Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday, and Mini Reviews!

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish!

This week' theme is Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I've Read in the Last Year or So:

The most adorable, heartwarming, funny graphic novel with a dog as the narrator

A must-read for Agatha Christie fans, a collection of critical essays examining different aspects of Christie's work

From what I understand, this book isn't as big in the US as it is in Australia, and I would love to see more US readers pick it up--Friday Barnes is a strong female heroine that's a cross between Nancy Drew and Sherlock Holmes

A really well-done, eerie, creepy psychological read

A spooky, creative entry in the young adult paranormal genre

Another strong female heroine, and a story full of art and history

A fascinating examination of what scares us and why 

A very unsettling, extremely well written psychological read with an incredible twist ending

A unique, well-researched look at Sherlock Holmes and his cases through a forensic lens

A graphic novel take on Agatha Christie's life, especially the period of her disappearance 


Mini Reviews!

This is definitely a must-read for all fans of Hamilton the Musical. Not only does the book include all the lyrics, with Lin Manuel Miranda's own notes, but beautiful photos of the show as well, and essays on the process of making this musical a reality. 

This book was recommended to me by a friend, who had it recommended to her by multiple people as one of their favorite books, and I can see why. This is a beautifully written story of a boy and girl wrestling with deeply tragic pasts, that manages to avoid all cliches.

This is another entry in my friend's mystery series, this time centered around a tragic accident from the past with deep repercussions in the present.

The first entry in a series, this is a clever, fun middle grade mystery read centered around a group of four children who live in a Dime Museum as part of the show.