ABCDE Books!

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm.

I am loving the theme for July that Shanah has come up with for Top Ten Tuesday. Throughout the month we will make our way through the alphabet, sharing a book for each letter. This week is ABCDE!

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

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I just spoke about All My Puny Sorrows in my post yesterday about books written by Canadians, so I will not repeat myself, but I just could not not choose this book for the letter ‘A’. It is beautiful and is the book that solidified my love from Miriam Toews.

Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

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Bitter Orange has the potential to be the best book that I will read in 2019. It is pretty much the perfect book in my mind, having so many elements that I adore. The characters are so memorable and completely flawed. There is a sinister tone throughout the entire novel and you never quite know who to trust. It goes in directions you are not expecting. So brilliant!

Calypso by David Sedaris

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Calypso was my first and only David Sedaris, and I need to read more from him. I love his self-depreciating tone and his sarcasm. I relate to his sense of humour! I also very much enjoyed reading about his complicated relationship with his family, especially his sisters. It also has a great moment where you understand the title- I love finding that in books!

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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I mean, how could I not chose Daisy Jones and the Six for the letter ‘D’. This is a book that deserves all of the hype that it receives, especially if you listen to the audiobook. It is completely original and its only flaw is that this is not a real band so we will never get to hear their music.

(The) Ensemble by Aja Gabel

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There were a few books that I was debating to chose for the letter ‘E’, but in the end I settled for The Ensemble because it is a book that I think deserves more attention. I am always surprised by its 3.43 rating on Goodreads, but I can understand why it is not for everyone. It is quiet and slow-paced, but that is what I thought was so special about it. It feels as though you are following a real musical quartet as they navigate their careers and their relationships.

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What books would you recommend that start with the letters ABCD or E?kkbLogo

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14 thoughts on “ABCDE Books!

  1. Love the July topic for Top 5 Tuesday and seeing everyone’s responses….wish I’d know about it sooner…might try for next week. Fantastic book selections…especially Daisy Jones

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