I know this is my third post today.
I can’t be stopped.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday let me choose ten books from my favorite genre.
Broad, sweeping statement: I love epistolary novels the MOST.
It’s a genre! Accept it!
These are my ten favorites.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: Charlie writes deeply personal letters to an unnamed character in place of therapy. It doesn’t go well.
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot: Mia recounts the events of her tumultuous freshman year and it is HILARIOUS.
I Can’t Tell You by Hillary Frank: The main character takes a vow of silence and communicates with pals through notes. This book nails the bittersweet ending. To the people who “friendzone” themselves: make a move before it’s too late. If it doesn’t work out, MOVE ON.
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale: Servant girl chronicles her escape with the world’s snottiest princess (obviously my favorite character) from a dangerous warlord. There’s a prince. I’m into it.
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence: Librarian writes break-up letters and letters of appreciation to books she’s read. I wonder if I can steal this from my mom.
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison: British teenager goes ham and smacktalks her parents and all of her friends in her mad diary.
Letters From Camp by Kate Klise: Children are HELD HOSTAGE AT CAMP and can only communicate through letters. They stage a revolution. It’s great.
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver: This book has an UPSETTING plot twist and that’s all I want to say about it.
P.S. Longer Letter Later/Snail Mail No More by Paula Danziger and Ann M Martin: Two best friends keep in touch through correspondence. The author of The Baby-Sitters Club writes as Elizabeth. This series makes me weep. These 12-year-olds have SURPRISINGLY MATURE CONVERSATIONS.
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli: I don’t really like the original Stargirl….and I’m not sorry. I much prefer Stargirl’s letters to Leo about her small town adventures. They’re very sweet. This book is the loveliest.
Huzzah! I completed a top ten list! That wasn’t bad at all!
See you next Tuesday at the last possible minute.