Top Ten Tuesday

Posted April 19, 2016 by Nicky in General / 18 Comments

This week’s theme is books that make you laugh, and I am… notoriously humour-challenged. I have a sense of humour, but sometimes it goes AWOL or hides up a tree or something, and I’m very particular about my humour. All in all, books generally do not make me laugh.

So instead, here are books which elicited a “khee!” sound from me, which is known to be my noise of utter delight.

Cover of Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Cover of In The Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan Cover of Clean Sweep, by Ilona Andrews Cover of The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne Valente Cover of City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

  1. Carry On, Rainbow Rowell. Probably not a surprise, considering how much I’ve been talking about this lately. And the narration is often clever and funny.
  2. In the Labyrinth of Drakes, Marie Brennan. Fans of Isabella have plenty to love about this book… and, you know, we get to find out about certain things that have been hinted at for ages.
  3. Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews. I don’t know why Ilona Andrews’ writing so reliably pushes my buttons, but yep.
  4. The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way HomeCatherynne M. Valente. Blunderbuss. <3
  5. City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett. These books are just so stunningly awesomely crammed with worldbuilding, of course I make fannish noises.
  6. The Midnight Queen, Sylvia Izzo Hunter. Must get round to the second book soon!
  7. This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab. Lots of awesome. No romance.
  8. The Masked City, Genevieve Cogman. A great follow-up to The Invisible Library.
  9. Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie. I have not the words. But cuddles!
  10. The Seventh Bride, T. Kingfisher. HEDGEHOG! Fairytale retelling, also.

Cover of The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter Cover of This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Cover of The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman Cover of Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie Cover of The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher

I just got back from moving, so I can’t be more coherent, but hey, luckily these are all recent reads and I’ve linked to my reviews! Except for In the Labyrinth of Drakes, which is so recent I haven’t reviewed it yet. Oops.

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18 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. The Masked City provoked all sorts of noises from me, including many giggles (and snorts). I’m really looking forward to getting to Marie Brennan and Robert Bennett…

    • I think it’s rather a silly noise, but my partner thinks it’s cute, at least! City of Stairs was amazing, and the second book is just as good.

  2. LOL! I love your intro on describing your sense of humor and your explanation of “khee!” 😛 I know what you mean though, I’m also very particular about the humor in my goods. Now I’m looking forward to reading some of these, especially This Savage Song!

    • I have a sense of humour, it’s just as finicky as the rest of me, ha. And yes! I love This Savage Song! More than A Darker Shade of Magic, honestly…

  3. A really great list! I’m rereading The Invisible Library as we speak, in preparation for launching myself at The Masked City. I also adored City of Stairs and I’m hoping to reread it next so I can sink my teeth into Blades and I really need to try Marie Brennan =]

  4. Eeeep, I loved This Savage Song and Carry On! (Okay that even rhymed. GO ME.) I definitely snicker at Rainbow Rowell’s banter. ALWAYS. And VE Schwab has the witty banter thing down perfectly. :’)

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