Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week it’s what books we plan to read this Spring (and what with this coronavirus stuff, I might actually read all of these in the next few months if I can’t leave the house). The first five books are all audiobooks I’ve recently purchased. I go through phases of buying audiobooks – especially when there’s offers on – and they’re all for my Read the World Project.
The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
Now I don’t really know much about this one, just that it’s set in Zambia and I think it follows a couple of families for generations.
United States of Banana by Giannina Braschi
This seems like a bit of an odd book but an interesting one. It seems like it’s an alternate history kind of thing, set post 9/11 the Puerto Rican prisoner Segismundo has been imprisoned for more than one hundred years, hidden away by his father, the king of the United States of Banana. But when the king frees his son, he makes Puerto Rico the fifty-first state and grants American passports to all Latin American citizens, causing an unexpected power shift with far-reaching implications.
The Door by Magda Szabó
The Door is about the relationship between two women of opposing backgrounds and personalities: one, an intellectual and writer; the other, her housekeeper, a mysterious, elderly woman who sets her own rules and abjures religion, education, pretence and any kind of authority.
A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
An expansive essay on colonialism and its effects in Antigua.
Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex by Oksana Zabuzhko
My read for Ukraine. All I know about this one is that it caused a stir in Ukraine and it’s very feminist.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
I received this via TBTB Santa (thanks again Jocelyn!) and I really want to read it sooner, rather than later. Especially as I think the sequel has recently been published so it’d be nice to read them close together.
Mama Hissa’s Mice by Saud Alsanousi
This would be my read for Kuwait and it’ll be the first book I’ve ever read that’s set there.
What Would Boudicca Do? by E. Foley and B. Coates
This was a gift from my best friend and sounds like a great non-fiction read about gaining inspiration from powerful and resourceful women throughout history.
Viper by Bex Hogan
I got this book in a subscription box last year and I remember my friend Bryony reading it and liking it so it’s about time I got to it. It’s kind of a pirate/sea book I think and I can’t even remember the last time I read something like that.
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Another book I received in a subscription box. It’s been a while since I’ve read some urban fantasy (I think that’s what this is) or fantasy in general, and I’ve yet to read a book by Adam Silvera so I’m interested in seeing what I make of his writing style.
If you’ve read any of these, I’d love to hear your thoughts on them. What books are you hoping to get to over the next few months?
Great list! What Would Boudicca Do? sounds so fun, and Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex sounds really interesting, too. I love Dread Nation – hope you enjoy it!
Thanks! Hopefully with the world as it is at the minute, I’ll actually read a lot of these soonish 😛
I haven’t heard of most of these, but I did really like DREAD NATION. It’s unique and engrossing. I still need to read the sequel. Should have put it on my TTT list this week. Oops!
Haha! I’m so bad at keeping up with series! Yes, I’ve heard a lot of good things about Dread Nation so looking forward to reading it soon 🙂
The Door looks so interesting.
My TTT .
I’m listening to the audiobook of The Door at the minute and I’m really liking it so far. A review will be coming soon! 😉
Quite a varied list here. Enjoy!
Thanks! I’m defo an eclectic reader 🙂
I’ve not heard of these! I hope you enjoy them when you get a chance. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
Thank you! One of my favourite things about Top Ten Tuesday is discovering books I was unaware of 🙂
I really want to read Infinity Son! I read They Both Die at the End and it was so good!
Lucky for my Infinity Son fits a prompt for the OWLs Magical Readathon next month so I should be reading it soon *fingers crossed*
I listened to Dread Nation and enjoyed it. Great list!
Thank you – hearing all the good things about Dread Nation is making me even more keen to read it
I think Dread Nation is on my isolation TBR as well.
Haha! Yeah at least that’s one with about the state of the world right now – in theory there’s more time for reading!
Viper has me curious! The Old drift too…
Think I’ll be reading Viper for the OWLs Magical Readathon next month *fingers crossed*
Pirate/sea book? You can be sure I’ll be watching out for your thoughts on this one 😉
Haha! It fills one of the prompts for the OWLs magical readathon next month so keep your eyes peeled 😉
Dread Nation sounds so good! I heard heaps of good reviews when it first came out so fingers crossed it lives up to expectations!
Same! That’s what I’m hoping too!