More, more, more

Posted On 22 March 2016

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Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  The topic this week is:

‘Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough’

  1. The Troupe by Robert J Bennett
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  3. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  4. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland by Catherynne Valente
  5. The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
  6. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  7. All the Truth that’s in me by Julie Berry
  8. The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore
  9. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  10. The Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp

23 Responses to “More, more, more”

  1. rosemawrites

    Oooh! Interesting books! I once have a copy of The Sisters Brothers. I think I should read it!
    And the Shining Girls look great!

  2. Tammy

    Oooh The Sisters Brothers! One of my all time faves. And The Fifth House of the Heart is a favorite as well. I need to check out The Troupe!

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Troupe was my first Bennett book and I loved it – it was so unusual.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Both “The Shining Girls” and “The Fifth House of the Heart” were wonderful revelations: since the other books in your list are liable to be in the same category, I will certainly check them out! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I heartily recommend all of these. I thoroughly enjoyed them all and it was great putting this list together and going back through some of my older reads.
      Lynn 😀

  4. jessicabookworm

    I really need to read Catherynne Valente’s fairyland books!

  5. Carmen

    Flowers for Algernon was so lovely! I loved it.

  6. Carrie Schmidt

    I need to read more Sue Monk Kidd – My TTT

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve also read the Secret Life of Bees which is also really good.
      Lynn 😀

  7. eviepea48

    I’ve been meaning to get to The Shining Girls and The Sisters Brothers!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you find time for them – they’re both really excellent. The Sisters Brothers was probably my biggest surprise as it’s a western and I just didn’t expect to like it.
      Lynn 😀

      • eviepea48

        It’s on my shelf and I’m not into westerns either. I’ll have to bump it up! Thanks, Lynn!

      • @lynnsbooks

        I thought it was great. Totally not what I expected.
        Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m actually shocked that Fifth House of the Heart isn’t getting more love. It’s so good! But on goodreads, there aren’t a lot of ratings or reviews. More people need to check out this book!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – what’s the story there! I bloody loved it.
      Lynn 😀

  9. imyril

    Oh, good picks! The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland stole my heart when I wasn’t looking and ran off down the street with it laughing heartlessly. I haven’t picked up the sequels yet; I feel like I’m saving them up.

  10. Summer @ Xingsings

    Ah, so many wonderful books. It’s funny that we had Flowers of Algernon in common. It’s definitely underrated for such a powerful book. Ah, Neil Gaiman! I may just be the only reader that hasn’t read any of his books yet. Thanks for including The Graveyard Book; that totally reminds me that I should read that soon!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, out of all the books we could have chosen. It’s a great book. The Graveyard Book is one of those books that I really put off reading for ages and it just took me by storm. I’d almost made up my mind that it wouldn’t be for me but I couldn’t resist – I loved it.
      Lynn 😀

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