It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week was a bit of a challenge for me. 2019 has, so far, been the year where I am finally catching up with all the famous young adult books all the bloggers have been raving about for ages. So, almost everything I read this year gets talked about plenty. I had to dig a little deeper to find some material for this week’s T5T post and gather some books I don’t talk about enough!
The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
You may know Philip Pullman as the author of the His Dark Materials trilogy which was adapted into a TV show set to be released this year.
Well, he also wrote the truly awesome Sally Lockhart novels. There are four books about this genius woman who happens to solve mysteries wherever she goes. The first two books were adapted into TV movies with Billie Piper in the leading role. I was heartbroken that the remain two books were never picked up.
Well, now that His Dark Materials gets another shot, maybe these books will also get some more attention.
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is a household name in the young adult genre. While his Percy Jackson books are usually the main center of attention, his Kane Chronicles trilogy is also amazing. The books are focused on Egyptian mythology which is something so very different than what you usually hear about. These books certainly deserve more love.
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Ever heard of Practical Magic? I’m sure you did. Both the book and the adaptation are pretty famous.
While I absolutely hated the novel version of Practical Magic, the prequel The Rules of Magic is definitely, well, magical. Not enough people know that this book exists and how wonderful it is.
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
I think this is the least famous book I’m listing this week.
When I saw the cover art, I knew I had to read it. Stuffed to the top with a great sense of humor and lots of info on death gods and goddesses around the world, A Dirty Job is a great book to pick up. The sequel Secondhand Souls is just as entertaining!
The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo
Okay, this one is kind of a half-way cheat. The Witch of Duva is not a book but a short story. It is included in Leigh Bardugo’s The Language of Thorns which happens to be a short story collection I haven’t read yet.
Anyways, while the Grishaverse trilogy and the Six of Crows duology are famous, Bardugo’s short stories are equally fascinating. The Witch of Duva was positively haunting, so I will need to pick up The Language of Thorns soon.
What’s your favorite book that you need to talk about far more often? Let me know in the comments!