Hi, hey, hello and happy Tuesday!
I have drank a whole energy drink in hopes to motivate myself to sort my life out and do my homework and study for the mountain of exams I have coming up in the next three weeks. My body feels really awake …. my eyes do not.
On the plus I am typing really, really fast right now.
Anyways todays Top 5 Tuesday is a continuation of last weeks. Throughout the month of March, as I’m sure you may know, we’re going through the alphabet and talking all about authors.
Last week I said I was going off an authors first name and that was the plan for the whole month but then that changed today when I realised I would have nobody for more or less half this list.
I’ve only read one book by Francesca Zappia and that was Eliza and Her Monsters which was HUGE when it came out. Everyone was reading it so I did too.
I actually want to go back and re-read this because I’ve seen some things pointed out that I was a bit iffy on while reading but I brushed it aside and according to Goodreads I gave it 5 stars. I read this when I was 14-15 and I know it’s only a couple of years but I feel like me and my reading have matured since then so I think it’s gonna get a re-read with some fresh eyes soon.
I read and loved Whitney Gardners You’re Welcome, Universe a few years back, a book about a deaf girl who loves art and specifically street art. While dealing with being in a “mainstream” school for the first time in years the main character Julia is dragged into a graffiti war.
I loved this book not only for it’s story but also the illustrations of Julia’s art work spread throughout this book.
Whitney Gardner also has a graphic novel called Fake Blood I want to read but has always been out of stock or I’ve had no money when I want to buy it. The graphic novel is about a boy who pretends to be a vampire to woo his long-term crush … who turns out to be a vampire slayer.
And it’s actually Gardner herself who’s the illustrator of both.
Shaun David Hutchinson
I don’t remember much from We Are The Ants except that it made me cry. I barely even remember what it’s about besides big red button to end the world.
There is so much more I want to read from Hutchinson including but not limited to The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried – no clue what the hell this is about but the cover and the title sounds cool- and also his upcoming 2020 release The State of Us– a love story between the sons of opposing presidential candidates.
Maybe 2020 will be the year of more Shaun David Hutchinson (finally).
I don’t have much to say about Isabel Sterling. She was the only author I could find with an “I” initial.
I’ve only read These Witches Don’t Burn by her, a book I read last year and loved about elemental witches with LGBT+ themes. I’m dying to read the sequel and the finale book in the coming months when it’s released and I am looking forward to seeing what other stories she has to offer.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I like to talk about Jennifer Lynn Barnes whenever I can because I think she’s pretty underrated.
Her series following teenage profiler prodigies working with the FBI to solve murders called The Naturals is the series that really pushed me into reading Young Adult besides just Percy Jackson and Harry Potter.
I loved that series and I also loved her book Little White Lies which follows southern belles and kidnapping.
I want to read The Fixer by her put I’ve heard it was meant to be a trilogy but the third book was never released so I don’t know if I want to get invested only to be disappointed by the lack of a proper finale. :I
So there we go. Five more letters. Five more authors. I’m going to go make the most of this Monster high before it wears off so thankyou for reading 🙂