Book Review · Top Ten Tuesdays



Back at it again with a Top Ten Tuesday. This is a week event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week topic is a mouth full but you can see in the title what it is all about.

So here are the books that made me want do or learn something.

P.S. I don’t think I’ll be able to do ten books so I’ll go for 5 or 6. I know such an odd number.

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig is a swashbuckling, time-traveling adventure that made me learn Cartography (The study and making of maps). Can you imagine using maps to travel back in time? Plus I think this skill could come in handy. Well at least to me. I can make beautiful vintage maps to decorate where I live.

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler has to be one of my favor contemporary romance that I’ve read in YA. It has a beautiful interracial couple on the cover plus it deals with overcoming and becoming comfortable in your skin and who you are after dealing with a traumatic experience. Beyond that, this book made me want to learn more about sailing. Seems like a fun and exciting sport/hobby.

So this book I talk a lot about on twitter because it’s one of my faves. Also the cover on this book is so damn pretty. I’m talking about Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older. With this book I want to learn more about Caribbean folklore. We all hear about the Norse and the Celtic but it’s so rare to head or see stories about Caribbean folklore. So if anyone know of books that I can read about Caribbean folklore, let me know in the comments below. Also with Shadowshaper I want to learn graffiti. I know it’s illegal in most states but I think it’s so beautiful to see the street art and murals in the city.

Promise of Shadows by Justine Ireland is so underrated. Maybe it’s the synopsis that doesn’t do it just but this book is freaking awesome. We have harpies and woc protagonist, plus I think this book does a realistic job of showing a character that is ordinary (she’s a harpy but semantics) and whimpy to extraordinary. It also ignited my learn for mythology. So much so that I wanted to reread and learn about it.

The last book I will mention is George by Alex Gino. Such wonderful and eye opening book for me. Now I knew a little about transgender as far as teenagers and grown up goes but I didn’t know about about transgender in young kids. Reading this book made me want to under this topic more. I  mean you hear all the time how kids young as 3 knew they were gay but I didn’t know the same could be said of transgender kids.

So there you have it. My Top Ten (5) Tuesday. Have you read any of these books? Have any of these books made you want to do or learn something? Tell me below in the comments.

As always thanks for stopping by ❤



    1. Oh I love The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. Sarah Ockler takes the bad boy image and completely demolish it with her take on it. It was so refreshing to see the “bad boy” thought of in that manner. I highly recommend you read it.


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