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…
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…
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…
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…
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.