Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.
This week’s topic:
Top 5 books I don’t talk about enough
The Defining Decade by Meg Jay
A nonfiction book by psychologist Meg Jay about navigating one’s twenties or early adulthood. A friend recommended this book to me shortly after I graduated college, and I read it and loved it. Jay offers some great advice, many of which I already knew and was employing at the time but it was good to be reassured that I was on the right track. Jay draws from her experience treating clients who’re in their twenties to offer advice in this book. I recommend it for recent grads.
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy, illus. by Todd Harris
The first novel in a fun middle-grade fantasy series about the princes charming from fairytales such as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. The princesses also make an appearance, and none of the characters are as I thought they would be. I hadn’t thought about this book in a long time until I saw it mentioned recently on the Green Tea Librarian. The post jogged my memory and made me want to revisit this story.
Breed by Chase Novak
Oh man! It has been a while since I thought about this book. The story gripped me so tight by my curiosity that I completed it all in one visit to the bookstore. I sped through the pages. It’s a thriller/horror novel about a couple who are willing to do anything to be able to have kids. They undergo an experiment to do so and got more than they wanted. It was a good read back then. I wonder if I’ll like it now. The title is linked to my review, but that review is from back when I just started seriously blogging and didn’t know anything about spoiler warnings, so I spoiled the twist. 😛
A Journey Through American Literature by Kevin J. Hayes
I enjoyed reading this nonfiction book about American literature. Hayes talks about different forms of American literature (short story, frame tale) and authors known for each form. However, I read it so long ago that I’ve forgotten much of it. I do recall that I liked it and that it was an easy, quick read. But if you’re not interested in literary analysis and the like, you’ll most likely be bored by it.
The Way In: Journal Writing for Self-Discovery by Rita D. Jacobs
This is a sweet little book about different ways one can journal. I bought and read it couple years ago when I was exploring different ways to journal. It’s a quick read and perfect for anyone interested in journaling.