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Today’s TTT is actually about audiobook narrators. I don’t listen to audiobooks, so I’m going back and picking up a topic I missed. Much like these books I’ll be talking about! These are books I’ve read and enjoyed, but have never reviewed. I can’t even say well, I read them before I had a blog. They’re all on my Goodreads Read shelf, and I haven’t reviewed them there, either! Perhaps I should remedy that.
This falls into the historical fiction/romance/time travel category. I know, it sounds like Outlander. It’s even set in Scotland. But I didn’t really get Outlander vibes from it. I loved it, and need to read more of Kearsley’s work.
Ender’s Game. A top-notch sci-fi story. A boy, playing video games – and saving the universe at the same time.
Dorothy Must Die was a lot of fun. It’s a look at The Wizard of Oz from the point of view of Amy Gumm, the other girl from Kansas. (You didn’t know there were two, did you?) Dorothy, after saving Oz and going home, has returned. This time, she’s gone power-mad, and Amy has been recruited to stop her.
I love cozy mysteries with a touch of romance! Trouble in Mudbug is set in my home state of Louisiana, and that makes it even more fun.
Kate Danley writes ripping good fantasies, and Maggie for Hire is a treat. Maggie MacKay is carrying on the family business of tossing monsters back into the beyond where they belong. But one of her family members has shifted loyalties, and Maggie must work with an elf named Killian to try to save the day. Lots of banter and shenanigans, lots of fun, highly recommended!
The Sparrow is one of those works of science fiction that just leaves you gobsmacked. It is so very good. If you haven’t read it, you should.
Another book set in Louisiana, Out of the Easy takes place in New Orleans (the Big Easy) in 1950. Ruta Sepetys writes marvelous historical fiction, and this one is chock full of secrets, lies, and decisions to be made.
The Last Dragonslayer is an enjoyable YA fantasy. A fifteen-year-old girl runs an employment agency for magicians, but magic is vanishing. And now she’s having visions of a Dragonslayer who’s going to kill the last dragon. What’s a girl, or a dragon, to do?
I love Wendy Mass’ juvenile fiction! In Pi in the Sky, Joss is the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe. So what does he do with his days? He delivers pies. Not just any pies, mind you, but he’s a delivery boy. Until Earth disappears and he’s given the task to bring it back.
In Ready or Not, Aggie suddenly finds herself thrust into the role of mother to her sister and brother-in-law’s eight children. They’re all grieving, and Aggie has no idea how to be a parent. She’s navigating a whole lot of new things, and feeling like a flop at most of them. This is a delightful, clean, faith-based romance, and Aggie is a lovely heroine. (Does she learn how to raise eight kids? Read and find out!)
Have you read any of these? Do you think you might? What books have you read but never reviewed? Share in a comment!
The Last Dragonslayer sounds interesting.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-audiobook-narrators-id-love-to-listen-to/
It’s hard to review everything sometimes! These days, I always review a book on Goodreads and then only occasionally review it on my blog. I need to stop being such a slacker, but at least I have my thoughts down on Goodreads.
OUT OF THE EASY is a good one. I love Sepetys!
Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!
Great topic choice. I have read Ready or Not, but haven’t finished the series.
Out of The Easy is the one Ruta Sepetys book I have yet to read, I’m currently reading her most recent release I Must Betray You. I did have Dorothy Must Die at one point but after hating something else by Danielle Paige, I think I donated it. Glad you enjoyed it!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/04/25/top-ten-tuesday-417/
I picked a different topic too this week for I am not yet into audiobooks.. and I have only read (I think) Pi in the Sky from your list though Ruta Sepetys’ book is on my TBR..
my TTT is here – https://www.ladyinreadwrites.com/udayana-unrivaled-love-and-undefeated-rising-up-from-losses/#Units_of_Time_and_Books