Top 5 Tuesday #33: U – V – W – X – Y – Z

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

This week’s topic:

U – V – W – X – Y – Z

(authors whose name begins with the featured letters)

U is for…

Myron Uhlberg

Uhlberg wrote the children’s picture book The Sound of All Things, which is illustrated by Ted Papoulas. It’s set in New York City in the 1930s and is about a hearing boy visiting Coney Island with his deaf parents and describing the sound of things he hears to his father. It’s a wonderful read, and the illustrations are very realistic and beautiful.

V is for…

Catherynne M. Valente

I can’t believe I haven’t yet read Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. It was one of the first books I added to my TBR when I got hooked on booktube a couple years ago, and it’s been sitting on my shelves since then.

W is for…

Brent Weeks

So far, I’ve only read Weeks’s Night Angel trilogy, which is about a street urchin who becomes a notorious assassin, but I’m looking forward to reading his Lightbringer series, which EVERYONE says is good. But I’m hoping Weeks will write more stories set in the Night Angel world.

X is for…

….I don’t know. I’ve neither read nor own a book by an author whose name begins with X.

Y is for…

Rick Yancey

Yancey’s Monstrumologist, a YA paranormal, historical fiction novel about a boy who’s an apprentice to a scientist who studies monsters, is one of my favorite books, and I don’t understand why it isn’t more popular. The story is engrossing and so well written and interesting. I keep hoping for a movie mashup of this and Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts.

Z is for…

Germano Zullo

Zullo wrote Sky High, a funny children’s picture book about two neighbors competing to build the tallest, grandest house. It’s a silly, fun read. The book features illustrations by Albertine that are simple but detailed as the houses become more complex. I bought the book because of how tall it is and was glad I liked the content when I read it.

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

18 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #33: U – V – W – X – Y – Z

  1. I heard some good things about Monstrumologist, though I still have some reservations – mainly because of the YA label 😉 That Sky High book looks really cool!

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    1. Oh man! Monstrumologist is so worth checking out. In the US, I sometimes see it placed in the adult section although it is YA. The way it’s written, I think it could be considered adult as well. It certainly isn’t like most YA today. I highly recommend you give a try 😊

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