Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ The Bionic Book Worm. For the month of March, each week will represent five letters of the alphabet, and I will share a favourite author for each one of them, so without further ado, here comes the list!
The letter K: Rupi Kaur with Milk and Honey
I’ve thought this through, and I will always have a soft spot for this poetry book, so its spot on this list is well deserved ♥
The letter L: Olivia Laing with The Lonely City
I have read The Lonely City a few days ago, and I absolutely fell in love with this book. It’s a series of short essays about artists who lived in New York City. It’s both super interesting and well written, and a book I would definitely recommend. I have also met Olivia Laing at a reading for her book Crudo which was also amazing!
The letter M: Madeline Miller with Circe
It was a tough choice for this one, as expected, and right behind Madeline Miller was Marissa Meyer with The Lunar Chronicles obviously but I loved Circe so much, it’s a book that left a deep impact on me in terms of feminism, and what literary fiction can be. Also taught me that a retelling can be anything we want and give a voice to people who were mistreated in the original story. This book 👏 was 👏 amazing 👏 and I love it so much. The Song of Achilles was brilliant was well by the way. And I swear I didn’t do this on purpose, but I also met Madeline Miller at a reading.
And Marissa Meyer at a signing? Okay I will stop now.
The letter N: Patrick Ness with More Than This
It’s actually the only Patrick Ness bool I read but I loved it so much! It’s a unique post-death/dystopian universe, with strong and endearing characters. I came into the book not really knowing what to expect and I simply fell in love with it.
The letter O: Lauren Oliver with Before I Fall
This one will probably end up becoming the only Lauren Oliver book I ever read but it’s okay because I loved it so much (and as much as I love Zoey Deutsch, the movie didn’t do it justice). It gave me thrills and butterflies in my stomach and I will never forget it — it’s already been 8 years after all. So yes, it unapologetically takes this spot! 💃
Thank you so much for reading until now! Feel free to recommend more books in the comments, matching the prompt or not. As I am quarantined for who knows how long, I have plenty of time to read!