This blogging prompt is hosted by the Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday group
Today’s T5W prompt is Titles that Begin with…
I used a random word generator to give me a random letter so I can share five titles that start with said letter. The letter I got was… (drumroll please)… E!
1. Eye of the World, The by Robert Jordan
The first novel in my absolute favorite book series, The Wheel of Time, this had to be number 1. No doubt about it. Robert Jordan creates an epic fantasy world drawing from a variety of different cultures and religions, and crafts a series so enticing that it literally changed my life. I started reading the prequel in 7th grade, not realizing it was part of a 15-book epic series, and of course when I found out, I had to keep going. Perhaps it hit me in a vulnerable and moldable spot of my life, but I would not be the person I am today without this series. Highly recommend for anyone and everyone.
This is also now part of a TV series created by Amazon! I’m torn on if I enjoy the show, but the books are obviously sooo much better.
2. Eternal Shadow by Trevor B. Williams
The first in a hard Sci-Fi series, I first read this book in late 2020. If you are hesitant to read scifi due to its science and unemotionality, this book can be the exception! Yes, there is a LOT of hardcore science interwoven throughout the book, but the plot itself is character-driven and allows us readers to really get a feel for who the characters are and bond with them over the years taking place. Bonus points for LGBT+ representation!
If interested, see my 4.5 Star review of Eternal Shadow here!
3. Email from the Future: Notes of 2084 by Michael Rogers
I actually just finished reading and reviewing this book! Another scifi, with lots of scientific knowledge and minutia, this one is also highly character-driven (do you notice a trend with me?). A bright light shining through the darkness of today’s worries, this book is a great read if you need to a pick-me-up after realizing, once again, that our Earth is on the decline. Socially, ecologically, scientifically, etc.
Separated into small chunks of chapters each dealing with a specific topic, this is a surprisingly easy read, minus the sciencey jargon that simply goes over my head.
4. Ethical Slut, The: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities
Now THIS book may garner some controversy. But it is absolutely amazing. Put away all your preconceived notions about love and relationships, and open up your eyes to the world of better possibilities. Obviously, this book of alternate lifestyle choices will not be for everyone to simply change their entire identity, but it is still a great read for anyone involved in a relationship (romantic or otherwise). The title mentions sexual possibilities, but this book is so much more than that. It discusses different types of polyamory, and how that can absolutely be an ethical relationship dynamic. It discusses how to date yourself, how to treat your partner(s), and much more.
This is honestly a book that I think everyone should read, regardless of their relationship style. Just so we can all understand the world, and love, a bit better.
5. Eye of the Nagual by PE Pence
This novel begins on December 21st, 2012… The day that the Mayans believed the world would end. We are introduced to the setting of an archaeological dig, and experience the first of (possibly) the world-ending natural disasters; a devastating earthquake. Pence creates a suspenseful plot, leaving his readers ready to turn to the next page to see what happens next.
In general, this novel is unique and entertaining, bolstered with snippets of Mexican history as well as scraps of the Spanish language thrown in for good measure. Both enrich the story, lending a cultural appeal that allows the fictional side to take off into new heights.
If this piques your interest, see my 4 Star review here!
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