I’m back with Top Ten Tuesday! And highlighting more of my TBR reads!
Today’s top ten is actually top six because I couldn’t find enough books in my TBR to complete the prompt (and many of the ones I have included are a stretch 😛 ). It’s also an old one from last month but I liked the prompt so we’re doing it now!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, and each week there’s a prompt for you to use in building your own bookish top ten list!
Book Titles that are Questions
1) Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson
A memoir written by the actor who starred in Matilda, this one’s been on my list for a while and I’d still love to read it but haven’t made time just yet. I’ve followed Wilson on Twitter for several years and I enjoy her perspective so it’ll be great to drive into it with this book.
2) Why Indigenous Literatures Matter by Daniel Heath Justice
I guess this is a rhetorical question as the author is devoting the book to answering it himself. I had taken this out from the library last year but didn’t have enough time to read it, so next step is to take it out and read it! Heath Justice, a professor and researcher of Indigenous literatures, is another voice I’d love to read more from as so far I’ve only read his forewords in other books and also follow him on Twitter.
3) Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoka Matsudo, translated by Polly Barton
Alright, now we’re really trying this prompt. This isn’t really a question but it uses a question word at the beginning so I’m counting it (this is my argument for several below too). All of the hype for this one last year caught my attention and I always love to read 1. mythology and folktale retellings and 2. short story collections so this collection of Japanese folktales sounds right up my alley.
4) How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America edited by Sara Sinclair
Another of those question words. I’m very excited about this one as I took an online workshop with Sinclair last summer when Columbia’s Oral History program first launched their workshop series. I learned so much from the instructors and participants. Sinclair talked about this book (which had not been published yet), which came out of her oral history research and used her experience as examples when we talked about avoiding oppressive practices in oral history. Yet another non-fiction on this list and perhaps a more academic one but as it’s mostly interviews I think it’ll be fairly accessible.
5) Questions for Ada by Ijeoma Umebinyuo
This one literally has “question” in the title. I learned about this one from Amma @ Afro Preppy Bookworm‘s post for the #BlackGirlBookstaTour last year and loved her pitch for it so it’s at the top of my TBR now. Very excited to explore this collection of poetry.
6) What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
Every month I say I should read Oyeyemi and every month I don’t 😦 I will eventually read through her backlog! This title intrigued me the first time I saw it and was the first time I’d heard of Oyeyemi and yet it remains on my TBR, taunting me. Another short story collection for the list and one I would really like to read!
Once again, I’m reminded of how much I want to read the books on my TBR. This was a fun challenge even if I kind of made my own rules for it!
Have you read any “questionable” titles this year?
Cover images from Goodreads.