The adorable Erin @ Raised Reading did a fun meme a few weeks ago. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to tweak it and use it for a series of Top Five Tuesday posts. I’m going to attempt a top five bookish list for all 26 letters of the alphabet (this could get a little dicey towards the end!).
Other posts in this series:
Picture Book – A Day With Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce. I love William Joyce’s books! This one has been adapted into the seriously underrated film Meet the Robinsons.
Middle Grade Book – The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau. DuPrau’s Ember books are an excellent introduction to the dystopian genre.
YA or Adult Book – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Y’all, the characters! Even if you can’t bring yourself to read Dickens, do yourself a favor and watch the brilliant 1999 BBC version.
TBR – The Dark Lady by Irene Adler. Who wouldn’t want to read about young Sherlock Holmes?
Author – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Honestly, it’s a toss up between Doyle and Dickens, but anyone who can write a re-readable mystery deserves to be a favorite!
9 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday: Bookish “D””
I’ve been meaning to read the Ember series – is it done now? I think I held off because I didn’t want to wait long for the next installments.
Oddly – and perhaps suspiciously – I am one English major who is not particularly fond of Dickens. Oh, I admire his genius but his writing style is a bit too florid for me.
I had Irene Adler on my library queue but her books got such negative press on Goodreads that I ended up passing on them. You like, though?
As far as I know Ember is done. There hasn’t been a new book since 2008. It’s important, IMHO, to read them with the mindset that they are Middle Grade, and would probably be a young reader’s first introduction to the Dystopian genre.
I can understand that – Dickens isn’t for everyone. Still, watch the BBC version. The cast is stellar, especially for HP fans / Whovians. 😀
I haven’t read the Irene Adler book yet, and the only review I’ve read is Amanda, the Book Badger’s, which was 5 stars.
All right, tease! Why should I watch the BBC version? Who’s in it?
I did include a link to the imdb page! 😛
Pre HP Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Zoe Wanamaker, a whole bunch of “Hey, it’s that British Guy / Girl!” actors who’ve appeared in an episode or two of Doctor Who and / or HP, plus Bob Hoskins and Ian McKellen.
What fun! Thank you! Why do I always miss your links? Argh.
Dunno. I always put them in bold. 🙂
I think it’s because I do all my blog reading when I wake up. ;p
I’m glad you picked Doyle 🙂 And I apologize for being so behind in my blog reading…I will catch up soon!
After I finish my Poirot Challenge, maybe I should do a Sherlock one? I’m pretty sure I read all the Holmes mysteries as a teen, but, let’s face it, that was 20 years ago!
No apology necessary. ❤