"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".
It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my
lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other
bloggers who share their lists here.
This week, our topic is Bookish Wishes
Jana's birthday is today, so she's
celebrating it and asked us to list the top 10 books we’d love to own. But, as so often, I've done this kind of list a couple of times lately:
Books I Hope Santa Brings/Bookish Wishes
Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2021
Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings
Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist
Top Twelve Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them
Therefore, I decided to go back to a good old favourite of mine, books with a certain word in the title, in this case, since we talk about bookish wishes: Book. I had no idea I had read so many books with word book in the title, let alone notebook. Totally interesting.
Abdolah, Kader "My Father’s Notebook" (NL: Spijkerschrift) - 2000
Almost an autobiography. Ishmael, the protagonist in this story, has a deaf-mute father who works as a carpet restaurateur in Iran.
Allende, Isabel "Maya's Notebook" (E: El Cuaderno de Maya) - 2011
Maya is a girl with a tremendous story. She has a Chilean father and a Danish mother and is brought up by her Chilean grandmother and her second husband who is African American. Can it get any more international?
Campbell, Jen "The Bookshop Book" - 2014
Another approach to discovering bookshops. The author has more or less travelled around the world for us, interviewed bookshop owners, employees, authors, readers, anyone who has anything to do with producing and consuming books.
Fforde, Jasper "Lost in a Good Book" - 2002
Thursday Next works for SpecOps 27, the Literary Deceives (LiteraTecs) in Special Operations, a fictional division of the British government. With the help of special gadgets and skills, she can enter books and move from one to the next, this is called "bookjumping". This time, she spends a lot of time in "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.
Lessing, Doris "The Golden Notebook" - 1962
One of those books that I still remember after many many years. I thought it was very good and very sensitive, approached the subject of women's liberation in a very unique but helpful way.
Lundberg, Sofia "The Red Address Book" (SW: Den röda adressboken) - 2015
A lovely story about an elderly lady who reflects on her life with the help of modern technology and her old address book.
Oates, Joyce Carol "A Book of American Martyrs" - 2017
One of my favourite authors. As usual, her characters are so alive, so real, incredible. Of course, I don't understand people who condone one sort of killing and then go on to do another one. A fascinating book about a subject that should be discussed much more than "I'm against abortion". (Please, read my whole review.)
Pamuk, Orhan "The Black Book" (TR: Kara Kitap) - 1990
Another one of my absolute favourite authors. A man is looking for his wife who disappeared. He is roaming the streets of Istanbul in order to look back at their past. But there is so much behind the plot, so many "meetings", present meets past, East meets West, religion meets secularism. You will definitely want to visit Istanbul after reading this.
Sparks, Nicholas "The Notebook" - 2004
An alright story, a love story, poor boy loves rich girl and all the obstacles that there are in these kinds of novels which you know they will overcome. Most probably the only book I will ever read by Nicholas Sparks.
Taylor, Andrew James "Books That Changed the World" - 2008
Definitely one of the best list of books to read I have seen! A list of important books that made a major impact on our present view of the world. I haven't read all of them but I am sure most people have heard the titles and the authors at some point in their life.
I hope you enjoyed my little trip around the books and bookshelves of the world. And maybe I find more wishes on your lists.
📚 Happy Reading! 📚