guess who’s finally doing top ten tuesday??
that’s right! i am. i can’t promise to do it every single week, but i will do it when i feel like it. which is this week, at least. so yeah, today i’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their weekly tag, Top Ten Tuesday. this week’s prompt was ten books from x genre that are on your tbr, so i chose to do magical realism, which is a genre i have been completely obsessed with recently. magical realism is kind of a vague genre, so some of these might not actually be in the genre but sounded like it? you can’t always tell with magical realism.
(just a psa: with magical realism, it works better for me if i don’t try to understand the premise of the book from the blurb, so i most likely won’t know what any of these books are about. sorry!)
i knew that when i saw twirling pages’ rave review of A Million Junes, i would have to read it. i love LOVE strange books so much, and Alexandra said that it was beautifully weird.
i’m pretty sure that i saw this book for the first time in the Shelf Awareness newsletter a couple months ago, and the first thing that drew me in was the cover. i love the font and the colors. even though this is a middle grade book, i know that i’m going to read this because the premise sounds so interesting to me.
i’m pretty sure that i first saw this book on booktube a couple months ago (???). i’m not sure, but someone said magical realism and i came running. this book is lower on my tbr list at this point in time, but i’m pretty sure i’ll get to it at some point…
and how have i not read this already?? SERIOUSLY MADELINE. GET ON IT. (i meant to read this awhile ago before the movie came out, but that obviously didn’t happen…)
my mom recommended this book to me a couple years back along with all of Isabel Allende’s books because she said that she enjoyed them when she was younger. i started Eva Luna last summer on vacation but mysteriously never finished it…? i vaguely remember the book being similar to the beginning of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender…dunno if that is accurate or not.
someone or some website recommended this book to me after i said that i loved I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (side note: absolutely amazing book, by the way). May from Forever and Everly also said that she loved it, which pretty much solidified this book’s place on my tbr.
the blurb of this sounded so creepy and awesome, but don’t even ask me to explain it. also, the cover of this is SO. BEAUTIFUL.
i’m fairly sure that i also found this book whilst watching booktube.
the premise of this sounded ever so slightly like Romeo and Juliet mixed with The Night Circus, which sounds completely awesome and aesthetic?? Cait at Paper Fury said that she completely loved it, and we usually have similar reading taste, so i’m hoping that i can read this soon!
Still Life with Tornado (also) sorta reminded me of I’ll Give You the Sun with the art aspect of the story. i don’t exactly know what to expect other than that (i guess that i’d rather be surprised!).
first of all, THE COVER. *heart eyes* i have absolutely no clue what this book is about, but again, i heard the words “magical realism” along with some pretty good reviews and tripped over myself adding it to my tbr.
what genres have you been loving lately? are any of these books on your tbr? any more magical realism recommendations for me? should i do top ten tuesday again?