Ok, I know it’s not Tuesday. I’m always a bit slow doing these things. I don’t take part that often, so just to explain, every Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl does a top ten themed blog post. Lots of other people do too and you can find the links to all the others over there.
Here’s my top ten books with red, white and blue covers (click the book title to go to my review, if it exists!) :
1. Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet by Dallas Campbell. A really fantastic book all about getting up into space. There’s history, funny stories, facts, and plans to make!
2. Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada. A fictionalised account of a real story of a working class couple who carried out small acts of resistance on their own in Berlin, 1940.
3. Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy by Kip S. Thorne. This book was EVERYTHING I wanted from a book when I was 17. EVERYTHING. Physics, black holes, discussion of time travel *swoons*.
4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. A classic and one I genuinely, truly loved to read.
“That’s some catch, that Catch-22,” he observed. “It’s the best there is,” Doc Daneeka agreed.”
If you haven’t read it, but want to, I urge you to bump it up your to read pile.
5. A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. I haven’t actually read this one yet. But it will be brilliant. Oh yes, it will be brilliant.
6. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. One of those books that I find myself thinking about every now and then, even though it’s been years since I read it. It’s about artificially increasing intelligence, and the consequences of that.
7. The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette amd Loius K. Meisel. Just a massive cheap book shop type of book full of illustrations of pin-up ladies by different artists. Full of happy, saucy ladies.
8. Pretty in Punk: 25 Punk, Rock, and Goth Knitting Projects by Alice Benevides and Jaqueline Milles. Why would you not want this book? Please someone knit me the camo arm warmers 😀
9. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I adored this book when I read it. I loved the love story set across time. I loved the crazy, disjointed time line that takes a long part of the book to properly figure out. Also tears and sobbing (yes!).
10. Rebel Voices: the Rise of Votes for Women by Eve Lloyd Knight and Louise Kay Stewart. This beautifully illustrated book covers how and when women got the vote in different countries.
So that’s it. My top ten books with red, white and blue covers. That I could also find on my book shelves!!!