Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl to bring bookish friends together. A new topic is posted each week.
Reviews are linked (as always)!
I was born for this by Alice Oseman: a really dramatic end-scene with lots of rain. The plot is about a girl who meets up with an internet friend to go watch their favourite boyband perform and the amount of action in their lives just shoots up from that.
If we were villains by M. L. Rio: dark academia that is dramatic enough in itself that you need the heavy rain outside to match the vibe, especially as they perform theatre pieces in the rain.
The wicked deep by Shea Ernshaw: the main character live on an island, a bit away from the small-town where boys are murdered every summer and the town blames a curse thrown by witches
The name of the wind by Patrick Rothfuss: my favourite fantasy, long enough to keep you occupied for a while, and with enough hidden things to reread too many times (I’m at 5+ definitely, but it’s been a while)
Upstream by Mary Oliver: essays by my favourite poet talking about nature
The book of dust, La belle sauvage by Philip Pullman: a big part of the plot is one great flood and the whole fantasy book is just great and dramatic and heartwarming
If you want to add tears to the raindrops:
Lord of the butterflies by Andrea Gibson: a poetry collection, with stories told so intensely, a mix of sweet with stories of queer love, of incredibly traimatic events (dealing with suicidal and loss), of hopelessness and hope as well.
When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi: a memoir of a real neurosurgeon after he’s diagnosed with cancer. It’s an unforgettable story with wisdom, life perspectives, struggles, love and uncertainties.