It has been a little while since I participate in Top 5 Tuesday, and I honestly wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do this topic. Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the lovely Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit here for the upcoming topics!
This month, the topics are the alphabet! Essentially, I’m going to be giving you one book for each letter of the alphabet during this month. Because of this, I probably won’t do any recommendations post this month, as it’ll probably just be me talking about the same books over and over again. We’ll see how it goes! I might need to cheat and do author names for some of them. But hopefully this will force me to talk about some books I don’t often talk about. Today, the letters are ABCDE.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I loved this book a lot when I read it last year. It’s very character-driven with unlikeable characters, and some feminist and racial undertones. It’s super interesting, and I highly recommend it.
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant: I don’t talk about this book a ton, but I really enjoy it. It’s essentially a fictionalized memoir of a jewish girl growing up in Boston in the early 1900s. I love the main character and I love reading her story. Again, there’s feminist undertones, which I really appreciated. There’s also a lot of great female friendships, which is always good.
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella: if you’ve watched the movie but haven’t read the book, I highly recommend reading the book, too. But this book is surprisingly wholesome? There’s great female friendships where they’re super supportive and non-judgy. It treats a shopping addiction as a legitimate worry. The story and romance is really sweet and cute. It’s really funny in some places. I just highly recommend it. If you haven’t watched the movie, yet, I would also recommend it too!
The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be by Farley Mowat: this is maybe one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. It’s a nonfiction book about Mowat’s childhood dog, Mutt. Mutt is the greatest book dog ever
(except maybe Manchee). There are some things in this book that are so absurd, they have to be true. And if you don’t like dogs dying in books, it’s okay because Mowat is essentially like “and then Mutt died, it was sad, okay book’s over!”, so it’s easy to read.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng: I think this book might be my all-time favourite book. I just love everything about it. I love the story, I love the characters, I love the writing. It’s just the most beautiful, perfect book I’ve ever read. Please read it.
So that’s the first set of alphabet recommendations! Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Are any of them on your TBR? Let me know, please!
Thanks for reading! xx