book, but I need it. It’s a comic book that provides social commentary about race in America.
Z is for…
Zodiac by Romina Russell
I love the cover of this book and the title. Those are the reasons why I want to read it. (Don’t judge me.)