Our topic of the week is (in the title) extraordinary book titles. The word “extraordinary” has always confused me, it implies being super normal when you break it down to it’s root words. But I digress, as I am wont to do. Revel in the extraordinary below the cut!
Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A light-hearted space opera sounds right up my alley. Add some found family vibes and an aging space ship and I’m there faster then you can say Firefly.
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts: A group of strangers explore a city looking for a treasure hidden by a dying billionaire. I love stories that present puzzles for the character (and reader) to solve, and if there’s a dash of humor and the supernatural thrown in, all the better.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January: I just can’t help but mention this book for what- the third time? I don’t know what it is about month names, but they get me more often then not. And I’m still not over that cover.
Daughters of the Winter Queen: The story of Elizabeth Stuart, whose father ascended the throne after Mary, Queen of Scots was executed. Give me a history of brave, strong women written by a woman and watch me devour it.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore: I love books centered around mysterious shops that may or may not be magical. And it’s set in San Francisco, which is a city of bittersweet memories for me, so I love to return there in the pages of a book.
So Close to be the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know: I’m not going to say anything, just post this part of the book summary: Whether reminiscing about her days as a contract chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, telling “dirty” jokes to Mormons, feeling like the odd man out on Parks, fending off racist trolls on Twitter, flirting with Michael Fassbender, or expertly stalking the cast of “Hamilton,” Retta’s unique voice and refreshing honesty will make you laugh, cry, and laugh so hard you’ll cry
Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr: This title is probably the coolest one on here. The story itself sounds dreamlike and strange and beautiful- akin to The Dream-Quest of Villet Boe or something similar.
How to Repair a Mechanical Heart: To gay boys go on a roadtrip to a fan convention for their favorite TV show. I read an excerpt from this and it reminded me of Red, White, and Royal Blue, but with Catholics instead of British people.
Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens: I love Eddie Izzard, from his stand up routines to his movie rolls, the man never ceases to make me laugh. A British (Executive) Transvestite with a penchant for historical humor, I can only imagine his life has been one strange journey.
Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories: Short stories about a future heavily influenced by how weird our internet tastes our. Yes please. I love cats. I love robots. I love the thought of them interacting in a positive manner. Maybe every story isn’t about that exactly, but that’s OK.
Alright, another Tuesday post, conquered. While you’re reading this I will be in Elk Grove, California- eating ice cream and cursing the bright, bright sunlight.