Today, Tom and I are sharing our top ten books that we've read this year so far.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish! -J & T
10. A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller (Jess)
Read this now! :)
9. American Statecraft by J. Robert Moskin (Tom)
I've learned an insane amount about diplomacy and the history of our country while reading this, and can't wait to share my review with you guys!
8. The Ring & The Crown by Melissa De La Cruz (Jess)
How can you not love this book? It has a great story of two girls who are trying to figure out their lives (and loves!), interspersed with court drama that only de la Cruz can write.
I've actually been sitting on my review of this book for awhile, simply because I want to find a proper way of celebrating it on the blog!
7. Days of Fire: Bush & Cheney in the White House by Peter Baker (Tom)
Read if you're an IR nerd like I am.
6. The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove (Jess)
But I was fortunate enough to read an e-arc of this awhile ago, and it is amazing. We're talking Narnian Chronicles/Dark Materials levels of amazing.
S.E. Grove has create an incredible world (and ages!) that people won't forget anytime soon. Also, Ms. Grove - I totally want a glass map!
5. The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer (Tom)
4. The Secret Side of Empty by Maria Andreu
But what if you examined the world from the immigrant's point of view? Andreu has written a stunning, raw novel on what it means to be an illegal immigrant, and what it feels like to be on the outside looking in.
I was blown away by this book, to the point where I honestly had no idea how to review it. (I hope I did it justice, Maria!)
3. The Remedy by Thomas Goetz (Tom)
2. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott (Jess)
(My boss totally said the same thing. Also, bonus points if you can tell me where the title is originally from!)
Karen Abbott has taken historical facts about four women from the civil war, and written about them in a way where you feel like you are living life and walking alongside these women, as they continue onto to their destiny.