Top 10 Tuesday

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this weeks Top 10 is books that have been recently added to my shelves. As I have already done a post on this, I have decided to choose 10 books from my TBR shelves that have been given to me in the past and that I still need to make time to read.

The Best Things by Mel Giedroyc (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

Warm, funny, life-affirming and true, The Best Things is the joyous debut novel from much-loved comedian, writer, actor and presenter Mel Giedroyc.

It’s the story of a family who lose everything, only to find themselves, and each other, along the way.

Sally and Frank Parker have it all.

Then one day, because of Frank, they don’t.

As the bailiffs move in and the money runs out, Sally realises that she and her children don’t have a clue about how to survive.

Or do they?

The Parkers are about to discover that the best things in life aren’t things at all.”

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (and the rest of His Dark Materials) (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want–but what Lyra doesn’t know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other.”

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowden (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.

Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.

A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.”

Down Pinhole by Glenn Cooper (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“DOWN – Pinhole is the first book of an explosive new trilogy by international bestselling author, Glenn Cooper. A cross between DANTE’S INFERNO and GAME OF THRONES, DOWN is part historical thriller and part fantasy-adventure, a thought-provoking, page-turning, epic saga that explores the consequences of evil and transports readers to a world unlike any they have ever experienced.

John Camp heads up security at a world’s largest super-collider tunneled around London. Scarred by his wartime experiences, he’s been fighting his demons and putting his life back in order. High on his priorities is his new relationship with physicist Emily Loughty, the collider’s beautiful and accomplished Scottish research director.

When the collider starts up it hits its projected energy target but then inexplicably continues powering much higher. In the blink of an eye Emily disappears and a rough-looking man appears in her place. In fear and confusion the man barrels out of the lab and disappears. His identity may be the only clue to what has happened.

John volunteers to embark on a mission to try and rescue Emily and when the collider is powered up again he finds himself in a strange and terrifying world, geographically identical to Earth but very different. It’s a place some call Down, eternally populated by those who’ve committed the most unforgivable acts of evil during their lives. Here in a world with but a few glimmers of hope, kings and dukes, including infamous historical figures, battle perpetually for supremacy.

In a race against time, John must navigate the terrible landscape of Down and bring home the love of his life before they are trapped for the rest of their lives.”

As Old As Time A Twisted Tale (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Can the enchanted rose reveal hidden truths? Could it be that Belle’s mother was the one who cursed the Beast all those years? When Belle touches the enchanted rose hidden away in the Beast’s castle, memories flood through her mind – memories of a mother she thought she would never see again.”

Belle’s Library by Linda Woolverton (Foreword), Brittany Rubiano, Jenna Huerta (Art), Walt Disney Company (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Disney’s Belle is one of the best fictional bookworms around. But what exactly is on her reading list? In this unique literary journal, enjoy inspiring quotes from some of Belle’s favorite books, as well as her insightful notes and colorful drawings.
Includes a forward by noted Disney screenwriter Linda Woolverton.”

Comic Curious and Quirky: News Stories from Centuries Past by Rona Levin (click for link to Goodreads)

“We live in the era of catchy headlines and click-bait online features—but we’re not the first generation to enjoy news that is strange or lurid. As Rona Levin shows in Comic, Curious and Quirky News Stories from Centuries Past, oddity and intrigue have been a part of newspapers since their very earliest days.
           
Collecting some of the most fascinating and bizarre stories from English newspapers from 1700 to 1900, Levin offers up gossip, true crime, scandal, and more. We encounter a drunken cart driver careening through Victorian London while hauling a ton of gunpowder—and matches; sit in on the first meeting of the “No-Nose Club”, a support group for syphilitics; get a gruesome glimpse of the autopsy of the Empress Maria Theresa, whose body is discovered to be full of “a great quantity of fat and viscous matter, Her Majesty having accustomed herself never to spit.”
 
The variety of stories is astonishing, their contents often horrifying—but just like their original audiences, readers today will be unable to turn away.”

Grimms Complete Fairy Tales (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“They are the stories we’ve known since we were children. RapunzelHansel and GretelCinderellaSleeping Beauty. But the works originally collected by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s are not necessarily the versions we heard before bedtime. They’re darker and often don’t end very happily—but they’re often far more interesting.

This elegant edition of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales includes all our cherished favorites—Snow WhiteRumpelstiltskinLittle Red Cap, and many more—in their original versions. With specially designed end papers, a genuine leather cover, and other enhancements, it’s the perfect gift for anyone looking to build a complete home library.

Many of these tales begin with the familiar refrain of “once upon a time”—but they end with something unexpected and fascinating!”

Hans Christian Anderson The Complete Fairy Tales (click for link to Goodreads)

“All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelina,” “The Red Shoes,” “The Princess on the Pea,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector’s edition. Also included is “The Tallow Candle” — one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! With both short and long anecdotes, this is a great book of bedtime stories or for rainy-day reading. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures readers will never lose their place as they wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children’s writers of all time.”

The Ascent of Woman by Melanie Phillips (click for link to Goodreads)

“The story of the fight to gain the vote for women is about much more than a peripheral if picturesque skirmish around the introduction of universal suffrage. It is an explosive story of social and sexual revolutionary upheaval, and one which has not yet ended. The movement for women’s suffrage in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries prefigured to a startling extent the controversies which rage today around the role of women. Far from the stereotype of a uniform body of women chaining themselves to railings, the early feminist movement was riven by virulent arguments over women’s role in society, the balance to be struck between self-fulfilment and their duties to family and children, and their relationship with men.

Melanie Phillips’ brilliant book tells the story of the fight for women’s suffrage in a way which sets the high drama of those events in the context of the moral and intellectual ferment that characterised it.”

What books have you been given that you still need to read?

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7 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday

    1. Emily Jane Post author

      It was a book that I saw ages ago and wanted to give it a read!

      Oh bother. I sometimes have link issues and I have no idea why. I tried to go back and sort it out when it happened last time but it didn’t let me! Hopefully next week will be ok!

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