Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah @Bionic Book Worm. Each week, she gives a topic and people are invited to post and participate. This month, the topic is the alphabet and this week’s letters are A, B, C, D, E.
A – Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This exciting sci-fi story is about a squad of misfits and the strange girl their commander Tyler Jones, rescued from cryo-sleep. On what they think is a routine and extremely dull mission, their lives turn on their heads when Aurora stows away and now some very powerful and very scary people want to get their hands on her. I loved this book so much and cannot wait to read the sequel.
B –Beauty by Robin McKinley. I’ve talked about this Beauty and the Beast retelling many, many times on my blog. It remains my favorite retelling after what feels like hundreds of years. It’s just magical.
C –A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. Another Beauty and the Beast retelling, I loved the strength of the characters, especially Harper. I adore it when characters do what’s right because it’s the right thing to do and do it without a second thought, and that’s what Harper does.
D- Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I have to admit, at first I was skeptical of this book because I’d heard it was told in an interview format, and I didn’t think I’d like that. But I’d loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, so I though I’d give it a try. I was thoroughly engrossed by the book and found it really easy to follow. I loved the characters and their struggles. The women were awesome. It was a great book and very well done. One day, I’m going to listen to the audio, too.
E-Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Okay, so this is another repeat from last week, but I don’t remember any other E books well enough to talk about them. I love this book so much. I love how strong Ella is and how rebellious. I love her and Char’s relationship and how it grows and matures throughout the book. I love the magic and her fairy godmother. And I love the ending. It’s just a great book.
All right, I made it! And I didn’t have to resort to putting a Sue Grafton novel, which I could have done for every letter except E. This was challenging, but a lot of fun. I can’t wait to see what books everyone chooses!