The third Tuesday of 2018 and my first foray into Top 5 Tuesday for a while because of all the stuff (I promise I will shut up about uni stuff soon, I mean in some 12 weeks I will have graduated so I literally won’t be able to moan about it anymore!). This week it’s a fantastic topic that made me both really excited and wrack my brain – books I don’t talk about enough. I love this topic because on this blog I do catch myself raving about the same books and also the same kind of books quite often so this was a cool opportunity to consider some new ones I’ve enjoyed over the years. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm.
Jurassic Park – Michael Critchton
Before Jurassic World came out a few years ago, I had very limited exposure to the world of Jurassic Park. I knew the basic premise (basically, dinosaurs) but I hadn’t seen any of the other films or read the books. Even though I wasn’t massively fussed with the film, it did make me think about reading the original material and I’m so glad it did. The first book, Jurassic Park is so cool! It’s exciting and tense and is actually really realistic. I was also kind of worried that because I’m not hugely interested in dinosaurs this book wouldn’t do it for me. I didn’t have to worry though, I was pretty much engaged from the first page to the last and would recommend this novel to anyone!
The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchet
I’m not normally a huge fan of high-fantasy but I read this trilogy about Gnomes a fair few years ago and absolutely adored it. I don’t often talk about it because it’s not really my genre of choice and I did read it so long ago I don’t really remember too much about the specifics of the story. But, even years later I get a warm and fond feeling when I see this series on my shelf!
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I don’t read much adult fiction hence why I haven’t talked much about this book on my blog. One of the reasons I don’t read much adult fiction is because often I just can’t connect with it (I know that’s a sweeping statement but up to now it has often held true). I absolutely adored this novel by Audrey Niffenegger though. It turned a concept which could have been really complicated and kind of creepy into something not quite so complicated and romantic (in my opinion anyway!).
The Island (and anything else) by Victoria Hislop
I adore most of Victoria Hislop’s novels, even though they are historical fiction, a genre which I normally avoid. My favourite has to be The Island which is about Greece which I managed to read while on holiday in Greece. Hislop’s novels are just so beautifully written and deserve to raved about all day every day, but alas, I don’t talk about them enough!
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Aah man this book. I can’t remember when I read this book specifically but it was sometime in my teens when I was just starting to feel lost between being an adult and being a child. In much the same way that the Disney film Inside Out got to me, this book did too, making me nostalgic about my childhood and emotional about the passing of time and how fast things change and we grow up. This is the only book where I have ever specifically bought it for someone (my best friend) because I was so desperate for them to read it too. It was and is really special to me, and I definitely do not talk about it nearly enough.
So there we have it, the top 5 books that I don’t talk about enough. I think what I’ve found is that most of them are books I read before I started blogging and fall outside the genres I normally talk about on my blog. Even so, these books deserve to be talked about more, and I would recommend every single one!
Have you read any of these books and did you enjoy them? Which books do you not talk about enough?
As always, happy reading!