Tuesday. The day after Monday. And three days before Friday. Yes, Tuesday.
And yes, this means it’s Top Ten Tuesday brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten 2016 Debut Novels We Are Looking Forward To. It’s been well-documented by my guilty inner conscience that I have drifted away from reading. So I’m not current on all the new books releasing. But I do want to give a shout-out to The Sweet Sixteens. It’s exciting to anticipate the release of a book, and these people are so lucky to be experiencing that. Their books will be presented to the world at their very own debutante ball. And we all know it’s the dress that will make or break an evening. So with that I present…
TOP TEN 2016 SWEET SIXTEEN DEBUTS WITH THE MOST SPARKLING DRESSES, ER COVERS
I love chalk. It makes me nostalgic for the old days. I’m in a “back in my day” phase. I miss the 80s.
I am intrigued by the idea of a message in a bottle. I took a Mediterranean cruise and threw a bottle overboard with a message in it. Yes, I littered. Get over it. I hope someone someday finds my message. I am a dreamer at heart.
My friend’s name is Charlotte. I think it would be funny to study her. Plus Charlotte is a character in my own book. Which isn’t currently getting published. Oh crap, now I’m sad. I need to write a book called A Study in Leslie. It would be one page. And it would go like this, “Once upon a time, the end.”
I love pictures that are taken from behind. There is so much mystery. It’s as though you can see the person yet you really can’t because there’s so much to a face. Plus I’m always considering things. Like paying the bills and emptying the dishwasher and not eating the cookie. I’m always considering these things.
I will tell you three things: I love waffles with butter. I love waffles with syrup. I love waffles with butter and syrup. And I’ll even tell you a fourth: I love hearts.
When Kurt Cobain died, I penned an ode to him in the middle of a very important sorority meeting. it went like this: “Oh Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, you should’ve stuck with marijuana. But lo, thou art a goner.” Yes, I know. Epic. It’s a gift.
I love music. This guitar is so beautiful. You know what other book cover had a guitar on it? *long sigh*. Sad again. But this really is a cool cover and a cool title. And that’s something.
Signs like this remind me of that one time in Ireland when I was trying to drive on the wrong side of the road. And then I went the wrong way and there was that sheep. Somehow we survived. (And I actually read the blurb on this book and not only does it have a super cool cover, but it sounds like such a fun read!)
It took me a minute to see the girl in the water of this picture. So awesome. And I love green! I’m curious to know what happened the second time she drowned. And drowning in general always reminds me of one of my favorite poems by Stevie Smith “Not Waving But Drowning”. The last stanza is my favorite: “Oh, no no no, it was too cold always. (Still the dead one lay moaning). I was much too far out all my life, And not waving but drowning.”
Such a great cover. I love reminders, and I wish I had created my own museum of heartbreak. This story sounds wonderful, and I think I will read it. (Stop laughing. Someday I have to start reading again. Right? And if you build it, they will come. Right?)
What great books have I not discovered? Please tell me so that I can pretend that I will actually read it.