*sets a timer to knock this out in 40 minutes or less*
For this week's Top Ten Tuesday, I couldn't really decide on a cohesive theme, so it ended up being a mix of different vibes: brightly colored leaves, new school years w/ corresponding outfits, November-esque landscapes devoid of color but still free of snow, etc. Enjoy?
1. The Daily Coyote - Shreve Stockton
I cannot say enough good things about this beautiful photo-laden memoir of a most unusual pet.
2. Red Leaves - Thomas H. Cook
Honestly I don't even remember the content of this book - sort of a mystery? not even sure what genre you call "man coping with possibility his teenage son is a child killer" - but it's the first cover that springs to mind when it comes to "fall vibes."
3. These Healing Hills - Anne H. Gabbard
This was the 2nd. I do remember this one, though, and it's a lovely little 1940s Appalachian romance featuring a newcomer to the Frontier Nursing Service.
4. The Dingle Ridge Fox and Other Stories - Sam Savitt
Pretty sure I not only read it but bought it in the fall. Six wonderful short stories about horses, cats, dogs, and the title character. I don't even like short stories, but these are so good.
5. You'd Be Mine - Erin Hahn
This actually takes place in summer, but between the longer sleeves and the field of wheat, never have I ever seen such a fall-lookin' cover. (I did not enjoy this one because I constantly wanted to punch Clay Coolidge in the face, and also swat Annie on her behind for not doing that, but I am still in love with its cover)
6. Songs For A Teenage Nomad - Kim Culbertson
Love love love this book, whose every chapter features a new song from the character's playlist. As soon as the weather turns chilly, I think about this cover.
7. Viola in Reel Life - Adriana Trigiani
Now that I actually look at the cover, perhaps it doesn't scream "fall" -- but that outfit is her First Day of School look (which in any respectable American city would never take place before September; I will never understand August-May schedules), and it is affixed to my memory as such, so this was another of the "fall vibes" books that sprang to mind off the top of my head. (I really love her yellow patent leather ballet flats, okay!)
8. Alive and Well in Prague, New York - Daphne Benedis-Grab
This little gem of an underrated book (with blessedly hookup-free content) that I haven't read or seen since 2009 has always loomed large in my memory, more than I expected it to on first read. Would like to find it again.
9. Pax - Sara Pennypacker
Mostly because I remembered I had a second fox book and that was Too Cute.
10. I Was Here - Gayle Forman
One last Great Fall Outfit because this is by far my favorite book of hers. Would have been 5 stars if I had not been so annoyed with the hookups.
Note: Anonymous comments and/or those with URLs are screened and will be unscreened at my earliest opportunity. You can also create a free LJ account for ease of commenting.